News

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.

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.

11
Apr

Magazine Estrel Story, an interview with Peter Schrum

For the 25th anniversary of the Estrel, the internationally known hotel presents itself with the new magazine Estrel Story.

Hankering for fresh, rooftop harvested vegetables seasoned with homegrown herbs? Then you’re in the right place at the Estrel! Not only does our rooftop offer a phenomenal view of Germany’s capital city, but ever since last summer, the hotel’s executive chef, Peter Griebel, has been harvesting organic vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers from the new rooftop greenhouse.
Find the interview with Peter Schrum, SUNfarming company founder and main shareholder, from page 20 onwards and read how the Food & Energy project brings tomatoes to the hotel roof.

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.