House of the future

Governments set new standards. And everyone knows: Time requires a new way of thinking, a new way of dealing with energy. In the future, it will be important to efficiently control the generation of heat and hot water and to integrate renewable energies.

From my point of view, electricity from renewable sources will be the determining form of energy in the house of the future. The house can only find its place in the energy transition with electricity as a universal form of energy and the leading medium of the energy markets. This includes power generation as well as storage, supplemented by intelligent management of the energy flow in the house and communication with an intelligent public network, the smart grid.

Using natural energy potential intelligently.
Anyone who uses the options that are already available today can easily cover a considerable part of their electricity needs themselves. It is not for nothing that more and more homeowners are opting for photovoltaics and thus for greater energy independence.

With renewable energies, the market is no longer controlled by demand, but increasingly by supply. Because when electricity is generated from renewable sources cannot be influenced. It is therefore important to use decentralized paths that make it possible to store the electricity generated by a photovoltaic system. Batteries, for example, can already absorb excess electricity today in order to make it available again at a later point in time. However, the energy can also be stored in the form of heat. Hot water storage tanks with excellent insulation offer a solution that is as simple as it is reliable.

Blog actor: Ing.Thomas Mader, managing director of Stiebel Eltron