International projects

12
Jun

SUNfarming Food & Energy for Albania

At a meeting in Albania with the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Mrs. Belinda Balluku and her advisor Mrs. Evis Berberi, SUNfarming presents Food & Energy

At the end of April, Peter Schrum, the main shareholder of the SUNfarming Group, and Holger Schönherr, SUNfarming project manager, were invited to the Energy Ministry in Albania to introduce SUNfarming Food & Energy concepts.
During this trip, SUNfarming Albania was founded, which will combine its business activities in Albania with local cooperation partners.
Minister Balluku was very interested and expressed her support for the realization of Food & Energy in Albania

29
May

SUNfarming receives mezzanine capital for photovoltaic portfolio with 116 MWp in Germany

The SUNfarming Group from Erkner has received over € 23 million of mezzanine capital from HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH through its BPG IPP GmbH & Co. KG ("BPG IPP") in April of this year. The funds have already been disbursed via a subordinated loan from an investment vehicle of the Signal Iduna Insurance Group.

"The long-term financing instrument with low capital costs enables us to expand our working capital financial leeway and drive our expansion in Germany and abroad. The fresh capital offers us the opportunity to further expand our portfolio of solar plants in Germany, Europe and Africa, "says Martin Tauschke, Managing Director of the SUNfarming Group and BPG IPP. "In particular, we will have the opportunity to further develop our innovative Food & Energy concepts and implement our first large-scale projects in the near future," continues Martin Tauschke. However, the SUNfarming Group will continue to focus on the realization and investment of classic solar systems with fixed feed-in tariffs on roofs and unused open spaces, especially in Europe. The company's own PV portfolio is also to be expanded by acquiring existing plants.

 

22
May

Successful Intersolar 2019 for SUNfarming

In 2019, the SUNfarming Group again participated with a competent team at the world's leading trade fair for the solar industry.

As every year, the interest in our products and projects has been great and our SUN farmers have had many concrete discussions with local and international partners from Europe, Africa and Latin America in order to initiate projects and to further develop current projects. In addition, contacts with suppliers and technical production partners and banks as well as international financing institutions were expanded. The DKB (Deutsche Kreditbank AG) and the ING Bank visited our stand, as well as the international banks FMO (Dutch Development Bank) and the World Bank subsidiary IFC, to discuss the development of relations in the financing of German and international projects of the SUNfarming Group.

Delegations, among others from Angola, Brazil and the Congo, learned in conversations with our expert project managers about the outstanding developmental possibilities of our product
"SUNfarming Food & Energy".

"The demand for on-roof PV systems for commercial and industrial plants with an installed capacity of less than 750 kWp has risen sharply. From December 2018 to February 2019, we completed 9.14 megawatts. Together with the ground-mounted systems with less than 750 kWp, we have a volume of approx. 20 MW in Germany alone, which we realized in our own investment in the last six months, "explains Martin Hinneburg, Head of Purchasing and Calculation.

"We are very satisfied with the fair days! In addition to existing customer care, we were able to make many new contacts, which will be very helpful to us on the path of internationalization of the project business. We will exhibit again at Intersolar next year, "says Martin Tauschke, CEO of SUNfarming.

2
May

Peter Schrum in the disaster area Beira

In order to get an idea of the conditions, Peter Schrum, SUNfarming founder and main shareholder, is extending his business trip to South Africa and is traveling to Mozambique in the disaster area Beira.

All tools for rice cutting have been lost by the flood. SUNfarming spontaneously bought 200 rice cutters and 200 hoes for the women in the village. In addition, the seed for corn, cabbage, beans and peppers. The village elder got a cell phone, the only communication option for the whole village.
"These people have lost everything. I was particularly touched by a little boy of eight who lost his parents due to the flood. He is only one of many. Because we and many other people and organizations are helping, a foster family can now take care of him, "reports Peter Schrum.
The first aid package, co-funded and mailed by SUNfarming Food & Energy, consisting of 10 t whole foods, arrived in Mozambique and was distributed to the needy by the local aid organizations.
Back in Mobuto, Peter Schrum, together with Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge, Ambassador for Food Security of the African Parliament, talks with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Vice-Minister for Energy on possible cooperation in the Food & Energy project.

24
Apr

Invitation -SUNfarming at the Intersolar, 15 to 17/May/ 2019

SUNfarming will once again be represented at the world's leading trade fair for the solar industry this year. Visit us in Hall A3, Booth 250 and learn more about our latest projects and our commitment worldwide.

For ecological reasons, we have decided to waive postal invitations in the future. For visitors of our stand: You are hereby cordially invited to report to Mrs. Anja Wölfling and to arrange an appointment. We will gladly send you an entrance ticket for the visit of the fair:
+49 (0)3362 8859 166
a.woelfling(at)sunfarming.de

What we want to talk to you about:
SUNfarming as project developer and investment controler for capital investors and banks:
More than 550 MW realized PV projects, including 135 MW of own investment
280 MW in service and maintenance
On average, 7.7% higher yield on all SUNfarming plants
(average surplus compared to yield reports)

SUNfarming own electricity concept for municipalities and trade:
0% investment costs, on average at least 10% electricity cost savings in the first 10 years (for municipal electricity), 100% CO2 savings

SUNfarming Food & Energy Projects:
SUNfarming's unique Food & Energy greenhouses provide jobs + food + energy where they are needed

SUNfarming International:

Projects from Poland, Great Britain, Turkey, and South Africa introduce themselves

SUNfarming Solar Training Center in Peru and South Africa:

More than 2000 trainees in South Africa by 2018, 100 trainees in Peru since the beginning in 2015
Our commitment does not end with the promotion

SUNfarming Home Solar:

Produce your own electricity on your roof for about 11 cents / kWh

We speak your language: German, English, Polish, Turkish, Spanish

We are looking forward to your visit.

Your SUNfarming Team

16
Apr

Martin Tauschke represents SUNfarming on the RENPOWER

Martin Tauschke, Managing Director of the SUNfarming Group, was invited to present SUNfarming at the RENPOWER POLAND 2019 - The Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investor Conference.

In the second session, "Next Steps on the Electricity Market Legislative Transformation," Martin Tauschke will be the Prime Speaker on the topic of "FIT VS. PPA - legal frames from the investor's view "presents. "The event was a very good opportunity to present SUNfarming's competence in commercial project development including financing in general and our goals in the Polish market in particular to decision-makers from Polish and international banks as well as other stakeholders of the Polish solar market", says Martin Tauschke. "PPA projects will become more important over the next few years, so that a long-term communication with all participants must start early."

At the request of the organizer, Martin Tauschke also took over the moderation of the 4th session "Financing of and Investing in the Polish renewable energy developments", in which the high-ranking representatives of European financial institutions such as the European Investment Bank, IFC International Finance Coperatipn, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the subsidiary of Commerzbank AG, mBank, have discussed financing options for renewable energy investments in Poland.

About RENPOWER POLAND
This conference is hosted by Euroconvention Global in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the LATAM region.
RENPOWER POLAND gathered project developers, investors, IFIs, government representatives, engineering, consulting, banking, and legal entities.