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1.1 gigawatt portfolio: SECURSUN starts construction of first solar parks in Germany
MORE THAN 50 PROJECTS PLANNED IN GERMANY UNTIL 2026
Munich/Sofia (22.08.2023). SECURSUN has started the construction of the first solar parks from its portfolio of around 1.1 gigawatts. In total, more than 50 utility solar PV parks will be completed between the end of 2023 and 2026. All plants will be planned and constructed by the Berlin-based project developer securenergy solutions and SUNOTEC, Europe’s market leader in the construction of solar parks. The two companies each have a half share in the joint venture SECURSUN.
Construction of at least seven solar parks from the SECURSUN portfolio will begin this year. Amongst the first are the PV plants in Utzedel (near Demmin) and Brusow (near Kröpelin) both in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Ground-breaking of the site in Dallgow-Döberitz in Brandenburg (outside Berlin) will follow soon.
The average project size in the over 1.1 gigawatt large pipeline will be around 20 megawatts peak (MWp). Individual solar parks with up to 150 MWp are also planned. The PV plant in Frankenförde near Luckenwalde, about an hour’s drive southeast of Berlin, for example, will have a capacity of about 42 MWp. Construction is scheduled to start end of the year.
“Since the launch of our joint venture last November, less than a year has passed. The fact that the planning went so quickly was only made possible by the close cooperation between securenergy solutions and SUNOTEC. Now work has started at several locations at the same time,” says Holger Stabernack, CEO of securenergy solutions AG. “The first SECURSUN projects prove how quickly things can be implemented when the right partners come together,” says Bernhard Suchland, CEO of the general contractor SUNOTEC. “We are proud that we can deliver everything from a single source.”
Last year, an overall capacity of photovoltaics of 7.2 GWp was built in Germany (ground-mounted and roof tops). The SECURSUN portfolio planned for the next three years accounts for comparatively 15 percent of this alone. “We are very pleased that we can contribute to the ambitious expansion targets in Germany with our more than 50 projects. It requires lots of speed to achieve what we need in terms of the energy transition in Germany,” says Holger Stabernack.
SUNOTEC is Europe’s market leader for the construction of utility solar PV parks. The company is based in Sofia (Bulgaria) and Munich (Germany) and currently employs over 1,400 people. As a general contractor, SUNOTEC offers the full spectrum of services to its customers: From the preliminary drawing to engineering, procurement, construction and final handover, including operations and maintenance – everything comes from a single source. With more than 500 solar power plants and over 6.6 GWp capacity built, SUNOTEC has made a significant contribution to a sustainable and green energy mix in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, visit sunotec-group.com or follow #SUNOTEC and @sunotecgroup on social media.
ABOUT securenergy solutions
Since 2019, Berlin-based securenergy solutions AG has been primarily dedicated to the project development of PV systems in Germany and the Dominican Republic. At this point in time, the company is looking at a pipeline of around 4.5 gigawatts. For the SECURSUN joint venture, the majority of the PV projects will therefore come from securenergy solutions AG. Upon completion, these will then be part of SECURSUN’s own portfolio in the future. For more information, visit securenergy.de or follow @securenergy on social media.
Karim Nils Grueber
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 Wirth, Dr. Harry (2023): Aktuelle Fakten zur Photovoltaik in Deutschland. Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE. Version from 17.05.2023. To be found in: https://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/ise/de/documents/publications/studies/aktuelle-fakten-zur-photovoltaik-in-deutschland.pdf. P. 6.
SECURSUN – As a joint venture, the merger of SUNOTEC, Europe’s market leader for the construction of utility solar PV parks, and the project developer securenergy solutions AG combines the specialist expertise of both companies. By 2026, SECURSUN will realize renewable generation plants with a total
capacity of more than one gigawatt. The solar parks will be connected to the grid and operated by SECURSUN.