Sonnenbatterrie – Germany’s market-leading residential energy storage system maker – is to enter the UK residential energy storage market with its lithium-ion storage system.
Sonnenbatterrie has now signed an agreement with UK-based energy storage system provider Green Acorn to act as the first ‘Sonnenbatterie Centre’ in the UK, serving the south west and Scotland.
Benjamin Schott, director of business development at Sonnenbatterie, said the two firms are in a trial phase this year with plans to go commercial by the beginning of 2016. Sonnenbatterie’s strategy is to have an exclusive agreement with local installers to sell, install and service the systems when required.
For new PV installations, combining with storage now becomes a method of saving money, rather than generating attractive returns while under the original FiT model – if the FiT cuts go ahead, as widely expected.
Sonnenbatterie, which was established in 2010, is currently one of the leading residential energy storage companies in Europe. It has installed more than 8,300 lithium-ion based battery systems in Germany alone, giving it around a 40% market share.