Our vision is a 100 percent renewable energy supply, allowing us to leave limited fossil resources where nature put them millions of years ago. This is the only viable path to limit climate change and make our environment more livable. It also provides new opportunities: In the long-run renewable energy is more cost-effective than conventional energy supply and also avoids high costs due to climate change. This saves economic resources that can be put to much better use.
We believe that energy storage is the key to increase the hybridization of renewable and conventional energy systems and maintain grid stability. With our energy systems today’s conventional power systems can be managed with up to 60 percent renewable generation, and our vision is to increase this toward 100 percent over time.
Pioneers: A tradition
We have a tradition that reaches back into the seventies. Many of our founders and staff started to look for alternatives to fossil and nuclear-based power generation back then and later helped create the solar industry.
However, it was precisely because of the successful expansion of renewable energy in Germany, that led us to realize that storage and innovative grid management is the key to a 100 percent renewable wind and sun energy supply. Using private money our founders established companies to investigate storage technologies and develop new business models. In 2009, two of the companies were merged to form Younicos.
We consciously chose to pursue a number of possible applications and developed them to commercial readiness: We developed and tested our island systems and battery parks in our technology center. We also developed product ideas for mobile energy storage, intelligent home storage and sustainable electric mobility. That is why we can call ourselves proudly "battery experts" today.