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IBC Solar
Privately held company
Industry Renewable Energy, Photovoltaics
Founded 1982
Founder Udo Moehrstedt
Headquarters Germany
Revenue Increase € 857 million EUR (2009)
Number of employees
400 (2011)
Slogan The Outlook: Sunny
Website www.ibc-solar.com

IBC Solar is a Germany based photovoltaics specialist, offering solutions for sunlight-generated power. The company, established in 1982, offers tailored solutions, project management, consultation and planning of the photovoltaic installation.

Founder and CEO of the company, Udo Möhrstedt, was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 in the trade category by Ernst & Young.[1]

IBC Solar has eleven subsidiaries in France, Italy, Greece, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Great Britain, China and Austria. In 2009, the company generated a consolidated global turnover of 857 million Euro and by the end of 2009, IBC Solar had implemented more than 100,000 ready-to-use photovoltaic systems all over the world.[2]

Products and projects

IBC Solar markets modules and components of renowned manufacturers and also distributes its own product line through domestic retail partners. While a big part of its business is generated through a network of local installation partners, the company also specializes in the planning and implementation of photovoltaic systems for large commercial clients, as well as subsequent monitoring of the systems.[2]

For example, the company has installed a PV power station with a peak output of 13.2 Megawatt in Spain near Alicante, which has been producing electricity since 2008. This project was conducted together with the electricity provider Enercoop.[3] For Greenpeace Energy, a German green energy utility provider, IBC Solar planned and implemented one of the largest PV roof systems in the world on the Stuttgart trade fair center (Messe Stuttgart).[4]

Cooperations and partnerships

IBC Solar AG has long term contracts with solar cell manufactures as well as solar panel suppliers such as Q-Cells,[5] Evergreen Solar [6] or Yingli.[7] On a test field near the company headquarters, the company tests the long term efficiency and reliability of the modules and inverters in its portfolio.[8] Based on the findings from its long term testing, IBC SOLAR has defined criteria for modules and inverters with manufactures and markets these product under their own brand.[9]

IBC Solar’s international business has been supported by the German energy agency’s solar roof program. By providing German companies with the opportunity to show their expertise in beacon projects in international markets, dena supports the market entry of German companies. Companies interested in international projects have to apply for one of the projects the energy agency award each year. As part of the solar roof program, IBC SOLAR has installed photovoltaic systems on the roofs of the German school in Rome Lisbon.,[10] as well as the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in Bangalore In 2008 IBC solar has entered into partnership with Indian company Refex Energy to explore opportunities in India.[11]


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