When it comes to developing large-scale solar power plants, you can count on us. From planning and financing to plant development and, ultimately, the direct marketing of electricity, our in-house expertise covers the entire value chain.
Thanks to our many years of experience in collaborating with municipalities, landowners and government agencies in Germany, our expert team legally secures all planning and permission requirements as well as technical preconditions for the successful implementation of a project.
Our expertise in project development:
- Site analysis and assessment
- Support and management of the approval process
- Optimisation of plant layout
- Preparation and drafting of documents for permit applications
- Supervision, preparation and execution of auctions
- Structuring and implementation of customised participation models
- Project pre-financing and interim financing
- Structuring and implementation of marketing the electricity
Project acquisition and cooperation
Do you want to sell project rights quickly to a capable and responsible partner? Or are you looking for an experienced partner to cooperate with you on an equal footing? We acquire the rights to projects in all stages of development and provide public utility companies, developers, planners and energy cooperatives assistance during future stages, if required.
Added value for municipalities
Municipal participation according to § 6 EEG
With our solar parks, we not only want to generate clean energy and actively contribute to climate protection, but also create concrete benefits and added value for local people. We can achieve this with the following measures, among others:
Pursuant to § 6 (3) of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), since July 2021 it has been possible to make unilateral contributions to municipalities on whose land an open-space solar plant is erected without any consideration in return. Accordingly, the operator of the ground-mounted system may offer the municipality up to 0.2 ct per kWh of electricity fed into the grid. However, in accordance with the requirements of § 6 EEG, corresponding contractual provisions may only be agreed between the municipality and the developer after the statute has been passed.
BayWa r.e. has regularly lobbied for the introduction of such a municipal levy and we therefore very much welcome this new legal regulation! For our future solar projects, we are generally planning to make use of this possibility.
Even beyond § 6, we develop individual concepts in our projects that create added value for citizens and municipalities. For example, we offer citizen participation models in selected projects: here you can find our website for financial participation in renewable energy projects. We are happy to discuss which approaches can be sensibly implemented in the project on site together with the community and interested citizens.
Promotion of local biodiversity
In addition to active climate protection, well-planned ground-mounted solar parks can also make an important contribution to the preservation and promotion of local biodiversity, as impressively demonstrated by the bne's (federal association for new energy economy) study "Solar Parks - Profits for Biodiversity". As part of the bne's best practice catalogue "Good large-scale ground-mounted solar PV system planning", we have committed to meeting standards that actively contribute to the promotion of biodiversity. In addition, we usually among others create flowering meadows for wild bees in our solar parks, support breeding birds and bats with suitable nesting boxes, and offer the rare sand lizard safe quarters by heaping up small piles of wood and stones, so-called "lizard hotels". A species census conducted by biologists in June 2021 as part of GEO Magazine's Nature Day confirmed the enormously positive effect of well-planned open-space solar installations on the diversity of local flora and fauna.