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Environment Energy

Remote maintenance for photovoltaic systems: E.ON cooperates with meteocontrol

meteocontrol supplies the monitoring solution VCOM virtual control room to E.ON control console in Munich

Remote maintenance for photovoltaic systems: E.ON cooperates with meteocontrol

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Augsburg/Munich, 10/25/2016 – Operate, control and monitor: Munich-based E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH has set up a control console designed to professionally monitor and manage photovoltaic systems. Its partner in this endeavor is meteocontrol GmbH of Augsburg, which is contributing its monitoring software VCOM virtual control room. E.ON“s customized monitoring solution is a key element of a new business strategy that also involves the production of renewable energies and energy networks.

„We now look after more than 230 systems across Germany. Their total output could meet the power needs of a medium-sized city,“ said Matthias Krieg, Head of PV Maintenance/Services at E.ON Energie Deutschland. „With the help of our central monitoring system, we can ensure reliable operation management for small units on company roofs as well as large solar parks. The key for us is being able to use proven technology made in Germany. The virtual control room software offered by meteocontrol makes it possible for us to monitor our continually expanding portfolio efficiently and centrally.“

VCOM virtual control room is used not only to analyze incoming alarm reports, but also for all incident management. Thanks to smart, precise fault detection, the cause of problems can be pinpointed quickly and the time required for possible on-site repairs can be kept to a minimum. „With this monitoring solution, E.ON can provide customers with secure, long-range support that has been optimized across all process steps,“ said Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol. „We are looking forward to our partnership with E.ON, in part because it will also produce synergies for globally scalable models designed to optimize the returns of PV systems.“ Customers of E.ON Energie Deutschland will be able to access their data on a personalized website. Among other features, the website offers an investor view with a transparent presentation of key performance indicators to highlight the benefits of professional support.

meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Chicago (U.S.A.), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain) and Milan (Italy) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 41,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 11 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Firmenkontakt
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spichere Str. 48 48
86157 Augsburg
+49 (0)821 34 666-40
+49 (0)821 34 666-11
b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
www.meteocontrol.com

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86150 Augsburg
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Electric Electronics

Ghana“s leading energy and environment event featuring official German Pavilion, 3-day conference, German Solar Training Week and GhanaRE

WACEE – the 4th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition and Conference 2015 on 3 to 5 November at the AICC

Ghana"s leading energy and environment event featuring official German Pavilion, 3-day conference, German Solar Training Week and GhanaRE

Accra International Conference Centre

The Accra International Conference Centre will open its gates for the 4th edition of WACEE from 03 to 05 November 2015. The visitors of the West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition and Conference will profit from an official German Pavilion, a 3-day conference and the German Solar Training Week. Once again this leading energy and environment event for Ghana is organised by AHK Ghana and fairtrade. Several Ghanaian ministries, notable sponsors and international institutions support this B2B event. Admission for the exhibition and the 3-day conference is free of charge for all professionals, except the German Solar Training Week. To avoid queues at the entrance, the organisers recommend pre-registering as visitor until Friday 30 October 2015.

The centrepieces of the 4th WACEE are once again the German Pavilion and the 3-day conference with most prominent speakers. The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) are supporting the official German Participation, giving 12 companies the platform to present their excellent products and to offer their renowned services to key players and decision makers from all over West Africa.

Most prominent speakers and an audience of leaders in policy and economics will discuss urgent issues on Ghana“s energy supply, RE potential and environment at the top-level 3-day conference with the title „Renewable Energy and Environment: Regulation and Implementation“. Both events are free of charge for the visitors, but restricted to professionals from the industry.

Being held concurrently with the 4th WACEE, the German Solar Training Week will take place at the AICC on 3-6 November 2015. The participation fee amounts 300 GHC for all 4 days and participants have to register themselves via the website of WACEE.

New in 2015: WACEE partners with GhanaRE, organised by the Energy Commission and focusing on „Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development“. The event provides a common platform for government agencies, private sector, industry players, financiers, investors, researchers, project developers, manufacturers, dealers, civil society organizations, NGO“s and consumers to meet and deliberate on issues towards the rapid utilization of renewable energy resources in Ghana.

fairtrade wurde 1991 von Martin März gegründet. Schon lange zählt die Messegesellschaft zu den führenden Veranstaltern internationaler Fachmessen in aufstrebenden Märkten, insbesondere Nord- und Westafrikas, des Nahen Ostens und Osteuropas. Seit 2003 gibt es neben der fairtrade Zentrale in Heidelberg eine Tochterfirma in Algier. Durch die Zertifizierung nach ISO 9001:2008, und die Mitgliedschaft bei der UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, organisiert fairtrade internationale Events gemäß den UFI Qualitätsstandards.

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fairtrade Presse
Dominik Rzepka
Kurfuersten Anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 456522
d.rzepka@fairtrade-messe.de
http://www.fairtrade-messe.de/

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fairtrade Messe
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Environment Energy

B.C. Sun Mine Project Uses Technology made in Germany and Canada

B.C. Sun Mine Project Uses Technology made in Germany and Canada

DEGER – the world´s leading manufacturer for solar tracking systems (Source: DEGERenergie GmbH)

Kimberley B.C., August 6th, 2015. The city of Kimberley Sun Mine Project relies on the latest photovoltaic technology: Solar tracking systems designed by DEGER (http://www.deger.biz), and fabricated in Germany and Canada, align each array automatically with the point in the sky that provides the greatest energy. Thus, they achieve the highest yields worldwide.

Photovoltaics are one of the world“s most important renewable energy sources and an excellent way to add value for operators of closed or working mines around the world. Using solar tracking systems, the areas above the mines can be utilized to produce solar energy. Due to its easy-to-implement design, tracking systems based on DEGER´s patented MLD* principles achieve optimal yields even in difficult terrain conditions.

Sun Mine Project in Kimberley B.C., is a perfect example for producing solar energy on the site of a closed mine. 96 D100 DEGERtrackers have been installed, each equipped with 42 solar modules and a total capacity of 1.048 megawatt DC – the equivalent power required for approximately 500 homes.

The planning phase for the SunMine Project took almost one year. DEGER supported the Canadian project development team in calculating the optimal configuration and the location of the trackers under these difficult terrain conditions. All involved have also participated in the yield calculations together.

According to Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick, „SunMine is a great example of the resiliency of our community. We are thriving and pursuing new and innovative directions. Although SunMine is the largest solar facility in BC, it is relatively small. As the SunMine proves its potential, the City of Kimberley is looking to expand it and have already had several inquiries from prospective partners.

„SunMine is a symbol of Kimberley“s commitment to the environment. When Kimberley“s mineral resources were depleted, we took advantage of our solar potential and developed a new resource which is renewable. Kimberley receives the most sunshine in B.C. (over 300 days per year), and the community-owned SunMine is well suited to capitalize on these clear and sunny conditions.

The D100 is the latest tracking technology from world market leader DEGER. The system works with an improved elevation angle of 10° to 90°, DEGER“s patented MLD sensor, and a redesigned energy converter. These improvements lead the way in a new generation of trackers that generate greater yields with even less sunlight – for example, at sunset and sundown. The design geometry, which is unique to the market, increases the longevity of the new tracking systems. Field tests of the renowned German Materialprüfungsanstalt (MPA) at Stuttgart University have confirmed the high resilience of the systems. The new DEGERtracker D100 is designed for up to 70.6 square meters of module surface.

Adam Glapiak, Area Sales Manager North America at DEGER: „We are very pleased to enjoy the City of Kimberley“s confidence as their technology supplier – for this project as well as for others. Currently we are holding substantial talks with numerous operators of active and closed mines worldwide. The interest in our solutions there is great and encouraging. Together with all involved project development shareholders as a recognized and competent partner we see a highly promising market opening which offers very good medium and long term perspectives. We are already looking forward to getting the first reliable results from the Sun Mine Project. And we are confident that case studies of this project will prove the superiority of DEGER“s MLD technology for application scenarios like this.“

* MLD = Maximum Light Detection

About DEGER (www.DEGER.biz):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the world´s largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ or MLD technology developed by Artur Deger. This technology makes it possible to increase the yield of solar power plants through the use of „intelligent“ control. In this case the MLD sensor constantly aligns the connected solar modules with the point in the sky that provides the greatest energy. Thus solar systems guided with MLD achieve a 45 percent greater yield on average than fixed systems – during peak periods this value is even considerably higher. With more than 60,000 systems installed in 53 countries, DEGER is world´s market and technology leader. The company offers every solution relevant to the product – from development and planning to production and sales, all the way through to maintenance and repair.

DEGER was founded in 1999 and was distinguished with the Baden-Württemberg Inventors Award for the MLD sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 the branch office in Greece followed. In 2011 a branch office was opened in Australia and 2014 in South Africa. In summer 2011 production began in Australia, followed by South Africa in 2014. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in South Africa. The company´s business is managed by CEO Hünkar Korkmaz.

You can´t always rely on the weather – but you can rely on an intelligent control system from DEGER.

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DEGER
Hünkar Korkmaz
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-10
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.deger.biz

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Environment Energy

Fraunhofer ISE certifies: DEGER solar tracking systems gain the highest energy yield

Fraunhofer ISE certifies: DEGER solar tracking systems gain the highest energy yield

Weltmarktführer für solare Nachführung mit mehr als 50.000 Systemen: DEGER

Horb a.N., September 10, 2013. DEGERenergies dual axis tracking systems with the patented MLD Sensor technology gain 42.9 percent more solar energy as competitive static systems at the same project site with identical specs like module layout and inverter design. This results from a comparative study by continuous measuring executed by the Fraunhofer-Instituts für Solare Energiesysteme, ISE.

During the last two years, from March 2011 till February 2013, the experts of Fraunhofer ISE compared four different PV Systems at the solar park Horb-Rexingen in Germany which has been developed and installed by DEGER. The compared systems: ground mount static PV systems, single axis trackers with MLD technology from DEGER, dual axis trackers with astronomical control and dual axis trackers with MLD* Technology. All four PV systems had the same specifications like module layout and inverter design. Due to this all four systems had the same DC name plate capacity. Part of the scope of quality monitoring was to determine the yield and the own consumption.

The most important results determined by standard method:

– Dual axis DEGERtrackers are generating a 42.9 percent higher yield than static systems.

– Dual axis DEGERtrackers are generating a 5.3 percent higher yield than astronomical controlled dual axis tracker. If we take the own consumption into account, the DEGERtrackers even have a 6 percent higher yield than the astronomical system.

– DEGERtrackers have the lowest own consumption compared to the measured dual axis astronomical tracking systems in this study.

– The generated additional yield, due to the DEGER MLD tracker, is visible both during low level diffuse light conditions and high level diffuse light conditions.

The systems in comparison

The static grounds mount installation (System1) consists of 6 single axis trackers with deactivated tracking function. Each rack has 6 modules installed. Those modules are connected in four parallel strings with nine in series connected PV modules. These strings are connected to one inverter. The PV arrays are facing south in a 30° angle.

System 2 (DEGER TOPtracker) is identical to System1 in terms of interconnection of the PV modules but with activated tracking function. These single axis tracking systems are controlled by one control system and one MLD sensor. The array is facing south in a 30° angle and the tracking takes place in single axis, east west direction.

System 3 is a dual axis astronomical tracking system with four parallel connected strings, with nine in series connected PV modules. Also this array is connected to one inverter.

System 4 (DEGERtracker 7000NT) is likewise a dual axis tracker. In this case with the MLD sensor responsible for the tracking function. Like the other dual axis tracker this array is connected with four parallel strings with nine in series connected PV modules.
Also, this array is connected to one inverter.

All systems utilize 36 Sanyo HIP-215NKHE1 modules and one SMA SMC 8000TL inverter.

Comparable data 2012

The static ground mount (system 1) was generating 9,191kWh solar energy in the year 2012. The single axis MLD system (system 2) generated 11,774 kWh solar energy in the same time and location. This corresponds to an additional yield of 28.1 percent. The own consumption of the single axis tracker was determined with 40 kWh.

The astronomical controlled dual axis tracker generated 12,647 kWh solar energy. The additional yield compared to the static ground mount system is 37.6 percent. The own consumption of the tracking system was 137 kWh.

The dual axis tracking system with DEGER MLD technology generated 13,132 kWh. This corresponds to an additional yield of 42.9 percent compared to the static ground mount system. The own consumption of the DEGER dual axis tracker was determined with 52 kWh.

Long term yield analyses confirms: MLD
technology outclass other tracking technologies

DEGER CEO Artur Deger: „Of course we are pleased that the Fraunhofer ISE study confirms our long term yield measurements and the measurements of our customers. Due to this study we now have an independent scientific proof that MLD tracking generates the highest yield of all in the field used tracking systems.

By the way: Not only that astronomical tracking system generate less solar energy, the astronomical systems need more effort as our MLD Sensors controlled tracking systems. This is because of the central processor control. All astronomical systems have to be connected to the computer via cable.

„A central computer and the inter connection between is not needed at all with DEGER MLD technology“ explains Mr. Artur Deger.“ Due to this we increase the reliability and fail safe stability which has a positive effect in regard to investment and maintenance for a solar project. Also a complete malfunction of a solar park due to a central computer breakdown is excluded with our MLD Technology“.

Pleased will also be the Environmental Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Franz Untersteller, due to the provided results. Mr. Untersteller had visited DEGER by the end of June and heard about this study during this occasion. „If Fraunhofer ISE can confirm the numbers which I have heard today, this will be good news which will suggest to use your systems“, so the Minister.

*MLD = Maximum Light Detection

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About DEGER (www.DEGER.biz):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the globally largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ – or MLD technology, developed by Artur Deger. It provides the possibility of increasing the yield of solar power plants by using an „intelligent“ control. The MLD-sensor thereby always aligns the solar modules with the energetically most potent point in the sky. This way MLD-guided solar systems achieve on average a 45 percent higher yield than fixed systems – in peaks this value is even considerably higher. With more than 50,000 systems installed in 51 countries, DEGER is world market and technology leader. The enterprise offers all solutions of relevance for the product – from development and planning to production and sales right up to maintenance and repair.

Nearly 400 employees currently work for DEGER at its headquarters in Horb, in its branch offices and at suppliers. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 was awarded with the Inventor Prize of the federal State of Baden-Württemberg for the MLD-sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 branch offices opened in the USA and in Greece, in summer 2011 production started in Australia. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in the USA. Business is managed by Artur Deger.

You can“t always rely on the weather. But you can rely on a tracking system from DEGER.

Kontakt
DEGER
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGER.biz

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Schulberg 5
72124 Pliezhausen
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Environment Energy

Product Innovation: DEGER launches new D100 tracking system

Product Innovation: DEGER launches new D100 tracking system

World market leader in Solar Tracking with more than 50.000 systems: DEGER

Next Generation Solar Tracking – Optimized design increases efficiency for users – Greater yield, simpler installation, high performance, lower prices

Horb a.N., May 14, 2013. DEGER consolidates its position as the world“s leader for solar tracking: The company“s new generation of tracking systems combines numerous technical enhancements with a price level that is more than 20 percent lower than in the year before. The first product in this new generation is the DEGERtracker D100. The new systems are now immediately available in Europe.

DEGER invested approximately EUR 1.4 million into the development of its new system family. And it was worth the money. The new systems are faster and easier to assemble, provide for greater yield and are more inexpensive than their predecessor models.

Improved technology provides for greater yields

Among other things, the development engineers at DEGER increased the angle of elevation of the new tracker – which now ranges from 10° to 90° – while reprogramming the MLD sensor. In addition, as in the other new models, the D100 features a further developed version of the EK-6 energy converter. With these improvements the new generation of trackers achieves greater yields with less sunlight – for example, at sunup and sundown.

What is more, DEGER also simplified electrical installation: sensor technology and connecting cables in the new DEGERtracker are preassembled, cable routing and strain relief are already prepared. Thus wiring inside of the systems becomes superfluous, and possible sources of error during installation are largely eliminated. This reduces both costs and the amount of time required for installation. The new, easily comprehended assembly instructions provide the installer with additional support.

A geometry that is unique on the market makes the new tracking systems even more durable. Thus the swivel head in the new systems with both axles – azimuth and elevation – is integrated into a single component. In this manner DEGER achieves very balanced power distribution, eases the load on the bearings, motors and drive unit – thus clearly increasing the longevity of the complete system. In addition, this design saves on both costs and raw materials. DEGER has already applied for a patent for the new mechanism.

Clearly reduced price level

The new DEGERtracker D100 covers up to 70.6 square meters of module space and operates with all conventional modules. The rated output is between 8,000 and 12,000 watts peak (Wp), depending on the module type. The system is available with masts of between 4 and 8 meters in length. As before it is available with one-piece support frames or – another product innovation – with a detachable support frame that lowers freight charges.

Field tests conducted by the renowned Materials Testing Institute (MPA) at the University of Stuttgart verify the very high performance of the new systems. With their additional safety margins they withstand loads that exceed the standard limits specified by the manufacturer by up to fifty percent.

The prices for the new, greatly improved DEGER systems are more than 20 percent less than the prices for predecessor models from the spring of 2012. The new DEGERtracker D100 is immediately available in Europe, and in North America as of the middle of this year.

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Image material in printable quality is available for downloading here at the end of the press release. However, feel free to also request image material from Herbert Grab, Tel.: +49 (0) 7127-5707-10, e-mail: herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de.

About DEGER (www.DEGER.biz):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the world“s largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ or MLD technology developed by Artur Deger. This technology makes it possible to increase the yield of solar power plants through the use of „intelligent“ control. In this case the MLD sensor constantly aligns the connected solar modules with the point in the sky that provides the greatest energy. Thus solar systems guided with MLD achieve a 45 percent greater yield on average than fixed systems – during peak periods this value is even considerably higher. With more than 50,000 systems installed in 51 countries, DEGER is world“s market and technology leader. The company offers every solution relevant to the product – from development and planning to production and sales, all the way through to maintenance and repair.

Nearly 400 employees currently work for DEGER at the company“s headquarters in Horb, its branch offices and suppliers. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 it was distinguished with the Baden-Württemberg Inventors Award for the MLD sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 branch offices followed in the USA and Greece, and in summer 2011 production began in Australia. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in the USA. The company“s business is managed by Artur Deger.

You can“t always rely on the weather – but on an intelligent control system from DEGER for sure.

Kontakt
DEGERenergie GmbH
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGER.biz

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Herbert Grab
Schulberg 5
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Environment Energy

Change of energy from the base up

Change of energy from the base up

World market leader in Solar Tracking with more than 50.000 systems: DEGER

Self-supply of solar energy is possible – with photovoltaic tracking systems

Horb a.N., Germany, February 28th, 2013. Future’s energy is generated where it is consumed. A vision which has already become reality for some private households and medium-sized companies. Small, decentralised solar energy production units, energy storage devices and a battery management system, can help you to a large extent to become independent from the public power grid and the constantly rising electricity prices. First systems for self-supply prove: It works.

While the change of energy policy is being debated publicly, more and more consumers are taking their electricity supply into their own hands. They thereby follow two objectives: the produced solar energy is environmentally friendly, and it provides them with tangible financial benefits. With an investment of less than 25,000 Euro a single-family house with office and electric car can completely cover its own demand with self-produced solar energy – and freeze the electricity price at today’s level for about 25 years. The first MSS (Maximuxm Solarpower Storage) systems are already running and their yield shows: it is paying off.

The problem: Unbalanced load profile

On the one hand, self-supply of private houses, apartments or whole companies with solar energy previously failed, due to the issue of storing the generated energy. On the other hand, the unbalanced load profile of fixed photovoltaic installations opposes the targeted ideal of using the generated energy immediately. Both problems can be elegantly solved by using photovoltaic tracking systems. For both the efficient storage and the immediate consumption, a balanced load profile is necessary – in other words: a constant production of solar energy the whole day long.

As an explanation: Fixed photovoltaic systems reach their production peak around midday but produce relatively little energy before and after. This means: In the morning and in the evening, when a normal household really needs a lot of electricity, fixed systems usually do not provide enough energy. This is different with tracking systems such as the MLD tracking systems from DEGER (MLD = Maximum Light Detection): They usually provide enough solar energy for direct consumption even during these times of day.
The second significant factor when using a self-supply system are the electricity storage devices. They supply the consumer with energy even when the photovoltaic modules are not generating enough electricity or no electricity at all.

Tracking conserves electricity storage devices

For storage, too, tracking systems have one decisive advantage. The batteries used as energy buffers can be recharged much more sparingly with a constant input than with short, high voltage peaks, which are typical for fixed systems. The system thus requires less battery capacity – which significantly increases the life span of the electricity storage devices. A rule of thumb is: MLD tracking saves about 30 percent battery capacity.

In addition, the effect already described applies: When the sun is in the sky – which, by the way,also applies for days with an overcast sky – tracking systems generally supply enough energy for direct consumption. So the batteries are not used during these times. Both have a positive effect on the profitability of the whole system.

Use excess energy sensibly

The battery management system enables the user to control the self-supply system according to his individual wishes and requirements. First, the solar energy which is not directly used is routed into the electricity storage devices. When the batteries are full, the excess energy can be fed into the power grid or used for another purpose – e.g. for the treatment of waste water or to power a heating system. This, too, is controlled by an excess manager in the control cabinet according to the demand or the user’s priority.

Assuming that there is generally still a connection to the public power grid, the battery management system can be set in such a way that the batteries are only discharged by a maximum of 50 percent. Once this minimal value has been reached and there is no directly-produced solar energy available, the system automatically obtains electricity from the power grid. The battery buffer can be set higher or lower. 50 percent make sense, considering that during power cuts the system should provide the household or the company with electricity even when solar energy is not directly available.

The way to a self-sufficient energy supply

Someone who decides to use a self-supply system usually does not want produced electricity to be fed into the power grid and profit from the feed in tariff. Even more so because the days of feed in tariffs are numbered – a trend which has already begun worldwide. In Germany they will drop below 10 Cents per kilowatt hour in the near future; today the production costs for solar energy using tracking systems are already at approximately 10 Cents per kilowatt hour.

The direction is obvious: The users of such systems mainly want to become independent from public power grids and the rising energy costs. A self-sufficient power supply can be a means of future security, especially for small and medium-sized companies, which do not benefit from the attractive major customer tariffs of the energy suppliers. They can soundly calculate their energy costs on the long term – and freeze them at today’s level permanently. That means: Their competitiveness grows with every price increase by the public energy suppliers.

There is no doubt that the electricity prices will not stay at the current level. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology estimated in a report of mid-May 2012, that the electricity prices in Germany will increase by 70 percent until the year 2025. A figure which, by the way, applies for major customers. For private households and smaller companies the price increase will surely be even higher.

Positive energy balance

In the meantime, the DEGER test system, which was installed in autumn 2011, and other systems, which have been installed since then, have produced reliable yield and consumption measurements. They show: 22 square metres of tracked solar module surface cover around 115 percent of the energy needed by a single-family house with office and two electric vehicles.
In detail: In the first 5 months of the year 2012, the test system produced around 3,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy. The energy consumption of the connected household including office and electric vehicles was about 2,600 kWh during the same period.

The positive energy balance is seen in the relationship between electricity obtained from the power grid and the electricity fed into the grid: Between January and May around 610 kWh were taken from the power grid. In the same time period 930 kWh were fed into the grid.

The test system features 18 solar modules type Sanyo 240 with a total output of 4.320 watt peak. Within the first complete calendar year it produced 7.525 kilowatt hours of solar energy – a sensational outcome, which significantly exceeds even the DEGER’s expectations. Certainly a part of this is due to the location: the system has free visibility from the eastern to the western horizon. And it is usually very seldom foggy in this region. Thus, the site not only delivers enough solar energy for its own consumption, it also supports the warm water treatment of the house to a considerable extent.

Notable detail: Both electric cars travelled a total of around 6,000 kilometres during the first measurement period. To achieve this, they consumed approximately 900 kWh electricity at a purchase price of about 200 Euro. When taking this used energy out of the calculation, it would not have been necessary to obtain any electricity during the whole measuring period. At the same time, though, 400 litres of petrol was saved by the cars which would have cost more than 600 Euro at the current prices.

A functioning complete system for self-supply, including installation, costs less than 25,000 Euro. On this basis users can freeze their electricity price at the current level for the next 25 years. This calculation includes all costs – from the installation itself and the costs of financing, as well as maintenance and service including costs for spare parts over a period of 25 years.

The MLD principle

The MLD or Maximum Light Detection Principle is based on the accurate tracking movement of solar modules to the most energy-rich positions. This is due to the patented control module. It continually measures the intensity and angle of incident light beams and, based on these measured values, constantly realigns the system’s solar modules according to the current light conditions. This enables modules to generate energy from diffuse light which penetrates through clouds or reflects off water and snow surfaces. This process generates on average a surplus yield of 45 percent compared to fixed solar modules.

Information for editorial offices:
Image material in printable quality is available for downloading here at the end of the press release. However, feel free to also request image material from Herbert Grab, Tel.: +49 (0) 7127-5707-10, e-mail: herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de.

About DEGER (www.DEGER.biz):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the world“s largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ or MLD technology developed by Artur Deger. This technology makes it possible to increase the yield of solar power plants through the use of „intelligent“ control. In this case the MLD sensor constantly aligns the connected solar modules with the point in the sky that provides the greatest energy. Thus solar systems guided with MLD achieve a 45 percent greater yield on average than fixed systems – during peak periods this value is even considerably higher. With more than 50,000 systems installed in 51 countries, DEGER is world“s market and technology leader. The company offers every solution relevant to the product – from development and planning to production and sales, all the way through to maintenance and repair.

Nearly 400 employees currently work for DEGER at the company“s headquarters in Horb, its branch offices and suppliers. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 it was distinguished with the Baden-Württemberg Inventors Award for the MLD sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 branch offices followed in the USA and Greece, and in summer 2011 production began in Australia. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in the USA. The company“s business is managed by Artur Deger.

You can“t always rely on the weather – but on an intelligent control system from DEGER for sure.

Kontakt
DEGER
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGERenergie.com

Pressekontakt:
digit media
Herbert Grab
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72124 Pliezhausen
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Environment Energy

DEGER delivers 1,161 tracking systems to Spain

DEGER delivers 1,161 tracking systems to Spain

World market leader in Solar Tracking with more than 50.000 systems: DEGER

Follow-up order of AE3000 for DEGERtraker 5000NT – Robust and high-yield technology is convincing

Horb a.N., February 19th, 2013. DEGER delivers 1,161 DEGERtraker 5000NT tracking systems to Spain. The customer is the Alternativa Energética 3000 (AE3000) company, which purchased and installed 3,100 DEGER systems in recent years. DEGER is world market leader in the field of solar tracking.

Between 2004 and 2008, AE3000 built several solar parks in Spain and installed altogether 3,100 DEGER systems there. In the following years the Spanish market lay almost desolate, due to the uncertainties regarding feed in tariff and political framework conditions. In the meantime, the projects applied for by AE3000 have started moving again. And: After many years of practical experience, the investor is highly satisfied with the yield as well as the robust, reliable technology from DEGER.

Satisfied to such an extent that he has now placed a large follow-up order: After delivering and installing 108 DEGERtrakers type 5000NT in late autumn 2012, AE3000 has now ordered further 1,053 systems. The first ones are already on the way; the rest are to be delivered until March. AE3000 will use them to build several new solar parks in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia near the city of Lleida.

Jordi Pellicer, Managing Director of AE3000: „The MLD tracking systems from DEGER are characterised by high yields and an excellent price/performance ratio. After these systems have been in operation in our parks for several years now, it is obvious: The technology works smoothly and is practically maintenance-free. Reason enough for us to build more solar parks with this technology.“

DEGER is world market leader in the field of solar tracking systems. More than 50,000 DEGER systems have been installed in 51 countries all over the world. The enterprise has branch offices in Spain, Greece and North America and cooperates with local sales and service partners in many countries around the globe. The patented MLD technology from DEGER provides the possibility to achieve on average a surplus yield of 45 percent in comparison to fixed systems.

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About AE3000 (www.ae3000.com):

AE3000 was founded 2004. The company’s clear aim is to change an energy model which is not sustainable. With an output of more than 55 MW, which is fed into the power grid, AE3000 specializes on realising turnkey projects in the field of photovoltaic systems on roofs and on the ground, projects for using thermal solar energy privately or commercially, as well as systems in the field of biogas, biomass and wind power. Renewable energies are a safe alternative for private persons and companies. The company has proved this in many projects in the meantime.

In addition, AE3000 has a company which sells electrical energy and is active all over Spain on the free market for purchasing and selling electricity with its more than 1,000,000 customers. At the moment Alternativa Energética 3000, SL, is focussing on the operation and maintenance of systems for power generation with a total output of 55 MW. This output will increase with the realisation of new projects.

Über DEGER (www.DEGER.biz):

DEGER ist der führende Hersteller mit dem weltweit größten Produktportfolio für ein- und zweiachsige solare Nachführsysteme. Seine Marktstellung basiert auf der einzigartigen, von Artur Deger entwickelten, patentierten „Maximum Light Detection“- oder MLD-Technologie. Sie ermöglicht es, die Erträge von solaren Kraftwerken durch „intelligente“ Steuerung zu maximieren. Dabei werden die Solarmodule unter Einsatz des MLD-Sensors immer am energiereichsten Punkt am Himmel ausgerichtet. So erzielen MLD-geführte Solaranlagen durchschnittlich 45 Prozent mehr Ertrag als starr installierte Systeme – in Spitzen liegt dieser Wert sogar noch deutlich höher. Mit mehr als 50.000 installierten Systemen in 51 Ländern ist DEGER Weltmarkt- und Technologieführer. Das Unternehmen bietet alle produktrelevanten Lösungen – von Entwicklung und Planung über Produktion und Vertrieb bis hin zu Wartung und Instandhaltung.

DEGER beschäftigt derzeit am Hauptsitz in Horb, in seinen Niederlassungen und bei Zulieferern fast 400 Mitarbeiter. Das Unternehmen wurde 1999 gegründet und erhielt im Jahr 2001 den Erfinderpreis des Landes Baden-Württemberg für den MLD-Sensor. 2005 eröffnete DEGER in Spanien seine erste Niederlassung, 2009 folgten Niederlassungen in den USA und Griechenland, seit Sommer 2011 läuft die Produktion in Australien. Produziert wird in Deutschland, Australien, Kanada und den USA. Die Geschäfte führt Artur Deger.

Auf das Wetter ist nicht immer Verlass. Auf ein intelligentes Steuerungssystem von DEGER schon.

Kontakt
DEGER
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGERenergie.com

Pressekontakt:
digit media
Herbert Grab
Schulberg 5
72124 Pliezhausen
+49 (0)7127-570710
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Environment Energy

DEGER supplies MLD (Maximum Light Detection) solar tracking systems for U.S. Research facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

DEGER supplies MLD (Maximum Light Detection) solar tracking systems for U.S. Research facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

World market leader in Solar Tracking with more than 50.000 systems: DEGER

vis solis commissions seven 6000NT type DEGERtrackers at the heart of U.S. energy research

Horb a.N., Germany / Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA), February 14th, 2013. vis solis has installed seven 6000NT type DEGER tracking systems at the Heritage Center of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee (USA). The Oak Ridge scientific and technological laboratory is under the authority of the United States Department of Energy. The German Energy Agency (dena) supports this research and development project involving DEGERtrackers as part of the dena Solar Roofs Program. DEGER is the world“s market leader for solar tracking systems.

In cooperation with its partner company vis solis, DEGER has supplied seven 6000NT type DEGERtraker tracking systems with MLD* technology to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The systems were already installed in December and will soon be connected to the grid. The plant itself was initiated and installed by vis solis, which will operate it as well.

According to Adam Jan Glapiak, Area Sales Manager at DEGERenergie for the North American market: „MLD technology „made in Germany“ attracts attention here and it enjoys an excellent reputation among American experts.“ It is no coincidence that Oak Ridge already represents the third DEGER project in Tennessee within the space of just one year. It too has been realized within the scope of the TVA Renewable Energy Program.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation that supplies nine million people with electricity in seven states in the Southeast of the USA. TVA operates without tax funding and, among other things, provides support to public facilities as well as state and local governments in their economic development.

Research and advanced training project

Decades ago uranium was enriched in Oak Ridge. The new DEGER systems are located above the pits formerly used for this purpose. „As of April 2013 green energy will be produced on these historic and contaminated premises with the help of DEGER,“ notes Adam Jan Glapiak.

Among other things, the seven DEGERtrackers will be used for advanced education for students who receive additional training at the local community college in order to become specialists in matters related to solar energy. An initial workshop that will familiarize them with the principles behind MLD will take place already in April of this year.

Furthermore, the German systems will be integrated into research work involving the technology of tracking systems, solar modules and inverters. In addition, scientists at Oak Ridge plan to conduct comparative measurements between the MLD tracking systems from DEGER and fixed installations. These will provide knowledge about the efficiency of both types of systems.

„From nuclear to solar in Oak Ridge – our modest contribution to the announced change in energy policy in the U.S.,“ explains Carlos Mayer, acting partner at vis solis. „After President Obama expressly professed his commitment to the development of renewable energies in his inaugural speech for his second term of office, and staked America“s future claim to leadership in this field, we are now taking advantage of this incentive in order to grow in the American market,“ Carlos Mayer goes on to say.

Top address for energy and environmental matters

The United States established the research and development facility in Oak Ridge in 1943 with the aim of enriching uranium for the Manhattan Project. Under this code name at the time the U.S. advanced the building of the atomic bomb. Over the years the laboratory developed into the top address for national energy and environmental matters. Today it is an established institution for the development of new energy sources, technologies and materials. Moreover, scientists at Oak Ridge also conduct, among other things, research in the area of environmental sciences.

The stated aim of their work is to strengthen the lead of the United States in core scientific fields, to guarantee the availability of sufficiently clean energy, to protect and/or restore the environment and to contribute to national security.

DEGER is world“s market leader for solar tracking systems. More than 50,000 DEGERenergie systems are installed in 51 countries worldwide. The company is represented with its own branch offices in Spain, Greece and North America and cooperates with local sales and service partners in numerous countries throughout the world. The MLD technology patented by DEGERenergie makes it possible to achieve a 45 percent greater yield on the average with solar plants than in the case of fixed systems.

For more information: www.DEGER.biz.

* MLD = Maximum Light Detection

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About vis solis (www.vis-solis.us:

vis solis GmbH (vis solis) was established as a joint venture between EnoRS GmbH of Neubrandenburg in Germany – which specialized in the planning of photovoltaic systems – and the management consulting company CASAMA GmbH in Diez which focused on regenerative energies. solmotion GmbH in Ravensburg became a further partner at the end of the year 2011. The respective acting managing directors have worked in the industry for renewable energies for many years.

vis solis functions as a general contractor General Contractor when it comes to realizing planned and/or ready to build photovoltaic projects. Within this scope the company takes over complete responsibility for advance performance for building projects and provides for purchasing, execution planning and turnkey construction for the owners. In addition vis solis provides all of the required planning services and coordinates all of the trades and building supervision. In doing so the company contracts essential services to subcontractors, yet with respect to the owners it takes charge of all of the services related to construction of the specific photovoltaic plant so that the customer only needs to contact a single party.

Apart from the Oak Ridge project, a total of ten megawatts in solar output have already been installed and operated in various states in the U.S. through vis solis Inc. in Franklin, Tennessee – the subsidiary established by the company in the U.S. in August 2010.

About the dena Solar Roof Program (www.dena.de):

This project is part of the worldwide „dena Solar Roof Program“ coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“.

The German Energy Agency (dena) is the center of excellence for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. dena“s aim is to have generated and used as efficiently, safely and economically as possible with the least possible impact on the environment – on both a national and international scale. To this end dena cooperates with stakeholders from the spheres of politics and business and society at large. Shareholders in dena are the Federal Republic of Germany, KfW Bankengruppe, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.

The initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“ was launched by the German Parliament in 2002 and is run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The main objective is to contribute to climate protection by stimulating the acceptance and use of renewable energy around the world. By showcasing Germany’s technical expertise in the field of renewable energy and by organizing business trips to and from Germany, the export initiative facilitates business contacts between companies in Germany and abroad. The platform www.renewables-made-in-germany.com provides information about German renewable energy technologies and contact data of German suppliers.

With the dena Solar Roof Program which was initiated in 2004, the German Energy Agency (dena) provides support to solar companies when it comes to developing markets. In attractive target countries solar-thermal, photovoltaic and solar cooling systems are installed on representative structures in a manner that promotes high public and advertising appeal, underscored by activities in the areas of public relations, marketing and training. These „lighthouse projects“ subsidized by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the scope of the Renewable Energies Export Initiative aim to demonstrate the quality of German products in the area of renewable energies while facilitating the move toward sustained development of new markets for participating enterprises.

About DEGER (www.DEGERenergie.com):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the world“s largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ or MLD technology developed by Artur Deger. This technology makes it possible to increase the yield of solar power plants through the use of „intelligent“ control. In this case the MLD sensor constantly aligns the connected solar modules with the point in the sky that provides the greatest energy. Thus solar systems guided with MLD achieve a 45 percent greater yield on average than fixed systems – during peak periods this value is even considerably higher. With more than 50,000 systems installed in 51 countries, DEGER is world“s market and technology leader. The company offers every solution relevant to the product – from development and planning to production and sales, all the way through to maintenance and repair.

Nearly 400 employees currently work for DEGER at the company“s headquarters in Horb, its branch offices and suppliers. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 it was distinguished with the Baden-Württemberg Inventors Award for the MLD sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 branch offices followed in the USA and Greece, and in summer 2011 production began in Australia. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in the USA. The company“s business is managed by Artur Deger.

You can“t always rely on the weather – but on an intelligent control system from DEGER for sure.

Kontakt
DEGER
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGERenergie.com

Pressekontakt:
digit media
Herbert Grab
Schulberg 5
72124 Pliezhausen
+49 (0)7127-570710
herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de
http://www.digitmedia-online.de

Environment Energy

DEGER provides a new boost to the change in energy policy: further enhanced product quality – remarkably reduced price level

DEGER provides a new boost to the change in energy policy: further enhanced product quality - remarkably reduced price level

Next Generation Solar Tracking: Greater yield, simpler installation, high performance, lower prices.

Horb a.N. 06. February 2013. DEGER opens up the year 2013 with a sensation: The new generation of its tracking systems combines numerous technical enhancements with a price level that has been reduced by more than 20 percent. The new systems will be available in Europe as of March 2013. DEGER is the world leader for solar tracking.

With its new system family D60H, D80 and D100, DEGER provides the global change in energy policy with new impetus. The new trackers replace the previous 5000HD, 6000NT and 9000NT tracking systems. And they are remarkable for their numerous improvements – which not only provide for higher yields, but help to save investors and installers both time and money.

Among other things, the new tracking systems achieve ideal power distribution through a geometry that is unique on the market: To this end the development engineers at DEGER integrated the swivel head with both axles – azimuth and elevation – into a single component. The drive unit thus acts as a frame member at the same time. This balanced power distribution eases the load on the bearings, motors and drive unit – thus clearing increasing the longevity of the complete system. In addition, this design saves on both costs and raw materials.

DEGER has greatly simplified the electrical installation required by its systems: The new DEGERtrackers are supplied with prefabricated wiring. The lines are routed through the mast via a universal wiring harness connected on the inside. Cable bushings and screw connections for connecting the modules and inverters – including the data line – have already been preassembled. Thus wiring inside of the systems is no longer required. This reduces both costs and the amount of time required for work as well as possible sources of error when it comes to installation.

Greater yields

And what is more, the new systems are now able to align the attached modules even more precisely to the brightest, and thus highest-energy position during off-peak periods of the day. This is made possible through the greater angle of elevation which now ranges from 10° to 90°. In addition, the new family system features advanced EK-6 energy converters and the newly programmed MLD sensor. These improvements mean that this new generation of trackers obtains greater yields even with less sunlight – for example, at sunup and sundown.

The performance of the new systems has been thoroughly examined in innumerable field tests. First the force characteristic and material capacity utilization, among other things, were analyzed using the so-called finite element method (FEM). The numeric vibration and fatigue analyses of well-known testing laboratories have confirmed a very high power handling capacity. Additional safety margins have been obtained through enhanced design based on wind tunnel tests as well as by taking numerous other factors of influence into consideration. In a nutshell: In practice the new systems are able to withstand loads that go well beyond the standard limits specified by the manufacturer.

Price level reduced by more than 20 percent
compared with the previous year

After a moderate price reduction in the summer of 2012 DEGER has now reduced its prices once again for most of the company“s products along with the auxiliary components of its new system generation. Thus the global market leader now offers its new systems for more than 20 percent less than they cost even one year ago.

The new systems will be available in Europe as of March 2013 and in North America as of the middle of the same year.

Information for editorial offices:
Image material in printable quality is available for downloading here at the end of the press release. However, feel free to also request image material from Herbert Grab, Tel.: +49 (0) 7127-5707-10, e-mail: herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de.

About DEGER (www.DEGERenergie.com):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the world“s largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ or MLD technology developed by Artur Deger. This technology makes it possible to increase the yield of solar power plants through the use of „intelligent“ control. In this case the MLD sensor constantly aligns the connected solar modules with the point in the sky that provides the greatest energy. Thus solar systems guided with MLD achieve a 45 percent greater yield on average than fixed systems – during peak periods this value is even considerably higher. With more than 50,000 systems installed in 51 countries, DEGER is world“s market and technology leader. The company offers every solution relevant to the product – from development and planning to production and sales, all the way through to maintenance and repair.

Nearly 400 employees currently work for DEGER at the company“s headquarters in Horb, its branch offices and suppliers. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 it was distinguished with the Baden-Württemberg Inventors Award for the MLD sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 branch offices followed in the USA and Greece, and in summer 2011 production began in Australia. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in the USA. The company“s business is managed by Artur Deger.

You can“t always rely on the weather – but on an intelligent control system from DEGER for sure.

Kontakt:
DEGER
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGERenergie.com

Pressekontakt:
digit media
Herbert Grab
Schulberg 5
72124 Pliezhausen
+49 (0)7127-570710
herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de
http://www.digitmedia-online.de

Environment Energy

DEGER equips new solar park in Greece

DEGER equips new solar park in Greece

World market leader in solar tracking systems with more than 50,000 installed systems: DEGER.

Horb a.N., 28. January 2013. A 100 kilowatt solar park near the Greek city of Komotini has started operating. It is equipped with 10 DEGERtraker 9000NT tracking systems. DEGER is world market leader in the field of solar tracking systems and its technology is being used in 51 countries. Installation partner for this project is CET Technology.

Solar energy is among the most important resources in Greece. Therefore, it is not surprising that photovoltaic energy is a source of hope for the Peleponnese peninsula in these times of economic depression. The solar park, which started operation near the city of Komotini in Eastern Greece, is now a small sign of hope for better times ahead.

The customer is the Technomechaniki Komotini company and the DEGERtraker were delivered by the CET Technology company located in Höchstadt near Nuremberg. Additionally, CET supported the on-site technicians during the installation. CET managing director Lothar Seifert: „Komotini is our first project with DEGER in Greece. Two further solar parks of this scale have already been approved. They will be built as soon as the funds have been released. We will use DEGERtrakers there, too.“

It is proven that the DEGER MLD* tracking technology is the most efficient technology worldwide for producing solar energy. The operators estimate that with the yields which can be achieved and the generated feed in tariffs, their investments will be amortised within 5 years at the latest.

Lothar Seifert: „We are very satisfied with the technology developed and supplied by DEGER. The price-performance ratio is excellent. The systems are robust, reliable, easy to install and technically up-to-date. We will continue to work with these systems in the future.“

* MLD = Maximum Light Detection

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Picture material is available here at the end of the press text for downloading. Of course, this material is also available on request from Mr. Grab, phone: +49 (0) 7127-5707-10, E-mail: herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de.

About CET Technology (www.cet-technology.de):

CET Technology GmbH is specialised on systems in the field of photovoltaic and wind power. Besides planning and installing PV systems, the company located in Höchstadt produces independent island systems for power supply and lighting. The systems are exported outside of Europe, among others to Afghanistan, Columbia and Iran.

About DEGER (www.DEGERenergie.com):

DEGER is the leading manufacturer with the globally largest product portfolio for single and dual axis solar tracking systems. Its market position is based on the unique, patented „Maximum Light Detection“ – or MLD technology, developed by Artur Deger. It provides the possibility of increasing the yield of solar power plants by using an „intelligent“ control. The MLD-sensor thereby always aligns the solar modules with the energetically most potent point in the sky. This way MLD-guided solar systems achieve on average a 45 percent higher yield than fixed systems – in peaks this value is even considerably higher. With more than 50,000 systems installed in 51 countries, DEGER is world market and technology leader. The enterprise offers all solutions of relevance for the product – from development and planning to production and sales right up to maintenance and repair.

Nearly 400 employees currently work for DEGER at its headquarters in Horb, in its branch offices and at suppliers. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 was awarded with the Inventor Prize of the federal State of Baden-Württemberg for the MLD-sensor. In 2005 DEGER opened its first branch office in Spain, in 2009 branch offices opened in the USA and in Greece, in summer 2011 production started in Australia. DEGER produces in Germany, Australia, Canada and in the USA. Business is managed by Artur Deger.

You can“t always rely on the weather. But you can rely on a tracking system from DEGER.

Kontakt:
DEGER
Anita Deger
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb
+49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
sales@DEGERenergie.com
http://www.DEGERenergie.com

Pressekontakt:
digit media
Herbert Grab
Schulberg 5
72124 Pliezhausen
+49 (0)7127-570710
herbert.grab@digitmedia-online.de
http://www.digitmedia-online.de