Welcome to the transition twenties, the age when we push the world towards sustainability. New sources of energy that are added are cleaner, but the rate at which they're added is not set in stone.
We are in charge of our own future!
For as long as we can remember, we rely on energy from large corporations and fuels imported from countries far-away. We had little influence on the source of our electricity or the price we paid. This is fundamentally changing, right now. We can create a world where we are co-creating a fresh, clean and responsible energy ecosystem. And do it on our terms.
The electric vehicle can boost the transition towards a cleaner and more autonomous energy grid. Driving an EV is already cleaner, and you can add to that by consuming more locally generated renewable energy, such as solar from your own roof. Because the sun only shines during the day, careful planning of the session helps maintain a balance on the grid and increase the returns from solar and wind projects.
You won’t magically get back in control of your own energy. We develop the technology that offers the information to know what energy you’re charging, and the controls to determine how much and when you charge.
To realize the right solutions, we need all parties to be independent but connected. You determine and communicate your flexibility and energy you need or supply. We need organizations that are transparent and open to your input. Stekker.app is such an organization that allows you to choose, sustainably, and get rewarded for it. Also, we value your input and incorporate it in our solution. Together, we are driving the transition.
Maintaining a power grid that can handle our peak loads is expensive. In the end, these costs end up on our electricity bills. We can reduce those peaks by suspending charging when the grid is being stressed and save costs that otherwise need to be invested in the grid. By better matching consumption to the renewable energy supply, we reduce the amount of fossil energy that we still have to generate. Because energy isn’t valuable when it’s not being utilized, renewable energy producers often don’t get good prices and sometimes need to pay to produce electricity or shut down production. We believe this is wasteful and silly, this surplus of energy could be used to charge your vehicle! With Stekker.app you enable this cleaner power to be used, so you don’t have to charge from a more fossil-based energy supply at a later point in time.
Stekker.app connects you to the energy system of the future. We do this through complex algorithms that deal with probabilities and expectations. We combine forecasts of the energy market and solar power generation with information from the charger and/or vehicle and from utilities. As a user, you don’t need to know what happens under the hood, although we’re more than happy to explain (see this demonstration video). To be able to use it, all you need to know is how much energy you need, and by when you need it.
We're an independent company that connects partners in the energy and mobility space. Our technology combines sources of information, like the vehicle, EV-driver, charging stations and the utility. As a user, you normally don't notice all this. What you would notice is that you're being informed of what you're interested in and that you're always in control. For this reason, we want to develop and improve this solution based on user input.
We value transparency. This is the condition to achieve a sustainable, balanced energy market in which we share the benefits and savings fairly.