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German households making the first steps towards energy freedom

Sonnen solar community in Germany provides its customers with energy freedom.


In Germany, thousands of households use solar panels and batteries to cover their domestic energy needs.

Solar panels mounted on the roof is not something new, but the way of combining them with the battery system is new.

A regular household in Germany that uses the system combines the solar panels mounted on the rooftop with a 4 kWh battery system that stores the green energy produced during the day for a 24-hour use.

Sonnen GmbH is the name of the company headquartered in Wildpoldsried, Germany, that produces home energy storage systems designed for private households and small businesses.

Germany wants to phase-out nuclear power by 2022, so the country hosts today a number of 1.7 million solar panels all owned by citizens.

All the German households that are using solar panels to generate free energy have become producers instead of being only consumers because with the help of the battery system provided by the company, they have joined the solar community built by Sonnen.

The Sonnen solar community is an intelligent and independent system that provides the client with the option of sharing the surplus energy generated by the panels, and at the same time if the client needs more energy, it can receive energy from other community users.

Another advantage that comes with the use of the Sonnen solar community is represented by the fact that the community members allow the grid operators to stabilize (balance) the grid.

In return, the community receives money, which is turned into free electricity for all its members.

Traditional utility companies are very affected by this type of energy communities because they don’t agree with the term of energy freedom.

If the user is able to produce its own energy and relies on a private energy network that supports him when needed, the utility company becomes somehow… useless.

Magda Savin
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Magda Savin

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