SC Freiburg Zertifikatsübergabe
J Conklin / SC Freiburg
2023-11-04 publication

SC Freiburg produces its own electricity with its own solar plant - VDE Renewables serves as independent quality assurance partner

One of the world's largest photovoltaic systems on the roof of a soccer stadium has been put into operation on the stadium roof of SC Freiburg. 6,200 Modules produce 2.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year on an area of 15,000 square meters. This enables the Bundesliga club to cover its own annual electricity consumption in a climate-neutral manner.

Sabine Behrmann

The solar modules come from the Swiss company Meyer Burger and were manufactured entirely in Germany. The project was implemented by the regional energy company badenova. VDE Renewables provides advisory services to badenova on the quality assurance of renewable energy power plants and inspected and evaluated the solar power plant of SC Freiburg.

Quality and performance independently verified and certified

VDE Renewables experts examine, for example, whether the plant has been optimally planned, how reliably it operates and whether the modules also deliver the promised output. This guarantees that a solar power plant of this size can also be operated successfully in economic terms and that the investment pays off in the end. VDE Renewables Managing Director Burkhard Holder: "This project meets our stringent requirements, and this power plant was awarded the VDE certificate as confirmation that SC Freiburg and badenova have not compromised on quality and execution." As a subsidiary of the VDE Group, VDE Renewables can draw on more than 125 years of experience with norms and standards as well as testing and certification. In addition, VDE Renewables has an international partner network that includes leading scientific research institutes and insurance groups.

A showcase project for sustainability and climate protection - combining sport and climate protection par excellence

The project is a beacon for supporting our energy transition. The combination of sport and sustainability creates an important awareness for all areas of society and motivates people to do something for climate protection in their private lives too. All this driven by a highly appealing club and an innovative energy supplier.