Everyone is talking about the energy turnaround. Solar energy has been booming for decades. And there is still plenty of potential for solar roofs. The latest trend is storage batteries. For more self-sufficiency and more self-consumption optimization.
But what happens here? Here, too, we need valuable resources of this earth. Here, too, overexploitation is taking place. In addition, storage batteries do not last forever and the next waste problem, in addition to nuclear waste and electronic waste, is pre-programmed.
For this reason, we asked ourselves if there is a better way: more ecological and sustainable! That's how we came up with the salt battery. This was the solution to our vision: clean solar energy, stored in clean salt batteries. And our passion is: A salt battery in every solar household. Only that is a round thing for us. Only then can we speak of sustainable energy supply.
"We all live on ONE planet! We are ONE humanity."
(Michail Sergejewitsch Gorbatschow)
Every day, we waste resources as a matter of course. Sometimes we are not aware of this waste, but most of the time we do not want to admit it or are simply too comfortable to handle it differently. Whether it's the vegetables left too long in our own refrigerator (1.3 billion tons of edible food are thrown away worldwide every year¹), the plastic waste that each and every one of us produces every day (3.3 billion tons of plastic consumption in DE²; 86 million tons of plastic in our oceans³) or whether we indirectly devastate the environment in Chile, Argentina or Bolivia⁴⁄⁵. And yet we toy with the idea of installing a lithium-ion battery, so seductively cheaply produced in China, in our basement. No matter where we look, we humans are still thinking short-term, selfishly and recklessly - even in our small way.
Yes, these are harsh words. But our global problems reflect the widespread attitude that it is always the others, the bad guys, who exploit our world. It's not our fault. There's nothing we can do about it. Stop! Yes, we can! We can control this with our own consumer behavior. Just as organic used to be something only for hippies, we now find organic products on the shelves of all supermarkets because of our changed consumer behavior.
A change in thinking is ESSENTIAL. And there are no more excuses. If we want to turn the tide, we have to act now. And we must do it consistently! One or the other thought has already crossed your mind. Perhaps you are still skeptical, don't want to believe it all, would like to suppress it and dismiss it as "exaggerated". Yes, we all like to be comfortable and easy. But sometimes we have to leave our comfort zone. If we don't do it voluntarily, actively and consciously, if we ignore the signs of change, others will decide for us and we will be confronted with the consequences of our omission or our indifferent actions in the near future.
Let's do the right thing. I am sure you are among those people who actively want to change something, who consciously want to be part of the energy transition, who not only have hope, but know that you can do good here and now with your decisions. It's about your children. It's about your grandchildren. It's about all of us. It's about choosing an absolutely clean energy transition. (Santena von Neufert)
1WWF contribution "Tonnen für die Tonne" (german) dated 25.08.2020
2Statista statistics "Verbrauch von Kunststoff..." (german) dated 2020
3WWF contribution "Verschmutzung der Meere" (german)
4Contribution Deutschlandfunk "Kehrseite der Energiewende" (german) dated 30.04.2019
5DW contribution "Lithiumabbau in Chile..." (german) dated 28.04.2018
NOTE: We are not lithium-ion battery opponents - on the contrary - these storage batteries are important for the energy transition. We just think that lithium batteries should be used where their performance is really needed, such as in eMobility. Because the resource lithium as well as other battery ingredients are limited on this planet. And a normal household does not need lithium-ion storage. Here, more inert batteries are perfectly adequate.
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