IBC SOLAR and solarSTEP build one of the largest PV roof-top systems in Saxony-Anhalt for Arvato SCM Solutions

Distribution centre in Halle generates 70 percent of its electricity with photovoltaics

solarSTEP Energie GmbH, a long-term Premium Partner of IBC SOLAR AG, equipped the logistics centre of Arvato SCM Solutions in Landsberg (Halle/Queis) with one of the largest photovoltaic roof-top systems in Saxony-Anhalt. This means that the fulfilment service provider will generate 70 percent of its electricity itself in the future.

Arvato focuses on combining ecology and economy at its distribution centre in Landsberg. The company provides logistics services to customers from the healthcare, consumer products and telecommunications industry, among others, in five hall modules. By using an energy audit, various options for improving the energy efficiency were tested. After all, 2.8 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity are still consumed each year in Landsberg, for example to operate conveyor technology, forklift trucks and air-conditioning systems for the cooling of temperature-controlled goods. The decision was ultimately taken in favour of a customised and modularly expandable PV system of IBC SOLAR, with which Arvato is largely independent of external energy consumption and is able to produce up to 70 percent of the required electricity directly on site in the future. The high self-sufficiency rate of the 1.7 MWp powerful plant is achieved by a direct connection of the PV system to the building technology and an intelligent control system.

With a 980-tonnes CO2 saving each year, the PV system is not only improving the environmental balance of Arvato, but will further reduce the electricity supply costs due to the cheap production price of solar power. “By doing this, we are enhancing the climate-neutral logistics and saving operating costs,” explains Georg Oelze, Director Operations at Arvato.

Arvato SCM Solutions not only relied on the experience of the IBC SOLAR Premium Partner solarSTEP when it came to planning and mounting, but further trusted the quality modules from the IBC SOLAR line, which were installed with the mounting system solarSTEP light on the flat roofs. The almost 6,500 modules were mounted on the halls in the space of just eight weeks.

 Project details:

Location:

Halle/Queis (Saxony-Anhalt)

Roof area:

54,000 sqm (flat roof)

Generator area:

23,000 sqm

Number of modules:

6,415 IBC SOLAR value-added modules

Self-sufficiency ratio:

70 percent

System output:

1.7 MWp

Electricity production:

1.65 million kWh/a

CO2 reduction:

980 tonnes/a

Electricity for:

approx. 560 households

Commissioning:

September 2016

Project planning:

solarSTEP Energie GmbH

Mounting system:

solarSTEP light

Installer:

solarSTEP Energie GmbH

 


 

 

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

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.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

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.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: IBC SOLAR AG