Worldwide demand for electricity is increasing constantly, fossil resources are being depleted at an ever-increasing pace and their extraction often results in environmental damage and climate change. The sun supplies us with sustainable energy that can be transformed into electricity via PV modules without diminishing the energy reserves of the sun. The use of solar energy enables us to help save fossil resources and protect our environment.
* with 70 MW SUNfarming own systems
Beyond the statutory requirements, SUNfarming voluntarily commits itself to sustainable development and responsible commercial actions.
Leaving a clean environment and affordable energy to our children and grandchildren is our duty.
SUNfarming feels an obligation to observe this responsibility. We are convinced that with every newly-installed photovoltaic system we come a step closer to the goal of renewable energies as the source of energy supply.
Solar energy not only secures energy supplies in regions with few resources, it also creates sustainable, skilled jobs. With the knowledge and experienced gained from 20 years in green energy we aim to help to make our world more sustainable.
Our commitment does not end with support. SUNfarming pursues its projects sustainably and at its own expense, enabling hundreds of participants to train in the pioneering solar energy sector year for year.
Food & Energy Training Centre
education + jobs – food supply – energy security Food & Energy Project provides jobs and education, food and energy and infrastructure where they are currently needed. European technologies and through PPP partnership with industry, long-term reliable management of systems, secure investments.
Based on our own development SUNfarming and their daughter company SOLprime have designed unique agro-solar substructures for greenhouses for their partner company Alensys.
The roof is partly covered with solar panels to produce energy. 15 agro-solar green-houses, installed on site of the NWU University can be used continuously for practical training and research.
This unique combination is securing effectively food production and at the same time a sustainable energy supply with PV.
The Food & Energy Training Project provides knowledge transfer in the food production in greenhouses for master trainers and students.
In resource poor areas or in conflict areas people from the region are trained to foremen /women in particular food cultivation in Food & Energy plants. The income situation of people is greatly improved.
For the first time this project was realized by our partner company ALENSYS with the support of KfW DEG. The SUNfarming Food & Energy concept has a number of developmentally very interesting effects:
6 PV training units, installed by SUNfarming on the site of North-West University, can be used continuously for practical training.
The training (Mastertraining) at the training centre is firmly integrated into the curriculum of NW University Potchefstroom until the end of the project in 2014, specialists are provided with extensive training and enabled to plan, install, operate and maintain PV units themselves in the future.
Over 360 participants were successfully trained in the basics of photovoltaics at the Solar Training Center in 2013/14.
Within the scope of the “Build a training centre” PPP project for photovoltaics in Syria we established training facilities at the sites AIC Aleppo Industrial City, University of Aleppo and Order of Syrian Engineers and Architects (OSEA).
Selected experts were trained as knowledge multipliers in the basics of implementing and utilising solar energy for electricity generation in order to independently train solar specialists and plan, install, operate and maintain photovoltaic facilities.
100 electrical engineers and installers were trained up until shortly before the outbreak of war. As soon as the security situation permits, SUNfarming will continue the training of PV experts at the training centre as quickly as possible, thereby making an important contribution to enabling energy supplies for the population.
SUNfarming, in cooperation with SENATI (Servicio Nacional de Adiestramiento en Trabajo industrial de Perú) and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) implemented the new PPP Training Project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The plant was inaugurated on 01 of September 2016.
All SUNfarming PV-training plants were installed within the trainings by instructors of electrical engineering at SENATI under the leadership of SUNfarming experts.
A SUNfarming carport with glass-glass-modules, is charging two SF e-scooter and two SF e-bikes with energy. The day over the rooftop plant is feeding into the grid and supplies SENATI with its own solar energy.
Two more training-plants were installed at SENATI in Piura in the North of Peru.
After the successful trainings in May 2016, again in July SUNfarming experts are in Peru for the continuation of training the students to become Master Trainers at the SUNfarming Solar Training Center. This week 30 Master Students in electrical engineering received trainings in Lima, among others on topics such as:
Great interest expressed also the participants of the SUNfarming information session, organized by our PV Expert in Lima, Victor Rosillo.
The following lectures were held:
Alejandra Prada, Erwin Hinojosa, Julius Jäger, SUNfarming GmbH:
photovoltaic in Peru, legal situation, solutions and chances.
SUNfarming Food & Energy Project, the 5 in 1 integrated sustainable energy model:
1 Energy production with PV
2 Food production with minimum of water consumption
3 Education and skills development
4 job creation
5 use of desalting sea water
Victor Rosillo, Südesco: Energy management implementing ISO 5001
Ana Terrazos, SECO-Switzerland: realization of energy efficiency projects
Carlos Obregozo, KfW: Financing renewable energy projects
Interested from politics and business, including banks and utilities, gathered information and took part in the ensuing, lively discussion.
Main theme here was the latest SUNfarming project Food & Energy, which provides developmentally excellent opportunities for South America.
After the first week of intensive theory and practice, our teachers are now in Piura for the continuation of the trainings at the SENATI Piura.
The long-term goal of the regenerative mobility association BRM is to achieve a 100 % share of renewable energies in overall German primary energy consumption. To achieve this goal the technology-based promotion of mobility in all fields of renewable energies is supported. Existing framework conditions are being improved to enable the creation and marketing of biogenically and regeneratively created fuels.
Company Founder and Primary Shareholder of SUNfarming GmbH
Has been working since 2002 as Honorary Association President of the BRM (formerly BBK). Until 2009 Peter Schrum was an honorary member of the board of Eurosolar.
Managing Partner of SUNfarming GmbH
Has been working since 2002 as Honorary Managing Director of the BRM.