Germany's Sonnen on Tesla’s home turf
German Sonnen will supply the largest home power storage project in the Unites States with solar PV and battery systems, reports Christian Roselund for pv magazine. Each of the 2,900 homes in a new residential area in Prescott Valley, Arizona will receive its own solar PV facility and battery to set up a network of homes and businesses with peer-to-peer electricity trading from PV and battery storage systems. “It’s the sort of thing that can happen in Germany’s liberalised electricity market […] but it is not the sort of thing that one sees coming any time soon to the United States, with our anachronistic monopoly utilities and very different set of rules, even in our 'deregulated' markets,” writes Roselund. “The fact that we’re realising this project on Tesla’s home turf shows that we surpass Tesla in the US on a technological level in the area of energy,” said Philipp Schröder, managing director at Sonnen in a press release.