sonnen starts volume production in the US ahead of Tesla's Powerwall

sonnen ships 1st production units of smart battery storage system, sonnenBatterie, in the United States. One of the world's top-selling battery storage systems is now available in the USA. In response to high demand, sonnenBatterie volume production is operating at strong capacity and is being expanded even further.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Home-owners, through sonnen's nationwide network of more than 30 dealers, will have access to sonnen's products before Christmas this year. The sonnenBatterie units for the US market are manufactured in San Jose, California.

"We have seen overwhelming interest in the sonnenBatterie," says Boris von Bormann, CEO of sonnen, Inc. "Accordingly, we have a very ambitious timetable for widespread introduction to the US market before year's end. With series production started, we can now quickly process the high number of existing orders and then gradually increase the manufacturing capacity for even higher volume."

The sonnenBatterie is a complete Plug-and-Play-storage system. Its smart functions and high level of integration set it apart from other energy storage devices. In addition to the battery modules, the inverter, control and measurement technology are also integrated, and optimally coordinated within the unit. Other features include numerous smart-home functions, and access via computer or smartphone.

Due to its impressively long lifespan of 10,000 charge cycles, the sonnenBatterie is well suited for daily loading and unloading - as is necessary for self-consumption of solar power. The balancing of various electricity tariffs and peak shaving for commercial users is another prominent benefit. Naturally the sonnenBatterie can also supply households with energy during power outages and brownouts.

The sonnenBatterie is one of the most successful storage systems in Europe, currently its biggest market, and close to 10,000 units have already been sold worldwide.

Thanks to its sophisticated technology and outstanding quality, the sonnenBatterie is also certified for the HERO Program, which helps customers in California with financing options.

About sonnen

Sonnen is a pioneer in the smart energy storage market and a unique software solutions company that designs and manufactures fully integrated energy storage systems, with US headquarters in Los Angeles, California and corporate headquarters in Germany. The Sonnenbatterie solution is installed extremely fast and inexpensively while providing unique features such as remote energy management, peak-shaving, full-home backup, smart-home integration, aggregation of storage networks, and grid-services features. The product offers an industry-leading expected life of 10,000 charge cycles.

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