enyway’s recently launched platform is intended to enable person-to-person energy trading. Anyone who generates electricity using a wind turbine, a solar roof, a hydroelectric power station or any other means can become an electricity supplier . The producer sets the price. On the other side, consumers can choose their personal energy supplier according to preferences, price, region and type of electricity at the click of a mouse. If the selected supplier cannot produce enough power for a certain time period – for example, because the sun is not shining – it simply supplies green electricity from the market.
The startup platform could help solve a key problem in private power generation: Although, according to the German Solar Industry Association , the necessary batteries are becoming cheaper and more efficient, intermediate overcapacities can still be stored only to a limited extent. With enyway, private producers can at least partially monetize their surpluses.