sonnen Announces Commercial Energy Storage Solution in Partnership with Ideal Power

As a part of sonnen's smart energy product suite, the sonnenBatterie pro is an all-in-one smart energy management solution that maximizes energy savings for small businesses. Using sonnen's proven self-learning software, the proreduces electricity costs by shaving peak demand, utilizes time-of-use electricity rates, helps solar-powered businesses use more of their self-generated solar and enables participation in utility demand response programs.


July 12, 2016 (LOS ANGELES) - sonnen announces their expansion into the commercial and industrial energy storage market with the launch of the sonnenBatterie prousing Ideal Power's highly efficient power conversion systems. As a part of sonnen's smart energy product suite, the sonnenBatterie pro is an all-in-one smart energy management solution that maximizes energy savings for small businesses. Using sonnen's proven self-learning software, the proreduces electricity costs by shaving peak demand, utilizes time-of-use electricity rates, helps solar-powered businesses use more of their self-generated solar and enables participation in utility demand response programs. Additionally, sonnen's sophisticated self-learning and extensible software platform integrated into the pro enables businesses to future-proof their facilities against rising energy costs and energy uncertainty.

"sonnen's smart energy management solutions are engineered with the best performing components, which is why we chose to integrate Ideal Power's power conversion systems into the sonnenBatterie pro," said Boris von Bormann, CEO of sonnen, Inc. "Businesses are a key market for sonnen given the increasing amount of commercial solar installations and the growing cost of electricity. With the pro we are providing them with a reliable tool for understanding and better managing their facility's energy usage both today and in the future."

The fully integrated sonnenBatterie pro system includes the Ideal Power inverter, durable battery modules with a 10,000 cycle lifetime, and a smart energy management. The sonnenBatterie pro is integrated with Ideal Power's 30kW Power Conversion System, which is based on their patented and award-winning Power Packet Switching Architecture™ ("PPSA").Ideal Power's power conversion systems are dramatically smaller, lighter, and easier to deploy compared to conventional systems and are ETL certified for UL1741 conformance. The modular sonnenBatterie pro scales from 18kW / 24 kWh up to 90kW / 240 kWh in a modular design and is available for shipping in late Q4 2016.

"sonnenBatterie is an industry leader in deployed energy storage systems and we are pleased to be powering the sonnenBatterie pro," said Ryan O'Keefe, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Ideal Power. "sonnen's selection of our award-winning system for their entry into the North American commercial market is further validation of our technology and we look forward to a fruitful partnership."

sonnen's existing products are currently installed in over 12,000 households globally and include the currently available sonnenBatterie eco, a robust residential smart energy management system that provides backup power, off-grid, solar self-consumption and time-of-use for smart homes. The recently released sonnenBatterie eco compact is sonnen's solar battery power product that provides greater solar self-consumption and time-of-use management and is available for pre-order today with products shipping by the end of Q4 2016.


About sonnen, Inc.
At sonnen, we believe clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With over 12,000 sonnenBatteries installed worldwide, sonnen, Inc. is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions that provide greater energy control for residential and commercial customers through increased solar self-consumption and reduced peak energy usage - contributing to a clean, more reliable energy world. sonnen has won several awards for its sonnenBatterie products, including Greentech Media's 2016 Grid Edge Award for innovation, and Cleantech's 2015 Company of the Year Award in both Israel and Europe. Learn more at https://www.sonnen-batterie.com/ or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SonnenUSA.

About Ideal Power Inc.
Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) is a technology company dedicated to advancing the efficiency of electric power conversion. The company has developed a novel, patented power conversion technology called Power Packet Switching Architecture™ ("PPSA"). PPSA improves the size, cost, efficiency, flexibility and reliability of electronic power converters. PPSA can scale across several large and growing markets, including solar PV, variable frequency drives, battery energy storage, mobile power, microgrids, and electric vehicle charging. The company is also developing and has patented a bi-directional, bi-polar junction transistor ("B-TRAN™") which has the potential to dramatically increase bi-directional power switching efficiency and energy density. Ideal Power employs a capital-efficient business model which enables the company to address development projects, R&D and markets simultaneously. For more information, visit http://www.idealpower.com/.

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