Intersolar 2011 - DEGERenergie: Interest in producing solar energy for own consumption is increasing

Horb a.N., 20 June 2011. DEGERenergie is reporting big success at the industry's leading trade fair, Intersolar 2011 in Munich. Particularly smaller and medium-sized businesses showed a growing interest in the company's MLD technology, with the goal of producing solar energy for their own use.

The MLD technology for intelligent photovoltaic system tracking that DEGERenergie developed and patented is becoming more and more widely accepted. Following recent successes abroad, DEGERenergie is also reporting a notable increase in demand for its systems at the Intersolar 2011 trade fair in Munich. Michael Heck, Vice President Sales & Marketing at DEGERenergie: "We are noticing that particularly small and medium-sized companies are showing a strongly growing interest in our technology. Many of these businesses want to produce solar energy primarily for their own use, in order to become independent of rising energy costs over the long term."

Overall, Intersolar has once again convincingly asserted its position as the leading trade fair for the entire industry, in Michael Heck's assessment. "We had a lot of interesting and focussed discussions. The visitors, a great many of whom are from other countries, are usually well informed and come to Munich with concrete project plans in their pockets." In particular: "The current discussions surrounding changes in energy policy is providing the photovoltaic market with a powerful boost." More and more businesses want to have an in-house option for photovoltaic as a way to become independent of the utility companies. "You can only do that with solar energy. For unlike all other avenues of renewable energy utilization, it has the advantage of being decentralized without a costly grid: The power is produced where it is consumed."

Especially gratifying to DEGERenergie: Word is getting out around the industry that the MLD technology from Horb has the best cost/benefit ratio in the field. "We noticed it over and over again in discussions and earned praise for our systems. All the more because the numbers speak for themselves."

DEGERenergie was founded in 1999 by Artur Deger and is now the global market leader in solar tracking systems. More than 40,000 DEGERenergie systems have been installed in over 40 countries around the globe. The enterprise maintains subsidiaries in Spain, Greece and North America, and works in many other countries through local sales and service partners. DEGERenergie's patented MLD technology makes it possible to increase yields up to 45 percent more than fixed systems.

For more information:

Note for editorial staff:

You can download printable image material at the DEGERenergie website. Of course, you can obtain printable image material also from: Herbert Grab, Phone: +49 07127-5707-10, E-mail:

About DEGERenergie (

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 fixed systems and this difference is even more pronounced for peaks. With more than 40,000 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 more than 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. Managing director is Artur Deger.

You can't always rely on the weather. But you can rely on an intelligent control system from DEGERenergie.

Customer contact:
DEGERenergie GmbH
Industriestraße 70
72160 Horb, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7451-539 14-10

Press contact:
Herbert Grab
digit media
Schulberg 5
72124 Pliezhausen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7127-5707-10

Featured Product

Baja’s Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja Carports offers an extensive solar support system product line customized to customers' site specifications by in-house engineers, meeting their parking lot coverage, plus optimal PV production needs. Baja's Full Cantilever Tee is often paired with its Semi and Full Cantilever carports to meet live/loads up to 60psf and wind speeds to 160mph. All Baja products are pre-fabricated, bolted connections, pre-galvanized structural steel for fast on-site installation and project aesthetic requirements."