Germany-based energy storage systems manufacturer Sonnenbatterie has opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in Atlanta.
The 5,000 square-foot location will house 12 to 15 engineers who will expand Sonnenbatterie's current array of energy storage devices for homes and businesses. The new Atlanta facility will be the center for product development, prototyping and testing for the U.S. market. Sonnenbatterie took over the space from inverter developer SolarMax.
The company says that its lithium battery systems, coupled with a solar energy system, can supply the electricity needs of residential owners in addition to providing backup power for the home and taking advantage of different tariff structures. For commercial customers, Sonnenbatterie systems can help reduce demand spikes that lead to peak load charges.
‘Sonnenbatterie has come to symbolize performance, design and value in Europe, and we aim to develop that same reputation here in the U.S.,’ says Boris von Bormann, CEO of Sonnenbatterie USA. ‘Our new Atlanta R&D facility gives us a unique platform to stay close to our American customers and partners and deliver to them custom-tailored products that are best suited for the U.S. market.’