Sonnen reports record solar storage sales for August

In August, the German storage provider Sonnen sold more than 1,000 photovoltaic home storage units. After the increase of more than 100%, there is now a supply bottleneck in September.

In August, the German storage provider Sonnen Sonnengruppe sold more than 1,000 of its photovoltaic residential storage systems. Positive sales results, the company said, were achieved in Australia and Italy, in addition to the German market.

In Italy and Australia, the company specified, several regional subsidy programs, which can be used to attract the demand for photovoltaic home storage, are currently being implemented. Overall, the company achieved an increase in sales in August by more than 100 percent, compared to the previous month, it said.

High demand in the Australian market and the direct supply of Sony-cells from Japan to Australia led to a reduced supply volume of storage systems in the European market. Given the persistently high demand in September, it is now expected that the solar batteries will be short of supply.

“The high sales figures and the continuing strong demand in September are expected to lead to significant delivery times for the first time,” said sales manager Philipp Schröder. Sonnen said it is now working “with high pressure” to find solutions. The customers were already informed about the longer delivery times, Schröder continued.