CONNECT takes off

GP JOULE has always been a pioneer when it comes to developing smart solutions for the energy turnaround. The North Frisian company’s next coup: the new business segment called CONNECT. CONNECT intelligently uses power generated from renewable energies for climate-friendly mobility applications. GP JOULE offers commercial enterprises, companies, local communities and farmers attractively priced electricity tariffs consisting of 100 % renewable energy and realises e-mobility infrastructure projects.

CONNECT finally makes it possible to deliver power for the region in a short time. Commercial enterprises receive the full e-mobility package from a single source. CONNECT takes care of everything from consulting to installing the charging stations and managing the charging points and drivers. In this way the complex topic of charging infrastructure is taken care of in a customer-friendly manner.

At the official launch of CONNECT on 1 October 2016, GP JOULE is bringing together an exclusive circle of early adopters on the island of Sylt: Among others there will be windsurf legend and GP JOULE testimonial Robby Naish, Matthias Neumann, windsurf worldcup organiser and Jan Scharfe, managing director of the Beachhouse Sylt.

They all have one thing in common: they are the trailblazers of a true energy turnaround and are already exploiting the benefits of renewable energies in a variety of ways: thanks to a PV system installed by GP JOULE on his estate on Maui, Hawaii, Robby Naish is independent of the central and fossil energy supply. Companies, above all on the island of Sylt, are cooperating closely with GP JOULE:  The Beachhouse restaurant is a CONNECT pilot partner – at the launch event, visitors can experience at first hand the Beachhouse’s e-vehicles, the PV plant with storage system as well as the charging infrastructure operated by GP JOULE. In cooperation with the Sylt tourism service, GP JOULE turns the energy turnaround into something that visitors can really experience for themselves. Holidaymakers can explore the island on the GP JOULE e-bikes and a tank full of sun with no emissions whatsoever. The e-bikes are available for renting from the Sylt tourism service. GP JOULE is supporting the windsurf world cup for the fourth time already as a partner. GP JOULE has already been a renewable energies sponsoring partner for the biggest windsurf event worldwide since 2013. The aim is to make the event more and more climate neutral year by year.

Ove Petersen, managing director of GP JOULE is eagerly looking forward to the launch: “CONNECT turns the energy turnaround into something tangible everybody can experience. With CONNECT you can use renewable energies everywhere and at any time plus travel with zero emissions. It’s simple, inexpensive and safe”.

Visitors can see the GP JOULE technologies live in an overseas container transformed into a showroom on the World Cup Promenade. Here you can experience how renewable energies are generated and in how many ways they can be used. The miniJOULE plug & play solar plant generates power from sunlight directly on site. A display in the showroom shows how much electricity is being generated and consumed. The solar energy generated in this way is used for example in the GP JOULE e-bikes on display. The GP JOULE charging solutions in the form of charging stations and wallboxes are also presented in the showroom.

CONNECT launch at the Mercedes-Benz Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2016powered by GP JOULE

facilitated by presenter Susanne Böhm, RTL North;

  • Robby Naish, windsurf world champion, entrepreneur and GP JOULE testimonial;
  • Ove Petersen, managing director and founder of GP JOULE;
  • Jan Scharfe, managing director of Beachhouse Sylt;
  • Matthias Neumann, event organiser for the Mercedes-Benz Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2016 powered by GP JOULE

When: 1 October from 10.45 to 12.30

Where: The launch event takes place in the Beachhouse restaurant, Kapt’Christiansen Str. 53, 25980 Westerland. The showroom is located on the World Cup Promenade between the stands of Pro7 and Gosch.

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The GP JOULE Company: 
GP JOULE is a universal, innovative and authentic partner for all areas of renewable energies. Under the motto "TRUST YOUR ENERGY", the company has developed, planned and realised projects for the future-oriented use of sun, wind, biomass and energy storage since 2009. Based on a sense of respect and responsibility for mankind and the environment, GP Joule develops intelligent energy concepts and integrated solutions, thereby ensuring that the power turnaround becomes a genuine energy turnaround. The guiding principles of company founders and agricultural engineers Ove Petersen and Heinrich Gärtner include authenticity, trust, fair play, innovation and quality as well as the aim to contribute to 100% of energy consumption being drawn from renewable sources in the future. GP JOULE is thus able to offer investors a highly promising and profitable investment option. GP JOULE operates four sites in northern and southern Germany as well as two international sites in the USA and Canada.