Just before the end of 2010, IBC Solar completed its 13.8MW installation at its solar park located in Breitenguessbach, Germany. Construction took place on over 74 acres near Breitenguessbach, Bavaria, with the power plant using more than 60,100 polycrystalline modules and 14 central inverters to harvest and convert the solar energy. IBC Solar oversaw the technical planning, development and construction of the solar park and will continue to manage its maintenance, monitoring and operational management for 20-years.
“Due to changes to the German Renewable Energy Law (EEG) in 2010, solar parks on agriculture land are no longer funded. However, this only applies to facilities that did not have valid development plans by March 25, 2010,” explained Olaf Baumer, Solar Funds director at IBC Solar.
Ralf Schuberth, project manager added, “In the case of the Gut Leimershof solar park, we were able to have a development plan drawn up by the March deadline. Because the solar park became operational before the end of year, the previous EEG regulations still apply to the facility and each feed-in kilowatt-hour of solar energy will be compensated with 28.43 cents."