By Battery Power Online Staff
November 24, 2020 | Last week, sonnen launched sonnenCore, a home battery solution built using sonnen’s proven energy management expertise. The new compact, affordable, and fully sonnen-designed sonnenCore expands sonnen’s premium offerings to include a broader, more cost-conscious base of homebuilders, installers and customers, who do not want to compromise on quality. sonnenCore provides customers with straightforward access to reliable emergency backup power, intelligent energy management, and round-the-clock access to stored solar with an easy-to-install, competitively-priced system. The new product aims to expand and ultimately lead the residential energy storage market as a high quality, affordable home battery option for any home.
sonnenCore is equipped with 4.8kW/10kWh of maximum usable capacity and pairs with new and existing PV systems, with an MSRP of $9,500. The system uses long-lasting, cobalt-free, recyclable, and safe lithium iron phosphate batteries, that are designed for stationary energy storage and backed by sonnen’s industry-leading factory limited warranty of 10 years / 10,000 charge cycles.
The battery solution features a new sonnenInverter and a sonnenModule with a custom energy management software (EMS), enabling comprehensive end-to-end system integration and optimization. The sonnenInverter, sonnenModules and custom EMS are certified to a comprehensive list of UL safety and performance standards that comply with regional and national requirements.
The compact, all-in-one, modular configuration of the sonnenCore allows for simplified site design and installation, making it an attractive and cost-effective home battery option for any residential project, including solar retrofits. Additionally, the one-size-fits-all units easily repeatable design and installation makes sonnenCore ideal for standardization and implementation in large national projects, including new home developments and community-based clean energy programs. The sonnenCore delivers high-value energy resiliency and high-quality energy management at a price that is attainable for every home.
“With the increasing demand for energy security and the continuing growth of solar installations across the country, we developed sonnenCore as a smart and affordable battery solution that works for every home,” said Blake Richetta, Chairman and CEO of sonnen, Inc. in a press release. “sonnenCore is designed to be easy for home builders to specify, contractors to install and homeowners to use without compromising on quality and reliability. It is the obvious choice in home battery technology for customers looking to safely keep their lights on, reduce their carbon footprint and become part of a clean energy future.”