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Environment Energy

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol

Photovoltaic monitoring by meteocontrol for the largest distributed solar project in the Middle East

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol

(Source: @ Phanes Group)

Augsburg/Dubai, 07/31/2017 – meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, is the monitoring partner for Phanes Group who is currently delivering Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World. Together with the project developer Phanes Group and its asset construction company Oryx Solar System Solutions LLC (Oryx), meteocontrol is implementing complex photovoltaic rooftop systems with a total installed volume of 25.8 MWp. meteocontrol designed the customized monitoring platform for these rooftop solar systems.

The DP World’s Solar Power Programme represents the largest solar rooftop-system project in the Middle East to date. During the first phase of the project 88,000 photovoltaic modules are being installed and will produce energy that equals the power supply to 3,000 households. The total installed output power amounts to 25.8 MWp. With its solar program, DP World is making a significant contribution to the planned expansion of clean-energy production in Dubai, operating under the „Shams Dubai“ initiative.

Custom-fit monitoring system, support and training
DP World’s first solar systems are already connected to the grid and meteocontrol is providing the monitoring. „The entire system portfolio is equipped with data loggers from the blue’Log X series and the VCOM (virtual control room). Therefore, it can be easily taken stock of and professionally monitored,“ explains Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. meteocontrol adapted the modularly constructed monitoring system to meet system as well as country-specific requirements, put it into operation and conducted training sessions at Oryx.

Monitoring „made in Germany“
meteocontrol is relying on the collaboration with experienced local companies during project execution. „This has tremendous advantages for the investor, off-taker and project developer alike. They receive proven high-tech solutions „made in Germany“ but also have the possibility to contact experts directly on site. With Oryx, we were able to collaborate with a competent partner in the United Arab Emirates,“ says Martin Schneider, clearly delighted. meteocontrol“s comprehensive monitoring solution is effective and cost-efficient for large photovoltaic projects such as that of DP World. „Once set up, additional solar systems can easily be integrated into the monitoring platform, allowing comprehensive surveillance at a glance. This reduces the amount of time and efforts associated with operation management,“ says Dr. Rainer Gegenwart, Managing Director for Projects, Phanes Group. „So far everything has been running according to plan. The collaboration with meteocontrol is very efficient, as it has been in operation and monitoring of other utility scale PV systems“. Future continued collaboration is targeted between Phanes Group and meteocontrol.

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 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

PV monitoring: TGE and meteocontrol expand their business relationship

TGE chooses meteocontrol“s latest „VCOM“ technology to monitor solar systems in Italy

PV monitoring: TGE and meteocontrol expand their business relationship

(Source: @TGE S.r.l.)

Augsburg/Leini, 07/13/2017 – The monitoring systems made by meteocontrol GmbH have just achieved their next success: The Italian company TGE S.r.l. is now using the VCOM monitoring portal to control its 102 photovoltaic systems. The O&M provider also plans to integrate other existing systems into the latest portal solution and to equip new systems with meteocontrol hardware and software for its customers.

TGE currently manages 102 photovoltaic systems with an installed output of about 17,000 kWp under an O&M agreement. To create the most efficient monitoring system possible, the technical operational manager decided to combine all of the solar systems in the VCOM monitoring portal. „Thanks to our long working relationship with meteocontrol, our choice was obvious: We would switch from the previous system to the latest portal solution offered by meteocontrol,“ said Davide Forastiere, the Technical Director of TGE. Regardless of their size, components or monitoring systems, solar systems can be integrated with VCOM“s help. Because of this, TGE is planning to add 15 other existing systems to the platform. „The uniform monitoring solution enables us to monitor the entire system portfolio at once and integrate existing or new systems into the portal,“ Davide Forastiere said. „The operation management is now much more efficient, and we get the maximum energy yield for our customers.“

VCOM conducts comprehensive analyses and provides overviews that facilitate direct comparison of solar systems in a portfolio. „With the help of a sophisticated alarm system, operation management can react to malfunctions very quickly as well as uncover problems that could result in permanent yield losses,“ said Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol, in outlining the strengths of the remote monitoring system. „Our goal is to provide our customers with a portal that is always state of the art. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we are implementing new software features each month and installing the latest security updates to meet all requirements in terms of data security.“

Both companies are looking forward to the intense working relationship. „With meteocontrol, we have a partner who offers mature product solutions we can trust,“ said Davide Forastiere of TGE. „One thing in particular is useful: The local support of meteocontrol Italia.“ In addition to O&M services, TGE plans and erects solar systems. The company plans to equip 25 new PV plants with the meteocontrol monitoring system, consisting of data loggers from the blue“Log X series and the VCOM monitoring portal.

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 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

Stern Energy opts for monitoring from meteocontrol

Retrofit for Italian PV O&M provider: Uniforming monitoring system on its O&M Portfolio

Stern Energy opts for monitoring from meteocontrol

(Source: @Stern Energy)

Augsburg/Parma, 07/11/2017 – Stern Energy S.p.a has reached a decision: The Italian O&M operator of photovoltaic systems will further rely on the monitoring platform of Germany-based meteocontrol GmbH to run operations on its portfolio. 25 MWp of the overall 195 MWp installed power that Stern Energy monitors and operates in Italy are already integrated in VCOM (virtual control room) and therefore can be monitored and controlled by means of the central platform. Stern Energy receives direct, on-site support in the Italian language by meteocontrol Italia S.r.l.

„We want to provide our customers with optimal systems performance and maximum returns, while working effectively and cost-efficiently,“ explains Stefan Torri, CEO of Stern Energy. „That is why we decided to place all the solar parks onto one monitoring platform. The first 25 MWp have already been integrated in the VCOM central monitoring portal and another almost 30 MWp are currently in the project pipeline.“

With the modular structure of its monitoring solution, meteocontrol offers the best conditions for the implementation thereof. The scalability of the system allows the hardware and software to be adjusted to meet complex park layouts, constantly growing technical requirements and currently applicable standards. „We can also integrate existing systems in the VCOM with a wide range of software solutions and hardware components,“ explains Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol. „If it“s necessary to retrofit with hardware, as is partially the case with Stern Energy, the costs are relatively low in comparison to complex operation management with different systems and portal environments.“ In addition, bundling all systems onto one monitoring platform creates transparency and comparability, thus enabling the early detection of any hidden errors as well as a prompt response in the event of a disruption.

„We“re looking forward to having a long-term partnership with meteocontrol. The products and solutions are high-quality and represent state-of-the-art technology. The support and services from meteocontrol provide optimal assistance during implementation. In addition to the ongoing retrofit of the current 13 MWp, we are in the final negotiations with our customers regarding the modification of another 15 MWp,“ reports Stefan Torri of Stern Energy.

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 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

meteocontrol to perform monitoring and feed-in management for Arkolia Energies in France

German-French partnership between meteocontrol and Arkolia Energies

meteocontrol to perform monitoring and feed-in management for Arkolia Energies in France

(Source: Arkolia Energies)

Augsburg, July 06, 2017 – meteocontrol GmbH has become a partner of Arkolia Energies in Montpellier, France. The aim of the partnership is to equip all of the solar parks operated by the solar-energy company with a uniform monitoring system and to facilitate electricity feed-in. meteocontrol will integrate the existing PV systems into the manufacture-independent monitoring platform VCOM. For its new systems, Arkolia Energies plans to use the complete monitoring solution offered by meteocontrol, including hardware components. meteocontrol also developed the necessary interface with Enedis, a French grid operator, for this purpose.

Arkolia Energies has a solar portfolio of about 150 MWp of installed power. More than 400 MWp is currently in the development phase as well. To ensure that the solar systems can be efficiently and securely monitored, the company decided to work with meteocontrol. The flexibility of the monitoring system is what sold Arkolia Energies on meteocontrol: The existing systems equipped with a broad range of different monitoring systems can be imported into the VCOM monitoring portal without any hardware changes. Arkolia Energies can now monitor and manage all systems in VCOM.

„We entered a partnership with meteocontrol for one main reason: Its monitoring solution is a system with open interfaces that can be modified to meet our needs,“ said Guillaume Bringard, the O&M Manager at Arkolia Energies. In 2015, the French grid operator Enedis imposed requirements regarding the management of feed-in active power (P0) and reactive power (Q0) on energy producers. meteocontrol developed the interface that enables Arkolia Energies to meet these needs.

VCOM – all systems at a glance
meteocontrol has designed the central monitoring platform VCOM with flexibility in mind. As a result, the measurement data of components made by the widest range of manufacturers can be integrated and processed for analysis and visualization. „This is a cost-efficient solution for system operators, one that also generates real savings in operation management,“ said Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol. „The management of large system portfolios in particular becomes much more effective, error analysis easier and response time to system failures faster.“ meteocontrol also adapts software applications to the individual system and is developing additional remote-monitoring features for Arkolia Energies.

meteocontrol also offers a special monitoring and control solution that is designed to meet French market requirements regarding dynamic reactive power (DEIE). This solution will be used in future projects with Arkolia. „We are really excited about this partnership,“ Martin Schneider said. „Together with Arkolia Energies, interesting projects and new challenges will arise, and they will significantly increase our presence in the French market.“

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 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

meteocontrol to present monitoring highlights at Intersolar 2017

SCADA and monitoring solutions at meteocontrol“s tradeshow booth B2.230

meteocontrol to present monitoring highlights at Intersolar 2017

Augsburg, 05/23/2017. New portal features in the virtual control room, a new turnkey solution for systems up to 750 kWp and SCADA for solar parks with local maintenance personnel: These are just a few of the things visitors can expect to see live at meteocontrol GmbH“s booth 230 in hall B2 under the thematic umbrella of information security.

Systematic security concept
„Information security has been our highest priority at meteocontrol since long before the „WannaCry“ cyber attacks,“ says Robert Pfatischer, Managing Director of meteocontrol. „We work continuously on bettering our security concept and are pursuing ISO 27001-certification. Even if the operator is ultimately responsible for system security, we implement the most current security standards in our hardware and software so that our customers are always secured.“ The company will present the latest updates at Intersolar. Port forwarding in conjunction with the blue“log X series has long been unnecessary. The public accessibility of the data loggers is thus systematically prevented from the outset. The encrypted connection to the VCOM enables secure, convenient remote access for maintenance and setup. The data logger itself is upgradeable at every level up to the Linux Kernel so that general vulnerabilities such as those found in TLS encryption can be rectified quickly, too. Special security against digital attacks is also a requirement in direct marketing. „We use Insys routers in our stations for encrypted VPN connection to the direct marketer so that we can stay up-to-date even with rapid technological advancements and high standards,“ explains Pfatischer.

What to see at the booth: Station for 750 kWp solutions and the SCADA system
At our booth, operators of PV systems with an installed output of up to 750 kWp can discover our fully encrypted turnkey solutions for monitoring, grid feed-in management and direct marketing. For a fixed price you will receive a system solution – including the control cabinet and the necessary components – that is customized to meet your requirements. meteocontrol manages every phase of the project, from project planning to system commissioning. The package price includes all travel costs within Germany.

In a live demo, meteocontrol will present the SCADA Center for system monitoring on site. Data is stored in a local industrial server, enabling monitoring to take place independent of a stable internet connection. The maintenance personnel can monitor and control the system in real time and rectify any faults quickly. meteocontrol recently installed the local monitoring system for a 20-MWp PV system in Japan.

meteocontrol grants longer manufacturer“s warranty
For projects with complete solutions, meteocontrol is now granting its partners a project-related manufacturer’s warranty of five years on all supplied hardware components. The warranty applies to complete solutions that comprise the planning, supply and commissioning of the system by meteocontrol. Naturally the statutory warranty period of 24 months applies even if the customer does not take advantage of the project-related manufacturer’s warranty.

VCOM: Monthly releases with new features
meteocontrol continuously refines the virtual control room and delivers new software features every month to make the portal more user-friendly, provide innovative analysis tools, and make the monitoring of large system portfolios more effective. The company has been able to successfully integrate the measurement data of different monitoring systems and platforms into the VCOM. Different PV projects can thus be bundled together ideally and monitored and controlled efficiently. The new VCOM API (Application Programming Interface) is another example of the innovative development ongoing in the software division: The interface enables data retrieval from measuring and technical system data, as well as the VCOM connection to third-party systems. meteocontrol plans to present its innovations in reporting with the next release in June.

Visit meteocontrol at Intersolar 2017 at booth 230, hall B2.

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 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Firmenkontakt
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
+49 821 34 666-40
+49 821 34 666-11
b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

meteocontrol integrates SolarEdge“s module-level monitoring platform into the VCOM virtual control room

Expanded offering for an enhanced customer experience and standardized monitoring

meteocontrol integrates SolarEdge"s module-level monitoring platform into the VCOM virtual control room

(Source: meteocontrol GmbH)

Augsburg, May 10, 2017 – meteocontrol GmbH, the specialist for professional remote monitoring and quality assurance for solar systems, has expanded its monitoring portal: The newly developed portlet in the VCOM virtual control room now visualizes the measured values from SolarEdge“s module-level monitoring platform. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) is one of the world“s leading providers of PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring.

„The operators of large systems and system portfolios in particular will benefit from the collaboration between meteocontrol and SolarEdge,“ said Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. „The integration of SolarEdge measured values from its monitoring platform into the VCOM results in a standardized, comprehensive monitoring system for all PV plants in a portfolio, while allowing the monitoring of each individual plant at the module level.“ The virtual control room is the ideal monitoring platform when bundling together various PV projects: Thanks to standardized reporting, clear analyses and system comparability, system operators can work efficiently and immediately respond to incidents or power losses.

With the virtual control room, meteocontrol offers a flexible monitoring solution which can integrate measurement data from monitoring components of various manufacturers and prepare it for analysis and visualization purposes. The integration of SolarEdge measurement data on the module plane represents a further technological advancement for the meteocontrol portal and offers numerous advantages. Holger Schroth, Technical Marketing Manager at SolarEdge, stated: „SolarEdge is committed to working with solar energy leaders, like meteocontrol, in order to improve the solar energy experience and advance the industry. This combination means that shared SolarEdge and meteocontrol VCOM customers will have an integrated monitoring solution to help ensure optimum system performance.“ With its monitoring solutions, meteocontrol is one of the world“s leading providers and currently monitors around 41,000 solar systems with a total power output of over 11 GWp.

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
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
+49 821 34 666-40
+49 821 34 666-11
b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
http://www.meteocontrol.com

Pressekontakt
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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

(Source: gettyimages, Digital Vision)

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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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.

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

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

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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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.

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

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