Photovoltaic systems that create added value

These businesses are already benefiting from solar energy

IBC SOLAR’s PV plants and storage solutions are precisely tailored to each company’s individual consumption profile. Take a look at a few projects that our Premium Partners have realised for organisations of different sizes. 

Self-sufficient without grid-connection

Farm, Vyeboom, Western Cape

The Challenge:

The client was looking to reduce his exposure to the long-term increase in the price of grid power. Analysis of the consumption data showed a very positive impact the installation of a solar PV system would have. Despite Eskom not currently allowing the installation of embedded generators on their LV grid, permission was granted with the requirement that no energy be exported to the grid.

 

The Solution:

The flexibility of the SolarEdge system design guaranteed a very simple but effective installation of the PV system with high yield guarantees in the long-term. The choice of IBC as a supply partner was easy. Not only can we rely on the high quality and long-term commitment of a well-established industry player, the support throughout the planning and implementation of the system was exemplary.

 

The Result:

  • Plant size: 251 kWP
  • Yield of approx. 400.000 kWh per year (no export allowed)
  • PV system cost: R3.5m

Diesel Hybrid Solution

Shopping Mall, Mauritius

The Challenge:

The goal was to secure the Mall´s energy supply as well as saving a serious amount of energy costs for the building. Before implementation of the hybrid system the Mall suffered from an unreliable grid supply at its location. Also the high, and ever increasing, electricity and diesel prices became a significant burden for the Mall operators.

 

The Solution:

The Mall´s roof has been completely filled with a tailor-made photovoltaic plant, designed for self- consumption and also for fuel reduction while running diesel generators. What is totally unique is that the system is combined with the building´s cooling system. Therefore the existing cooling infrastructure can be used as a very cost-effective energy storage solution.

 

The Result:

Since March 2015 the Mall can enjoy huge savings in energy costs as well as profit in a high image gain because of tremendous CO reduction of 1,270,000 kg per year. The overall fuel savings in the now nearly two years running time of the hybrid system sums up to more than a million litres of diesel!

  • 1.2 MWp PV Capacity
  • Fuel Reduction: 520,000 litre per year
  • CO₂ Reduction: 1,270,000 kg per year

Green image: Trading company logistics center generates electricity for direct consumption

ASKO Food Logistics, Norway

The Challenge:

The trading company needs a continuous supply of large amounts of electricity for its logistics and cold storage facilities. The food wholesaler had one particularly important goal: Shifting entirely to renewable energies in order to become a climate neutral organisation.

 

The Solution:

Customized PV plant for self-consumption using IBC SOLAR mounting systems, modules and inverters – installed within just nine days.

 

The Result:

With this pilot photovoltaics project, ASKO positions itself within Norway as a pioneer in the field of solar plants. The company uses the solar power particularly efficiently, with a self-consumption rate of 100%. The food wholesaler also benefits from the ability to plan their electricity costs long-term.

  • Annual energy demand: 2.8 GWh
  • Plant size: 370 kWP 
  • PV system cost: €600,000

Hurricane-safe PV solution

The Grand Palladium Hotel, Jamaica

The challenge:

As an energy-intensive hotel business, the management of The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa was facing ever-escalating energy costs amounting The costs amounted to 530,000 euros a year. These costs had to be passed on to its guests.

 

The solution:

The 1.6 MW self-consumption plant by IBC SOLAR is the first in the Caribbean with a blocking system. The electricity produced can be consumed without having to feed surplus energy into the grid. The solar PV system was developed specifically for the Caribbean; it is lightweight, requires very little maintenance and can withstand hurricanes up to category 4.

 

The result:

The hotel, the tourism industry and Jamaica as a holiday destination will all benefit equally from the project. The total investment of almost 2.5 million euros is offset by energy cost savings of 16 million euros over a 30-year operating period.

 

  • Jamaica's largest self-consumption plant with 1.6 megawatt peak
  • Cost: 2.5 million euros
  • Energy cost savings over a 30-year operating period: 16 million euros

Using parking lots for self-consumption and e-mobility

IBC SOLAR, Germany

The Challenge:

IBC SOLAR planned to construct carports on the employee parking lot and use the roof areas to produce electricity. The electricity was to be used as a direct power supply for the neighbouring headquarter’s offices and server rooms.

 

The Solution:

A photovoltaic plant for self-consumption using IBC SOLAR Value-Added Modules.

 

The Result:

IBC SOLAR achieves a self-consumption rate of more than 80% with its carport system. Since the company primarily operates during daylight hours, the company building can use a majority of the generated solar power directly. The plant helps the company reduce its electricity costs significantly and provides power for e-mobility.

 

  • Annual energy demand: 410,000 kWh
  • Plant size: 125 kWp
  • Returns based on internal rate of return method: 10.1 %