Future through solar energy

A partner for everything to do with solar energy.

That’s hep. Since 2008. We develop, build, operate and finance solar parks. World-wide. For energy production that can do more than supply electricity. The large-scale photovoltaic facilities we have developed have a capacity of around 1,355 MW peak. From our sites in Germany, Japan and the USA we operate 30solar projects ourselves. Our active pipeline for future projects comprises around 5,900 MW peak. (The number of solar parks in operation are up to date. All the other figures are updated every six months.)

Hep Bus auf einem Solarpark in der Wiese zwischen Solarpanelen

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(The number of solar parks in operation are up to date. All the other figures are updated every six months.)

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Our business model

Future through solar energy

We develop, build and operate solar parks worldwide, and offer investments for various investors as part of that.



Our holistic approach

Development, construction, and operation of solar plants

Investments for institutional and private investors

Everything from one source: safe and efficient

Worldwide network of subsidiaries and partners

Major project pipeline through focusing on project development

Green conscience, to protect and preserve the environment


Christian Hamann und Thorsten Eitle Gründer von hep
Starting gun
Christian Hamann and Thorsten Eitle secure the former NVA (East German Army) site in Spremberg for the first project by hep in Germany.
Nahaufnahme von Solarpanelen auf einem Solarpark in Deutschland
hep is officially founded. The first German solar park is built by hep in Spremberg, and completed in the same year.
Detailaufnahme von Solarpanelen auf einem Solarpark in Deutschland
Welcome to Great Britain!
The Nordendorf solar park is launched as a fund and successfully placed on the market. hep is the first foreign investor to enter the UK market.
Nahaufnahme von einem Solarpark in Deutschland
Première in Cornwall
Construction and completion of the first hep solar park in England, located in Cornwall – one of the first solar parks anywhere in the UK.
Bild von einem Japanischen Turm in Japan mit Bergen im Hintergrund
Nihon e yokoso! (Welcome to Japan!)
Two years on from Fukushima, hep opens up Japan as a new market and establishes a subsidiary in Kobe with a local Japanese project development team.
Solarpark von hep in Japan
Founding the construction company
hep is the first foreign company to successfully place a first solar project in Japan. hep energy GmbH is founded.
Solarpark von hep in Japan
Further premières
In Japan, the first project under its own authority is designed and built by hep. In addition, hep places its first public AIF (alternative investment fund) under new legislation.
das hep Gebäude in Güglingen während die Sonne untergeht
New construction in Germany
In Güglingen, near Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg, hep builds the first company-owned building that is self-sufficient in energy.
Drei Arbeitskollegen auf der Arbeit unterhalten sich in einem Gespräch über etwas Geschäftliches
Investment management company under the KAGB
hep is now also licensed as an investment management company under German investment legislation (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, KAGB). HEP Kapitalverwaltung AG is founded.
Sebastian Kienle vor dem hep Gebäude in Güglingen
Ironman meets hep Sports Team!
Hawaii Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle pursues the concept of the “CO2-aware” athlete and opts for hep as his new main sponsor. Sebi not only becomes part of the growing hep Sports Team, but is also investing in a solar fund himself.
A base in Tokyo
Successful project implementation and good future prospects — the Japanese solar market has proved profitable for hep. Sufficient reason for opening a further Japanese base in the capital city.
zwei Hände auf einem Bild während einer Besprechung schließung eines Vertrags
Takeover in the USA
hep takes over project developer Peak Clean Energy and acquires a majority stake in the solar company ReNew Petra in the USA – a double Yes for North America as an economic location.
hep Office in Hamburg
New office in Hamburg
A high density of capital management companies, especially in the field of renewable energies, many investors and a high level of employee attractiveness – these are just a few reasons why hep is represented with another location in the Speicherstadt.

Vorschau des neuen Hep Gebäudes in Eppingen
Neues Unternehmensgebäude Drohnenaufnahme des gebäudes von oben

New building

Our steadily growing success required construction of a new corporate headquarters. The concept of the new building is based not only on environmental considerations, but takes a holistic view of its entire life-cycle and is certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen, DGNB).


Our locations

8 locations in Germany, Japan, Canada and in the US

hep’s headquarters are in southern Germany: in Güglingen, Baden-Württemberg. From here we design, plan, monitor and control all projects worldwide. With a digital monitoring system we have a live-view of all our parks.

Our focuses

Investing with hep

Invest with hep, and invest in responsibility. You are investing in more solar energy for less CO2 – one of the most pressing social challenges of our time. And you benefit from attractive returns.

Our products and services

Expanding solar energy, stopping global warming. For us and for future generations. That’s why we develop, build, operate and finance solar parks in politically stable and economically attractive locations.

hep Management

Our top management is fully invested in the company – with their full energy, conviction, and of course also their own capital. They form the foundations of hep – with their commitment in a good cause.

Christian Hamann

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Gründer

Thorsten Eitle

Chief Sales Officer (CSO) & Gründer

Thomas Tschirf

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Matthias Hamann

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Georg von Eichendorff Strachwitz

Chief Operation Officer (COO)

Careers at hep

As an employer, hep offers plenty that others offer too. And, in addition to that, something particularly valuable: work with a purpose. At hep, people are making an active contribution to the future of our planet. Together, we shape today, for a better tomorrow.

Pure energy performance

Professional and next-generation talents need long-term support. We give just that: with our hep Sports Team. Our success in solar energy is giving athletes staying power.

Hep Bus auf einem Solarpark in der Wiese zwischen Solarpanelen

Corporate responsibility at hep

hep is a company with a strong awareness of responsibility and high moral aspirations. Clear ethical principles and living out behavior that has integrity and complies with the law are a matter of course for us. Our Code of Conduct ties the hep corporate culture into the key legal requirements, thereby serving as the guiding thread for all our actions.

News from the world of hep

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21. May 2024

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13. May 2024

hep solar: Approval in Canada for largest solar project to date


6. May 2024

hep group with new umbrella brand

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