Next Kraftwerke


Next Kraftwerke links microgeneration plants and creates a virtual power plant. Pooling such plants makes unused resources available to the electricity market

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HTGF Exit Next Kraftwerke

Strong exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – Shell to acquire Next Kraftwerke Shell is acquiring Next Kraftwerke to strengthen its position in the field of renewable energy tradingThe Cologne-based start-up Next Kraftwerke GmbH will obtain the necessary resources to fuel…

How scientists become successful entrepreneurs

  Interview with Klaus Lehmann, Partner Successful industrial technology start-ups – Klaus Lehmann has helped scientists and researchers to found successful start-ups on behalf of the High-Tech-Gründerfonds since 2014. Now the industrial technology expert has…

Eneco Group invests in Next Kraftwerke

Dutch sustainable energy company Eneco Group has acquired a minority interest of 34% in Germany-based Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants (VPP) in Europe. The investment will allow for the further strategic expansion of Next Kraftwerke in Europe and contribute to the joint ambition of…

Investment in virtual power plant

Together with Neuhaus Partners and Business Angels, High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in Next Kraftwerke GmbH. This new, Cologne-based technology business specialises in the marketing of microgeneration plant on the electrical power market. In particular, Next integrates emergency power generators, cogeneration units…

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27. Apr 2010 – 24. Feb 2021