Sunrock launches Next Energy Solutions: A smarter way to power the future

Photo: Sunrock battery system at Delta Development’s Positive Footprint Warehouse in Dorsten, Germany.
June 11, 2024 – Sunrock, a leading pan-European solar rooftop developer, is proud to announce the launch of Next Energy Solutions. As demand for clean energy rises, and grid congestion increases, Next Energy Solutions meet the challenge by boosting the availability of clean local energy. We integrate battery systems to store excess solar energy from the roof for use during non-sunny periods, like EV fleet charging, and implement smart energy management systems for efficient, real-time energy flow. With Next Energy Solutions, Sunrock tackles today’s energy challenges and paves the way for a sustainable, resilient tomorrow – committed to supporting net-zero carbon operations with customised, flexible solutions that drive long-term value for both real estate owners and tenants.

Addressing today’s energy challenges

As countries across Europe transition towards greater electrification and stricter environmental regulations, the demand for clean energy is soaring. Along with growing ESG ambitions, this shift is driven by the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the need to move away from traditional energy sources. This spike in energy demand is putting immense pressure on grid capacities, especially in countries like the Netherlands, and increasingly so in Germany and France. Sunrock’s Next Energy Solutions is here to tackle these issues head-on by promoting affordable, local clean energy consumption and ensuring a reliable and efficiently managed energy supply. These solutions help logistical and industrial users reach their broader net-zero carbon goals in a cost-effective way. So, what exactly do they offer?

Integrated solar energy solutions

Whether for buildings under development or existing builds with limited grid access, Next Energy Solutions grants tenants greater access to clean, reliable energy, making the property more attractive and future-proof. For owners and developers having to develop properties without grid capacity, Next Energy Solutions offers grid independence by powering operations locally. By supporting occupants with their energy needs, owners add even more value to their properties and attract a wider pool of tenants with strong sustainability ambitions.

Limited grid capacity is a major challenge, especially during times of high energy use. Next Energy Solutions stores extra solar energy, providing a buffer to meet high-demand periods more efficiently. Even if there’s enough grid capacity, the integrated solutions help occupants use as much solar energy as possible, reducing reliance on the grid and lowering costs. For tenants who don’t need all their grid capacity now, but will in the future, Next Energy Solutions offer the ability to secure that capacity today, making sure it’s available when needed.

Next Energy Solutions offers a fully integrated clean energy system. In addition to rooftop solar, here’s what’s included:

  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS): Store surplus solar energy for use during peak demand periods or when solar production is low, ensuring a steady supply of clean energy.
  • Dynamic EV Charging: Utilise locally produced solar energy to charge EV fleets efficiently, reducing dependency on the grid and optimising energy use based on real-time needs and market conditions.
  • Smart Energy Management System (EMS): Connect and manage solar panels, batteries, and EV chargers to optimise energy flow, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
  • Guidance and Expertise: Sunrock offers comprehensive development and management of your Next Energy system, providing expertise to help shape decisions for future energy ambitions.

Local electricity consumption is increasing significantly due to electrification of fleets. Charging of the fleet often happens during nighttime when the sun does not shine, and in many cases the grid cannot foresee this demand. With Next Energy Solutions we enable the electrification of operations, and to become less dependent on the grid,” explains Lotte de Bruijn, Head of Next Energy Solutions.

Success story: Dorsten’s Positive Footprint Warehouse

The “Positive Footprint Warehouse” in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, developed in partnership with Delta Development, showcases Next Energy Solutions in action. This flagship project features a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) system with an output of 3.45 MWp and a 1,000 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The BESS stores excess solar energy, securing a consistent supply of clean energy and reducing CO2 emissions by over 1,300 tons annually. Aiming for climate neutrality by 2050, the Positive Footprint Warehouse shows how Next Energy Solutions can achieve significant environmental benefits and optimise energy efficiency.

We want to create for the user a maximum flow of renewable energy, but also an efficient flow of energy. So, we also are proud that we have a battery system in place which also gives our customer the possibility during the night to use renewable energy,says Edwin Meijerink, Director at Delta Development

Empowering a clean energy future

As a major developer of solar rooftop projects, our vision is to become the leading provider of clean energy solutions across Europe. Together with our clients, we are in the business of doing good by transforming properties that generate clean energy locally, eliminating both grid dependencies and operations powered by dirty energy sources that contribute to climate change. With Next Energy Solutions we are taking our mission of a clean energy future further than ever – by empowering users to optimise their energy usage with a fully integrated clean energy system.

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