The SUNfarming Food & Energy Urban Concept

Structural development through renewable energies with SUNfarming

According to the World Bank studies, the urban consumption will triple by 2030. By 2030, about 40 percent of humanity will be insufficiently supplied with water. At the same time, global energy consumption and food consumption will increase by 36 % by 2025.
If urban infrastructures are to keep pace with these onslaught, we need to make them more intelligent. Technological knowledge and the available resources in the water, energy and nutrition sectors must be used sustainably in order to create an environmentally and climate-friendly development in cities and municipalities.

SUNfarming has developed the unique "Food & Energy Urban Concept": Sustainable solar energy and regional food are produced together - on the same area. In addition to the solar power, vegetables, fruits, flowers or fish, regional or local PV production can be gained in new or already built PV free-field installations between the module series or in special agro-solar Food & Energy greenhouses.

The SUNfarming "Food & Energy Urban Concept" consists of two proprietary products

1. "SUNfarming Food & Energy Greenhouse System"

Based on our own developments, SUNfarming has developed unique agro-solar substructures for greenhouses. The roofs of the greenhouses are partially covered with solar modules for energy production. In the greenhouse vegetables, fruits and flowers can be cultivated under the solar modules.
The system was originally developed to combine the production of electricity and food with the creation of jobs in the economically weak environment such as developing and emerging countries. However, it also offers the urban population the benefits of the combined double production of solar power and vegetables. Also, fish cultures can be bred here.

2. "SUNfarming Food & Energy Freefield System"

With the SUNfarming Direct-Electricity Concept, we have been supplying green electricity from our own PV plants to local authorities, commercial and industrial companies for years and can offer a price saving of approx. 10% below the market price. As a result of intensified urbanization and the resultant scarcity of resources, the renewable energy generation and the production of food between the modular series of our free field plants will become increasingly important in the future.
The "SUNfarming Food & Energy Free Field System" is an extension of the Direct-Electricity Concept and offers the power customers the possibility to grow their own and regional ' organic vegetables ' by means of specially developed substructures, ecologically and resource-friendly and harvest fresh from the field. It is our most widely used system for utility scale PV plants worldwide

  • In the first freefield trials, courgettes, potatoes and pumpkins flourish splendidly between the module rows.
    "Our experimental areas for potatoes on light soils in Brandenburg yield a yield of 55 to 60 t / ha. In Brandenburg, 38 - 45 tonnes are normal with irrigation, which results in an increase of 35-40%, "explains Peter Schrum founder of the SUNfarming Group.

    Peter Schrum, Erkner
    Founder of the SUNfarming Group
  • SUNfarming self-current concept

    Municipalities and business areas permanently and sustainably save up to 10% energy costs against your energy supplier and at the same time increase your independence through your own green solar power from your municipal / commercial roofs.
    SUNfarming invests and installs your own power supply.


    SUNfarming Food & Energy Urban Concept offers:

    • Approx. 10% cheaper power supply for municipalities, commercial and industrial enterprises
    • Clean, safe and economical energy production
    • Vegetable, flower and fish production regionally through our SUNfarming Food & Energy Urban Concept
    • Jobs in food production and fish farming through SUNfarming technologies
    • Creation of jobs
    • Training of specialists, students and engineers in the areas of food production and solar energy
    • Efficient resource management through a lower ecological footprint
    • Sustainable urban development through efficient residual area duplication
    • Energy-intensive material circuits are made more local and economical, e.g. By the direct use of (pre-purified) wastewater for irrigation or fertilising purposes
    • Optimized water use by the latest technology (droplet irrigation, desalination, industrial water)
    • Hydroponics
    • Aquaponics
    • Carports

    Become PARTNERS

    • Business enterprises
    • Strengths
    • District organizations
    • Individuals
    • Industrial operation


    • favorable commercial and conversion areas for <4 Euro/m2
    • Purchase or leasing of the land for 29 years with extension

    Please contact a SUNfarming expert to see the availability in your country

    Sales Food & Energy Urban Concept


    Andreas Flörchinger

    Office Berlin/Erkner
    15537 Erkner
    Tel. +49 (0) 172 445 0686

    David Morr

    Office Berlin/Erkner
    15537 Erkner
    Tel. +49 (0) 3362 885 9123

    Karsten Bühring

    Office Berlin/Erkner
    15537 Erkner
    Tel. +49 (0) 174 863 0032

    Michael Link

    Office Saxony-Anhalt/Thuringia
    06779 Raguhn-Jeßnitz
    Tel. +49 (0) 177 233 3596

    Holger Schönherr

    Office Berlin/Headquarter
    15537 Erkner
    Tel. +49 (0) 163 33 82 440

    Heiner Kamper

    Office Berlin/Brandenburg I – Potsdam, Frankfurt/O, Oranienburg
    15517 Fürstenwalde/Spree
    Tel. +49 (0) 176 724 83 948

    Rainer Bergholz

    Office Brandenburg/Spreewald/
    03042 Cottbus
    Tel. +49 (0) 157 377 45 481

    Uwe Brandt

    Office M-V/ Nordbrandenburg
    Tel. +49 (0) 171 57 33 506

    Frank Mattern

    Office Saxony, Dresden/Bautzen
    02627 Kubschütz
    Tel. +49 (0) 162 265 92 35

    Sven Eppinger

    Office Brandenburg
    15537 Erkner
    Tel. +49 (0) 3362 8859 188

    Gerd Schrum

    Office Schleswig Holstein
    25782 Schalkholz
    Tel. +49 (0) 172 952 69 69

    Ina Schwedt

    Office Schleswig-Holstein
    25794 Dörpling
    Tel. +49 (0) 171 889 42 54