Bad Staffelstein, November 19, 2012 – IBC SOLAR AG, one of the leading photovoltaic system integrators in the world, has set up a photovoltaic (PV) power plalnt and connected it to the public electricity grid in just 49 days. The system was built on the outskirts of Maniago, a small town in Northern Italy, on an area covering 140,000 square meters. The solar park provides nominal power of about 5,000 kilowatt peak (kWp).
IBC SOLAR in Italy started the construction of its second largest PV power plant at the end of July 2012 and completed it in just seven weeks. The plant was therefore finished two weeks ahead of schedule. As the general contractor, IBC SOLAR was responsible for all of the technical planning, procurement of materials, and completion of the project. A total of 21,189 modules with a nominal rating of 235 watt peak each and 321 inverters were installed. The solar park produces about 6 million kilowatt hours of environmentally friendly solar power per year, enough to supply 1,500 Italian households and save 3,300 tons of harmful CO2 emissions.
“We commissioned the Maniago project in record time, thereby demonstrating our high level of competence and extensive expertise,” said a delighted Rudolf Sebald, who is in charge for project business at IBC SOLAR. “Environmentally friendly energy generation using renewable energy sources is an investment into the future, as electricity production based on fossil fuels is becoming more and more expensive. Projects like the solar park in Maniago help to arm ourselves against these rising costs.”
IBC SOLAR is successfully employing its expertise in large solar parks and industrial roofing to its project business in Italy. With many years of experience in the PV market, IBC SOLAR also offers a full range of products and services and passes its depth of knowledge on to local specialist partners in Italy. Since 2009, IBC SOLAR has been represented in the Italian market by a subsidiary which provides services and handles project business.