IBC SOLAR Turkey has completed 1.1 MWp PV power plant in Eskişehir

Ground-mounted installation will produce 1.7 million kWh of solar power per year for grid feed-in

IBC SOLAR Turkey, a subsidiary of global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage IBC SOLAR AG, has completed a large-scale solar energy project with a total capacity of 1.1 MWp in Eskişehir, Turkey.

The produced amount of approx. 1.7 million kWh solar power per year will be fed into the public grid. As the Turkish feed-in tariff for photovoltaic currently stands at 13.3 USD cents per kWh, the project guarantees attractive revenue for the investor, Sarar & Ilgazlar Partnership. Turkey’s physical and climate conditions, such as the high insolation values comparable to the values in Spain, are additionally very suitable for solar power. The PV system in Eskişehir is one of the biggest projects completed by IBC SOLAR Turkey in 2016.

“IBC SOLAR AG and IBC SOLAR Turkey are bringing valuable global experience and extensive knowledge in the planning and installation of large-scale projects to the Turkish PV market. I would like to say thank you to our investor Sarar & Ilgazlar Partnership for choosing IBC Solar Turkey for this project and their contributions to the growth of the PV industry in our country”, says IBC SOLAR General Manager and Managing Partner Hakan Daltaban.

IBC SOLAR will also provide operations and maintenance services (O&M) for the PV plant. “O&M services are vital for the long term performance of PV power plants, the compliance with the targeted productivity levels and the continuous return of investment under all climate conditions. Thus, our O&M services are increasingly preferred by our investors and customers”, says IBC SOLAR Turkey General Manager Bülent Yildiz.

IBC SOLAR Turkey is collaborating with its local franchise partner Demir Engineering for an effective post-implementation support and service of the system in Eskişehir. The standard service package includes plant monitoring, troubleshooting support and preventive maintenance services, as well as green space maintenance and reporting. IBC SOLAR can also provide an optional performance guarantee for the complete PV system.

Location:

Eskişehir, Turkey

No. modules:

4,140 IBC PolySol 260

Performance:

1.076 kWp

Electricity production:

approx. 1.70 million kWh/year

CO2 reduction:

approx. 1.200 tones/a

Start of operation:

December 2016

Project planning:

IBC SOLAR Turkey


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J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
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The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

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Source: IBC SOLAR AG