Three providers are now tied in second place. The company previously in second place cannot keep up with market growth and is losing share.

Wildpoldsried, 7 September 2017 – The sonnen Group has further consolidated its position as market leader for storage batteries in Germany. This is the result of an analysis by Bonn-based market and business research company EuPD Research. sonnen also remains the leading provider of domestic storage batteries in the European market as a whole.

A total of 16,800 storage systems were sold in Germany in the first half of 2017. With a 75% share of the total volume, Germany remains Europe’s most important market for storage systems. The full-year forecast for 2017 has been raised to 33,500 systems based on the positive development in the first six months.

‘We are delighted with this result, and that we are successfully consolidating our lead over our direct competitors,’ says Philipp Schröder, Sales and Marketing Director at sonnen. ‘Special thanks for this must go to our installers, who have put their faith in sonnen over recent months and years.’

Just recently, sonnen and hm-pv signed a contract for 1,000 systems. Previously, the Bavarian energy specialist offered a variety of storage batteries alongside the sonnenBatterie. In future, as a sonnenBatterie centre, hm-pv will exclusively be selling the sonnenBatterie.

About sonnen

The sonnen Group is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany. In a ranking of the “Top 50 Smartest Companies 2016” by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sonnen was listed alongside Amazon, Facebook and Tesla. Investors in the Bavarian company include the US technology corporation General Electric. sonnen already supplies over 100,000 people globally with energy. The sonnenCommunity is an online network based on the blockchain idea for sharing self-generated power.