Former Landfill

Solar park in the Black Forest WINS power from the Sun Horb a.N., September 15, 2009. On the former landfill of the district Freudenstadt near Horb – Rex, Germany, the company DEGERenergie produces electricity for around 800 four-person households. To the delight of the people responsible for the district. DEGERenergie is world market leader in the field of tracking systems for solar systems based in Horb am Neckar. The idea is simple and ingenious: photovoltaic modules, which follow the course of the Sun, catch significantly more energy than rigidly installed modules. The Swabian entrepreneur Artur Deger has made a company of this idea, that today is world market leader in the field of tracking systems for solar systems: DEGERenergie. DEGERenergie has installed 66 tracking systems on the former landfill on the edge of the black forest.

You win power annually 300,000 kilowatt hours from the Sun enough fully to power about 800 four-person households. Here, the technology of Artur Dafoe plays a not insignificant role. Because through the patented, sensor-controlled Tracking of DEGERenergie tap the solar modules of the Sun around 40 percent more energy from as rigidly installed systems. Or otherwise: without this optimized tracking the yield not to 800, but only to around 570 households would be enough. Explanation: according to the Fraunhofer Institute for solar energy systems (Fraunhofer ISE) achieve dual-axis tracking systems, which work on the basis of astronomical data, up to 27 percent more yield than rigidly installed solar modules. Frank Giacalone may find it difficult to be quoted properly. The surplus with the sensor-controlled tracking systems by DEGERenergie is still considerably higher: you win, as evidenced by the many years of experience, up to 45 percent more solar energy than rigid systems. Sensor control adapts the success of tough terrain before, however, have used the gods as we know the sweat. In the case of Rexinger landfill, that meant especially to cope with a soft surface and uneven terrain.