Current figures illustrate how heavy the burden is in this country. Despite the abolition of the EEG levy in 2022 of more than six cents, the price of electricity is not stabilising and is rising steadily. According to Verivox, the current electricity price for private households averages just under 42 cents per kilowatt hour. Last year it was 31 cents per kilowatt hour. This means that the electricity price for private households has increased by 35 percent within one year.
For the first time in Germany, electricity is as expensive for industry as for private individuals. For example, industrial companies paid 40 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity for new contracts in July this year. Last year it was still 21 cents. This is the result of calculations by the Bundesverband für Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW).
HPS customers are barely affected by the electricity price shock with the picea year-round electricity storage system: With picea system solutions, they use their electricity themselves all year round. The surplus solar power from the roof in summer is converted into hydrogen and stored. In winter, the process is reversed and the hydrogen produced is converted back into electricity. The stored solar electricity can also be used to operate a heat pump in winter. Energy-efficient buildings can thus for the first time be supplied with up to 100 percent renewable energy all year round.
With picea, citizens are protected from energy price fluctuations and horrendous electricity payments. Since the turn of the millennium, the price of a kilowatt hour of electricity has risen from 14 cents to around 42 cents. The coming challenges for the restructuring of our energy supply raise fears that this trend will intensify.