Many young teams from the company Enpal can often be found at Satellite Office in Berlin in recent months. Especially the roof terrace and the conference rooms are booked more and more often by the innovative green tech company for meetings and smaller events. Reason enough to introduce Enpal in our BLOG!
Enpal has now been around for six years and, with over a thousand employees, is one of the fastest growing green tech companies in Europe. The company sells and rents solar systems, heat pumps and e-charging stations and sublets them to private customers. Prominent investors include Leonardo DiCaprio, the Zalando founders and Elon Musk’s cousin Peter Rieve. Enpal is Germany’s first green tech unicorn. The company sees itself as an important part of the energy transition because it can provide customers with holistic packages that do a lot for the environment.
“Our customers get an all-in-one solution from us for a climate-friendly home. After an on-site appointment, the heat pump, solar system and or E-Energy can usually be installed after just four to eight weeks,” says Dr. Wolfgang Gründinger, as Chief Evangelist something of a foreign minister at Enpal, in conversation with Satellite Office. Complemented by an app that the company has developed, the customer can independently check and control his energy consumption. The software is so smart that customers can even give and sell energy to other places if you have some left over. By the way, the job description “evangelist” comes from the 80s, from Apple. Steve Jobs saw himself as an evangelist who wanted to bring a PC into every household and thus significantly changed people’s lives, work and thinking. Wolfgang Gründinger, Enpal’s evangelist: “We at Enpal want to bring solar roofs, heat pumps and e-charging stations to all households. This will do something to people, their behavior will change. Our customers will then already look in the app every day to see how much energy they are using – also to optimize that. That changes their lives and they become energy conscious! They suddenly think it’s cool to talk about energy. That’s our goal.” The investment in these new systems is quite high for private individuals, but again Enpal has good news: “We make a fixed price guarantee, so you know exactly what you’ll get out in the end.” Gründinger tells us that Germany is unfortunately one of the laggards in Europe when it comes to heat pumps. Umso wichtiger ist es, die Möglichkeiten, die es auch mit Enpal gibt, zu verbreiten! When asked how sustainable Dr. Wolfgang Gründinger himself lives, he answers sympathetically: “Let he who is without Co2 cast the first stone! We are incredibly proud that we can work for the energy turnaround. Whether in the office or out on the construction site. People like to tell people where they are working for what.” Thank you for the interview, Dr. Wolfgang Gründinger.