E.ON has announced that it will develop its own electricity storage system in partnership with Dresden-based SOLARWATT GmbH, which last year successfully launched an award-winning electricity storage system called MyReserve. The first E.ON models will be rolled out in Germany in a few months and will be available in increasingly larger numbers going forward.
The storage devices will be easy to install and, thanks to their modular design, easy to expand to increase capacity at any time. They will efficiently store electricity generated by a home solar system and therefore help customers permanently reduce their electricity costs. The storage system will come with an energy app visualizing the production and consumption for the customer.
E.ON Management Board member Bernhard Reutersberg said:
“An increasing number of our customers wants to become more energy autonomous. Together with SOLARWATT we can offer them a complete solution that fits their individual needs. We aim to become a leading provider of electricity storage systems in Germany and to continually expand our palette of intelligent solutions for our customers.”
For several years now, SOLARWATT has marketed intelligent, complete solar systems that enable residential and small-business customers to generate their own electricity and heat. SOLARWATT principal owner Stefan Quandt said. Managing Director Detlef Neuhaus added:
“Our cooperative arrangement with E.ON is an important milestone for SOLARWATT. Earning the trust of Germany’s largest energy supplier indicates the success of our product innovation, which has taken us from being a manufacturer of solar modules to being a provider of system solutions. We’re very proud that our smart, economical energy systems and high-quality products gave E.ON the confidence to forge a partnership with us.”