The Enphase system in the IBC SOLAR test_part II

Fast, simple and uncomplicated. All this applies to the Enphase system. In our first article “The Enphase System in the IBC SOLAR Test_Part I“, we told you all about the basics and the components installed in our Enphase test system. Because we wanted to find out what makes the system so special and how the setup, commissioning and operation of an Enphase PV system with the new Encharge storage system works. For this purpose, an IBC SOLAR colleague’s string system was converted to an Enphase system in a test setup, including the new Encharge storage. Now, in the second part of the blog series, we tell you about our experiences with the Enphase system with a view to installation and commissioning, followed by our conclusion. (more…)

The Enphase System in the IBC SOLAR Test_Part I

“This is really easy!” – was the conclusion of an IBC SOLAR colleague when setting up our small Enphase laboratory test system. Yes, the Enphase storage systems can do a lot. However, the simplicity of the system was one of the main reasons for IBC SOLAR to add it to the portfolio at the end of April. But what actually makes the system so special and how is the setup, commissioning and operation of an Enphase PV system with the new Encharge storage system? That’s exactly what we want to look at in this two-part blog series. To start with: For the test setup, we converted one of our colleague’s string systems to an Enphase system including the new Encharge storage. But first, let’s get to the basics and the individual components: (more…)

Accelerated planning of solar systems

It is THE PV planning tool for all installers and has been part of IBC SOLAR’s repertoire for many years: now the PV Manager has a new look. The fast, uncomplicated and flexible operation is now particularly clear and user-friendly – from anywhere and at any time. (more…)

Perfectly equipped with EJOT fasteners

Quality and safety in combination – this is what we at IBC SOLAR stand for, not only when it comes to the combination of our modules and mounting systems. Even when purchasing the smallest products, we pay attention to the highest standards in order to guarantee our customers long-lasting quality connections. This also includes the fastening solutions from EJOT. The specialist for fastening technology has subjected their products to a long test phase. The result is professional applications for the construction industry, such as in the outer shell of buildings or an anchoring solutions for technical plant systems inside buildings. We at IBC SOLAR have also been relying on the quality promise from EJOT for 8 years now. Reason enough for us to take a look behind the scenes and introduce you to the group of companies based in Germany. (more…)

Roofs, loads and the correct mounting system

The AeroFix base rail G2 Eco

I will never forget my father´s face when my sister-in-law walked across his newly laid parquet flooring with spiked heels on …This funny example reminds me of, how “not so funny” and also how important sufficient area is for the distribution of relative loads. Because the same situation also applies to PV systems on flat roofs as in these situations, heavy loads can play a role, too. Either caused by snow loads, e.g. in Scandinavia or in the Alps, or by high ballasting weight. As a Certified Surveyor for Photovoltaic Systems, I see more and more cases where installers are confronted with building insurance claims for damaged roof coverings caused by heavy loads. In the case of a commercial sized roof, the resulting claims against the installer can easily get up to a six-digit number of value. (more…)