sonnen are once again at the forefront of pioneering new energy technologies and services. They are constantly evolving their offering to include new services, this time it is integrating electric vehicle batteries into their virtual power plant (VPP) sonnenCommunity. This makes perfect sense and offers consumers the ability to maximise the opportunity to charge their EVs with solar-generated energy from their own PV plant or from those of another members of the community. sonnen can then integrate the EV batteries into the VPP and use this energy to provide flexibility services to the electricity grid. Expanding the VPP concept to include EV batteries is a crucial part of developing a smart energy system where energy can be generated, stored and consumed at a local level.