sonnen has further expanded its international activities and entered the French market through a strategic partnership with the utility ENGIE.
ENGIE´s new PV + storage offer to its French customers – called “My Power” – will use the sonnenBatterie to enable households to cover up to 96% of its daily energy needs with self-generated power.
“We are very happy that one of Europe’s largest utilities shares our vision of clean and affordable energy. ENGIE is a company that not only talks about renewable energy but really pushes it forward. The French storage market is at the very beginning and therefore offers enormous potential. This shows that more and more people around the world want to take their energy future into their own hands and thus want to use our technology, ” says Christoph Ostermann, CEO of sonnen.
In France, around two-thirds of the population favour the installation of a solar PV system on their roof tops, and the the majority of them would like to use this electricity for themselves. For ENGIE this is a very promising market.
“We are expanding our product range with” My Power “, giving our customers the ability to store and use their own power, even when the sun is not shining. We are launching this service today, so I am very proud to announce our partnership with sonnen, using what we believe is the best storage solution on the market, “says Hervé Matthieu Ricour, Head of BtC France at ENGIE.
ENGIE, known as GDF SUEZ till 2015, is one of the largest European utilities, active in energy and services. It employs more than 150,000 people and has activities in around 70 countries. In 2017, the Group achieved an annual revenue of €65 billion. In France, ENGIE is the leading provider of green electricity (1.6 million customers) and supplies more than 11,6 million customers with energy (4 million with electricity and 7.6 million with gas).
In addition to sonnen’s important home market in Germany, the company is already represented in numerous European markets including Italy, the UK, the Scandinavian countries and Spain. In addition, sonnen is also active in the USA and Australia. Worldwide sonnen has sold more than 30,000 of its storage systems.