Nuremberg – Jens Hausmann (50 years old) is a father and the future of his son’s generation is important to him. That’s why he invested in an environmental project a few years ago.
The craftsman has operated a solar system on the roof of a warehouse near Ansbach for 12 years and sells the electricity generated to N-Ergie.
On sunny days, the system produces up to 170 kWh.
But three years ago, the electricity supplier choked the line more and more. N-Ergie still pays for electricity.
“With the expansion of renewables, the shutdown has begun,” Hausmann says. “You could say that the system is now shut down almost every day because there is no snow on the solar cells.”
E-Nergie pays 40.6 cents per kilowatt-hour and removes the electricity afterwards.
“It is paid for with tax money, it is not for nothing that we are one of the countries with the highest electricity prices in the world.”
The operators of these systems charge suppliers each year tens of thousands of euros, without the electricity being passed on to the customers.
The reason: the network is too weak to transmit all the vital energy, especially in the region of Central Franconia (see map) The shortcomings are serious.
When BILD asked her at N-Ergie, only a weak answer: “A very political request…”
In a press release, Bavaria’s largest supplier earlier carefully stated: “The free state should set concrete volume targets and a timetable for expanding renewable energies in Bavaria. (…) The main objective of the energy concept should be to use electricity generated decentrally locally when generating it.”
Yesterday, Economy Minister Hubert Ewinger (the Free Voters) signed at least one declaration of intent with Bavarian network operators, farmers’ associations and local politicians in order to more quickly connect systems like Haussmann’s to the network.
According to the paper, one solution could be so-called electrolyzers, which convert excess electricity into hydrogen, for example.
Electricity companies anticipate costs in excess of €100 billion to make Germany eligible for an energy transition by 2050. As much as is additionally required to keep the Bundeswehr in operation.
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