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About us

The company Next2Sun GmbH was founded in order to introduce a new type of photovoltaic (PV) system concept. Our team has several years of experience as project developers and plant operators. As long-standing players in the energy turnaround, we are excited about the abundance of possibilities and the almost global applicability of our new concept. Our team operates from locations in Berlin, Freiburg and Merzig.

Together with the parent companies Ökostrom Saar GmbH and Solverde Bürgerkraftwerke Energiegenossenschaft eG, we have brought the Next2Sun mounting system to a marketable stage. Both companies have been successfully developing projects in the field of renewable energies for many years. Next2Sun combines the industry experience and know-how of both companies. The passion for innovative technologies and the ambition to develop a completely new building block in the renewable energy sector is what distinguishes our team. Using innovative energy systems, our experienced employees make a very important contribution to a sustainable energy supply and a clean and liveable environment with commitment and sound expertise.

Milestones

  • January 2014

    Idea, preliminary and practical testing of the plant concept

  • March 2015

    Foundation of the Next2Sun GmbH

  • May 2015

    Construction and operation of a pilot plant with 30 kWp generation power in vertical east-west orientation

  • December 2015

    Further development of the assembly system and system engineering; patent registration 

  • December 2016

    Development of various project locations for the large-scale application of the plant concept

  • December 2017

    Readiness for construction of the first project site with up to 3 MW energy output in Saarland; Construction of a further test plant 

  • April 2018

    Start of construction of the first large-scale demonstration plant in Eppelborn Dirmingen in Saarland

  • August 2018

    Commissioning of the solar park Eppelborn Dirmingen with 2 MWp.

  • January 2019

    New Partnership with Elektrotechnik Leitinger for the distribution of the bifacial solar fence in Austria.

  • July 2019

    Commissioning of the first bifacial solar fence in Austria

  • August 2019

    Foundation of the Next2Sun Mounting Systems GmbH

  • September 2019

    Start of construction of the second large-scale photovoltaic plant based on the Next2Sun concept in Donaueschingen with 4.1 MWp

  • March 2020

    Exclusive license cooperation with Total Quadran for the French market (Alsace excluded)


    Exclusive sales cooperation with KESKO Energy for the Polish market

    Exclusive sales cooperation with Electrotecnica Novas for Uruguayan market

  • September 2020

    German Solar Prize Award 2020

  • October 2020

    Commissioning of the solar park Donaueschingen-Aasen with 4,1 MWp

Founding Partners

The following companies and persons are shareholders of Next2Sun GmbH:

Ökostrom Saar GmbH

Solverde Bürgerkraftwerke Energiegenossenschaft eG

Heiko Hildebrandt

GRADUATE ENGINEER

Managing Partner

Sascha Krause-Tünker

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Managing Partner

Nicolai Zwosta

Graduate Geographer

Markus Probst

B.Sc. Geography

Daniel Kögler

M. Sc. Renewable Energy Systems

Robert Baldy

M.Sc. Renewable Energies

Thomas Brill

Graduate Economist