Member - Next2Sun

Next2Sun plants reaches its generation peaks in the mornings and evenings - ecological and more grid-compatible.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2015
Company Size 15
Member Type
innovator
Founders Heiko Hildebrandt, Nicolai Zwosta
Headquarters 66663 Merzig, Allemagne
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Next2Sun

About

It is Next2Sun GmbH’s goal to add a new component for the generation of electricity from solar radiation to the energy revolution. The main idea behind our plant concept is the vertical installation of specific solar panels which are able to utilize light from both sides (“bifacial“ modules).The two sides of the modules are facing East and West, leading to a peak in energy generation during mid-morning and in the evening. With the growing expansion of renewable energies, the differences between times of high and low feed-in from wind and solar energy are further increasing. This already shows almost daily in the morning and evening hours where consumption is high but the feed-in from solar plants is low: during those hours the electricity prices are highest and thereby indicate a shortage. Conversely, the phases of very low or even negative prices at noon are continuing to increase, indicating an oversupply. Our Next2Sun concept is the ideal solution to this problem!Next2Sun plants are feeding energy to the grid when other photovoltaic plants are producing on a low level. This relieves the electricity grids, especially those in lower voltage levels. Next2Sun plants can feed into the system even where the grids are already running near capacity due to conventional wind and photovoltaic plants. Our photovoltaic system benefits directly from the market situation: due to the electricity prices typically being lower at noon and higher in the morning and evening hours, our plants reach higher average revenues. In practice, we currently achieve 5 to 10% higher market profits compared to conventional photovoltaic plants. Not only in the course of electricity generation, but also concerning the height of the specific yields, Next2Sun plants are steps ahead of the classical South-facing plants: depending on the type of module used, 5 to 15 % higher electricity yields per kW can be achieved
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Headquarters 66663 Merzig, Allemagne

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