DHYBRID and IBC SOLAR sign cooperation agreement

To develop new market concepts for diesel-photovoltaic hybrid systems / To build up an international network of experts

Bad Staffelstein / Germany, June 28, 2016 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has signed a cooperation agreement with DHYBRID Power Systems GmbH, an international developer of hybrid applications. Through this cooperation, both partners want to make use of their respective competencies in order to become one of the market-leading providers of diesel-photovoltaic hybrid systems.

Through this agreement signed at Intersolar Europe, both partners confirmed their intention to cooperate in selected markets over a long-term basis. It is their declared goal to achieve the status of being the leading provider of diesel-PV hybrid solutions and services for decentralised, low-emission, reliable and sustainable energy supplies.

The international network of IBC SOLAR Premium Partners plays an essential role in this cooperation. Selected Premium Partners of IBC SOLAR will be specifically trained as experts in diesel-PV hybrid solutions. DHYBRID will be responsible for the technical training and the specific support of particular applications. In the medium-term, both companies want to build up an international network of experts together, which will handle the distribution and installation of hybrid solutions of every size. Another focus of the cooperation will be the development of new application solutions, as well as the elaboration of leasing and financing concepts.

PV hybrid solutions offer considerable advantages in comparison to a pure diesel system. In a PV hybrid system, the diesel generator is only used as an additional asset during times where there is little sunshine. By this reasoning, the consumption of diesel is massively reduced, and there are significantly fewer signs of wear, as well as little maintenance effort required. In this system, the system operator becomes largely independent from fossil resources and increasing prices. Furthermore, CO2 emissions are reduced, which helps to protect the environment. A hybrid system composed of efficient diesel generators and emission-free PV components ensures the protection of long-term planning and cost security, and is able to generate fuel savings of up to 90 percent in comparison with a pure diesel supply.