April 27, 2018 Read More →

Engie, Sonnen to Offer Solar Plus Storage Option in France

Energy Storage News:

French utility Engie and German energy storage firm sonnen have signed a strategic partnership to offer a package of solar and energy storage to households in France.

The ‘My Power’ package is already available and Engie has identified 3 million customers in France living in detached houses that are conducive to using the solar-storage combination. Moreover, customers in southern France could power close to 100% of their electricity needs through the package in the summer months between May and September, with northern customers able to generate around two thirds of their power demand.

Sonnen’s chief executive Christoph Ostermann told Reuters: “Engie has tested the systems and is now going into this market. Together, we would like to become a dominant player in French home solar batteries within two to three years.”

“We are very happy that one of Europe’s largest utilities shares our vision of clean and affordable energy. Engie is a company that not only talks about renewable energy but really pushes it forward. The French storage market is at the very beginning and therefore offers enormous potential,” Ostermann added in a separate statement emailed to this site.

Engie and Sonnen hope to emulate the success of the package model in the Italian and German markets. Sonnen is one of the clear leaders in residential energy storage systems, having also launched in territories including the U.K. and the U.S. and sold over 16,000 systems in its German homeland.

More: Sonnen-Engie Partner Up In France To Sell Solar-Plus-Storage Through ‘Shared Vision’

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