SolarSpring GmbH has filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings at Freiburg Local Court. In response, the Local Court of Freiburg appointed lawyer Dr Gesa Pantaleon gen. Stemberg from the insolvency law firm Pantaleon gen. Stemberg & Partner as the preliminary insolvency administrator of the Freiburg-based company. Business operations will continue in full during the preliminary insolvency proceedings.

A buyer is being sought for SolarSpring GmbH in order to continue business operations in the future. Talks with potential buyers are expected to begin soon. The aim is to take over the company on 1 August 2024. ‘The treatment of industrially used water makes a major contribution to environmental protection. The expertise built up by the company in this area, the research work carried out and the products developed are outstanding. I am confident that a buyer can be found,’ says preliminary insolvency administrator Dr Pantaleon gen. Stemberg.


About SolarSpring GmbH

Since its founding in 2009, SolarSpring GmbH has become one of the world’s leading companies in the field of membrane distillation. As an expert in drinking and industrial water treatment, SolarSpring offers customers and partners a complete portfolio of services, from the initial concept to final implementation, monitoring and maintenance. The individually designed systems are in use worldwide and, in addition to providing fresh drinking water – even in remote areas – offer an opportunity for valuable resource recovery and promote a sustainable circular economy. Interested buyers can contact the provisional insolvency administrator.

Customized solutions for your specific water treatment requirements.

Applications for villages, hotel resorts or residential housing


Local authorities, hotel resorts and residential buildings benefit from drinking water of the highest purity, which is obtained with our filtration systems from contaminated wells, rivers and lakes or from rainwater. Our plants are in operation in India, Colombia, Peru, Spain and Africa, among others.

Industrial applications


Companies in the metal processing industry, textile and food industry as well as agriculture successfully use our technology and products for waste water treatment and recycling as well as for the complete recovery of resources. Our plants are operating in Europe, on the Arabian Peninsula and overseas

Applications for research institutions, universities and laboratories


Research institutions, universities and laboratories use membrane distillation plants designed by us for their own analyses, whereby we can provide consulting services on request. Our plants are used for research in Qatar, Riyadh and Spain, for example.


As an expert in drinking water and industrial wastewater treatment, SolarSpring offers an entire portfolio of services to customers and partners. From early-stage concept to final implementation, monitoring and maintenance, all aspects are taken care of according to your individual water treatment challenge.


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Founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, the SolarSpring GmbH, membrane solutions has grown into a world market leader for membrane distillation technology.

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