IBC Solar Austria has begun work on Hungary's largest ever photovoltaic power plant. The project with a nominal output of 18.5MW is being built in the immediate vicinity of the lignite-fired power plant Matrai Erömü.
In a few weeks' time, the slag heap of the Matrai Erömü power plant measuring 30 hectares will be covered by 72,480 solar modules and connected to ten central inverter stations. IBC Solar Austria is responsible for the technical development, component procurement and construction of the photovoltaic plant along with the Romanian EnergoBit Group and the Hungarian company Wire-Vill Energetics.
After the construction work has been completed, the PV power plant will be able to supply about 1,000 average Hungarian households with electricity generated from solar energy each year. The six-week test operation of the plant will begin in August 2015.