We are “sustainable”;-) pleased, that our project “SUNfarming Food & Energy” is one of the TOP 10 nominees in the Sustainable Development category.
Since its founding in 2008, the GreenTec Awards have become the world’s most important environmental award. Together with over 120 partners, they offer large and small companies the international stage to present the best projects for environmental protection.
From the ten best projects in each category two finalists will be announced from the jury until January 08/2018 , a third will be elected by public online voting of YOU!
We would be delighted if you vote now for SUNfarming Food & Energy in the category “Sustainable Development”:
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SUNfarming, our operating partner the North-West University and all project participants say “Thank you”!
The first Food & Energy Training Centre in South Africa is a partnership project:
Operating project partner: North West University Potchefstroom
Co-financing project partner: KFW DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH)
Coordinator of the project: ALENSYS (Alternative Energiesysteme AG)
The SUNfarming photovoltaic plants on the former landfill Seelow and Hennickendorf in the district Märkisch Oderland in Germany were officially handed over on 03.11.2017. District administrator Gernot Schmidt and EMO works director Angela Friesse were attending the handing over. The power generated can supply more than 1,600 households with electricity.
Karsten Balzer, authorized signatory of SUNfarming, described the facilities as win-win projects. “Both, SUNfarming and the district Märkisch Oderland, benefit from it. SUNfarming takes over the long-term care and security of the refurbished landfills with the leases that are limited to 27 years, “explained Balzer. The 150,000 m2 landfill site in Hennickendorf, or 39,191 m2 in Seelow, were fenced in for protection. During the construction of the facilities, the properly covered landfill body was not to be damaged. In Seelow a special concrete base was created for this purpose. Both systems are equipped with a remote monitoring system. Faults or damage are reported immediately. Thanks to the support of the district, the construction of the freefield plants was possible, emphasized Balzer.
For the district, the plants have meaning in many ways, said district administrator Gernot Schmidt. “They correspond to the energy concept of the district, where renewable energies are very important,” he said. Even today, these energies in the district would generate 130 percent of the electricity needed in households. On the other hand, it would eliminate the care and maintenance costs for the EMO as owner. “And the leasing income benefits the citizen,” says Schmidt. For the three landfills covered with SUNfarming solar modules in Wriezen, Hennickendorf and Seelow, these are around 20,000 euros per year, added EMO works director Angela Friesse. The money flows into the fee calculation.
Numbers and facts:
■ Landfill Hennickendorf: 7200 modules, total capacity of 1500 kW. Performance: The plant generates electricity for about 600 households.
■ Landfill Seelow 11 808 modules, total capacity 2460 kW. Performance: The plant in Seelow generates electricity for approx. 1000 households.
The roofs of 8 single-family houses, 14 duplex-houses and 14 townhouses now provide regional, renewable electricity for the residents. As the plants deliver more than they consume, excess green electricity can be fed into the grid.
The Swedish word “bo” means living, and “nav” means center. BONAVA does not just want to build houses but create a home for the residents in a pleasant environment in which they feel comfortable. This includes a sustainable supply of renewable solar energy. 1016 SUNfarming quality modules bring a total capacity of 300 kWp. With the SF AS-295-60M black frame modules, BONAVA has opted for frameless modules that fit seamlessly into the overall architectural concept. Every year, a considerable 159,128.00 kg of CO2 are saved and thus make a contribution to the energy transition.
As was the case in the past, the costs of purchasing electricity are set to rise further.
Solar electricity is already the cheapest source of energy worldwide.
Benefits for BONAVA and its residents through SUNfarming photovoltaik on its own roof
o Partial own energy supply for approximately 10 cent/Kwh via unique SUNfarming quality assurance system
o Up to 20 years of cost security with your own solar electricity
o Immediate cost benefit through long-term fall in ancillary costs
o 100 % greener electricity
o Offensive marketing argument with the protection of fossil energy sources
o No additional or hidden costs
o High quality technology and installation
o Option on innovative SUNfarming electricity storage technology
o Security of supply, independence from energy suppliers abroad
o Own electricity from the roof for electromobility and your own vehicle fleet
INVEST IN A SOLAR PLANT AND SECURE YOUR ELECTRICITY PRICE FOR OVER 20 YEARS
Learn more about the SUNfarming investment concept