Teos Energy was established in 2020 as a sister company of the internationally experienced OzEnergy group, aiming to expand its business into the German solar energy market. In addition to providing traditional EPC services in the field of photovoltaics, where they handle the entire project execution, the company also offers solutions in specific areas such as supply chain, project, and site management. 

Currently, the team consists of 25 full-time engineers (located in Hamburg & Cologne, Germany; Porto, Portugal; and Izmir, Turkey) as well as 10 freelancers. Teos Energy also maintains a wide network of subcontractors whom they rely on for on-site work. 

The team members come from various sectors of the solar industry, bringing together decades of work experience and expertise. As a result, Teos Energy has already established installations with a total nominal capacity of over 320 megawatts in the market, and they have conducted engineering studies totaling in gigawatts. 

Interview with Ceyhun Tankir, Business Developer at Teos Energy GmbH.

Easy Engineering: Which are the most futuristic products / solutions from your portfolio? 

Ceyhun Tankir: In our portfolio of futuristic products and solutions, we proudly present cutting-edge advancements in the fields of Agri-PV and Landfill Pv projects. By utilizing the same land for both solar energy production and agricultural activities, we enable the harmonious coexistence of renewable energy and food production. On the other hand, our landfill pv projects harness the potential of unused landfill spaces, transforming them into valuable sources of clean energy. These initiatives contribute to environmental remediation and demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development. Both solutions exemplify our vision of a greener future. Renewable energy projects can effectively address environmental challenges and meet the world’s growing energy needs while fostering ecological balance. 

E.E: Tell us about the company’s long-term goals / prospects? 

C.T: Our company’s long-term goals and prospects revolve around establishing ourselves as a comprehensive and reliable one-stop shop for energy solutions. We aim to go beyond providing turnkey EPC services and expand our offerings to include a wide array of integrated solutions that cater to the entire energy value chain. This includes our strategic partnership with a renowned battery company, which enables us to deliver state-of-the-art energy storage solutions. Moreover, we aspire to take charge of every aspect of a project’s lifecycle, from project development and grid connection to EPC services and trafo/substation services. By consolidating these services under one roof, we streamline the energy project development process, ensuring efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and seamless project execution. 

Our vision is to be at the forefront of the renewable energy industry, leading the way towards a sustainable future by offering innovative and comprehensive energy solutions to our clients. 

E.E: Tell us about product innovation and how does it impact the future? 

C.T: Product innovation, especially in the context of decreasing module prices and advancing technology, is poised to have a transformative impact on the future of the renewable energy industry. As solar module prices continue to drop and technology improves, the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of solar PV systems will significantly increase. This trend will foster a rapid expansion of renewable energy projects worldwide, making them more accessible and economically viable for businesses and consumers alike. The affordability of solar energy solutions will drive widespread adoption, leading to a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape. The innovation-driven growth in renewable projects will play a pivotal role in addressing the global climate crisis, driving energy security, and shaping a greener future for generations to come. 

E.E: What’s moving your company forward? 

C.T: What propels our company forward is a dynamic combination of an innovative perspective, exemplary teamwork, and a team of highly experienced professionals. We foster an environment that encourages creativity, forward-thinking, and adaptability, allowing us to continuously evolve and stay ahead in the fast-paced renewable energy landscape. Our emphasis on teamwork ensures seamless collaboration and synergy among our diverse talents, contributing to the success of every project we undertake. With a team open to improvement and always ready to embrace new challenges, we consistently explore novel technologies and solutions, driving our company towards greater achievements and groundbreaking contributions to the renewable energy sector. 

E.E: How do employees shape your company’s future? 

C.T: At our company, we firmly believe that our employees are the driving force shaping our future. As an engineering team, each employee is valued for their specialized skills and expertise, contributing to a cohesive and synergistic work environment. Our employees’ diverse knowledge and experience allow us to approach projects from multiple perspectives, ensuring comprehensive problem-solving and innovative solutions. By nurturing a culture that values individual contributions and fosters collaboration, we create an atmosphere where potential problems can be proactively identified and addressed, preventing potential issues in the future. Our employees’ dedication to excellence and continuous improvement is instrumental in propelling us towards greater success, enabling us to stay at the forefront of the renewable energy industry and meet the challenges of tomorrow with confidence. 

E.E: How does the digital transformation affect your products / business? 

C.T: The digital transformation has a profound impact on our products and business operations. With the increasing adoption of digital technologies, transparency in our field has significantly improved. Customers now have easier access to information, enabling them to make more informed decisions. 

Additionally, the rapid dissemination of knowledge through digital platforms allows us to stay updated on the latest industry trends, cutting-edge technologies, and best practices. However, the faster pace of information flow also means that we must be agile and adaptable to remain competitive. Embracing digital tools and processes has streamlined our operations, improved communication, and enhanced collaboration among team members, ultimately leading to more efficient project execution. Embracing the digital transformation is not only crucial for staying relevant in the market but also offers exciting opportunities to explore new business models and innovative solutions in the ever-evolving renewable energy sector. 

E.E: Tell us about research and development in your company. 

C.T: Research and development play a pivotal role in driving innovation and shaping the future of our company. With a focus on advancing energy storage technologies, our research efforts are particularly concentrated on the development of hybrid systems. Our strategic partnership with “Exide” has provided us with a unique opportunity to collaboratively explore and enhance hybrid energy storage solutions. This synergy allows us to harness the combined potential of different storage technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries and other emerging storage mediums, to create more robust and efficient energy storage systems. Through these dedicated research endeavors, we strive to deliver cutting-edge solutions that not only maximize the utilization of renewable energy sources but also contribute to the overall stability and sustainability of the energy grid. Our commitment to research and development ensures that we remain at the forefront of technological advancements and continue to provide innovative energy solutions that cater to the evolving needs of our clients and the industry. 

E.E: Tell us about the company’s future strategies and how will you adapt to the future. 

C.T: Our company’s future strategies are firmly rooted in expansion and innovation, reflecting our commitment to sustainable energy solutions. We are poised to amplify our capacity by venturing into diverse areas such as rooftop, ground-mounted, landfill, carport, and Agri-PV installations across Europe. Simultaneously, we are strategically positioning ourselves to lead in emerging energy frontiers, with plans to participate actively in hydrogen projects, as well as pioneering the integration of floating PV systems and advanced energy storage solutions. These dynamic initiatives underscore our resilience and forward-thinking approach, ensuring that we remain agile and adaptable, while contributing significantly to the transformation of the energy landscape towards a cleaner and more resilient future 

E.E: How do you think the future will look like in your field of activity? 

C.T: The future of our field is poised for a transformative evolution, characterized by increased accessibility and affordability of PV systems. Several factors contribute to this shift, including the growing urgency to address environmental challenges and mitigate climate change impacts. As governments worldwide align with carbon-free agendas and prioritize sustainable energy sources, PV technology is set to become a cornerstone of global energy strategies. Technological advancements and economies of scale are driving down PV system costs, making renewable energy solutions more financially viable and attractive to a wider range of consumers, businesses, and industries.

This shift towards a greener, more sustainable energy landscape will see PV systems playing an increasingly central role, powering communities, businesses, and even influencing urban planning and infrastructure development. 

Moreover, the integration of PV systems is expected to extend beyond traditional installations, as innovations like Agri-PV and floating PV projects gain traction. These inventive approaches not only enhance energy generation but also enable efficient land use and ecosystem preservation. As PV technology continues to advance, incorporating improved energy storage and grid integration solutions, the industry will be better equipped to provide consistent and reliable power, further solidifying its relevance in the energy mix. In essence, the future holds a pivotal transformation where PV systems will emerge as a dominant and indispensable force in the global energy landscape, driving sustainability, economic growth, and environmental stewardship.