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Sonnen partners with Ideal Power on commercial energy storage product

The sonnenBatterie pro is a smart energy management solution, which uses self-learning software to reduce electricity costs for small businesses. Credit: sonnen

German energy storage hardware and services provider sonnen has launched a new product for the commercial energy storage market using power conversion systems from Ideal Power.

The sonnenBatterie pro is a smart energy management solution, which uses self-learning software to reduce electricity costs by shaving peak demand and responding to time-of-use electricity rates. Aimed at small businesses using solar power, the pro product also helps optimize self-consumption of solar energy as well as enabling participation in utility demand response programmes.

The sonnenBatterie pro system includes an inverter from Ideal Power, battery modules with a 10,000 cycle lifetime, and the smart energy management platform. It also includes Ideal Power's 30kW power conversion system.

The modular system scales from 18kW/24kWh up to 90kW/240kWh. It will be available for shipping in late Q4 2016.

Boris von Bormann, chief executive of sonnen, said: "Businesses are a key market for sonnen given the increasing amount of commercial solar installations and the growing cost of electricity. With the pro we are providing them with a reliable tool for understanding and better managing their facility's energy usage both today and in the future."

Last week sonnen released a new residential solar battery system, the sonnenBatterie eco compact, including self-learning software and grid-tied functions at up to 40% of the cost of its other storage offerings.

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