“Mounting systems” blog series part 8: design – when the visual appearance matters

When photovoltaics originated homeowners decided to use solar energy and install their own PV roof system with the conviction of sustainable and green power generation. Little attention was paid to the appearance or design of the PV system. However, thanks to continuously reduced prices of photovoltaic systems in recent years, a change has now occurred. PV systems should no longer only be sustainable and renewable, but should also be elegant in design and visually appealing. As a result, more and more products are being launched on the market for modules as well as mounting systems to meet this demand, such as the IBC TopFix 200 insertion system.(more…)

“Mounting systems” blog series part 7: Flat roof – safety – How many guardian angels have we already used?

Flat roofs are still of high relevance when it comes to the installation of PV systems. As already explained in previews articles of this blog series, the usage of roofs will change from not-used to used as soon as a PV system is installed. This results in a potential danger that previously safe work paths are now blocked. Therefore, the risk analysis has changed which particularly effects necessary work on roofs. In this sense, it may happen that paths for roof work, for example for the maintenance and servicing of water pipes or climate or ventilation systems which are now within  fall hazard areas. In such cases, a safe working condition within this area is important. System operators as well as designated companies are in charge of the responsibility to create a risk analysis.(more…)

Time for garden maintenance

Apart from the annual technical maintenance of a solar park,  the right garden maintenance is also an important factor in order to guarantee the optimal operation of a solar park. However, this is not as easy as it may sound. Especially, as not all areas of a solar park are easy to access. We took the opportunity to have a closer look and visited Jan Kretzschmar, gardener for IBC SOLAR’s  local solar power parks. During our visit, we also took the chance to have a quick chat. (more…)

Video review: Guided Tours at Intersolar Europe 2019

At this year’s Intersolar, we were happy to welcome again visitor groups at our booth as part of the “PV Guided Tours” presented by the online magazine PV Europe. In this context, everything was focused on our smart energy and storage solutions efa:home and era:powerbase. On this occasion we also shot a video with our experts Thomas Bartsch and Sebastian Geier presenting our highlight products in detail. Take a look!(video…)

Smart energy and storage solutions: the Intersolar 2019

It’s the time of the year again when the solar industry meets in Munich for the Intersolar Europe, Europe’s leading trade fair for solar technology. Form May 15 to 17, 2019, visitors get the chance to discover the news of about 981 exhibitors.(more…)