Alternative energies

EnTerra Solar Holding

The EnTerra Group acts as an international renewable energies group focused on generating solar energy in the German and Italian markets, supporting the active reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

EnTerra, in co-operation with key long established engineering counter-parties constructs and operates its solar energy projects and generates revenues from the sale of its renewable energy over the long-term, whilst making an immediate, valuable contribution toward environmental and climate protection.

EnTerra’s management team has an established and successful track record in the renewable energy industry, having led the development, financing and construction of several photovoltaic projects in Germany and in Italy.

Irradiation map of Europe

Irradiation map of Germany

Irradiation map of Italy

The available solar irradiation energy ranges between 500 and 3,000 kWh/m² depending on the location, with Germany at c.1,000 kWh/m² and Italy at 1,300 – 1,600 kWh/m².


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EnTerra’s investment strategy is centered around the significant opportunities currently available in the German and Italian Photovoltaic Markets for producing clean energy. The Company’s goal is to develop a large portfolio of individual solar parks with the following attributes:

  • Favorable feed-in tariffs
  • 20 year State guarantee
  • Established integrator base

Projected equity returns for projects generally range from 15 percent to 20 percent.

German PV Market

The german PV market accounted for 48% of global solar PV demand in 2010, with an installed base in 2009 of 8,877 MW.

Italian PV Market

From a sub 100 MW installed base in 2007, the Italian photovoltaic market rose to a cumulative capacity of 430 MW in 2008, with a further 544 MW installed in 2009 to become the second largest European PV market behind Germany.

In January 2010, the Italian government announced that it would set a new goal of 8,000 MW cumulative solar capacity by 2020.

As a result, Italy offers investors an attractive investment climate in the area of renewable energies.


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People have been trying to harness the power of the sun for centuries.

In 1877, air blowing over sunheated iron was used to heat homes.

In 1910, The first patent involving a solar collector was awarded.

The 1930’s saw the first widespread use of solar power for heating.

Photovoltaic cells, firmly established in the new millenium, are devices that use the photovoltaic effect of semiconductors to generate electricity directly from sunlight by means of the conversion of solar irradiation energy into electrical energy (“photo effect”).

Diagram of a basic photovoltaic solar panel

Berlin-BEHALA-Westhafen-and-LahnstrBerlin, BEHALA Westhafen and Lahnstr.

EnTerra completed two photovoltaic plants, with a total output of 268 kW, on the roofs of the Berlin logistics company BEHALA – Berliner Hafen – und Lagerhausgesellschaft mbH.

The plants have an annual production of 253 MWh of clean electricity, saving some 224 tons of carbon dioxide emission. The electricity generated by the plants can supply up to 60 four person households.

Berlin-TurmstrBerlin, Turmstr.

EnTerra completed a photovoltaic plant, with a total output of 134 kW, on the roofs of the Moabit penitentiary in Berlin.