History and milestonesFounded at the start of the 1990s, Parabel is one of the pioneers of the young solar industry. Initially the company focused on planning of individual photovoltaic and solar thermal systems and trade in the associated components. Now it is established on the European market in various areas of solar technology.
5.3 MW solar park in Saxony (Germany)
In October 2011, the solar park with its decentralised inverter concept is connected to the grid on schedule. On completion of the park, extensive environmental compensation measures are carried out.
11 roof-mounted projects totalling 6 MW
Projects totalling 6 MW are implemented at 11 sites in Brandenburg and Saxony (Germany) according to the proven concept of refurbishing asbestos-containing roofs belonging to former agricultural production cooperatives.
New "Juri Solar Heating Manager" name for former SEU system
In May 2011, Parabel renames its hydraulic and control unit for large-scale solar thermal systems as part of a new marketing strategy. The previously entitled Solar Energy Unit (SEU) is now called the Juri Solar Heating Manager.
UNIREFIX hook-and-loop system available as further SmartRoof version
At Intersolar 2011, Parabel AG presents a new version for its SmartRoof range. With the newly developed hook-and-loop fastening system on their rear side, thin-film modules can not only be installed extremely quickly on almost any roof envelope but can also be used many times over and removed so that they leave virtually no traces.
Planning phase for solar park on the Jännersdorf military training area (Germany) with a final development phase of 90 MW
One of the largest solar parks in Europe has now entered the planning phase. The system is being installed on a former military training area and, once its final development phase has been completed, it will have an output of around 90 MW. 41 MW is being installed in the first construction phase.
7.4 MW portfolio sold in the Czech Republic
Green Source and Parabel have developed, sold and connected to the grid the sixth largest solar power system portfolio in the Czech Republic, which amounts to 7.4 MWp. The project, which has been developed under the auspices of their join subsidiary vireo Czech sro, is being sold to Enercap Power Fund I.
Five 2.7 MW solar power systems connected to the grid
As part of the refurbishment of the roofs, which is funded by Parabel at no extra cost to the owners, the respective roofs in each project are stripped of their old asbestos-containing roof covers, reclad with trapezoidal sheeting and equipped with First Solar modules.
11.7 MW solar park in Helbra under construction
At the end of December, Parabel AG begins operating the solar park in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). The highly rated GSI Solar Fund I provides one of the last opportunities to invest in a German ground-mounted system with 20 years of the higher feed-in tariff.
Pilot system on a Dutch railway station
Dutch rail operator ProRail installs a test system with UNITAPE modules on the barrel roof covering the railway building in Amersfoort.
Leased roof system on a cattle breeding farm
The asbestos roofs belonging to the cattle breeding farm in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) are professionally refurbished at Parabel’s expense and in return used for operating the solar power system.
Large-scale roof-mounted system in Slovakia with SmartRoof modules.
A Slovakian frozen food producer opts for a PV system with SmartRoof modules. UNITAPE modules with a total output of 202 kWp are adhered to the roof.
2009Asbestos roof redevelopment
As part of the asbestos roof redevelopment concept, Parabel initiated projects with a total volume of 5 MW in Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt.
Subsidiary Parabel Solar Czech was founded to tap into the Czech market. Planning began for ground-mounted systems totalling 7 MW at various sites in the Czech Republic.
Parabel Solar Italia was founded as the second foreign subsidiary to handle product sales and projects on the growing Italian market.
2008Commissioning of the 2 MW solar park at the Los Palacios site in Spain. This successfully realised solar park marked the company's first move into international project business.
Parabel undertook the planning of a solar system in the Olympic Park in Beijing (Odersun GmbH project). The circular systems are located at ventilation shafts.
2007Change of legal form
To guarantee the long-term loyalty of qualified staff and the procurement of capital for stable growth, the limited liability company (GmbH) was changed to a public limited company (Parabel AG) in 2007. Under the umbrella of the AG which focuses on the photovoltaic business and Solvis industry representation, Parabel Energiesysteme GmbH, which comprises the large thermal systems segment, gained the independence it needed.
2006Parabel Solar Ibérica founded
To tap into the booming Spanish market, a subsidiary was founded with headquarters in Barcelona. The planning and implementation of various projects in Andalusia and on Gran Canaria began at the same time.
2002German Solar Prize
For the rental redevelopment concept based on energy savings that offset costs with the Solar Energy Unit (SEZ) in multi-storey dwellings, Parabel GmbH was awarded the German Solar Prize in the Solar Construction category.
2001In Guben (Oder), Parabel planned and erected Berlin/Brandenburg's largest roof system at the time with an output of 235 kWp. The solar power system is installed on the roofs of 4 prefabricated concrete buildings that were refurbished with high-quality energy-saving features.
1998A facade-integrated 3.5 kWp system in Frankfurt (Oder) was erected on the Research Centre for Solar Energy building. The custom-made modules complement the energy-optimised construction concept and innovative utilities management of this new building.
1997Parabel GmbH moved its company headquarters from Neu-Zittau first to Straußberg (1995) and then to Parkstraße in Berlin-Pankow in 1997.
1995Solvis sales representative
Parabel GmbH became the sales representative for Solvis for the Berlin Brandenburg area. Solvis has been manufacturing outstanding solar products since 1988.
Church roof with photovoltaic system
Kablow Protestant Church was the one of the first churches in Germany to install a roof-integrated solar power system.