Generate your own electricity with your balcony power plant

Saves electricity costs
Your monthly payments are reduced from the first day.

Ready to plug in immediately
Simple installation and direct commissioning thanks to Plug & Play.

Environmentally friendly
Less CO2 emissions through your electricity use.

Best quality
High-quality materials, durable and weatherproof.

What is a balcony power plant and how does it work?

A balcony power station is a ready-to-plug-in and space-saving mini solar system.
 
Thanks to our Plug & Play concept, installation is child’s play without the need for a tradesman. Then simply insert the plug into the socket and your own electricity will start flowing. The balcony power station itself consumes a negligible amount of energy.
 
Our solar systems consist of one or up to ten solar modules that are connected to an inverter. This converts the direct current from the balcony power station into alternating current, which is fed directly into your household’s electricity grid.
 
To become even more independent and be able to use solar energy at night, simply equip your balcony power plant with an electricity storage unit that is compatible with all our kits. The battery storage system stores the energy generated and ensures that the electricity is available around the clock.

Balcony power station complete sets from Plug the Sunshine

When is a balcony power plant worthwhile?(Amortization)

Our plug-in solar modules usually produce enough electricity to cover a significant part of your needs on sunny days. Our balcony solar panel with 400 watts of power, ideally mounted vertically and without shade on a south-facing balcony, provides around 280 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. This amount of electricity is roughly equivalent to the annual consumption of a refrigerator and a washing machine in a two-person household.
 
The profitability of a balcony power plant also depends on the current electricity price. At 35 cents per kWh and an annual saving of 85 euros, our 400 watt complete set pays for itself after seven years. However, a balcony power plant is not only worthwhile for cost reasons, but you are also doing something good for the environment: a mini solar power plant saves around 2.5 tons of CO2 emissions in 20 years. You are also covered in the event of a power cut.

Where and how do I install my balcony power plant?

Most people install their solar system on their balcony, roof, garden or terrace – anything is possible. The better you align your balcony power plant (angle of attack, south-facing and no shading), the more electricity you will generate.
 
Our classic sets for 400 and 800 watts come with a weatherproof metal support system that allows you to easily attach the solar modules at different angles (35°, 65° or 90°) to the balcony, balcony railings or the ground.
 
Our ultra-light sets with 400 and 800 watts include Velcro straps for easy attachment to the balcony railing.

Are balcony power plants permitted?

Yes, since 2018, the installation of so-called balcony power plants has been officially approved and politically desirable, provided they comply with the VDE standard for “plug-in PV systems”.
 
In Germany, you are currently allowed to operate balcony power plants with a maximum inverter output of up to 800 watts. The amendment is part of Solar Package I, which came into force in May 2024.
 
As a tenant, you should obtain the consent of your landlord or the homeowners’ association before installation. These may only refuse in exceptional cases, such as in the case of listed buildings.
 
Since May 2024, separate registration with the grid operator is no longer required. Instead, you only need to register your balcony power plant in the Federal Network Agency’s market master data register. You can do this within one month of commissioning.

Funding for balcony power plants

Since January 1, 2023, VAT no longer applies to the purchase of balcony solar systems. This also applies to balcony power plants. We have adjusted our prices accordingly and pass on the 19% in full to our customers.
 
There are regional and municipal funding opportunities for balcony power plants. These can vary greatly depending on where you live. In this table you can see how much your city subsidizes balcony power plants.

Insurance for balcony power plants

You should also take out insurance for your balcony power station as it protects against potential damage, influences and impacts including hail or lightning and theft or vandalism.
 
Balcony power plants are already covered by many household contents, residential building and personal liability insurance policies or can simply be added on.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Solar systems actually produce energy for heating, while photovoltaic systems convert solar radiation into electricity. Nevertheless, many people – including us – use the terms interchangeably. Our balcony power plants convert solar energy into electricity.

Yes, you can rest assured, balcony power plants are very safe. Of the more than 190,000 mini solar systems installed in 2021, not a single case of property damage or personal injury is known. We only use standardized and tested components. The technology mostly consists of components that are also used in large-scale photovoltaic systems.
 
However, you should have a qualified electrician check the suitability of the circuit and only ever connect one balcony power station to a socket or circuit.
 
The maximum 600 watts may also only be used once per electricity meter. In a single-family home with only one electricity meter, only a total of 600 watts is permitted; in an apartment building, the 600 watts may be used per apartment.
 
Of course, you should follow our instructions for connection and use.

An inverter converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). Mini solar modules generate direct current, while households use alternating current. An inverter converts the direct current generated into the alternating current required to supply household appliances and feed it into the power grid.

In most cases, contact your local grid operator or energy supplier to ensure that your mini solar system is properly connected to the grid and to regulate any feed-in tariffs or billing.

Who is Plug the Sunshine?

With our balcony power plants, we at Plug the Sunshine want to enable private individuals and companies to use their own, self-generated solar energy. The mini solar systems are intended for anyone who is concerned about the transition to a CO2-neutral future but does not have the opportunity to invest in other self-sufficiency projects.
 
To achieve this, we have made assembly and installation as simple as possible. We are convinced that small measures can have a big impact in order to ensure an environmentally friendly, cost-saving and reliable energy supply.

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