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Sonnen wins US$1.5 million Zayed future energy prize

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German battery manufacturer receives US$1.5 million award at opening ceremony of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

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Sonnen are the first German company to win the small & medium enterprise award, and were chosen ahead of fellow finalists in the category 24M and 1366 Technologies. Since it was first awarded in 2009, the Zayed Future Energy Prize has grown to become one of the most prestigious in the cleantech industry.

“It is a huge award for our young company, the oscars of the energy world,” said Ostermann in a press statement. “This shows that our goal of a clean and affordable energy future is recognized at the highest level internationally.”

Sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann accepts the award at the ceremony in Abu Dhabi

The award was presented by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. U.S. based multinational General Electric were winners in the large corporation category, and international development charity Practical Action won the US$1.5 million for non-profit organizations.


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  1. George Darroch 4 years ago

    What was their technology innovation? (It’s not clear from the article.)

    • OnionMan77 4 years ago

      Selling Volkswagens? ( Probably not.
      Or was it for developing a PowerWall competitor (
      Solid company. Massive presence at InterSolar Munich 2016.

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