E.ON begins selling electricity storage system in GermanyStaff writer ▼ | April 9, 2016
E.ON has begun selling its E.ON Aura electricity storage system in Germany. The German energy supplier worked closely with Dresden-based SOLARWATT GmbH to develop the system.
Energy systems The all-in-one solution for Germany
E.ON Aura’s charge efficiency of 93 percent makes it one of the most efficient storage devices on the German market.
The system can increase a home’s energy self-sufficiency rate—that is, the proportion of self-produced electricity the home consumes—from about one third to around 70 percent.
“With a storage capacity of 4.4 kilowatt-hours, E.ON Aura can meet the entire electricity needs of a three- to four-person family during the evening and night hours,” Robert Hienz, Managing Director of E.ON Energie Deutschland, explained.
The system is therefore perfectly tailored to the average German household’s energy consumption.
For homes that consume more electricity, the system’s storage capacity is easily expandable to up to 11 kilowatt-hours with additional battery modules. E.ON developed the system in partnership with SOLARWATT, a Dresden-based solar company and storage-device manufacturer.
E.ON Aura is aimed primarily at environmentally conscious homeowners who wish to achieve greater energy autonomy and reduce their energy costs.
The lithium-ion battery modules have an estimated operating life of up to 20 years, providing customers with lasting quality. The compact, wall-mounted storage device combines a sleek design and noise-free operation.
The system comes with a user-friendly app that enables customers to monitor their home energy production and consumption any time, any place. All data are displayed in easy-to-comprehend, read-at-a-glance graphics.
Customers who choose E.ON receive the complete solution from a single source and have a single contact point for all their questions. ■