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:: Our personal experience with the sun

The solar panels on our house in Baden-Baden

Every day, the sun provides us with15,000 times more energy than all six billion people on earth consume at present. We regard this as a gift from heaven. We are very happy to make use of this energy from the Boss himself. It is environmentally friendly, has no negative affect on the climate, is free of charge and will last another 4.5 billion years. We assure you: the sun has never sent us a bill! Continue


The conservatory in the Alt house

Our conservatory provides us with a fifth season. We live all year round among the greenery of subtropical plants and trees. The conservatory increases our quality of life while at the same time decreasing our energy costs. The “superglass” takes in the heat but doesn’t let it escape again. Thus the whole house enjoys a substantial gain in energy: we save heating costs, the air quality is exceptionally good, and it gives us a great feeling of well-being, both physically and psychologically. Both garden and conservatory are provided for using only rainwater. Continue


Our "Solar Harvest" - monitored by safer´Sun

safer´Sun safeguards the performance of our solar equipment and thus secures our investment in solar energy. Continue

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