Discover Germany, Issue 39, June 2016

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Intersolar

Energy revolution made in Germany VARTA Storage GmbH, which is based in Nördlingen just a short distance to the headquarters of its parent company VARTA Microbattery GmbH in Ellwangen, is one of the leading manufacturers for renewable energy storage systems worldwide. In light of the ever more crucial question of how we generate our energy in the future, the company’s mission is clear: giving more people access to energy that is self-generated, green and long lasting. TEXT: SONJA IRANI I PHOTOS: VARTA STORAGE GMBH

“The so-called energy transition, which describes swapping nuclear energy for 100 per cent renewable energy, is an important topic today and will be even more significant in the years to come,” says Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA Storage. “It’s time to rethink: A solar system that only feeds energy back into the public power grid is no longer a profitable option. More and more people would like to also use their self-generated power. A combination of a solar panel system and an energy storage system is therefore the ideal solution.” The VARTA storage system optimises your energy consumption and consequently 78 | Issue 39 | June 2016

reduces your electricity costs. As Schein continues: “Our VARTA energy storage solutions store self-generated energy and release it again any time at your request. In addition, our modular design makes it possible to adjust the storage capacity of our products to your own individual energy needs.” It has never been easier, more efficient or more flexible to manage the energy supply in your own home. In contrast to most other energy storage manufacturers, VARTA Storage’s products also come as practical all-in-one solutions, already including the power inverter as well as energy and battery management

systems. For VARTA’s customers, this is a big plus in terms of comfort and security, for example against the risk of power outages. Of course, VARTA Storage as well as VARTA Microbattery also stand for internationally recognised high-quality German Engineering. “We invest a lot of time and money into research and development, so we are always one step ahead,” says Schein about the business group that has branches on every continent. To learn more, visit the VARTA at global trade fairs such as Intersolar Europe in Munich from 22 to 24 of June, Intersolar North America in San Francisco from 11 to 14 of July or SolarPower International in Las Vegas from 12 to 15 of September.

From top left: Herbert Schein, CEO VARTA Microbattery/ VARTA Storage GmbH. VARTA Storage Team Intersolar. Storage GmbH’s headquarters in Nördlingen. Product colours.