699 MW
built
163 MW
owned
561562 MWh
solar energy produced
317844 t
CO2 saved
we generate power
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Wülknitz
GER
Lönnewitz
GER
Senftenberg
GER
Lindenhof
GER
Dallgow-Döberitz
GER
Brandenburg
GER
Helbra
GER
Kummerow
GER
Sabrodt
GER
Sülte
GER
Schwarzheide
GER
Müssentin
GER
Neudietendorf
GER
Finsterwalde I-III
GER
Zeithain
GER
Rödgen
GER
Straßkirchen
GER
La Huayca
CHI
Puglia
ITA
Basilicata
ITA
Don Benito
ESP
Loja
ESP
Darro
ESP
Rialto
US
Les Mees 2
FR
Trefullock
UK
Sault Ste. Marie I
CAN
Sault Ste. Marie II
CAN
Sault Ste. Marie III
CAN
Cantua
US
Giffen
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North America
USA/Mexico/Canada
Perspective: Very large markets with high irradiation levels especially in the south, high prices in many areas and a strong power demand
Experience: Team members have been active in the US, Canada and Mexico for the last 5 years with installations of more than 100 MWp; strong local development partners
Chile
Perspective: One of the sunniest regions on earth with strong growth in power demand due to solid economic development especially in the energy intensive mining industry
Experience: Built one of Chile’s first large scale PV systems and have a strong JV partner and an experienced local development team
Germany
Perspective: For many years the largest PV market in the world with a very reliable feed-in tariff Regime, but pressure on the level of FIT and size restrictions on plants are eroding attractiveness quickly
Experience: Own asset base of more than 150 MW and one of the most experienced teams in the country
Japan
Perspective: Densely populated country with limited space but good sunshine levels, strong support for renewables in the population and a fairly good feed-in tariff
Experience: Team members with more than 4 years experience in Japanese module and small rooftop market and strong local partners
Australia
Perspective: Very high irradiation levels, ample building space, and a stable political environment, but limited demand at very competitive pricing
Experience: Local development team with experience in module sales and roof top projects
 
BUSINESS MODEL

Independent Solar Power Producer (ISPP)
Development
Ability to judge develop- ment quality based on successful development of 1 GW of projects in many countries around the globe
Planning
6 years of improving our standardized system architecture for large PV plants results in very fast and lean planning cycles
Construction
Our longstanding coopera- tion with experienced partners has streamlined construction so much that we build plants now 3 times faster than 3 years ago
Operations
Hands-on operations of more than 500 MW has given us valuable insights into maximizing output of our plants and reducing costs at the same time
Ownership & Financing (debt, equity)
We raised more than Euro 300 million during the first two years of our company history and financed many more projects in more than 10 countries before. This gives us credibility with financial institutions as investor, operator, and EPC at the same time.
All capabilities
in house
Manufacturer agnostic
100% privately owned
> 500 MW
pipeline
HISTORY

Saferay was founded in 2010 by an experienced team which had previously built Q-Cells International from scratch into the largest system integrator of solar plants in the world within 2 years. The team's mission is to create a new kind of independent power producer that solely focuses on solar PV. The team has completed more than 700 MW of utility-scale solar plants on five continents:

Europe: Italy, France, Czech Republic, Germany, UK, Spain
Americas: Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile
Asia/Pacific: Japan, Australia

Saferay developed rapidly during the first two years of existence, building 45 MW during the first six month of its existence, and adding another 125 MW in the first full year of operation. The company keeps most of the powerplants on its own balance sheet.

Saferay is fully privately owned and has no third party investors, which allows for fast decision making and clear focus.

The company is currently active in Germany, Chile, Mexico, the US, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. Marko Schulz
Managing Director, founder Former Executive Board Member of Q-Cells SE and founder/CEO of Q-Cells International (QCI), the world‘s largest PV system integrator in 2009. Previously partner at McKinsey & Co, focused on utilities.
Dr. Michael Merz
Managing Director, founder Former head of operations at Q-Cells International and project manager. Previously project manager at McKinsey & Co, focused on operational improvement in manufacturing industries.
Dr. Thomas Gnefkow
Managing Director,
CEO Asia Pacific
Former Chief Commercial Officer of Pillar Group. Previously Senior Vice President Procurement
Q-Cells, Managing Director of System SPVs for
Q-Cells and consultant at McKinsey & Co., focused on high-tech and automotive.
Carsten Hennig
Head of Technology Former head of technology at Q-Cells International with focus on electrical engineering and grid connections. 11 years of experience with PV plant design and construction in continental Europe with dozens of realized projects during his time at QCI and Solar Engineering.
Boris Schubert
CEO North America Former CEO of Q-Cells North America and founder of its system business in the US in 2008, where he and his team successfully completed the construction of more than 100 MW of solar plants. Previously Manager in Accenture’s utility operating group.
Juan Carlos Fernandez
CEO Latin America Former project manager at Q-Cells International in charge of building several utility-scale solar power plants. 10 years of experience with PV plant projects in continental Europe as project manager with QCI and Conergy.
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SPEED:
By having the fastest construction times in the industry
COMPETITIVENESS:
By continuously reducing our costs in order to produce solar electricity more economically than fossil fuel based generators
LEVERAGE:
By building solar plants primarily for our own asset base and by reinvesting most of our profits
PERFORMANCE:
By constantly monitoring and maintaining our plants for maximizing output
OPPORTUNITIES:
By letting our employees and partners drive the choice of new projects and geographies
MOMENTUM:
By changing the world's energy supply

we generate power
 
Central contact
Email info@saferay.com
Tel. +49 30 53 60 636 – 0
Fax +49 30 53 60 636 – 29
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Germany
Saferay Holding GmbH
Rosenthaler Str. 34/35
10178 Berlin · Germany
Chile
Saferay SpA
Doctor Sótero del Río Nº 326
Santiago
Mexico
Saferay S de RL de CV
3 Sur 5943 C
72580 Puebla

USA
Saferay Inc.
630 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Singapore
saferay Pte. Ltd.
76 Playfair Road
#05-06 LHK2 Building
Singapore 367996
Australia
Saferay Solar Pte. Ltd.
Perth
U6/135 Hector Street West,
Osborne Park WA 6017

Japan
Saferay K.K.
Hibiya Central Building 14Fl
Nishi Shimbashi 1-2-9
Minato-ku
105-0003, Tokyo