Wildpoldsried, 16 January 2017 – sonnen won the Zayed Future Energy Prize, one of the highest remunerated prizes for special innovations in the energy sector. sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann accepted the $1.5M prize at the opening of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. sonnen is the first energy storage company to receive the prize in the “Small and Medium Enterprise” category.
“It is a huge award to receive for our young company, we see it as the Oscar of the energy world. It shows that our company’s aim for a clean and affordable energy and our strength in innovation are being recognized internationally at the highest levels.”, says Christoph Ostermann, CEO of sonnen.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize has been awarded since 2008. The other 2017 prize winner is US technology group General Electric, who won in the “Large Corporation” category.
The international jury, presided over by former President of Iceland Grimsson, selected sonnen as the winner out of numerous highly innovative international applicants. The prize was awarded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
In the last year, sonnen has received many awards for its fast growth and was listed by MIT as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.
At sonnen, we believe clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With 15,000 sonnenBatterie systems installed worldwide, sonnen Group is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions that provide greater energy control for residential and commercial customers through increased solar self-consumption, reduced peak energy usage and reliable backup power during outages – contributing to a cleaner and more reliable energy future. sonnen has won several awards for its energy innovations and sonnenBatterie products, including MIT’s Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies 2016, Cleantech Global 100 for 2015 and 2016, Greentech Media’s 2016 Grid Edge Award for innovation, and Cleantech’s 2015 Company of the Year Award in both Israel and Europe.