Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
It's our mission to raise the price for renewable energy, so more people will invest. Because Vandebron only charges a flat-fee (much like Spotify), both producers and consumers get a better price for renewable energy.
Our first producers on our website already had a windmill, solarfarm or biodigester, but now new production is being build, like wind- and solarfarms, that are made possible thanks to the better price by selling via Vandebron.
One specific example was a windpark of four big windmills, powering 11.000 homes, that couldn't get finalised in terms of investment, but with the price they'd get via Vandebron, it became profitable and possible. The windmills are now being built as we write this.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Two ways we make impact:
1 - Financially: Because we connect producers and consumers (and make no margin along the way) the investment-case for renewable energy becomes a lot better. Both producer and consumer both benefit, making sure more people choose AND invest in renewables.
2 - Transparency: We bring transparency to the energy market in The Netherlands. Utilities are currently acting as resellers, buying certificates of renewable energy from foreign countries, and using those to sell their own, non-renewable energy as renewable, making a profit along the way. We bypass them by offering something better. Finally consumers have the power to go green.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
In the future, everybody's house will become its own energy station. We want to connect everyone, so you can buy energy from your neighbour, from your parents or your sport club. We want to make that as simple as signing up for Facebook.
And of course, that energy is 100% renewable.