Residential solar battery maker Sonnen doubles manufacturing capacity

May 26, 2023 10:32 AM ET
  • German property solar battery manufacturer Sonnen GmbH has doubled its manufacturing capacity as well as can currently produce 120,000 home storage systems annually at its headquarters in Bavaria much earlier than initially prepared.
Residential solar battery maker Sonnen doubles manufacturing capacity

The development comes as a response to the significant boost sought after for residential solar storage systems as 214,000 brand-new batteries were installed in Germany in 2022, according to numbers from market association BSW Solar.

"In 2015 we experienced an unprecedented increase in demand, which we were not able to cover totally regardless of our manufacturing facility, which was inaugurated in 2021. However even if need for home storage systems go back to typical, it will certainly stay at a high degree. By advancing the next growth stage of our manufacturing capacity, we will be able to accurately offer this need, which originates from lots of markets", claimed Sonnen's president Oliver Koch.

In addition to increasing production, the business has actually additionally opened a brand-new training centre as well as increased its on-site growth capacities. Its workforce has actually expanded from around 800 to 1,500 employees given that the beginning of 2022, with about 450 of them working at the headquarters in Wildpoldsried, Bavaria.

What specifies about Sonnen's batteries is that the company is networking its clients' home storage systems right into virtual nuclear power plant, which are energetic on the balancing power market for frequency containment reserve (FCR) and also balance supply as well as demand in the electrical power grid.

Sonnen, which is owned by Shell Plc, has its very own areas in Germany, Italy, UK, Australia, Spain and the United States.

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