Wind and solar power: cornerstones of a sustainable energy system

Clean, affordable and reliable – we can secure the future of our planet with renewable energy and enhance regional value creation.

There are many good reasons for a consistent switchover to renewable energy sources: They protect our climate and environment, they are economical and the decentralised production creates added value in the regions where the energy is produced. For juwi, the commitment to renewable energy is far more than a mere business idea: Renewable energy is a real matter “close to our hearts”. We are convinced that a 100 percent energy supply with renewable energy is possible – and we have been working for this vision with our competence and passion for 25 years.

Good reasons for renewable energy
(Source: German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE))

1. The progressing climate change

The progressing climate change can only be stopped if greenhouse gases are consistently cut in all areas – in the production of electricity and heat as well as in transport. Renewable energy is the solution because reliable energy is supplied with minimal CO2 emissions.

2. Dwindling fossil fuel resources

Fossil fuels contribute to an increasingly insecure and expensive energy supply. Renewable energy, however, resorts to almost inexhaustible resources. Therefore, renewable energy ensures a long-term secure and affordable source of energy.

3. Promoting economic growth and safeguarding jobs

Economic and financial crisis have shown that investments in future-oriented technology are necessary. Renewable energy brings the essential innovations for sustainable economic growth. Therefore, renewable energy safeguards future-proof jobs.

4. Renewable energy can be produced and utilised locally

Local residents are the ones to profit. Farmers, house and local business owners become both electricity suppliers in the same way as local residents who form cooperatives or buy the shares or funds of a public solar plant.

5. Renewable energy is an indigenous resource

The utilisation of renewable energy decreases the dependence on oil and gas supplies from politically instable regions, in which we as citizens of free and democratic societies simultaneously finance authoritarian regimes and human rights abuses.

6. Renewable energy is becoming more and more inexpensive

Solar energy plants will supply the most inexpensive electricity in many parts of the world in just a few years. Production costs will drop from 4 to 6 cents per kilowatt hour in central and the south of Europe by 2025 and even reach 2 to 4 cents by 2050.

The energy is here – locally and renewable.

Natural resources exist almost infinitely, the technologies are available, development processes have proven successful. Countless projects verify this point in an impressive manner. Enforcing renewable energy together economically and reliably – that is our motivation, our passion.

Renewable energy is safe, sustainable and profitable – and, therefore, have a benefit for citizens, companies and communities. Not only to they protect our climate and environment, the local production and utilisation of electricity contributes to the value added in the region: New jobs are created, infrastructure is improved, the income from taxes and lease increases. In summary: Renewable energy puts enterprises in a position to act economically in connection with a respectful handling of humans and nature.

  • Solar and wind energy sources complement each other well through the natural wind cycles (predominantly in winter) and solar radiation (predominantly in summer).
  • Bioenergy, hydroelectric power and geothermal energy can meet the needs in flexibly adjustable power plants and renewably fill the gap between wind and solar energy.
  • In the future, the feeding back of stored and renewably produced electricity will become increasingly possible; for example, through hydroelectric power plants (pump storage), bioenergy plants (gas storage) or electric vehicles (battery storage).

Saving energy, increasing energy efficiency and the expansion of renewable energy are the key success factors for a sustainable development in the energy sector.

Further information:

Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien (AEE): https://www.unendlich-viel-energie.de/english

Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie (BEE): https://www.bee-ev.de/english

European Renewable Energies Federation: https://www.eref-europe.org/