The generated energy covers about one third of the total energy demand of the race track
Horb am Neckar / Zolder, 04. April 2011. The world famous race track in Zolder, Belgium, has a new attraction. Since the beginning of the racing season 2012, DEGERenergie tracking systems provide environmentally friendly energy there. The Belgium company Intellisol is in charge of the project. DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems.
Intellisol has financed and realized the project in cooperation with the operator of the race track. Rik Koch, co-owner and technological manager at Intellisol: "With this decision, the operator of Zolder has consciously taken a step towards environmentally friendly energy supply. Each tracking system is designed for a peak capacity of 10 kilowatts. The generated energy covers about one third of the total energy demand of the race track."
The 25 9000NT DEGERtrakers have been installed on 8 m high poles. This height guarantees that the races are not disturbed and that the audience has a free view. They have been installed along the race track and are therefore a sensation for the visitors.
Intellisol has been working together with DEGERenergie for some time now. "Our experience is all good", explains Rik Koch. The tracking systems considerably contribute to an excellent performance of the modules and guarantee optimum efficiency. The efficiency of the DEGERtraker has always been exceeding our expectations. Even in winter, we achieved top yield on bright days."
DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems. Worldwide, more than 47,000 DEGERenergie systems are installed in 46 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 an average of 45 percent compared to fixed systems.
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 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 on average 45 percent higher than that of fixed systems and this difference is even more pronounced for peaks. With more than 47,000 systems installed in 46 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.