Sonnen Sets Up Shop In LA To Accelerate Energy Storage Efforts

In a boost to LA's clean technology industry, energy storage products developer sonnen said this week that it has set up its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, to help increase its market presence in the United States. The company, which designs battery-based energy storage devices which use LiFePO4 batteries to capture solar power and supply that power back to a home in the evening, said it will be manufacturing its devices in California. The German company started shipping its sonnenBatterie products in 2011. The comapny says that so far, it has installed about 10,000 of its storage solutions throughout Europe. The new office in Los Angeles comes as part of a larger deal, which includes a partnership with solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld, residential roofing company PetersenDean, and financing provider Spruce.