IBC Solar Energy is expanding its project portfolio in Hungary

08.03.2022
Solarpark Kabai: MET Group and IBC Solar Energy started their successful cooperation in 2020. The result was a large-scale PV project with an output of 43 MWp (pict.: IBC Solar Energy)
Solarpark Kabai: MET Group and IBC Solar Energy started their successful cooperation in 2020. The result was a large-scale PV project with an output of 43 MWp (pict.: IBC Solar Energy)

IBC Solar Energy, the international project division of IBC Solar AG, has signed contracts for the realization of two megawatt solar parks in Hungary with a nominal capacity of 51 megawatt peak (MWp) and 45 MWp. IBC Solar is responsible for the planning as well as component procurement and construction (EPC – Engineering, Procurement and Construction) of the solar parks. The projects are scheduled to start construction in the spring of 2022.

The signing of the contract between IBC Solar Energy and MET Group was the kick-off for the construction of two new solar parks in the municipalities of Gerjen and Söjtör. With a capacity of 51 MWp, the solar park in Gerjen will produce approximately 66.400 Megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year, while the solar park in Söjtör, with a nominal capacity of 45 MWp, will generate around 57.700 MWh in the future. Together, this corresponds to the estimated annual electricity consumption of more than 35,000 three-person households. As the main contractor, IBC Solar will provide the solar parks as ready-to-use projects. Both parks are scheduled for completion in autumn of 2022.

Renewable energies account for an increasing share of Hungary's energy supply since 2020, and photovoltaics is gaining importance in the country. "We are very pleased to be part of this market development and to continue our strategic partnership with MET Group," said Eric Herrmann, EPC Program Manager at IBC Solar Energy. "Photovoltaics is one of the key technologies of the energy transition and has the potential to become the leading energy source of the 21st century."

The realisations of the new solar parks in Gerjen and Söjtör are not the first joint projects of IBC Solar Energy and the investor MET Group. In 2020, the successful partnership already resulted in the largest operating solar parks in Hungary at that time. The park with a nominal capacity of 43 MWp is based in the Kabai municipality. 

 

 

Similar Entries

Excelsior Energy Capital (“Excelsior”), a renewable energy infrastructure fund focused on long-term investments in wind and solar power plants in North America, and Unico Solar Investors (“Unico Solar”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC that develops, owns and operates commercial and community solar installations, announced the completion of a 300-kilowatt solar energy system at Central Station, a new four-story, 125,000-square-foot office building. Developed by SteelWave and owned by Principal Real Estate Investors, the building is located at 285 Sobrante Way in Sunnyvale, California.

Under the motto "Think Ahead", the meteocontrol team will be presenting innovative solutions for the energy transition at Intersolar Europe at its booth B3.574. pict.: meteocontrol GmbH

Under the motto "Think Ahead", meteocontrol GmbH will be demonstrating at its booth B3.574 at Intersolar Europe how more efficient operational management can save time, increase yields and thus drive forward the energy transition.

This installation will allow the farm in South Africa to lower the purchase of external energy, obtaining up to  80% of energy self-reliance as well as 70% energy self-consumption, that means 712 kWh of electricity produced daily vs. 895 kWh consumed (pict. Fimer)

All Electrical Distributors has chosen FIMER’s PVS-100-TL to help South African dairy farm run on 70% of its own energy.

In 2021, the term climate change has grown ever more prominent into the public domain and imposed itself on the lives of individuals around the globe. Understanding the causes of climate change has become vital in understanding how we prevent its accelerating nature, specifically how and which human activity is contributing to the imbalances of natural, worldly processes.