Sungevity, a California-based solar group, has announced this week a partnership with Germany-headquartered storage specialists Sonnenbatterie that will see the two companies roll out a solar-powered home energy storage solution in key markets in Europe and the U.S.
Starting in the second half of the year, Sungevity will offer Sonnenbatterie smart energy storage systems to its network of solar customers across these leading markets, offering Sonnenbatteries Sony-backed lithium-ion (Li Ion) batteries that are capable of 10,000 charge cycles.
The partnership enables Sungevity customers to store any excess solar energy that their solar systems produce, ensuring backup power is available on demand during outages, for use at night or even during peak pricing hours, leading to savings on energy bills.
"Customers look to Sungevity for more than just solar," said Sungevity chief product officer Peter Graf. "They look to us for the best energy experience that points towards the future.
"And as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction, were focused on providing our customers with the most proven and scalable energy storage solutions available."
Boris Von Bormann, Sonnebatterie USA CEO, added that the partnership with bring "smart and beautiful energy storage systems to homeowners across the U.S. and Europe", stating: "Sungevity, like Sonnebatterie, has earned a reputation for delivering an unparalleled customer experience based on the highest quality solutions that feature the latest in solar and energy technology."