Sunrock installs PV systems on Panattoni properties

After the successful cooperation in Unna, the European solar energy development company Sunrock is continuing its partnership with Panattoni and is providing its rooftop solar solutions to Panattoni Germany. Solar power photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of 7,084 kWp will be installed on the roofs of the buildings in Düren, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Großbeeren. Further projects are being planned.
Sunrock was founded in 2012, with now more than 5 million square meters of rooftop surface covered with solar panels, it is one of the largest investors, developers, and owners of rooftop photovoltaic systems in Europe. After joint projects in the Netherlands and Unna in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and new projects in the pipeline in France, the company is now implementing further installations for Panattoni in Germany. This will make the properties in Düren, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Großbeeren energy-independent. Surplus energy will be fed into the grid. Overall, the new systems will generate up to 6,774 MWh of electricity for approximately 2,000 two-person households per year according to calculations.
Sunrock leases the spaces from Panattoni and handles all the development, financing, implementation and management of the solar projects.
Panattoni Germany is driving the installation of building rooftops with photovoltaic systems forward for several reasons according to Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni Germany and Austria: “The current price trends on the electricity market are impacting our tenants too. It’s worth generating electricity on one’s own roof in order to become independent from these developments. In addition, many companies have committed to increase the share of renewable energies in their energy mix as part of their ESG criteria.”
Hugo Willink, Executive Director Development Sunrock states: “The partnership between Sunrock and Panattoni is actively contributing to one of our era’s most critical challenges: the transition towards a cleaner energy future. Our joint efforts in developing solar rooftop projects drives net-zero operations for tenants and fully aligns with the ESG aspirations of the Commercial & Industrial real estate sector.”
Panattoni has also set a goal for itself within the scope of its “Go Earthwise” strategy to develop climate-neutral properties. Solar technology is a crucial pillar along that path. “We want to use Panattoni rooftops to the maximum extent to generate green energy using solar panels. The projects with Sunrock are another milestone that we have achieved,” says Fred-Markus Bohne. Further joint projects are already being planned.
About Panattoni
Panattoni is one of the world’s largest owner-operated project developers for industrial properties and has been a leader in Europe since its foundation in 2005. The company has 53 branch offices in North America, India and Europe. Its global portfolio includes more than 54 million square metres of completed surface area for more than 2,500 customers.
Panattoni offers its customers high-quality and sustainably erected property solutions in the industrial sector. For holistic development, the company focuses on the local situation and cooperation with municipal partners and decision-makers. The portfolio includes custom-fit, build-to-suit as well as build-to-own solutions, Panattoni Parks and property management. The portfolio is supplemented by flexibly usable and modularly structured business parks according to the City Dock concept. Here, users from the production, trade and handcraft segments can find smaller, attractive, commercial lots in the centre of urban conurbations or at the edge of a city.

Since its entry to the European market in 2005, Panattoni has created which more than 20.3 million square metres in new plots. In Germany, one of the company’s focus markets, the Panattoni team, with is more than 120 employees, has completed more than 120 projects. Of those, more than 85% of the developed plots are Brownfield revitalisations. Panattoni’s German corporate headquarters are located in Hamburg with additional branches in Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Munich and Berlin.

About Sunrock
Sunrock is working with European companies, organizations, and governments on a bespoke energy strategy, and is the number one in large-scale solar roof and smart energy projects. From solar systems to smart batteries and from asset management to clear dashboards. Sunrock arranges it all: feasibility studies, subsidy applications, financing, and insurance. From the operation and management of solar parks to the utilization of the clean energy generated by them. In 2012, Sunrock was established in the Netherlands as a start-up in solar energy for logistics real estate and has since grown to more than 135 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France. Sunrock has realized 500 MWp of solar energy and an additional 1GWp in development. With an outspoken commitment to their ESG criteria they are on a clear mission: powering forward with their clients, towards a clean energy future.

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