International projects

10
Mar

SUNfarming participated successfully in the EnergyDecentral Expo 2021

SUNfarming together with the Forschungszentrum Jülich had a virtual stand. More than 200 visitors from different parts of the world, took a look to our brochures and had virtual meetings with the staff of SUNfarming.

Because of the current situation this expo had its first edition in a digital format.

The EnergyDecentral is a trade fair, that normally takes place in Hanover. It is the leading trade fair for decentralized energy supply. The exhibition also focuses on the areas of biogenic solid fuels, wind power and smart energy. The trade fair is complemented by a top-class specialist program, which, in addition to a multi-day conference, and numerous specialist forums.
The core target group of EnergyDecentral Expo Hanover are operators of systems for energy generation, the municipal economy and the food industry. Due to its proximity to the agricultural sector and the EuroTier taking place at the same time, EnergyDecentral is also aimed at companies from professional agriculture.

Mr. Holger Schoenherr, Head of International Projects in SUNfarming GmbH and Dr. Matthias Meier from Forschungszentrum Jülich presented the conference “Agriculture and Research in Agri-Photovoltaic Systems”. Where the outstanding results of our SUNfarming Food & Energy training centers were shown, as well as the new development and research that the two institutions are doing together. The conference was attended by an international audience of more than 40 participants.

22
Jan

We would like to invite you to EnergyDecentral

to EuroTier - the world's leading trade fair for animal production and to EnergyDecentral - the international trade fair for innovative energy supply -
which will take place for the first time in a digital version from February 9 to 12, 2021.

As a visitor, "EuroTier/EnergyDecentral digital" offers you an extensive technical programme and attractive opportunities for networking.

Visit us in our digital showroom on our company profile and make an appointment with us.
Please contact us to get a free ticket
e.hinojosa(at)sunfarming.de

We look forward to your participation!

Link to EnergyDecentral

6
Jan

A success story: Solar-Training-Center South Africa

More than 3000 trainees have successfully completed our training courses at the Solar Training Center in Potchefstroom / South Africa since it opened in 2013. To show what the trainees think of the overall performance of our SUNfarming South Africa and SUNCYbernetic team, here are some original voices from the online training in November 2020:

-I had a wonderful lifetime experience , as a not so technically person I truly have to say @Faure van Schalkwyk you are a super teacher / facilitator...@Anelda you are fantastic administrator. Thank you guys for a super experience and everyone whom I met , never was made to feel like I was less qualified thank you guys . I pray we all succeed in our future endeavors and may our paths meet again as we grow in the industry.. God bless you all Gentleman. Even me as a technical person really learned a lot.
-Thank you to all and for everything Faure and Anelda. You are legends.
-Yes. Thank you all. Learned an awful lot. Laughed and worried. You are very wise men with many years of knowledge and experience. Thank you Anelda for all your hard work and Faure. I will come and do it with you again anytime. It was awfully nice
-Best online Presenters i have experience - kept once attention at all times
-They have given us a good content and very easy to grasp. They interacted with everyone well
-They are all prepared and professional
-Very impressed with the presenters' ability to stimulate participation. Kudos to the team for the video training setup which I think is quite effective.
- ...it is always a pleasure to attend SSEG courses. Faure, Dr Botha and Josh are fantastic and is professional

You can find out more about the Solar Training Center here

22
Dec

SUNfarming Vitality Porridge and Trainings for Africa

The project started in September 2020 and immediately brought desperately needed relief. Within 8 weeks 2.347,600 million servings of Vitality Porridge were distributed. 3.800 participants were trained in self-sufficiency. So far, over 20 schools with over 23,000 students and a minimum of 60,000 family members have taken part in the project. Up to 3.800 people who have become unemployed have been trained in the training program. The project offers the 60 best candidates (possible future entrepreneurs) further training on the agricultural property provided by SUNfarming in Potchefstroom.

"None of us can do that much
like we all can do together "
.
With this in mind, we wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a hopeful start to the new year. Health, happiness and good luck - combined with our sincere thanks for your trust!

With festive greetings
Your SUNfarming team

19
Nov

The placed volume of the new listed 5.5% corporate bond 2020/2025 is already 5.75 million euros

- Successful 2020 with approx. 40 MW installed capacity in Germany and abroad

PRESS RELEASE
Erkner, November 19, 2020 - SUNfarming GmbH, a specialist in project planning, turnkey implementation and technical and commercial management of photovoltaic systems in Germany and abroad, was able to achieve 5.75 million euros in the first phase of the offer period on November 18, 2020 of the new 5.5% corporate bond 2020/2025 (ISIN: DE000A254UP9). The funds received are intended for additional project development and pre-financing exclusively for German solar projects.

The security was included in trading on the Open Market of Deutsche Börse AG (open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) on November 16, 2020 as planned. Interested private and institutional investors can continue to subscribe for the bond through Umweltfinanz Wertpapierhandelshaus GmbH up to the full placement with a volume of 10 million euros. The emission will be accompanied by Lewisfield Deutschland GmbH as financial advisor.

Martin Tauschke, CEO of SUNfarming GmbH: “We are very happy about the trust that investors have in us. Especially in view of the current capital market environment, we are extremely satisfied with the fact that we were able to successfully place around 60% of the total volume in the first two months of the offer period. This opening result speaks very clearly for our company, our strategy and the undisputed growth market of renewable energies."

Despite the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNfarming expects 2020 to be a successful year with around 40 MWp of completed projects in Germany and abroad. For the first half of 2021, the project pipeline already comprises more than 30 MW. “We see ourselves well positioned for our further growth. We are particularly proud of the bid surcharges for over 13 MW in the tender by the Federal Network Agency. This shows that we are also successful in the market for larger freefield projects. Many other projects are already in intensive project development, ”explains Martin Tauschke.

More information can be found here (German)

(Photo, from left to right: Karsten Balzer, SUNfarming authorized signatory, Martin Tauschke, CEO of SUNfarming GmbH)

11
Nov

SUNfarming Polska receives funding from mBank and ING Bank Śląski S.A.

SUNfarming Polska has a loan agreement with mBank and ING Bank Śląski S.A. signed for the refinancing of solar parks with a total output of over 48 MW. The loan amount from both banks is over PLN 206 million.

The loan agreement signed with mBank in September 2020 related to a portfolio of PV projects with a total capacity of over 22 MW and amounts to PLN 90.65 million. And the loan agreement signed in October 2020 for the 26 MW portfolio with ING Bank Śląski S.A. amounts to PLN 116 million. Both loans are for 15 years, which is also the period of the FIT payments granted. Furthermore, VAT could also be co-financed as a bridge loan.

The capacity of the individual projects from the SUNfarming Polska portfolio is less than 1 MW. Each project has a 15-year guarantee on the sale of energy in the auction system carried out by the Energy Regulatory Authority (URE) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Almost all projects have already been completed and are already feeding into the public grid. SUNfarming Polska's portfolio includes projects that can be found across the country, most of the projects are located in Łódzkie, Wielkopolskie, Podlaskie and in the north-eastern part of Śląskie Voivodeship. In total, over 2 GW of photovoltaics were installed across Poland. The Polish market for ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants is mainly based on the auction system.

“We are very pleased that we have been able to conclude both loan agreements and that the Polish financial market has opened up for solar parks. The signing of both loan agreements is the culmination of the hard work of the entire team as well as the close collaboration with our experienced parent company. A big thank you also to the law firm Roedl & Partner from Gdansk and Luther Rechtsanwälte from Hamburg, who supported us in both loan transactions "- explains project manager of SUNfarming Polska, Anna Pilarczyk-Naprawski.

(Foto from left to right: Piotr Budzyniak, Martin Tauschke, Anna Pilarczyk, SUNfarming Polska)