Solar Canada 2011 -- DEGERenergie: New energy converter offers increased safety, easier installation and higher efficiency

Horb am Neckar, Germany, November 2011. At this year's Solar Canada, taking place in Toronto December 5 and 6, DEGERenergie will introduce its new EK-6 energy converter. The new model offers a multitude of improvements, making operation and installation easier as well as increasing safety. With more than 45,000 systems installed worldwide, DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems.

Just in time for Solar Canada 2011, DEGERenergie is launching its new EK-6 energy converter. The new model excels with numerous innovations and improvements. One of the innovative new features of the EK-6 is an automatic position reset function for nighttime. It makes sure that the DEGERtraker is optimally positioned to catch the first rays of morning sunlight for energy generation. In order to guarantee this, the energy converter prompts the system to align itself back to the East every night. This function is activated when the control module (DEGERconecter) does not send a signal to the EK-6 for more than four hours.


The SAFE POS function, another new feature of the EK-6, increases the safety of DEGERenergie systems. This function triggers solar modules to automatically move into their horizontal safety position. For example, if there is a broken wire or if the connection between the wind monitor and energy converter 6 is disrupted.

The DEGERenergie Research &Development team has made additional optimizations to the braking function of the energy converter. This function prevents the module surface from automatically repositioning when experiencing strong wind by increasing the self-locking effect of the drives by about 40 percent.

Also new is the integration of the entire circuit concept into a micro controller as well as the integration of several functions into the on-board PCB. Additionally, new status and operation LEDs allow easier monitoring of the systems and simplify commissioning and troubleshooting.

The new EK-6 energy converter is delivered with a new housing, separating its electronics from the installation parts. Meaning the main voltage and safety extra-low voltage areas are separated, increasing safety and providing for easy installation.

DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems. Worldwide, approximately 45,000 DEGERenergie systems have been installed in over 45 countries. The company is represented in Spain, Greece and North America with its own subsidiaries and cooperates with local distribution and service partners in many countries worldwide. The patented DEGERenergie Maximum Light Detection (MLD) technology makes it possible to improve the energy yield of solar power plants by up to 45 percent compared to fixed systems.

For more information: www.DEGERenergie.com.

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