German residential and commercial energy storage company Sonnen earned a major accolade Monday, as the corporation received the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the small and medium enterprise (SME) category.
Sonnen received the award during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
'sonnen is the winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2017'#storage #renewableenergy #solar #energyindependence https://t.co/s3OSbSBNg5
— sonnen (@Sonnen_Batterie) January 16, 2017
The company, which employs 250 workers worldwide, received the award due to the success of its smart storage system — 'sonnenBatterie' — which stores the excess solar energy of a residential PV system and releases it when it is needed. By utilising the sonnenBatterie, a household can become self-sufficient when it comes to generating energy.
Sonnen was not the only company to take home an award Monday, as GE also captured a Zayed Future Energy Prize in the large corporation category due in large part to the Ecomagination Initiative — a programme that strives to solve energy efficiency and water problems, address sustainability issues, and limit the climate change effects of many of its devices, products and services.
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