“Power from your neighbour or from your e-mail provider?”
Several German start-ups prepare to revolutionise the national energy market, writes Helmut Bünder in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “We’ll get rid of established suppliers” for instance is the slogan of Sonnen GmbH, a high-tech company from the German Alps that digitally connects their clients’ photovoltaic systems and energy storage batteries to redirect excess energy to where it is needed. Around 3000 households already are a part of this network, Bünder writes. Bundling their batteries “replaces common power plants, saves CO2-emissions and, by decentralisation, reduces grid expansion costs”, the article quotes Sonnen’s marketing director Philipp Schröder as saying.
Read more on decentralisation and fluctuation of Germany’s power grids in the CLEW-Dossier Connecting up the Energiewende.