The energy company ETC El will soon offer its customers a digital platform that makes it possible to maximize the climate benefits of solar energy. With the new technology, consumers can control their electricity use according to how much energy is produced in ETC Els solar parks. It is the result of a collaboration with the digital service company Bright Energy AB.
There is solar cell fever in Sweden, with a rate of expansion that is both breathtaking and necessary. With the help of Bright's digital solutions, ETC El's customers can follow in real time how much electricity our solar plants produce. At the same time, they can control their own electricity use to minimize both their costs and their climate impact, says Johan Ehrenberg, founder of ETC El.
Bright has built an open and data-driven digital platform that the electricity companies in turn offer their customers. The platform is based on households' own usage patterns and data. This gives customers tools to avoid electricity use during the hours of the day when many people use electricity at the same time, so-called power peaks. The purpose is to even out electricity use and prepare for a future with more electric cars and digital devices.
The platform also makes it possible to see in real time how much electricity is produced in ETC Els solar parks. Every minute, all customers can follow exactly how much electricity the solar park generates and adapt their own electricity use to the availability of clean solar.
We see ETC El as a pioneer and role model for climate change in Swedish energy production. With the help of our technology, their customers can maximize the climate benefits of solar cells by adapting their electricity use to production in the company's solar parks, says David Forsberg, founder and CEO of Bright.
ETC El was founded in 2014 by Johan Ehrenberg and has seven solar parks in Sweden. ETC El only sells eco-labeled electricity and in summer a large part of the electricity comes from the company's own solar plants.
Facts: This is how it works
The electrification of society leads to an increased use of electricity. At the same time, increasingly renewable and weather-dependent electricity production creates challenges during the times of the day when electricity use is at its greatest, the so-called power peaks.
Dimensioning the electricity networks according to the highest power peaks will be much more expensive than distributing the electricity consumption more evenly throughout the day and promoting consumption flexibility. Smart electricity networks aim to provide a sustainable and reliable electricity supply in a renewable energy system with the help of automation and digitization.
Bright's platform makes this automation and digitization easy for the end user, and is available as an app and on the desktop.
Bright Energy AB was established in 2012 and collaborates with energy companies that want to strengthen the relationship with their end customers and at the same time offer them tools for smarter electricity use with reduced environmental impact.
Facts: ETC El
All over the world, it is invested in solar cells - it is the cleanest, simplest and also the most small-scale local electricity production method. 10,000 W solar cells on a residential roof actually save CO2 emissions equivalent to 7 tonnes per year.
Solar cells are fantastically durable, they can make electricity for 40 years, and have become so cheap that anyone with their own house can get them. ETC El believes that it is good that the power over energy production is transferred to millions of people instead of being handled by a few large giant companies that pick out big profits.
ETC El invests in new solar energy and that our surplus goes in full to new solar cells. But we also do it by helping people install solar cells at home. ETC El also supports the solar revolution by buying the surplus electricity - which arises on a sunny day - from solar cell owners, as well as buying their electricity certificates and guarantees of origin. Bright Energy AB was established in 2012 and collaborates with energy companies that want to strengthen the relationship with their end customers and at the same time offer them tools for smarter electricity use with reduced environmental impact.