Battere replaces disposable batteries with solar-charged, reusable versions. Instead of selling batteries and charging devices, this start-up offers charged batteries that are delivered to the customer (at the moment primarily businesses) via bike courier. In the process, the empty batteries are taken away and recharged using solar energy. Battere offers the convenience of a disposable battery, but at a low prices and using an environmentally-friendly process.
The jury honors Batte.re with third prize. Thanks to its clever service, standard single-use batteries are replaced with solar-powered batteries and its innovative distribution network allows these to be kept in permanent use by several consumers. Up to 1.4 kg of CO2 equivalent can be saved per single-use battery. The idea thereby makes a major contribution to environmental protection and to the contemporary notion of «sharing;» both factors convinced the jury.