Tucker, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) was recognized today by Environment Georgia for his 100 percent environmental voting record in 2017.
“Rep. Johnson voted with our planet and our families 100% of the time in 2017,” said Jennette Gayer the Executive Director of Environment Georgia who presented the Congressman with Environment Georgia’s “Environmental Champion” award. “Today’s event is fitting--we are touring a facility dedicated to helping us transition away from dirty energy sources and maximize clean energy from the sun.”
The Congressman received the award a before touring the factory of solar battery manufacturer sonnen off LaVista Road in Congressional District 4.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by such an important organization like Environment Georgia,” said Johnson, a member of the bipartisan House Safe Climate Caucus that works to solve the important issues around climate change. “Protection of our imperiled planet is the central challenge of our time. Climate change is real and threatens our health, the environment, national security and our economy, and I’m committed to working with anyone on Capitol Hill, the White House and the Fourth District to invest in clean-energy technologies and jobs.”
sonnen is the global leader in intelligent energy storage solutions for residential customers that increase solar self-consumption, reduce peak energy usage and provide reliable backup power during outages – all contributing to a cleaner and more reliable energy future. Founded in Germany in 2010, sonnen has been operating in the Atlanta area since 2015. It opened the InnovationHub, a manufacturing, research and development center, in Tucker, GA in early 2017 which currently employs 50 workers with plans for significant growth by 2020. sonnen also has a corporate office in North Hollywood, CA, and representatives around the country.
“Our goal is to bring reliable and affordable clean energy to more households, forming a blueprint for what we believe is the future of energy security and grid resiliency,” said Carlos Restrepo, sonnen Vice-President of Technology. “In recent years, the market for energy storage in the U.S. and Central America has grown tremendously, with more households seeking energy independence and reliable back-up power. Our rapidly growing team in Georgia enables us to increase innovation and output to meet these increasing demands and spur international product adoption.”