If you look at the list of European countries that have attracted attention in recent years with a strong increase in solar energy, there is no way around Spain. No other country is currently experiencing such a large PV boom. Spain breaks its records of newly installed capacity year after year. For example, from 135 megawatts (MW) in 2017 to a total of 551 MW (2018). And the latest forecasts are also impressive and show a further increase in 2020 with 4.9 gigawatts (GW) of newly installed services. This means that by the end of 2020 the country will have a total photovoltaic output of 8.7 GW. But where does the strong growth come from? A market outlook: (more…)
The association Connecting Continents e.V., based in Kirchroth/Germany, has been running a secondary school on Pemba, a small island belonging to Zanzibar/Tanzania in East Africa, for 15 years. A total of 300 pupils, half of them girls and a quarter orphans, attend the school, which is one of the best in the region. The school has been under the direction of headmistress Mrs. Bi Mwaache for many years. Together with her team, she helps students to obtain a state-certified degree every year. In order to concentrate even better on her work with the students, Mrs. Mwaache and her family have recently moved into a freshly finished house only 1 km away from the school. But the electricity supply in the region is very unreliable. Therefore, a photovoltaic system with a battery storage system has recently been installed, which supplies the family with CO2-neural solar power.
Every once in a while we are presenting our suppliers and partners on our blog. Today: one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of inverters and storage solutions – Sungrow. Since 23 years, the green tech company stands up for a clean future and recently hit the 100 GW milestone – a true success within the industry as well as for Sungrow. In 2012, we included the high quality products from the Chinese manufacturer and now already look back on seven successful years together. (more…)
IBC SOLAR joined the SolarPower Europe association in the beginning of January this year. The European-wide association is managed by its members and represents almost 40 countries. In this way, SolarPower Europe networks a large number of companies, organizations and industry in the renewable energy sector. The goal: more energy should be generated from solar than any other energy source by 2030. (more…)
The Dutch subsidiary of IBC SOLAR, IBC SOLAR B.V., starts the new year with a change in management. After a total of 15 years, Peter Meijers hands over the helm to Harold Salden, who joined IBC SOLAR B.V. in 2011. (more…)