PPA – new potential for the solar park market

When dealing with renewable energy plants, the term “PPA” pops up again and again. The abbreviation PPA stands for “Power Purchase Agreement” and is a special form of a power supply contract, as you might enter into for your own home, as a private person, with an energy supplier, for example. (more…)

Solar parks and bees: a real dream team!

Ever since the “Save the bees” initiative in Germany, we have known how important it is to protect the bees. Solar parks also have an important role to play here. They do much more than just generate environmentally-friendly electricity. They also offer the basic conditions for beekeepers to keep their bees in solar parks with a diverse vivid flora. IBC SOLAR employee and amateur beekeeper Rudolf Tranziska also uses this option. He started his hobby eight years ago. He currently looks after his many bees with his grandson Mika and tells us why solar parks and bees are a real dream team.  (more…)

Seven reasons why solar parks are the ideal habitat for bees

Our solar parks do not only contribute to the energy transition in Germany. Regarding the growing land consumption, they are increasingly becoming important retreat areas for insects. On the occasion of the first World Bee Day on May 20th, here are seven reasons why solar parks are the ideal habitat for Maya the Bee and her co-workers. (more…)

New 20 Megawatt solar park in India shortly before construction begins

A few days ago we have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 20 MW (AC) solar plant with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The project was part of a 270 MW (AC) PV tender in the state of Odisha and assigned to us through a competitive auction process during 2016. The PV system is planned to be put into operation by late 2017. (more…)

Former gravel pit turned into a megawatt solar park

How is it possible to reuse a disused stone and earth open pit mine in an economically viable and environmentally friendly manner? The town of Meyenburg in the district of Prignitz (Brandenburg) which did not want to leave the land of its former gravel pit lying fallow was faced with this question. The solution: A solar park with an output of 7.45 megawatts which produces green electricity for approximately 2,400 average households per year. (mehr…)