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- OVO and sonnen are set to accelerate the energy transition in Spain enabling millions of customers to power their homes with rooftop solar and batteries.
- Residential solar in Spain is experiencing exponential growth, and is expected to reach 1 million rooftops by 2025 after a change in Spanish government regulations.
- The partnership, which leverages sonnen intelligent storage and Kaluza technology, will enable OVO Energy’s customers to either power their homes directly on cheap solar energy, store it, or sell it back to the grid in times of peak demand.
OVO Energy customers in Spain will now be able to harness the sun, powering their homes with rooftop solar plus a battery thanks to an innovative technology partnership between OVO and sonnen.
This new customer offering marks the first of a series of tech-enabled revolutionary products in the Spanish energy market that will take advantage of the intelligent energy platform, Kaluza. Kaluza and Sonnen are already partners in the UK and together have pioneered a number of industry firsts involving the optimisation of sonnen batteries to support local grid balancing. Soon, homes in Spain will be able to generate, store and export solar energy to the grid during peak times to help ease grid constraints.
Since launching in the Spanish market last year, OVO Energy Spain has become one of the leading providers of green energy, offering highly competitive prices and excellent customer service.
With accelerated adoption of rooftop solar expected to create grid challenges, Kaluza’s real-time cloud platform will enable Spanish consumers to take charge of their energy and benefit from cheaper bills, while supporting the development of a smarter, greener energy system.
Households in Spain benefit from the policy of ‘auto-consumo’ which provides the ability to sell excess energy for use by neighbours in the local distribution grid. This additional income can also lead to a reduction in the payback period. As a result, rooftop solar is expected to be an important contributor to Spain’s target of achieving 74 percent electricity generation from renewables by 2030.
Webatt is the initial installation partner for the project, a long established and the highest performing installer of solar and batteries in Spain.
Toby Ferenczi, Director of OVO International, said:
“Since launching in Spain last year, we are now providing thousands of customers with affordable clean energy. This partnership with sonnen enables our customers in Spain to reduce their energy bills by maximizing self-consumption of solar energy and supporting the transition to a smarter, more flexible grid.”
Jean-Baptiste Cornefert, Managing Director at sonnen eServices, said:
“Spain is one of the most interesting and fastest growing markets for renewable energy in Europe. For the development of a smarter, more environmentally friendly energy system, networked storage systems that are linked to a virtual power plant offer the necessary flexibility. We are pleased that we can now offer our technology to the Spanish market following our successful cooperation with Kaluza in the UK.”
Sara Wood, CEO of Kaluza, said:
“Advances in technology are enabling us to connect energy supply with demand in ways that people want and the planet needs. By integrating Kaluza’s intelligent platform with sonnen’s cutting edge batteries, we can empower people at home with cheaper, greener energy while creating a more resilient energy system all at the same time.
“sonnen are true industry leaders and we are excited to extend our partnership with them internationally, after proving the power of our combined technology for customers and the grid in the UK.”