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sonnen recognised in Cleantech 100 and winner of ‘Europe & Israel Company of the Year’ 2015

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sonnen has announced it has been named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, for its intelligent storage system sonnenBatterie. The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow's clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.

In addition to being one of the top 100 private companies in clean technology, sonnen was also the recipient of the 'Europe & Israel Company of the Year' award. The Europe and Israel company of the year is awarded to the highest ranked company in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list, from the region.

"We're deeply honoured to be among the Global Cleantech 100 companies and to be the 'Europe & Israel Company of the Year'," said Christoph Ostermann, CEO of sonnen. "It's a confirmation of our vision that everyone in the world should able to cover their energy needs with decentralised and clean energy."

The Global Cleantech 100 list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100 person expert panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, clean technology companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group's Expert Panel, resulting in a finalised list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The 100 member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global clean technology community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panellists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global clean technology innovation ecosystem.

"The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5 - 10 years," said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. "Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 programme reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking centre stage."

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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