In November 2021 the „BHKW-Ranking“ of the CHP unit manufacturers active on the German market in 2020 has been published in the „Energie & Management“ newspaper. It has been researched by the renowned Öko-Institut and comprises CHP units of all power classes from the 1 kW Micro-CHP unit up to Multi-Megawatt CHP units. SOKRATHERM is one of the few suppliers which have been present in every BHKW-Ranking since its first publication nearly twenty years ago.
Among the roughly thirty suppliers are large corporations like Caterpillar as well as numerous mid-sized companies. Although every year new companies join the survey and others leave, the number of market participants remains rather constant.
With over 15 MW(el) ‚fossil‘ CHP unit* power sold in the slightly shrinking German market 2020 we could increase our turnover and, with ninth rank, strengthen our position among the top ten. In the power range served by us (50 kW to 1 MW) we have a market share of roughly 20 % in several power classes and a top position regarding number as well as CHP power sold.
We thank all our customers and partners who made this success possible!
* In the Ranking the market is split in „biogenic“ CHP units (connected to a biogas or sewage plant) and „fossil“ CHP units (connected to the gas grid). In this context we regard the expression „fossil“ as outdated because the German gas grid is fed increasingly with the renewable gases Biomethane, „green“ hydrogen and SNC which will replace the (fossil) natural gas in the medium term.