E.ON: Storing Solar Without Batteries
E.ON has announced it is offering its customers the option of storing their own solar power without the usual battery. From now on, owners of PV systems can feed their energy directly into the E.ON SolarCloud without any limit. This virtual electricity account can be accessed not only for the energy demand at home, but also in other places. E.ON will be the first to offer this product innovation on the energy markets in Germany and in the next months in Italy.
E.ON has been offering a cloud solution for a year now, but so far it has only been available in conjunction with the E.ON Aura battery storage system. In this case, your own solar power is not loaded into the cloud until the aura storage tank is completely filled. The new system is much simpler and more comfortable. Customers save the purchase and installation costs of a physical storage device and have no maintenance effort. Above all, customers have the opportunity to save up an electricity credit balance for the winter at favourable conditions and to supply themselves 100 percent with solar power from their own photovoltaic system. There are no more efficiency losses.
“With the E.ON SolarCloud, we enable our customers to create their own personal energy world, freely and completely independent. This is unique. The cloud solution also opens up new possibilities for owners of heat pumps or electric cars. This underscores the importance of electricity in areas such as mobility and heating," says E.ON Board member Karsten Wildberger.
With E.ON SolarCloud, E.ON is aiming for great market potential. In the German market alone, there are more than 1.6 million operators of solar systems today. According to E.ON and based on data from the Sunroof cooperation between E.ON and Google, there are another 10 million roofs in Germany that are suitable for installing photovoltaic systems.
E.ON offers the product in various configurations. In the basic variant in connection with a photovoltaic system, monthly costs of €30.99 are incurred for the German market. Customers who still want to operate their system with a battery can still purchase this solution from E.ON. E.ON continues its successful and grown cooperation with the German battery manufacturer SOLARWATT. A storage tank can also be retrofitted at any time.