Welcome to the Solar Info Center

You are looking for solutions in the areas of renewable energy, energy conscious construction or renovation with a view to improve energy efficiency?
Solar Info Center is a hub of expertise in planning, building and managing with regard to energy consumption optimization. Here you will find a suitable partner – covering areas from environmental building technology to marketing and finance.
Send us your enquiry, e.g. via our contact form.
Gerne vermitteln wir Sie an die entsprechenden Expert:innen in unserem Haus.

The building

Facts & figures

Land area: 8,270 ㎡
Investitionssumme: approx. 26 m. Euro
Gross floor area: approx. 15,500 ㎡
Baubeginn: autumn 2001
Fertigstellung: autumn 2003

PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH for the shareholder Provinzial-Rheinland Lebensversicherung AG, Düsseldorf, Germany

PLB Provinzial-Leben-Baubetreuungs-GmbH
Provinzialplatz 1
40591 Düsseldorf, Germany
Project management: Martin Hantel

center general plan
Rolf C. Buschmann, Prof. Auxiliar UCLV
Guido Epp
Solar Info Center
79110 Freiburg (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0) 761 – 45989 00

Architectural practice Guido Epp
Schallstadt, Germany

Planungsgruppe Buschmann
Freiburg, Germany

Planungsgruppe Burgert Ing.-Büro für Elektrotechnik
Schallstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7664 – 6204 -0

PGT Planungsgruppe Technik
Freiburg, Germany

solares bauen GmbH,
Freiburg, Germany

Ingenieurpartnerschaft Göppert & Vater
Staufen, Germany

Ingenieurbüro Albrecht & Schneider
Kirchzarten, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) -7661 – 7723

Ingenieurbüro Gehlen
Düsseldorf, Germany

Denzlingen, Germany

Immoconsult Frank GmbH
Freiburg, Germany, Phone: +49 (0) – 761 – 456 79 -20

Rental offer & use of space

An extensive range of offices of various sizes.
Please contact us if you are interested in renting office space.

The Solar Info Center offers office space of various sizes, ranging from "smart offices" of 35 m² to an open-plan office of over 1,500 m². The individual offices are characterised by easy access and space-optimised design.

The Solar Info Center offers spaces for prestigious workshops, congresses and business presentations.
The conference rooms are managed by FWTM Freiburg and are available for booking via www.etage-freiburg.de, whether your business is based at SIC or externally.

Product presentations and exhibitions can be used as a representative "shop window", for example to accompany lectures, business events or trade fairs.

On the ground floor, organisations based at the SIC and research institutions use laboratory and technical facilities for production-related research and development as well as the construction of prototypes, models, simulators, etc.
These spaces are operated by Fraunhofer ISE research institute.

On the ground floor you find a bistro-restaurant-café offering a comprehensive menu – from lunch to catering – for employees, visitors, seminar guests and customers.
As soon as regular operations resume, you will find the link to the opening hours and the current menu here.

Idea & concept

Solar Info Center – Hub of expertise for the Solar Region Freiburg

At the Solar Info Center you will find businesses from different sectors covering the fields of architecture, building technology, energy consulting and engineering technology as well as experts in law, financing, marketing and further education – all under one roof. Thus SIC offers those interested in new energy technologies fast and efficient access to suitable experts – whether you are a business or client in the self-build sector. The companies in the Solar Info Center operate economically independently, but are located in a creative environment with potential team partners in their immediate vicinity and thus benefit from the synergy effects of a centre of excellence geared towards innovation and growth.

The market for renewable energies is booming worldwide. The Solar Info Center is well positioned as a hub of expertise for technology and marketing in this sector. In addition, Freiburg's international reputation as a Green City and solar capital with a wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts in the field of future-proof energy supply can be used to enhance the image of the tenants.

Solar Info Center - a representative location for your business.

Please get in touch.

Solar Info Center mit begrünter Außenanlage

Solar Info Center – the energy concept

The energy concept of the Solar Info Center relies on state of the art principles for a resource-saving, low-emission and cost-effective energy supply.

In 2013, it was awarded LEED Platinum certification for existing buildings for the first time, with the second highest score in Europe. This certification has since been confirmed.

In addition to various sustainability qualifications, the Solar Info Center offers guaranteed low energy costs and underlines the future-oriented philosophy of your company.

The Solar Info Center is a themed property, a technology and service centre as part of the model project in the Green Industry Park Freiburg.

The heat requirements are reduced to 30 kWh/m² thanks to the compact building structure, the above-average thermal insulation combined with the passive solar energy gains. Numerous electricity-saving measures help to lower the electricity demand to 10 W/m².

The intelligent window arrangement makes optimal use of daylight and at the same time prevents overheating. In summer, cool night air flows into the rooms through supply air elements in the outer façade. The seminar area is additionally cooled by ground temperature from a depth of up to 80 metres. In winter, the cold outside air is preheated according to the same principle.

Thermal and photovoltaic solar energy use is evaluated and demonstrated on the test and façade surfaces. The architectural possibilities, technical parameters as well as the practical and ecological benefits are clearly shown. The general electricity supply at the Solar Info Center is 100% renewable: it is generated by the 55 KWp photovoltaic systems on and around the building; in addition, there is a electricity from a green energy supplier.

The Solar Info Center’s innovative heating supply concept has been certified as 100% emission-free by the Centre for Applied Research at institutes at University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany.
The Solar Info Center is connected to the district heating network of the university hospital's combined heat and power plant. By investing in a modern heat recovery system in the combined heat and power plant, significantly more energy is saved than the Solar Info Center consumes in operation. This means that the heat supply of the Solar Info Center is 100% emission-free.

Ownership & management


Das Solar Info Center ist eine privatwirtschaftlich finanzierte und betriebene Themenimmobilie für Energieeffizienz und Erneuerbare Energien. Die Büro-, Seminar-, Gastronomie- und Technikumflächen von über 14.000 Quadratmetern sind an bis zu 30 eigenständige Firmen vermietet

Logo der Patrizia GmbH

PATRIZIA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH,
Frankfurt a.M. for the Provinzial-Rheinland Lebensversicherung AG, Düsseldorf, Germany
Further information about PATRIZIA


Center Service at the Solar Info Center

Press enquiries, visitor groups, events, information

Eva-Maria Klopper
Emmy-Noether Str. 2
79110 Freiburg (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)761-55 785 15
Mobile: +49 (0)173-7523 804

Email: centerservice@sic-freiburg.de

Alternative contact:
Sofiane Benhattab
Emmy-Noether-Str. 2
79110 Freiburg (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)761-55 785 00

Friends & Partners

Green City Cluster
City of Freiburg
Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Commerce) Freiburg

Lettings & property management

Responsible for lettings, technical issues, caretaker, underground car park:

Sofiane Benhattab (Facility Manager)
and Andreas Predak (Caretaker)

Solar Info Center GmbH
Emmy-Noether Str. 2
79110 Freiburg (Germany)

Phone: +49 (0)761-55 785 -00
Fax: +49 (0)761-55 785 -09
Email: mail@solar-info-center.de