Healthy growth

The story of hep is a successful tale of organic growth. Ever since we were founded as an issuing house, we have never failed to meet our goals. [hep is an acronym for "Hamann, Eitle & partner"]



New Location in the USA

Expansion of project development activities in the USA leads to decision for a hep location in Portland, Maine. Our picture shows founders Christian Hamann and Thorsten Eitle with Head of Project Development North America, Robert Patton (left), and Head of Engineering & Construction North America, Tom Donnelly (2nd to the right).



New statutory approval

hep is approved as a capital management company in accordance with the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB). HEP Kapitalverwaltung AG is founded.



Turning to Taiwan and move to new German base

hep founds a further subsidiary in Taiwan and commences its first projects there. Back in Germany, hep moves into its new company-owned, energy self-sufficient building in Güglingen, Baden-Württemberg.



A series of firsts

hep plans and constructs the first project of its own in Japan. The company also creates its first public AIF (Alternative Investment Funds) in accordance with new legislation.



Debut in Canada, new licence, new approval

hep secures its first projects in Alberta, Canada, and hep Canada Ltd. is founded. In the same year, hep acquires a Japanese construction licence and is approved as a registered capital management company.



Founding of construction company

hep becomes the first foreign company to successfully implement a solar project in Japan. hep energy GmbH is founded.



Nihon e yokoso! (Welcome to Japan!)

hep enters the new market of Japan two years after the Fukushima disaster. The company founds a subsidiary in Kobe, where it establishes a Japanese project development team.



Looking to America

hep decides to expand its operations and commences project development in the USA.



Debut in Cornwall

hep’s first British solar park is constructed and completed in Cornwall – making it one of the first solar parks in the country’s history.



Welcome to Great Britain!

Nordendorf solar park is initiated as a fund and successfully launched on the market. hep becomes the first foreign investor to enter the market in Great Britain.




hep is officially founded. The company begins construction of its first German solar park in Spremberg, completing it the same year.



Starting out

Christian Hamann and Thorsten Eitle acquire the site of a former army base in Spremberg for hep’s first project in Germany.