IBC SOLAR helps vehicle bodybuilder to increase energy independence with the new SMA commercial storage system
Bad Staffelstein, 14 June 2023 – IBC SOLAR, a leading full-service provider of solar energy solutions, has equipped the bodywork and accident repair specialist Scholz from Zeil am Main (Bavaria) with an individually tailored and comprehensive energy solution in cooperation with its Premium Partner, Sonnenkompetenz. The PV system with 122-kilowatt-peak (kWp) capacity will be expanded to include the new SMA commercial storage system with a capacity of 32 kilowatt hours (kWh) and an integrated energy management system. The SMA commercial storage system will be showcased at the IBC SOLAR stand at the Intersolar trade fair.
Being independent from rising energy costs is becoming increasingly important for companies with a high electricity consumption. That's why the paint and bodywork specialist Scholz, based in Zeil am Main, has opted for a complete solar system with the new SMA Commercial Energy Solution System at its heart. Scholz requires around 90,000 kWh of electricity per year, particularly for the large vehicle painting booths, the central extraction system, heaters, welding equipment, and ventilating the halls. The electricity demand is largely generated during the hours in which the PV system generates electricity. Most of the remaining time can now be covered by the SMA storage system. In the future, the paint shop will be able to cover 60-70% of its energy requirements with its own solar energy solution.
IBC SOLAR's C&I Energy Storage expert team supported its long-standing Premium Partner Sonnenkomepetenz, who installed the system, in implementing the project quickly and efficiently. The support offered ranged from selecting the right components, through design and detailed planning, to assistance during commissioning and the initial operating phase.
"As an entrepreneur, I think it's important to act in a forward-looking and sustainable way and make sure our approach is economically viable. A solar energy solution for greater self-sufficiency in an era of rising prices is a huge step towards leading our specialist paint and bodywork shop into a successful future", says Arno Scholz, joint owner of Scholz Karosseriebau GmbH & Co. KG. "We're in an ideal position thanks to the SMA storage system."
"Our goal is to unlock smart, safe and cost-effective commercial solutions for customers. We're delighted to have created a tailored solution for Scholz that features the latest components and is pioneering in the field of commercial systems", adds Dr. Stratis Tapanlis, Director C&I Energy Storage at IBC SOLAR.
IBC SOLAR experts are looking forward to active discussions at Intersolar Europe from 14 to 16 June 2023 in Hall A4, Stand A4.470 and A4.570.
From left: Andreas Lipphardt, Sonnenkompetenz, and Dr. Stratis Tapanlis, IBC SOLAR