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Photo of Qair's first battery storage and solar power plant in Priestwitz, Germany.

Germany: Qair Commissions First PV Power Plant with Battery Storage in Germany

Munich – March 24, 2023 – Qair, a leading renewable energy company, has successfully commissioned its first photovoltaic (PV) power plant with a battery storage system in Priestwitz, near Dresden, Germany. The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of notable dignitaries, including Minister-President of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer.

Implemented by Qair Deutschland in collaboration with Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH and Intilion, the project marks a significant milestone in the renewable energy sector. The large-scale battery storage system, with a capacity of 3.7 MWh, complements the 13.5 MWp solar park by temporarily storing generated energy.

The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Minister-President Michael Kretschmer and key project participants, including André Haubrock (CEO of Intilion), Heike von Heyden (CEO of Qair Deutschland), Karsten Rogall (Managing Director of Leipziger Stadtwerke), Marcel Werner (Project Manager at Leipziger Stadtwerke), Charles Lhermitte (COO at Qair Group), Simon Ruckinski (Head of Operations at Qair Deutschland), Franck Polhaus (Head of Photovoltaics at Qair Deutschland), Michael Feist (Regional Manager Project Acquisitions at Qair Deutschland), Alen Schiffner (PV Project Manager at Qair Deutschland), and Jochen Nussle (CIO of Qair Group).

The Priestwitz project features:


  • Approximately 36,000 solar modules
  • Generation of 14,000 MWh of energy annually
  • Equivalent consumption to power 4,000 households
  • Annual avoidance of 9,500 tons of CO2 emission
Picture of Qair's Solar and battery storage power plant in Priestewitz, Germany.

Qair remains committed to pioneering innovative solutions in renewable energy, and the Priestwitz project represents a significant step towards sustainable energy practices.

About Qair in Germany

With 80 employees based in Munich and Leipzig operating 25 MW of wind and solar assets in Priestewitz, Schonfeld and Schonfeld, and Merzig, in Germany Qair develops a pipeline of over 400 MW. More information on

About Qair

Qair is an independent renewable energy company developing, financing, building, and operating solar, onshore and offshore wind, hydroelectric, tidal energy, energy from waste, renewable hydrogen production and storage projects.

With more than 1 GW of capacity in operation, the group’s 600 employees are developing a portfolio pipeline of 30 GW in 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and Africa. Our ambition is to become an independent leader in responsible energy.

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