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Solutions for the energy revolution

Photovoltaics have seen impressive development over the past 20 years in terms of falling costs and increased uptake. The sector is now facing more sophisticated challenges, in particular as regards land usage and the continuous availability of renewable energy.

Next2Sun was founded to create solutions for the energy revolution with a new system concept. Next2Sun’s goal is to consolidate renewable energy generation, reduce the land usage in free-field photovoltaics, and develop new areas of application for photovoltaic systems. Since then, Next2Sun has been using its vertical, bifacial system technology and the patented frame system developed for it to create and market a wide range of products for agriculture and the public, commercial and private sectors.

Success with clear goals

Milestones

January 2014
Idea, preliminary study and practical testing of the system concept
March 2015
Next2Sun GmbH founded
May 2015
Setting up and operating a pilot system with 30 kWp of generator power in a vertical east-west orientation
December 2015
Further development of the mounting system and system technology; patent application
December 2016
Development of various project sites for commercial-scale use of the system concept
September 2017
pv magazine award 2017 ‘top innovation’ for vertical mounting of bifacial solar modules
December 2017
First project site ready for construction in Saarland with up to 3 MW generator power; construction of another test system
April 2018
Construction begins on the first commercial-scale demonstration system at the Eppelborn-Dirmingen site in Saarland.
August 2018
Commissioning of the Eppelborn-Dirmingen solar park with 2 MWp.
January 2019
New partnership with Elektrotechnik Leitinger, for operating bifacial solar fences in Austria.
July 2019
Commissioning of the first bifacial solar fence in Austria.
August 2019
Next2Sun Mounting Systems GmbH founded
Gewinner Eurosolar Austria
September 2019
‘Austrian Solar Prize’ awarded by Eurosolar for the solar fence
September 2019
Construction begins on the second commercial-scale PV system based on the Next2Sun concept, in Donaueschingen.
October 2019
Salzburg Craft Prize awarded for Austria’s first solar fence.
March 2020
Total Quadran and Next2Sun join forces for agriphotovoltaics in France (excluding Alsace)
Gewinner deutscher Solarpreis 2020
September 2020
2020 German Solar Prize awarded by EUROSOLAR e.V.
October 2020
Commissioning of the Donaueschingen-Aasen solar park with 4.1 MWp.
Siegel PV Magazin 2021
June 2021
PV magazine award 2021 ‘Spotlight 2021’ for the bifacial solar fence
January 2014
Idea, preliminary study and practical testing of the system concept
March 2015
Next2Sun GmbH founded
May 2015
Setting up and operating a pilot system with 30 kWp of generator power in a vertical east-west orientation
December 2015
Further development of the mounting system and system technology; patent application
December 2016
Development of various project sites for commercial-scale use of the system concept
September 2017
pv magazine award 2017 ‘top innovation’ for vertical mounting of bifacial solar modules
December 2017
First project site ready for construction in Saarland with up to 3 MW generator power; construction of another test system
April 2018
Construction begins on the first commercial-scale demonstration system at the Eppelborn-Dirmingen site in Saarland.
August 2018
Commissioning of the Eppelborn-Dirmingen solar park with 2 MWp.
January 2019
New partnership with Elektrotechnik Leitinger, for operating bifacial solar fences in Austria.
July 2019
Commissioning of the first bifacial solar fence in Austria.
August 2019
Next2Sun Mounting Systems GmbH founded
Gewinner Eurosolar Austria
September 2019
‘Austrian Solar Prize’ awarded by Eurosolar for the solar fence
September 2019
Construction begins on the second commercial-scale PV system based on the Next2Sun concept, in Donaueschingen.
October 2019
Salzburg Craft Prize awarded for Austria’s first solar fence.
March 2020
Total Quadran and Next2Sun join forces for agriphotovoltaics in France (excluding Alsace)
Gewinner deutscher Solarpreis 2020
September 2020
2020 German Solar Prize awarded by EUROSOLAR e.V.
October 2020
Commissioning of the Donaueschingen-Aasen solar park with 4.1 MWp.
Siegel PV Magazin 2021
June 2021
PV magazine award 2021 ‘Spotlight 2021’ for the bifacial solar fence

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Our solutions enable cost-effective, sustainable, environmentally friendly power generation by combining innovative multiple use with optimised generation profiles. We want to work with you to expand the use of renewable energies, combat climate change and help protect the environment and the natural world.

And we have the right team to do it: thanks to many years of experience in renewable energy sources and the variety of professional backgrounds across every member of our team, we are able to continually develop our skills and strengths and thus build up solid expertise. As your trustworthy innovation partner, we are bringing the energy revolution – in more ways than one.

About us

Our team

Our team has many years of experience in project development and systems operation. As long-standing key players in the energy revolution, we are delighted with the wealth of different possible applications and the almost global application of our new concept. We work in various locations across Germany and Austria.

Our team has a passion for innovative technologies and for developing an entirely innovative concept in the field of renewable energies. Using innovative energy systems, our experienced staff draw on their commitment and solid specialist knowledge to play a key role in sustainable energy supply and ensure a cleaner, healthier environment.

Senior management
Heiko Hildebrandt
Managing board
Sascha Krause-Tuenker
Managing board
Markus Probst
CEO
Bernhard Stöckl
CEO
Sales
Lucas Pendola
Sales Agri-PV International
Jerome Lintz
Internal Sales
Klaus Kasper
Internal Sales
Christian Meyer
Sales Agri-PV Germay
Thomas Schneider
Sales Agri-PV Germay
Marco Thomas
Sales Solar Fence Germany
Henrik Boman
Sales Solar Fence Germany
Georg Hirschbichler
Sales Austria
Markus Ohler
Sales Austria
Sebastian Stern
Sales Austria
Project development
Jana Bauer
Project development
Christian Meyer
Project development
Benedikt Nickel
Project development
Silas Schneider
Project development
Rick Schüller
Project development
Benjamin Volz
Project development
Systems engineering
Thomas Schneider
Project construction management
Martin Tanner
Technology
Technology, development, research
Peter Bendix
Technology - Development
Florian Hoff
Technology - Development
Franziska Hoff
Technology - Development
Stefan Ollinger
Technology - Development
Simon Lahr
Research
Franz Kranawendter
Technology
Valentin Angermann
Technology - Development
Marketing & PR
Mittu Bauer-Hollinger
Marketing
Tanja Göller
Marketing
Julia Metto
Public relations
Administration & IT
Paul Arnold
Purchasing
Elia Packebusch
Purchasing
Ute Melzer-Metzger
Controlling
Sabrina Daniel
Accounting
Ramona Thomas
Front office
Katrin Hohenwallner
Accounting
Michaela Fritz-Hanler
Front office
Caroline Streitberger
Front office
Lukas Leinenbach
IT
Rebecca Draskovits
Accounting
Marlene Schneider
Controlling
Logistics & assembly
Thomas Kind
Logistics
Joschua Montag
Logistics
Manuel Herber
Logistics
David Burkhardt
Logistics
David Scheiber
Logistics
Nils Rainer
Assembly
Sebastian Strasser
Assembly

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