Hamburg, 9 October 2019. Effec­tive October 1st, 2019, entre­pre­neur Erck Rickmers has acquired a majority stake in the Hamburg-based pho­to­vol­taic service provider green­tech. The aim is to create a new group under the existing green­tech brand that manages and develops pho­to­vol­taic (PV) power plants.
‘Pho­to­vol­taics are indis­pensable for sup­ply­ing the world with climate- and envi­ron­ment­al­ly friendly energy. It is the tech­no­lo­gy of the future. That is why we bring together greentech’s tech­ni­cal exper­ti­se and its market access with our group’s capital strength and project deve­lop­ment skills’, explains Erck Rickmers, who is inves­ting in the new business through his family office. ‘Steps crucial to the success of pho­to­vol­taic power plants are taken at the project deve­lop­ment stage. We are the­re­fo­re delight­ed that in future we will be deve­lo­ping this area together with our new partner,’ says Ingo Rehmann, Managing Director and founder of green­tech.
With a port­fo­lio com­pri­sing more than 200 systems, green­tech is one of the largest inde­pen­dent pro­vi­ders of PV power plant ope­ra­ti­on and main­ten­an­ce services in Europe. In the area of com­mer­ci­al and tech­ni­cal con­sul­ting on the engi­nee­ring and ope­ra­ti­on of PV instal­la­ti­ons the company has a track record total­ling more than one gigawatt. green­tech was founded by Ingo Rehmann in Hamburg in 2008 and is active in 11 coun­tries. Appro­xi­mate­ly 50 expe­ri­en­ced experts within the company offer a full-service concept for PV systems of all sizes. Its custo­mers include insuran­ce com­pa­nies, invest­ment funds, public utility com­pa­nies and regional and inter­na­tio­nal energy uti­li­ties. Its current product and service port­fo­lio is being con­ti­nued and expanded by the existing share­hol­ders Aleksis Schäfer and Jörn Cars­ten­sen. ‘We are delight­ed to have a finan­ci­al­ly strong partner by our side with whom we can sys­te­ma­ti­cal­ly develop new service areas and markets,’ explains Jörn Cars­ten­sen. ‘This is some­thing which our custo­mers will benefit from too.’

green­tech plans deve­lop­ment of pho­to­vol­taic plants in Europe
The new group will develop and operate PV parks in Europe. Ingo Rehmann is moving to green­tech projects GmbH, newly founded for this purpose, and he shares respon­si­bi­li­ty for expan­ding the new project deve­lop­ment business with the rest of the company’s manage­ment.
‘While solar energy is becoming increa­singly com­pe­ti­ti­ve, we still see a great deal of poten­ti­al for it in Europe. By moving into the area of project deve­lop­ment, we are tapping this inte­res­ting and envi­ron­ment­al­ly sustainab­le growth market,’ explains Rickmers, whose group of com­pa­nies includes the invest­ment and asset manage­ment company Nord­ca­pi­tal. Together with inves­tors, Nord­ca­pi­tal has financed various solar parks with an output of 80 mega­watts, inclu­ding a large solar park in Straß­kir­chen, Bavaria, with 51 mega­watts. Nordcapital’s Chief Exe­cu­ti­ve Officer Felix von Buch­waldt will serve as new Chief Finan­ci­al Officer of greentech’s new project deve­lop­ment line of business.

About the Erck Rickmers Group
The Hamburg entre­pre­neur Erck Rickmers invests in a variety of busi­nes­ses through his family office, E.R. Capital Holding. The invest­ment focus is in real estate, private equity, shipping and asset manage­ment. As a phil­an­thro­pist Rickmers created the Huma­nities and Social Change Inter­na­tio­nal Foun­da­ti­on, which addres­ses societal chal­len­ges of our time.

About green­tech
green­tech is a Hamburg-based service company spe­cia­li­sing in the manage­ment and ope­ra­ti­on of pho­to­vol­taic plants. green­tech offers in-depth tech­ni­cal exper­ti­se for all the stages of a solar projects, thereby ensuring the long-term success of PV invest­ments.

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