29 Nov '15, 8am

#Renewables “a scheme that cuts utilities out of the electricity supply chain” Solarplaza Sonnenbatterie Germany … https://t.co/AbS0Lgqfs9

Germany’s top home energy storage firm could give PV a new lease of life with a scheme that cuts utilities out of the electricity supply chain. A scheme launched in Germany this month could give residential solar a boost by making it possible for homeowners to exchange self-produced energy. The sonnenCommunity scheme unveiled by Sonnenbatterie, the leading residential energy storage player Germany, allows members to swap excess solar power between each other and thus avoid having to pay utility rates. Community members are encouraged to store excess PV production in batteries so it can be used for self-consumption, for trading with other users and for the provision of grid regulation services. Under the scheme, currently only available to German customers, users would pay a flat rate of €0.23 per kWh of community energy consumed, roughly 25% off standard electricity prices...

Full article: http://www.solarplaza.com/channels/storage/11450/sonnenba...

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