Residential energy storage company sonnen announced Wednesday that is close to completing a new North American Innovation Center which will merge the company’s US manufacturing operations with product research and development.
The sonnen InnovationHub is expected to begin production of sonnenBatterie products in Q2 2017, and will give sonnen the ability to rapidly innovate and produce award-winning sonnenBatterie systems for the US market in one central location in Atlanta, Georgia.
By putting all of these operations under one roof, sonnen hopes to use its manufacturing division to capitalise on new products and speed up production capacity — making energy storage cheaper in the process.
Christoph Ostermann, sonnen Group CEO, said: "sonnen US has experienced exponential sales growth over the past year, making the sonnen InnovationHub a smart investment to capitalize upon the immense potential of the North American energy storage market. We expect that linking our US manufacturing and R&D teams in one facility will increase the rate of product innovation, and enable us to better adapt to the future needs of the high-growth US residential energy storage market."
Blake Richetta, vice president of sales for sonnen North America, added: "The US market represents significant opportunity for sonnen as we look to expand and encourage energy independence globally. We're seeing a rapidly growing number of homeowners interested in achieving energy independence, and a large portion of those are seeking smart storage and software capabilities for better efficiency and management of their renewable energy output."