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Focus on users: SOLARWATT receives German Innovation Award 2018

SOLARWATT, Europe's only supplier of photovoltaic systems, has received an award from the German Design Council for its innovative strength. The company received the prestigious "German Innovation Award 2018" in two categories for the MyReserve battery. The battery solution was selected as an "Award Winner" by the top-class jury in both the "Excellence in Business to Consumer" category and the overall "Design Thinking" category. "In the development of our MyReserve battery, we intentionally ensured that it is not only extremely powerful and efficient, but that it is as easy as possible for end customers and installers to use. This award is once again a great confirmation of our development work," says SOLARWATT CEO, Detlef Neuhaus. 

With the "German Innovation Award", the German Design Council honours products and solutions across industries that differ themselves above all from previous solutions in terms of user centredness and added value. Only companies nominated by a panel of experts and the Council's scouts can take part in the competition. The award is presented in the "Excellence in Business to Consumer" and "Excellence in Business to Business" categories. Projects that have made use of particularly agile methods on their way to innovation are also awarded prizes in the "Design Thinking" category. 

Since 2012, SOLARWATT has specialised in the development of intelligent photovoltaic systems. The MyReserve of the latest generation is completely modular and consists of just two basic components: the battery and the power electronics. Both are no larger than a shoe box and weigh a maximum of 25 kg. These modules can be easily combined, so that from a capacity of 2.4 kWh upwards, they can be configured to any size battery. This means that the SOLARWATT battery store can be used flexibly as either a home battery for private use or as a commercial solution.