Energy Revolution by Action Group in Germany for renewable energy
This is worth a report to the SWR television in Germany. We are delighted to have a local partner in Elektrizitätswerke Schönau who is highly aware of renewable energies. The energy rebels from Schönau (a small city in the blackforest area in Germany) rely on GREENROCK Saltwater batteries to realize their idea of citizen power. 25 private households with photovoltaic and environmentally friendly saltwater batteries are connected within their own electricity grid. The generated power of each household is either consumed directly, stored in the GREENROCK system or traded among each other. The energy remains with the producers. No money is flowing to official grid suppliers.
We use our own solar power – that’s the motto of the energy rebels.
Click here for the video “Bürger tauschen Strom aus” in the SWR media platform.
What’s special about the energy rebels?
After the reactor catastrophe of Chernobyl in 1986, a citizens’ initiative was founded in the Black Forest town of Schönau. The goal of the citizens was to take the power supply in their own hands. They have always stood for an ecological energy transition. Step by step with ups and downs the Schönauer realized their projects. They have rebelled against the omnipotence of the energy companies. They stood behind their idea. Meanwhile, the second generation of rebels is at work. They are following concepts and ideas that were unthinkable 30 years ago.
We need creative minds, people who believe in change and are committed to it. Great work dear EWS Schönau.