The Ukraine war has shown us how dependent we are on foreign resources. Russian energy sources in particular are not only a basic prerequisite for the functioning of German industry. Especially the electricity supply as well as the heating of private households is coupled to the gas and oil of Russia. We can only escape from this hamster wheel if we ensure greater sovereignty through the use of renewable energies. This has now apparently also reached consumers. Indeed, a survey now shows that more and more home owners want to rely on photovoltaic systems.
More sovereignty through renewable energies
Renewable energies are not only good for the climate. On top of that, they can ensure that Germany can provide its own electricity and heat in the future. To put it in the words of Robert Habeck (Greens), Germany’s Minister for the Economy and Climate Protection:
“what does not belong to anyone is the wind and is the sun”
The will for more sovereignty is now being followed by homeowners. In particular, it is the fear of exploding energy costs that drives them into the environmentally friendly alternative. The most attractive option seems to be the installation of a photovoltaic system on one’s own roof. A survey by Appinio has now made this clear. The statistics of the Hamburg-based market research institute have namely brought to light that meanwhile 25 percent of all owners of their own home would like to convert in the coming twelve months.
Only 24 percent oppose solar
The survey shows that one component of the energy turnaround must surely be rising energy costs. After all, for the vast majority of respondents it is the high costs that have made them rethink. Only then are reasons such as climate protection added. Among the homeowners surveyed, by the way, only 24 percent were against a photovoltaic system on their own roof. The remaining interviewees were still undecided or were not yet able to give any precise information on the timing of the conversion.
Since a photovoltaic system is always associated with high costs, this is quite understandable. Here a rethinking would have to take place. Because even if there are meanwhile again promotion programs, the entitled ones must go as a rule first into pre-payment. For many, this is simply not possible due to a lack of the necessary capital. We are curious to see whether the government can still turn a few screws to make the decision-making process easier for potentially interested homeowners.