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Why Shell bought Sonnen: Value is in behind-the-meter potential

7 Mar 2019, 15:25 • By Andy Colthorpe
Why Shell bought Sonnen: Value is in behind-the-meter potential

Perhaps the biggest indicator of the recognition of behind-the-meter storage so far this year has been the acquisition of Sonnen by oil major Shell. CEO Christoph Ostermann spoke to Andy Colthorpe about why home storage uptake could be on a worldwide series of inflection points.

Leclanché’s main investor ups the ante with US$76m injection

Leclanché’s main investor ups the ante with US$76m injection

5 Jun 2018, 15:10

Swiss vertically-integrated battery and energy storage system and equipment maker Leclanché has followed sonnen in netting a significant amount of investment to go into the second half of 2018, securing CHF75 million (US$76 million) from its main existing investor.

Younicos bought out for US$50 million

Younicos bought out for US$50 million

3 Jul 2017, 15:59

Energy storage provider and system integrator Younicos has been bought out by Aggreko, a power generation equipment and energy controls supplier.

Merged Tesla-SolarCity could be ‘Uber’ of energy

Merged Tesla-SolarCity could be ‘Uber’ of energy

2 Nov 2016, 12:44

Tesla-SolarCity could become an energy equivalent to an Uber or AirBnB, with a merger between the two creating “an integrated sustainable energy company, which does not own any centralised generation assets”, one expert has commented.

Saft acquisition enables Total to ‘span the value chain’

Saft acquisition enables Total to ‘span the value chain’

13 May 2016, 15:03

An impending €950 million (US$1.07 billion) acquisition of battery manufacturer Saft will enable French oil major Total to “span the value chain” and exploit synergies with EV and solar markets, an energy market expert has said.

Dyson leads increased VC energy storage investment

Dyson leads increased VC energy storage investment

24 Apr 2015, 12:50

Investment by UK tech entrepreneur and inventor James Dyson into battery company Sakti3 was among the biggest deals in the sector in the first quarter of this year, a new report has found.