StromNachbarn (Electricity neighbors)

Social and environmental self-sufficiency through renewable energy and sector coupling?

Photovoltaics, i.e. the generation of electricity from solar energy, is a key technology for climate change mitigation. The advantage: it can be used on a small scale on roofs. This enables social participation in the energy transition process not only for property owners, but also for tenants. This is why solar energy and landlord-to-tenant electricity are priorities of the Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme (BEK).

How can the regulatory framework for landlord-to-tenant electricity be further improved?

The StromNachbarn project aims to develop scientifically based courses of action for policy-makers, but also for service providers and companies operating in this area. Together with practitioners, the research team analyses the lessons learned so far in implementing landlord-to-tenant electricity in Berlin, outlines potential for technical innovation and identifies options for further developing the regulatory framework. One focus of the analysis is the distributional effects of the use cases examined, especially the economic impacts on low-income households.

The perspective is thereby broadened beyond the landlord-to-tenant electricity supply to include local and communal energy supply. The potential of sector coupling, i.e. specifically the use of self-generated electricity for heat and e-mobility, is also being assessed.



Project lead

Katharina Umpfenbach