Sonnen Tries Different Virtual Power Plant Models in Germany, Australia and America

Mar 21, 2017 - Greentech Media

Buy a battery to store solar and never pay for electricity again. That’s the bold proposition of sonnenFlat, the latest twist in an evolving virtual power plant (VPP) model that developers hope will make home storage pay. 

Sonnen believes the cost of providing distributed power in Australia should be offset by the income generated by ancillary services the company sells to the grid operator, leveraging the combined storage capacity of its customers’ battery units. These can be bou...