Sungevity And Sonnenbatterie Announce Partnership To Offer Home Energy Storage To Customers In The U.S. And Europe

Partnership to Deliver New Levels of Energy Independence, Cost Savings, and Backup Power During Outages

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29, 2015 -- Sungevity, Inc., the largest private solar company in the U.S. and a leader in the global solar market, today announced a new partnership with Sonnenbatterie, Europe's leading smart energy storage provider. Through the partnership, Sungevity will offer Sonnenbatterie smart energy storage systems to its network of customers in the U.S. and Europe, starting in the second half of 2015. Sonnenbatterie's highly sophisticated storage systems incorporate Sony's Fortelion lithium ion cells with an industry-leading 10,000 charge cycles.


Sonnenbatterie chose to partner with Sungevity due to the solar provider's unparalleled customer experience and proprietary remote solar design technology. Customers who participate in the program will consume more of their own solar energy, enjoy reduced costs and have access to backup power during outages.

"Customers look to Sungevity for more than just solar; they look to us for the best energy experience that points towards the future," said Peter Graf, Chief Product Officer, Sungevity. "And as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction, we're focused on providing our customers with the most proven and scalable energy storage solution available. As the global leader in home energy systems, Sonnenbatterie delivers a compelling extension of our solar energy system for new and existing customers alike."

By installing the storage system, customers will be able to bank any excess energy generated by their solar panels and store it for future use, such as at night, during peak pricing hours or when there is a power outage. Sonnenbatterie's residential solutions are known for their reliability, beautiful design, and ease of use. Sonnenbatterie also provides commercial solutions for small businesses, hotels and other uses.

"Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie together will bring smart and beautiful energy storage systems to homeowners across the U.S. and Europe," said Boris Von Bormann, CEO of Sonnenbatterie USA. "We chose to work with Sungevity on this project because, like Sonnenbatterie, they have earned a reputation for delivering an unparalleled customer experience based on the highest quality solutions that feature the latest in solar and energy technology."

ABOUT SONNENBATTERIE
Sonnenbatterie is a global leader in smart energy storage solutions, with its headquarters outside Munich, Germany and North American offices in Los Angeles, CA. Sonnenbatterie has sold over 8,000 smart energy storage units for residential and commercial applications to date. The company utilizes Sony's Fortelion lithium-ion cells in its residential products and boasts an industry-leading 10,000 charge cycles. For more information visit www.sonnen-batterie.com.

ABOUT SUNGEVITY
Sungevity is a global solar energy provider focused on making it easy and affordable for homeowners to benefit from solar power. Leveraging proprietary remote solar design technology, Sungevity can deliver a quote without a home visit and provide homeowners with visibility to potential savings on their electricity bills. The company continues to grow its global customer base and now services 12 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Netherlands. Sungevity is also the residential solar partner to Lowe's, and was recognized in 2015 by B Corp as one of the "Best for the World" companies for overall social and environmental impact. For more information, visit www.sungevity.com.

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