German battery maker sonnen today announced that it is opening up a solar battery manufacturing plant in South Australia. This news comes just after the South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, announced that the South Australian Government is going to provide significant solar battery rebates for South Australian residents.
sonnen has already established itself as the worldwide leader in solar battery technology, with more solar batteries installed than any others on the market with over 35,000 installed worldwide, it makes sense for the solar battery giant to now make the move permanent into Australia with the addition of a solar battery factory for its residential solar battery, the sonnenBatterie.
The SA sonnen factory will do more than just boost the availability of the sonnenBatterie throughout Australia, it’ll need around 150 workers on the factory floor and create an estimated 400 or so indirect jobs around Australia all while further promoting renewable energy.
This is fantastic news for all Australians, since there has been a consistent solar battery shortage in Australia resulting in slow battery production and a higher reliance on importing completed battery units from overseas.
South Australian sonnenBatterie owners can forget the stresses of the regular blackouts and brownouts by utilising the sonnenProtect 2500 hardware, enabling homeowners to use solar and battery power during grid outages, keeping the lights, TV, computers, refrigerator, etc. on during grid outages.
Thousands of Australian residents have already installed a sonnenBatterie, with most taking up the sonnenFlat single rate electricity plan where customers pay sonnen $30, $40 or $50 (+GST) for a huge allocation of energy each year, with additional electricity required above the allotted amount at a significantly reduced per kWh rate compared to energy retailers, allowing participants to easily plan their monthly and quarter budgets.