IBC SOLAR, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, is expanding its trading activities in Sweden. The newly-founded company IBC SOLAR AB with headquarters in Stockholm will start work at the beginning of September. The focus of its activities is on the wholesale business. By doing this, IBC SOLAR reacts to the market for private and small commercial PV systems of up to 50 kilowatt peak (kWp) gaining momentum.
The Swedish solar market is not an unknown territory for IBC SOLAR. The system provider has been working with its Swedish exclusive partner Solkompaniet since 2010. To date Solkompaniet has built 20 percent of the capacity installed in major Swedish solar power plants using PV components delivered by IBC SOLAR. The focus has previously been on large-scale installations such as Sweden’s largest rooftop installation to date at the warehouse of the online pharmacy Apotea.se. Recently there has also been a major increase in PV capacity in the residential segment over the last year and a half.
The foundation of the Swedish IBC SOLAR AB means that two leading solar companies are now combining their expertise. IBC SOLAR has over 30 year’s experience in the worldwide distribution of photovoltaic components and complete systems. Solkompaniet, has been Sweden’s leading solar company for 8 years. With the founding of IBC SOLAR AB, Solkompaniet will operate as an authorised dealer for the German system provider.
Antje Anzi, Sales Director Solutions International at IBC SOLAR explains: “Scandinavia has been one of the most important European markets for us for a long time. By the end of this year, we will have supplied 35 megawatts to Sweden alone. By specifically strengthening our brand awareness and enhancing our installer network, we are now taking the next logical step together with our partner Solkompaniet.”
The presence of IBC SOLAR in Sweden is also an important signal for the emerging solar market for Axel Alm, CEO of IBC SOLAR AB. “Large commercial installations are no longer uncommon in Sweden. The abolition of tax on solar energy in the past year will also make generating their own electricity an attractive option for home owners and small companies. We want to use this momentum! We can turn solar energy into an important renewable and local source of energy in Sweden with IBC SOLAR.”
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