Specially designed for extremely cold regions, DEGERenergie has developed a Heatable Wind Guard. This equipment will be available as an accessory for each of the DEGER trackers. With more than 35,000 systems installed worldwide, DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems.
For some time now, DEGERenergie solar tracking systems, have also conquered regions with extreme weather conditions. For example in Canada, where the Horb-based company has already delivered several thousand systems, the winters are quite often characterized by extremely low temperatures and snow storms. At the request of its Canadian customers and installation partners, DEGERenergie has now developed a wind sensor which still functions reliably at 40 degrees (Celsius) below zero. The wind guard causes the solar modules to automatically move to a horizontal position during heavy storms, so that the surface exposed to the wind is reduced.
CSA/UL certification of the equipment, which is compulsory for all technical products on sale on the American and Canadian market, is pending. Approval is scheduled for May 2011, so that the new wind guard will be deliverable as of June 2011.
"With this novelty, we are further increasing the safety of our systems even under winter conditions as they can be found in Nordic countries or in other mountainous regions", says Andreas Schwedhelm, Vice President Engineering of DEGERenergie. "Our new heated wind guard now also works reliably during a heavy storm and at extremely low temperatures."
DEGERenergie was founded in 1999 by Artur Deger and today is the world market leader in solar tracking systems. Worldwide, more than 35,000 DEGERenergie systems are installed in over 40 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 across the world. 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.
DEGERenergie at the Intersolar 2011, Munich
hall C4, stand 120
About DEGERenergie (www.DEGERenergie.com):
DEGERenergie is the leading manufacturer with the world's largest product range of single and dual-axis solar tracking systems. The company's market position is based on the unique patented Maximum Light Detection (MLD) technology developed by Artur Deger, which makes it possible to maximize the yield of solar power plants with an "intelligent" control. With the DEGERconecter, the solar modules are thus always aligned according to the brightest position in the sky with the highest energy yield. This way, the overall energy yield of solar power plants with MLD tracking is up to 45 percent higher than that of rigid systems and this difference is even more pronounced for peaks. With more than 35,000 systems installed in more than 40 countries, DEGERenergie is the global technological market leader. The company offers its customers all product related solutions - from the development and planning, production and sales to maintenance and service.
In its headquarters in Horb (Germany), its subsidiaries and supplier companies, DEGERenergie is currently employing a staff of nearly 400. The company was founded in 1999 and in 2001 won the Inventor Award of the German state of Baden-Württemberg for the MLD control module DEGERconecter. In 2005, DEGERenergie opened its first subsidiary in Spain, followed by subsidiaries in the USA and Greece in 2009. Additional business locations are planned for 2011. The company's production sites are located in Germany, Canada and the USA. CEO is Artur Deger.
You can't always rely on the weather. But you can rely on an intelligent control system from DEGERenergie.
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