Sonnen Plans Battery Storage, Microgrid Effort In Puerto Rico

Sonnen, the German battery energy storage systems developer which has its U.S. headquarters in North Hollywood, said it has pledged to ship its systems into Puerto Rico to assist with recovery of that island's electrical grid. The company said it is launching a "Puerto Rico Energy Security Initiative" to help deploy microgrids in local communities. Sonnen did not say how many systems it plans to install or how much money it plans to invest in the effort, which it says it will run with local partner Pura Energia. Sonnen said it will specifically target emergency medical clinics and emergency shelters across the island with its effort.