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German engineering expertise and knowledge of local business culture combined to produce the best results and effective knowledge transfer. IBC SOLAR is a leading global specialist in photovoltaic systems, offering complete solutions for power production from solar energy. The family-owned and operated German company covers the entire project realisation process, from planning to the handover of photovoltaic installations to clients. Globally, IBC SOLAR has already implemented photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of more than 2.7 Gigawatts (GWp). The scale of these installations ranges from photovoltaic power plants and solar parks, which feed electricity into the grid, to systems for commercial self-consumption and off-grid systems. IBC SOLAR sells its photovoltaic components and systems through an extensive network of local installers. As a project developer, IBC SOLAR plans and implements large-scale solar projects worldwide. Project development, EPC and O&M services In 2008 IBC SOLAR first entered the Indian market as a technology provider. In this role the company offered engineering, procurement and supervision know-how. The subsidiary IBC SOLAR Projects Private Ltd. was founded in Mumbai in 2012 in order to provide full EPC and O&M services. Through the foundation of the new subsidiary, the company became able to react more flexibly to local changes and to comply with local content regulation. Further, IBC SOLAR guarantees NSM-conform planning and construction that adheres to the highest German engineering and product standards. The PV expert also ensures continuous quality control. To date, IBC SOLAR is the contracted O&M service provider for approximately 200 MW in more than 90 PV power plants. IBC SOLAR is recognized worldwide as a reliable and financially strong project developer. The company is able to cover the entire value chain, including project development and financial services, through to plant sales and downstream technical management and maintenance. With more than 30 years of extensive expertise IBC SOLAR is able to maximise the performance ratio of PV installations. Highest quality for best results “Only high quality PV plants yield the best return for investors. With our extensive expertise along the entire value chain, we can guarantee the maximum performance ratio of PV installations, thus giving customers peace of mind,” says Reinhard Ling, Business Manager at IBC SOLAR Projects Private Ltd. in Mumbai. “Our goal is not only to deliver the highest German engineering ADVERTORIAL standards, but also to ensure an effective transfer of knowledge, especially in emerging markets like India. For this reason, we are including as many local workers and specialists as possible in construction projects.” To date, IBC SOLAR has successfully implemented five large-scale photovoltaic power plants with a combined output of 30 megawatts (MW) and one back-up plant in India. The company is currently working on further projects ranging between 20 to 100 MW in the Indian market. India has one of the most promising PV markets in the world as the country receives over 300 days of sunshine per year. However, India is considered a topographically challenging country with very cost-competitive market conditions. IBC SOLAR’s aim as a project developer and EPC contractor in India is, therefore, to keep system costs low, while ensuring the highest quality standards by delivering customised solutions which meet investors’ targets. IBC SOLAR Projects Private Ltd. Mr. Reinhard Ling, Managing Director, Phone: +91 22-30771490 Email: mumbai@ibc-solar.com www.ibc-solar.in IBC SOLAR: GERMAN EXPERTISE FOR THE INDIAN PV MARKET 39 energetica INDIA · JAN | FEB16


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