Skies over Hellersdorf

The decentralised energy supply project started in Berlin in 2020. The city will play a major role in the project going forward, as a significant part of Deutsche Wohnen’s portfolio is in Berlin. The first 20 solar panels have already been installed in the area of Hellersdorf.

Although “solar” was the watchword on this particular December day, the sun itself stayed away, leaving the weather dull and dreary. However, the mood of those involved certainly brightened when the cranes placed the new solar panels on the roofs of the high-rise buildings on Oelsnitzer Straße. The panels were joined by cable drums and plenty of stone blocks. Their weight helps keep the panels on the ground – or rather, on the roof – in windy weather. Installation is a laborious task, which was evident from the truck-mounted crane and the large team of fitters on-site. One piece of equipment you might not expect plays a key role: a drone. It is used by the engineers and fitters to precisely measure and determine which surfaces the modules can be installed on in advance.

“This is effort that pays off,” says Martin Wöbbeking from BLIS Solar GmbH, who are handling the work for Deutsche Wohnen. “With the 20 panels we’ve installed here, we can supply around 150 households and save around 280 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.”

The first 22 charging stations for e-vehicles will also be installed in Hellersdorf. Some of these will be accessible to the public. The energy for charging the e-vehicles will then be produced by the solar panels.

  • 2,000

    charge points for e-vehicles are being built in our existing portfolio

  • 1,000

    solar panels are being installed on the rooftops of our buildings

  • 14,000

    tonnes of CO2 can be saved by the solar panels each year

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