CEDIA Expo Preview: sonnen Plans to Take Energy Automation to ‘Whole New Level’

sonnen will showcase new smart home control integration systems at CEDIA Expo in effort to convert integrators into energy automation contractors.

Is this the year integrators get more serious about becoming ‘energy automation contractors’ and not just low-voltage A/V integrators? sonnen thinks so.

“This year at CEDIA Expo we are taking our offering to a whole new level by diversifying with home automation brands that dealers know and trust,” says Jessica Weiss, national business development manager for energy automation and artificial intelligence at sonnen. “This gives integrators an even more flexible and robust solution to meet customers’ needs.”

The Germany-based manufacturer of sophisticated residential energy storage systems is ready at CEDIA Expo 2019 to showcase the higher-safety lithium-ion phosphate battery technology used by its sonnenBatterie ecoLinx.

The technology is the big differentiator in the market for sonnen, which aims to guide integrators into the energy channel. Most other battery storage companies, including Tesla, use cobalt-based batteries.

“As an integrator, if you are looking for a new and innovative home automation offering that will grow and differentiate your business, then you are definitely going to want to stop by sonnen booth #3547 to see our energy automation with ecoLinx solution in action,” says Weiss. 

Read Next: Inside Sonnen Factory—No-Heat Phosphate Battery Technology Is Differentiator

“Our intelligent energy management system integrates with leading home automation systems to manage and maximize energy usage in the home and to power it in the cleanest and most efficient way possible without disruptions to the homeowner.”

“It is where clean tech and intelligent home energy storage meet home automation,” she adds.

sonnen Educational Sessions

Tech Talk Panel Discussion:

Energy Automation: Growing Your Business with an Emerging New Category

  • Friday, September 13
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • CEDIA Expo Smart Stage


  • Jessica Weiss, Sonnen
  • Richard Glikes, Azione Unlimited
  • Ron Callis, One Firefly
  • Chris Worthington, Personal Technology

Manufacturer’s Product Training Session:

Growing Your Business with Energy Automation and sonnen ecoLinx

  • Friday, September, 13
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Room 4D

About the Author

Jason Knott
Jason Knott:

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.