The dual-axis-tracker project in the Oak Ridge Heritage Center is part of the worldwide “dena Solar Roofs Program” coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“.
“Based on the MLD Technology of DEGER, our partner VISSOLIS has demonstrated over 40 % more energy yield compared to a fixed ground mounted PV system.”
Andreas Schwedhelm, DEGERenergie GmbH
The “dena Solar Roofs Program” was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency. Launched in 2004, this program, co-financed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, supports German solar energy companies entering new markets. Within the framework of the program reference and demonstration projects are installed on the roofs of designated institutions in different countries around the world. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive marketing and training programs. These ‘beacon projects’ impressively present high-quality solar technology Made in Germany.
The initiative „renewables - Made in Germany“ was launched by the German Parliament in 2002 and is run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The main objective is to contribute to climate protection by stimulating the acceptance and use of renewable energy around the world. By showcasing Germany‘s technical expertise in the field of renewable energy and by organizing business trips to and from Germany, the export initiative facilitates business contacts between companies in Germany and abroad. The platform www.renewables-made-in-germany.com provides information about German renewable energy technologies and contact data of German suppliers.
The Transatlantic Climate Bridge Initiative works to connect all those who seek to make a difference – at the local, the state and the federal level. The aim is to support platforms and partnerships that help Americans and Germans exchange their know-how and to pave the way for joint solutions.
4 Deger/Q-Cells-tracker is part of the worldwide “dena Solar Roofs Program” coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“.
- Location: Oak Ridge Heritage Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
- Commissioned: April 2013
- Installed Capacity: 49.8 kWp DC, 42 kW AC, annual yield approx. 91,000 kWh
- Application: 7 DEGERenergie trackers 6000 NT dual-tracking system on 20 ft. tall mast
- Modules and Inverters of the overall project (see Notes):
- 5 trackers* with each 28 Q.Cells modules Q-Peak BLK 255 W Mono
- 2 trackers with each 30 modules Astronergy CHSM6010-235 W Poly
- Inverters from SMA model Sunny Boy 6000 US
Project Energy & Power Output
Visit the Public-Solarmonitoring to see detailed statistics of the Oak Ridge Solar Park.