Heading to Benelux together
Greenbuddies and SENS sign cooperation agreement
From the very beginning, there was something in particular that Greenbuddies and STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) had in common: their chemistry. Pragmatic, purposeful and professional – these watchwords apply equally to the SENS team headquartered in Würzburg and to the Czech experts in PV and e-mobility. From now on, the two companies will join forces to provide the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg with ground-mounted PV systems and the associated services.
Expanding activities in Europe
"For us, the Benelux countries are the logical extension of our existing activities in Europe. We still see enormous potential in this market, even though there are already existing players and projects there," explains André Kremer, Managing Director at SENS. The PV service provider has been active in the Dutch market for several years, completing EPC projects in the rooftop and ground-mounted sectors. The 12 MWp Leeuwarden solar park won the Frisian Energy Prize for the company in 2019.
250 MWp by 2025
Together with Greenbuddies, SENS will be developing further utility scale projects from an office in Eindhoven. According to current plans, construction of the first solar parks is likely to start at the beginning of 2023. The declared goal is to have a portfolio of 250 MWp by 2025. SENS will provide EPC and O&M services on these projects.
On course for growth
Cooperating with Greenbuddies fits perfectly into the SENS growth strategy. SENS, which has subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK, has ambitious goals in Europe and beyond. Its workforce has doubled over the last three years. “Against this background, we are always searching for committed partners with a similar mindset. I am greatly looking forward to working with Greenbuddies, who can identify with our ‘Good Energy’ just as much as we can,” says Kremer.
Aleš Spáčil (Co-owner and Sales Director of Greenbuddies) adds: "Fortunately, we were immediately on the same wavelength with SENS and look forward to making our contribution to the energy transition in the Benelux countries together. Our mission is to make our planet greener and more sustainable. This connects our companies and gives us the drive to successfully realise as many projects as possible together".
Image: Solar park Leeuwarden | Tobias Leschinsky
Greenbuddies works with hundreds of professionals in various countries in Central Europe who have considerable technical and engineering expertise and have been working for years to make our planet greener and more sustainable. The company have been employing mechanical engineers, engineers, electricians, structural engineers, analysts and also project planners since 2008. With its expertise, it is particularly involved in the construction and operation of PV systems as well as solutions for charging infrastructure and electromobility.
STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) is a globally active service company in the field of renewable energy with headquarters in Würzburg. Its range of services includes the development and construction of turnkey solar parks, the maintenance and operational management of photovoltaic systems and the implementation of energy solutions for commerce and industry. SENS has been part of the STEAG Group since July 2019 and employs around 270 people at nine locations.