Trade + industry

9
May

9.14 megawatt SUNfarming PV rooftop systems in Germany

From December 2018 to February 2019, SUNfarming completed 9.14 megawatt rooftop systems in Germany in compliance with the EEG - in time for new special cuts by the legislator. Bank financing for the Group's own investment portfolio was confirmed by GLS Bank in March of this year.

The demand for on-roof PV systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings with an installed capacity of less than 750 kWp have risen sharply in recent years.
For the electricity of rooftop photovoltaic systems with an installed capacity of less than 750 kilowatts peak (kWp), the operator receives a fixed remuneration in accordance with the Renewable Energies Act (EEG). In contrast, the operator of a plant with an installed capacity of more than 750 kilowatts peak must take part in a tendering procedure, whereby the level of support for the installations is determined in a competition.
Tenders are very expensive, the electricity produced may not be used for own use according to the EEG and the amount of subsidy depends on the cheapest provider.
Another advantage of rooftop systems compared to open space PV systems is that no building application has to be made for the construction.
A 750 kWp photovoltaic system can produce an average of 700,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which corresponds to a power consumption of around 250 households
Photovoltaic systems (PV systems) make an important contribution to climate protection. In 2017, more than 39,300 gigawatt hours of electricity were generated by PV systems in Germany, which can supply around 12 million households.

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

29
Mar

SUNfarming Food & Energy provides emergency aid in Mozambique

The SUNfarming group from Erkner uses its years of experience in Africa and sends whole-food to the disaster area.

Tropical cyclone Idai has left a trail of devastation in southern Africa. In Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, around two million people are in urgent need of assistance. There is a lack of drinking water, food and medicines. Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi are among the poorest countries in the world. Where there used to be frequent drought, the few fertile fields are now under water. Rivers burst their banks, flash floods and landslides threaten settlements.
Hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything. The situation is dramatic.

The ambassador for Food Security in Africa, Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge of the African Parliament in Johannesburg has asked for support from Peter Schrum as President of the BRM (Federal Association for Regenerative Mobility e.V.).
Fast, unbureaucratic help was required. With Peter Schrum, the phone was no longer quiet until all necessary steps for a first aid delivery were initiated.
SUNfarming and our South African Food & Energy partners from CFAM Technologies today ship the first 10 tons of food aid to Mozambique. Transport from South Africa is organized by Coca Cola and distributed by Mozambique's Ministry for Disaster Management to children and the elderly in the crisis areas.
The aid package, funded by SUNfarming, CFAM and Botselo Holdings, consists of the dry product Pre-Cooked Porridge, which consists of corn, soy, grains, minerals and vitamins. With only 14 euro cents per day, two whole-meal meals ensure the life of a person.

As a SUNfarming Group and BRM, we are happy to provide the needy with fast food emergency aid“, explains Peter Schrum, President of BRM and SUNfarming Chairman. „We have already developed the first porridge whole-foods based on our Food & Energy Public Private Partnership project launched at KfW / DEG since 2013, at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. In addition to the vegetable and fish production under the solar modules in the training center, SF Porridge was provided in the townships to provide basic services to our staff and trainees. The existing partnership with CFAM Technologies, led by Prof LJ Grobler, has enabled our fast and efficient relief effort to be delivered to Mozambique. Today, through years of experience and networks in Africa, we are able to provide large quantities of whole foods in 1 and 10 kilo packages for disaster areas and the needy at very low cost in the short term.
Our first aid delivery is leaving South Africa today. 10 tonnes of whole foods ensure survival for 10,000 children for three weeks.
Should additional funding be available, we will immediately send more trucks with food to Mozambique within a few days, "so Peter Schrum.

19
Mar

Save-the-date

Visit us at the Intersolar in Munich, the world's largest solar fair,
from 15 May to 17 May 2019, hall A3, booth 250



Intersolar Europe, May 15-17, 2019

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners and takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany.

The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy. Since being founded 28 years ago, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

5
Mar

16th Latin American Conference at the DIHK in Berlin

SUNfarming and several other "handpicked" representatives of the German economy, including Lufthansa, Rauch agricultural machinery and the tourism associations were invited to a meeting with the Dominican Foreign Minister, Mr. Miguel Vargas.

Mr. Justus Vitinius, director of DEG / Latin America, started his presentation with the following introduction: "DEG finances projects like that of SUNfarming!
Also German Ambassador Dr. Volker Pellet underscored the importance of the SUNfarming projects for the German economy and also commented on the numerous advantages for the Dominican Republic. Mrs. Pfaff, director of the AHK in the Dominican Republic, agreed and also agreed to her support.

"In a subsequent, personal conversation, in which also the Dr. Volker Pellet participated, I had the opportunity to inform Foreign Minister Vargas in more detail about our concept SUNfarming Food & Energy. The Minister was very interested and said his support, "explains Holger Schönherr, Manager Project Development for SUNfarming

Other interested interlocutors included Mrs. Florencia Vilanova de von Oehsen, the Ambassador of El Salvador and the Ambassador of the Jamaican Embassy, Mrs. Keisha Karl Witter.

18
Feb

SUNfarming Hybrid Training Center in the Bahamas

Unique is the combination of several technologies for renewable energies.

The Caribbean region is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels to generate energy, resulting in higher CO2 emissions and electricity prices of up to 0.40 USD / kWh. These prices prevent growth in many economies in the region and lead to high business costs. Another important issue in the Caribbean is food security, where up to 80% of the food consumed has been imported.

SUNfarming Agro-Solar greenhouses or as modified free-field plants and biofuels made of 100% waste oil (UCO) are combined to form a hybrid system. The same land area is used for the production of food, electricity and heat energy. Jobs will be created in agriculture and in renewable energies. At the same time it serves as a training center for students and interested locals for e.g. Electromobility, photovoltaics and combined heat and power generation and form the technological basis for capacity building, research and technology transfer.
Emissions, energy and food costs are reduced, and future generations will be informed about the benefits of the hybrid system.

The Hybrid Training Center (HTC) is scalable and a turnkey solution that can be deployed throughout the Caribbean
. It shows how the production of food, electricity and heat energy can be combined and used permanently on islands where land is limited.
The Hybrid Training Center will demonstrate the conditions for developing an economic model that will contribute to the independence of the Caribbean countries in relation to fossil fuels, the environment and the environment in a model facility dedicated to the topics of SF Food & Energy and fuel efficiency management at bioltec Improving the quality of life of their inhabitants.

Some benefits for society and the environment in numbers:

- 10,000 kWh of solar energy
- 10-15 kg of tomatoes per plant
- Up to 90% water savings
- 40,000 kWh of electricity CHP
- 16,000 liters of UCO converted into biofuel
- 80,000 kWh of thermal energy CHP
- 40 t of CO2 savings
- 95% greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil diesel
- Typically 50% less toxic exhaust gases (with similar NOx)
- Training in hydroponics, PV technology, electromobility and water saving in agriculture
- Local and independent domestic food and energy production

Read some press releases for the opening (German, Spanish):

Deutsche Energie Agentur (dena). Energiewende als Unterrichtsfach: Trainingscenter auf den Bahamas

Topagrar, Pilotprojekt Gewächshaus mit Photovoltaikanlage

Erneuerbare Energien: SUNfarming baut Agrophotovoltaik-Inselanlage auf den Bahamas

pv magazine Lateinamerika (Spanisch): las Bahamas tendra un centro hibrido de fuentes de energia renovable