[Bitterfeld-Wolfen/Germany, December 14, 2022] Rising energy costs are increasingly becoming a burden for medium-sized German companies. In some cases, companies are even being forced to shut down or interrupt their production. Companies able to become independent of fossil fuels and instead rely on solar power as a reliable and affordable form of energy supply now have a decisive competitive advantage.
This is the case for TIK Technische Industriekunststoffe GmbH, located in the Temnitzpark industrial park near Neuruppin. Since the end of September 2022, the medium-sized company in northern Brandenburg has been benefiting from self-generated, low-cost solar power from the roof of its production facility.
The 678 Q.Peak DUO ML G9 modules used for this purpose, each with an output of 385 Wp, were supplied by Qcells, a globally successful full-service provider of clean energy solutions. IK.Solutions GmbH from Schwedt carried out the turnkey construction over eight weeks, and will take care of the ongoing operational management of the solar array.
With the plant, TIK GmbH meets almost half of its annual electricity requirements. The plant is expected to produce 235,000 kWh of electricity per year. This corresponds to the annual consumption of around 70 three-person households. 142,000 kg of CO² are expected to be saved by the installation.
"In our machinery, which we are continuously expanding and modernizing, energy-intensive turning and milling machines are used around the clock. That's why we use the electricity from the PV system primarily for our own needs in the manufacture of our plastic products," explains Georg Tegtmeier, Managing Director of TIK Technische Industriekunststoffe GmbH and operator of the PV system. "Especially in the current situation, it's a good feeling to know that we have more control over our energy costs and security of supply this way. We want to use additional energy storage systems and also use our own solar power to charge electric vehicles on site and feed it into the power distribution grid."
Ralf May, Head of Sales D-A-CH at Qcells: "Self-produced solar power offers companies independence, cost control, a better carbon footprint and significant savings potential in energy costs. Therefore, medium-sized companies particularly should seek contact with their regional solar installer and get advice on attractive models of solar energy supply."
Filip Slowie, Managing Director of the Q.PARTNER company IK.Solutions GmbH and Uwe Senftleben, Managing Director of DC Solar Projektgesellschaft TP SDT UL UG are planners and builders at the same time: "We have good experience and great confidence in the products of Qcells. We have already been working together successfully for several years on various projects. Also thanks to the reliable support of the trades in the region, we were able to complete the construction project on schedule."
Qcells is one of the world’s leading clean energy companies, recognized for its established reputation as a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules, portfolio of intelligent storage systems, and growing international pipeline of large-scale renewable energy projects. Qcells also provides renewable electricity retail services and packages to end customers the world over. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Qcells offers Completely Clean Energy through the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, storage solutions, renewable electricity contracting and large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Qcells provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets. For more information, visit: www.q-cells.eu
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