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23 Jan 2017

Battery storages to revolutionise energy sector


German battery maker sonnen GmbH aims to push the country’s traditional energy giants out of the market with flat-rate contracts for electricity provided by a network of battery storage and green power facilities, Franz Hubik writes for Handelsblatt. “The crazy bit: chances aren’t too bad that the plan will succeed,” Hubik says. Bundling thousands of decentralised wind parks, solar PV and biomass facilities in with storage facilities, the company is to make money from supplying system flexibility rather than selling power, according to Hubik. Sonnen offers battery storage to customers in combination with a flat rate electricity contract.

For more information on private households’ stake in energy transition, see the CLEW dossier The People's Energiewende. For background on storage solutions, read the CLEW dossier New technologies for the Energiewende.

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