"Decentralized storage installations should be available for further market interaction": five questions for Wolf-Peter Schill

Interview of March 29, 2017

Mr. Schill, what role does decentralized prosumage with solar power and battery storage currently play in Germany?

The battery-supported self-generation and consumption of electricity from solar sources is still a niche in the German market. Around 50,000 storage batteries have been installed here to date. On the whole that’s not a lot. Their total storage capacity is significantly lower than that of the other storage devices in use today. The niche is growing rapidly, but starting from a rather low level. [...]