With European countries facing an unprecedented energy crisis, energy saving solutions could become crucial this winter. Being able to generate clean energy, store it, or just isolate your building better could help quite a lot as winter approaches and temperatures are dropping.
At the beginning of September, the german government implemented a new regulation with the objective to cut energy consumption in the country. That might not be sufficient. To save energy and reduce your energy bill, the solutions brought up by these five german companies could help.
Five German energy-saving solutions for this winter
Zolar is a German company that aims to facilitate installing solar panels on private homes and buildings. If regular homes become more energy efficient or even self-sufficient, the country’s energy consumption could drop considerably.
If you have ever thought about buying solar panels but did not want to deal with all the issues related to the installation process, Zolar could be the perfect solution for you. From planning installation to having the Zolar team install the photovoltaic system on your roof this company does it all, making energy transition and saving energy much easier.
Mowea is another company that could help generate clean renewable energy and save on energy bills. The company’s small-size modular wind turbines could be installed anywhere. Furthermore, Mowea offers a similar service to Zolar by guiding step-by-step clients from permissions requests to the actual installation of the wind turbines.
For areas where the sun doesn’t shine many days during the year, a combination of solar panels from Zolar and wind turbines from Mowea could be a perfect solution.
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Producing clean energy is amazing. But in order to save energy, buildings need to be insulated properly. While for modern buildings insulation is now a normal standard, how is it possible to insulate older homes?
German startup Ecoworks has launched a modular system that could be applied to the external walls of buildings and help. The prefabricated system is much cheaper and easier to install compared to fully renovating the building. It could take just 20 minutes to install the prefabricated panels on a facade, insulate the building and avoid very expensive renovation work.
Generating a lot of clean energy and having a well-insulated building could lead in the best-case scenario to an excess of energy produced. This energy could be stored. What would be the best solution to do so?
German startup Hypnetic stores energy by drying ambient air. It then compresses it highly efficiently and cycle-wise with the aid of a liquid. The great thing about Hypnetic is that this all happens inside containers that can be repurposed for this job. If you need extra energy storage you can just add another container.
To make a house fully energy efficient led lights are the best option. The bulbs by Svet are not only energy saving bulbs, but they have some special features.
First of all, the lights are designed to adapt and mimic the dynamics of sunlight. That could help both improve productivity or wind down when one needed to sleep. Furthermore, they can be controlled by a smartphone. Users can always control at any moment what kind of lights they need for the activity they are carrying on.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com –In the Featured Photo: A Wind farm in Mölsheim, Germany. Photo credit: Unsplash.