Q Cells and meter­grid want to make pho­to­volta­ic ten­ant pow­er scal­able nationwide

Ten­ant pow­er projects are becom­ing increas­ing­ly impor­tant. Ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty is elec­tric­i­ty gen­er­at­ed in solar plants on the roof of a mul­ti-par­ty build­ing and sup­plied to the end con­sumers (espe­cial­ly ten­ants) in this build­ing with­out being fed through the grid. The ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty mod­el is equal­ly attrac­tive for land­lords and ten­ants. The ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty mod­el is inter­est­ing for own­ers and land­lords of apart­ment build­ings because they can proac­tive­ly and vis­i­bly set an exam­ple for the ener­gy tran­si­tion and ful­fil pos­si­ble solar oblig­a­tions, increase the val­ue and prof­itabil­i­ty of their prop­er­ty, retain ten­ants and also direct­ly reduceCO2 in the ener­gy sup­ply of their building.

The mod­el is attrac­tive for ten­ants because they ben­e­fit from a con­stant and favourable elec­tric­i­ty price struc­ture, obtain their own home-pro­duced green elec­tric­i­ty, so to speak, and par­tic­i­pate direct­ly in the ener­gy turnaround.

The prac­ti­cal imple­men­ta­tion of ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty projects has often been prob­lem­at­ic in Ger­many in the past, as a nation­wide scal­able imple­men­ta­tion was not pos­si­ble due to the lack of supra-region­al ser­vice providers and the nec­es­sary nation­wide net­work of spe­cial­ist part­ners from the instal­la­tion sec­tor was also not avail­able with­out gaps. In addi­tion, eco­nom­ic imple­men­ta­tion was often dif­fi­cult due to legal hur­dles and the dif­fi­cul­ties in man­ag­ing and billing indi­vid­ual ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty projects.

Q CELLS and meter­grid are now solv­ing these prob­lems through their nation­wide coop­er­a­tion. Q CELLS acts as gen­er­al con­trac­tor and ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty sup­pli­er at the same time. Q CELLS offers real estate own­ers through­out Ger­many an attrac­tive and tai­lor-made range of ser­vices for this pur­pose: from the lease of roof areas and the pro­vi­sion of the solar plant to the sup­ply of elec­tric­i­ty to ten­ants or the leas­ing of ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty sys­tems to the build­ing own­ers. The core of the new offer is the new Q CELLS ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty tariff.

meter­grid acts as a ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty expert dur­ing project imple­men­ta­tion with its range of ser­vices. The cen­tral com­po­nent of the coop­er­a­tion is the pro­vi­sion of the meter­grid plat­form for the admin­is­tra­tion and pro­cess­ing of ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty projects, with which core process­es, such as the billing of elec­tric­i­ty deliv­er­ies, are dig­i­tal­ized. The open approach of the meter­grid soft­ware makes it pos­si­ble to opti­mal­ly inte­grate the oth­er IT appli­ca­tions of Q CELLS and thus imple­ment an opti­mal solu­tion for the customer.

The part­ners are cur­rent­ly imple­ment­ing a first pilot project in an apart­ment build­ing with 29 apart­ments in Freiburg. As gen­er­al con­trac­tor, Q CELLS will be respon­si­ble for mod­ule sup­ply, project plan­ning and instal­la­tion of the solar plant, and will act as plant oper­a­tor and elec­tric­i­ty sup­pli­er. As a ser­vice plat­form, meter­grid is respon­si­ble for the automa­tion of the admin­is­tra­tion and billing process­es and, as an end-to-end solu­tion provider, han­dles the con­cepts for meter­ing, remote read­out and pro­cure­ment of meter technology.