Sonnenbatterie Opens New R&D Facility in Atlanta, GA
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonnenbatterie, a market leader for smart energy storage systems with
offices in Los Angeles, California and Bavaria, Germany, today announced
the opening of a new research and development facility in Atlanta, GA.
The new 5,000 sq. ft. space will house 12-15 engineers who will expand
Sonnenbatterie's current array of next generation smart energy storage
devices for homes and businesses.
Sonnenbatterie is the German market leader for lithium storage systems
with corporate and manufacturing headquarters in Wildpoldsried, Germany,
90 minutes from Munich. The company has sold over 8,000 units of its
intelligent energy storage system to homeowners and businesses since
entering the market in 2011. Coupled with a solar energy system, the
Sonnenbatterie can supply residential owners with 100 percent of their
energy needs in addition to providing backup power for the home and
taking advantage of different tariff structures for off-peak vs.
on-peak. For commercial customers, Sonnenbatterie helps reduce demand
spikes that lead to peak load charges.
"Sonnenbatterie has come to symbolize performance, design, and value in
Europe, and we aim to develop that same reputation here in the United
States," said Boris von Bormann, CEO of Sonnenbatterie USA. "Our new
Atlanta R&D facility gives us a unique platform to stay close to our
American customers and partners, and deliver to them custom tailored
products that are best suited for the US market."
The new Atlanta facility will be the center for product development,
prototyping, and testing for the US market. Sonnenbatterie took over the
space from inverter developer SolarMax.
In Europe, Sonnenbatterie is a market leader in Germany and has channel
partners in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg and Slovakia. In
2014, the company began operations in the United States in 2014 where it
is actively recruiting channel partners to serve as Sonnenbatterie
Centers. Recently Sonnenbatterie signed an agreement with Sungevity, the
largest privately held solar company in the US, for supplying it with
The market for electricity storage has grown dramatically in recent
years, and is projected to grow by 250% in 2015 to a capacity of 220 MW.
In this environment, the Sonnenbatterie GmbH has doubled its sales every
year from 2012 to 2014. The company has raised a total of $13M in
venture capital to date from partners including SET Ventures, Munich
Venture Partners, and eCAPITAL.
Sonnenbatterie is a fully integrated storage system that includes
battery cells, inverter, and energy management in one package and allows
for extremely fast and inexpensive installation. It offers an array of
smart functions like peak shaving and remote management, and has an
industry-leading expected life of 10,000 charge cycles.