Excellent news for a Monday morning. This project has been spoken about for some time but now the installation of 100 sonnen storage units in Cornwall is underway. Centrica's Local Energy Market will allow participants to trade energy and flexibility to the grid and wholesales markets as well as with other participants in the trial. This will be done by utilising sonnen's aggregation platform sonnenCommunity. These exciting new business models will play a huge role in the development of behind the meter energy storage in the UK.
It's great to see our client sonnen leading the way in these exciting trials and I look forward to hearing about the results. It's also excellent to see another of our clients, Hanwha Q-Cells, involved as the PV partner for the project.
Martin Allman: “Without doubt one of the most exciting elements of the project for sonnen is the opportunity to develop the aggregation platform, making use of the experience and models that have been developed in other markets. “The aggregation of battery assets in people’s homes in this way is absolutely how we see the UK market developing and the technology is available now to make this happen. Already we have a number of other projects in the pipeline where we can develop business models like the sonnenCommunity in the UK and Ireland.”