Other renewable energies
Renewable energies subsidized under the EEG
It is regulated by law that we must list a calculated share of EEG-subsidized electricity quantities here. However, 100% of our electricity comes from the generation plants listed below. #simplygreen
In the 100.solarhaus, an average of 30% solar power comes directly from the roof. If the sun is not shining, green electricity is bought in. But our end users don’t notice that – the electricity is always simply green.
This is exactly the electricity we buy for our 100.watt customers. This electricity comes from young hydropower plants.
Young, because with this restriction we promote the modernization of existing plants as well as the expansion of others.
By the way, electricity physically flows between Austria and Germany. This means that with green electricity from Austria, we are helping to make the German power grid greener in the long term.
In contrast, hydropower from Norway, for example, is purely a trade on paper, without improving the electricity mix in Germany (or the quality of the lake).
You can think of it as each of us drawing our electricity from a large lake. At this lake there are nuclear power plants & coal plants, but also hydroelectric and solar plants, which always replenish electricity.
Everybody decides with the choice of the electricity supplier, how the own consumed electricity is refilled by whom and accordingly also how cleanly the refilling happens.
With the photovoltaic units we build, we ensure that the share of clean electricity generation continues to increase. This distinguishes reputable green electricity suppliers from those who only trade in certificates.
To procure our green electricity, we work with established partners who are committed to the energy transition and rely on official guarantees of origin.
Guarantees of origin certify in Germany how and where electricity was produced from renewable energy sources and are managed centrally by the Federal Environment Agency. They are comparable to a birth certificate.
This not only ensures the quality of the green electricity, but also that a certain quantity of a certain quality is only traded once.
The trading and quality assurance of the electricity itself is carried out for us by the company Next Kraftwerke.
Next Kraftwerke about themselves:
„We operate one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants. From our central control platform, we connect power-producing assets from renewable sources such as biogas, wind, and solar with commercial and industrial power consumers and power-storage systems. The resulting tight-knit network benefits everyone involved and the power grid as a whole.“ (Quote next-kraftwerke.com; 06.05.2021)