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Sunrock and Panattoni Spearhead Large-Scale Solar Initiatives in Germany

Following their successful collaboration in Unna, the European solar energy development company, Sunrock, continues its partnership with Panattoni by providing rooftop solar solutions to Panattoni Germany. Solar photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of 7,084 kWp will be deployed on the roofs of buildings in Düren, Schwäbisch Gmünd, and Großbeeren, with additional projects in the pipeline.


Established in 2012, Sunrock has covered over 5 million square meters of rooftop surface with solar panels, making it one of Europe’s largest investors, developers, and owners of rooftop photovoltaic systems. After successful projects in the Netherlands, Unna in Germany, and upcoming ventures in France, the company now focuses on implementing installations for Panattoni in Germany. These installations aim to make properties in Düren, Schwäbisch Gmünd, and Großbeeren energy-independent, with surplus energy being fed into the grid. The new systems are expected to generate up to 6,774 MWh of electricity annually, equivalent to powering approximately 2,000 two-person households.


Sunrock leases spaces from Panattoni and oversees all aspects of development, financing, implementation, and management of the solar projects. Panattoni Germany is driving the installation of photovoltaic systems on building rooftops, citing the impact of electricity price trends on tenants and the importance of renewable energy in their energy mix as part of their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria.


Hugo Willink, Executive Director of Development at Sunrock, highlights the partnership’s contribution to the transition towards a cleaner energy future and the alignment with ESG aspirations of the Commercial & Industrial real estate sector. Panattoni’s “Go Earthwise” strategy aims for climate-neutral properties, with solar technology playing a crucial role. Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni Germany and Austria, emphasizes their commitment to maximizing the use of rooftops for green energy generation and views the projects with Sunrock as milestones towards this goal. Further joint projects are already in the planning stages.



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