German solar battery maker sonnen works on “world’s biggest smart power storage” in Australia
The state of South Australia wants to build the world’s largest network of connected home power storages and counts on German solar battery maker sonnen to deliver part of the infrastructure for the project that will encompass 40,000 households, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The “virtual power plant,” consisting of thousands of individual batteries, will have a capacity of 150 megawatts (MW) and will receive about 60 million euros in support from the state’s government. sonnen will be the exclusive battery supplier during the project’s first nine weeks. After that, other battery makers will be able to submit bids in auctions for installing their own products.
See the CLEW interview on Germany’s home battery boom for background.