(Frankfurt a. M., 06.11.2023) 6,200 solar modules, 15,000 square meters of surface area, 2.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year: SC Freiburg's solar installation is one of the largest on a stadium roof in the world. With the photovoltaic system, SC Freiburg can cover its own annual electricity consumption in a mathematically climate-neutral way. VDE Renewables has inspected the system and awarded it the VDE seal of quality. The certificate was officially presented at the Bundesliga match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The project with a peak output of 2,387 kilowatt peak (kWp) was realized by badenovaWÄRMEPLUS, a subsidiary of the regional energy company badenova. VDE Renewables Managing Director Burkhard Holder: "Stadium roofs are perfect for solar plants. There are large areas and no shade. Our certificate confirms that SC Freiburg and Badenova have not compromised on quality and execution."
Quality and performance independently verified and certified
The VDE Renewables experts have examined, for example, whether the plant has been optimally planned and constructed, how reliably it operates, and whether the modules also deliver the promised output. This guarantees that a large solar power plant like the one on the roof of a soccer stadium will also be operated successfully in economic terms and that the investment will pay off in the end. The solar modules come from the Swiss company Meyer Burger - also a customer of VDE Renewables - and were manufactured entirely in Germany. The stadium's energy concept is groundbreaking and shows how climate protection can also succeed in professional soccer.