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Deger Solar Tracker Systems

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Deger Solar Trackers - Bright Green Energy is official UK distributor

 

Bright Green Energy is an official UK distributor of

Deger Energie Solar Trackers


Why you should consider installing a solar tracker

A deger solar tracker automatically follows the sun during the day, regardless of the seasons of the year. Solar trackers generate around 45% more energy than a conventional fixed, ground mounted, solar pv arrays.  Any location or area that receives high levels of sunlight is ideally suited for a solar tracker installation.

Deger solar trackers constantly change the angle of PV modules to face the sun, so that the irradiation angle and the light intensity remain constant and maximum electrical energy can be generated. This not only helps to exploit every minute of sunshine but also to make the best use of diffuse light – all year round. This leads to an added solar energy yield of 25% for single-axis, and 45% for dual-axis tracking systems. The result is increased efficiency and thus shorter pay back times and higher profits. DEGER solar tracking systems pay!

 

The precision and therefore output of the solar tracker is determined by Maximum Light Detection (MLD) technology.  This ensures that the tracker will always place itself in the best possible position to achieve the highest possible yield.

Chart showing yield benefit on Deger solar tracker when compared to a fixed, ground mounted, solar array.  Yiled is approx 45% higher then fixed array.
Chart showing the yield benefit of the Deger solar tracker when compared to a fixed, ground mounted, solar array.

 

Install a Tracker and Earn more from Feed In Tariffs.

With the feed-in-tariff being reduced there is never a better time to install a solar tracker than now!

Don't delay!  Compared to other types of solar installations, solar tracking systems offer an increased yield of up to 45%.  It's a win-win situation you cannot ignore!!

 Solar trackers occupy less space than similar ground mounted systems and you can still make use the land for other purposes, such as grazing cattle. The benefits of solar trackers are huge and include:   

  • INCREASED YIELD - 45% MORE POWER AND INCREASED FEED IN TARIFF PAYMENTS
  • ENHANCED RETURNS - AUTOMATIC TRACKING SYSTEM ENSURES BEST YIELD
  • EASY TO INSTALL - 1-2 DAYS PER TRACKER
  • VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE
  • THE DEGER 3000NT/HD IS THE IDEAL 4kWp TRACKER
  • THE DEGER D100 IS THE IDEAL 10kWp TRACKER
  • INSTALL A SOLAR TRACKER IN YOUR GROUNDS, GARDEN OR FIELD.
  • SUPERB RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
  • FIVE YEAR WARRANTY AS STANDARD
  • FULL TECHNICAL SUPPORT, ADVICE AND EXPERTISE FROM BRIGHT GREEN ENERGY
  • COST BEATS A GROUND MOUNTED SOLAR PV SYSTEM
  • AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS SIZES FROM SMALL 4kWp TO LARGE 10kWp

 

There are two types of tracker available:

1. Single axis trackers - known as Top Trackers

The Top Tracker is designed for small scale systems and are available in sizes from 8.5m2 to 40m2 and can achieve a world record 31% increase in yield.

2. Dual axis trackers

These are designed for solar PV systems from 4kWp (Deger 3000NT, 25m2) to 10 kWp (Deger 100, 70.6m2) and can accommodate ALL makes of solar PV panels.

The most commonly installed dual axis trackers are the Deger 3000NT (25m2) ,D60 (40m2), D80 (53m2), and the D100 (70.6m2) tracker now available.

All solar pv trackers are supplied complete with a Central Control Box (CCB), Windguard and Energy Converter.

At night the solar tracker moved into a horizontal position in order to maximise output from the diffused conditions and moves back to the sunrise position on daybreak.

Examples of Installed Solar Tracking Systems in the UK

Deger 7000NT installed in Notts
 6 x Deger 7000NT's, Notts

Deger 5000NT solar trackers installed in Notts
  2 x Deger 5000NT Solar Trackers. Notts

Deger 3000NT with Sanyo HIT 240W modules in Kent
Deger 3000NT Solar Tracker, Kent

Deger 9000NT (50kWp) solar trackers installed in Glos
 5 x Deger 9000NT solar trackers, Glos

Deger Top Tracker 8.5 installed in Cambridge
Single Axis Solar  Tracker, Cambs

 

If you are planning to install roof mounted solar panels then why not consider installing a solar tracker?  We can supply roof mounted trackers if required!

If you are planning to install a ground mounted solar PV array then why not consider installing a solar tracker instead? 

Bright Green Energy Ltd has supplied and installed solar trackers across the UK.  Our expertise is unrivalled.  We can advise and support your installation in numerous ways through either technical advice and support, tracker sizing, base work foundations, planning permission, fault finding, diagnostics and spare parts. 

WHY NOT BECOME A BRIGHT GREEN ENERGY UK SOLAR TRACKER PARTNER?

If you are an MCS registered solar PV company then why not become a Bright Green Energy Solar Tracker Installation Partner?  Call or email us for more details.

See examples of installed Deger solar trackers click here

Solar Tracking Systems for Open Areas Solar Tracking Systems for Buildings
Solar PV trackers for open spaces and farms Deger Solar PV Trackers For Buildings
Deger trackers can be installed in all sorts of places. Landfill and brownfield sites are ideal for the installation of solar parks. Open land is also suitable for smaller systems. With its extensive TOPtraker® product range, DEGERenergie offers the best conditions for success. The days are gone in which the roofs of industrial and public buildings were unused areas. TOPtraker® und DEGERtraker systems are optimally designed for integration in buildings.
System Advantages Technology
Solar Tracking Systems for UK Deger Connector - the patented solar tracking sensor
DEGERenergie’s intelligent sun tracking systems make solar power plants more efficient and therefore more cost-effective. However, they also offer a number of other advantages: The movement of the Earth and the composition of the atmosphere result in ongoing changes to the strength and direction of the sun’s rays. DEGERenergie solar tracking systems always optimally direct the solar PV modules.

 

For more information download the Deger presentation.  It's 4Mb so if you don't have a fast download link then CALL US and we'll send it to you.


SOLAR TRACKER MODELS

Solar Tracker Model Description Download
Documents
Single and Dual Axis Solar PV Trackers
Deger Product Guide The Complete Product Guide >>>>
TOPtraker® 8.5 Single-axis, active tracking systems for open spaces and landfills.

Concrete bases are not included with the tracker.
TOPtraker® 40NT
DEGERtraker 3000NT

The 4kWp tracker

Dual-axis, active tracking systems for open spaces and for installation with different mast lengths.

 

4kWp to 10Kwp systems. Ideal for all purposes.

DEGERtraker D60
DEGERtracker D80  

DEGERtraker D100

The 10kWp tracker


Building Integrated Trackers

TOPtraker® 8.5 Single-axis, active tracking systems for flat roofs, landfills and buildings.
TOPtraker® 25HD
DEGERtraker 3000HD Dual-axis, active tracking systems for buildings and for installation with different mast lengths.
DEGERtraker 5000HD

 


DEGER SOLAR TRACKER PRICING

MODEL DESCRIPTION PRICE (inc vat)


DUAL
AXIS SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEMS

DEGERtraker 3000NT Dual-axis, solar tracking system with 25m2 panel area £CALL
DEGERtraker D60 Dual-axis, solar tracking system with 40m2 panel area £CALL
DEGERtraker D80 Dual-axis, solar tracking system with 53m2 panel area £CALL

DEGERtraker D100

Dual-axis, solar tracking system with 70.6m2 panel area £CALL


SINGLE AXIS SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEMS

TOPtraker® 30 A single-axis, active solar tracking systems for open spaces and landfills up to 8.5m2 with 30 degree tilt £CALL
TOPtraker® 20 A single-axis, active solar tracking systems for open spaces and landfills up to 8.5m2 with 20 degree tilt £CALL
TOPtraker® 40NT 30 A single-axis, active solar tracking systems for open spaces and landfills up to 40m2 with 30 degree tilt £CALL
TOPtraker® 40NT 15 A single-axis, active solar tracking systems for open spaces and landfills up to 40m2 with 15 degree tilt £CALL
TOPtraker® 40NT 0 A single-axis, active solar tracking systems for open spaces and landfills up to 40m2 with 0 degree tilt £CALL

 

HEAVY DUTY DUAL AXIS SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEMS

DEGERtraker 3000HD Dual-axis, heavy duty solar tracking system with 25m2 panel area £CALL
DEGERtraker 5000HD Dual axis, heavy duty solar tracking system with 40m2 panel area £CALL

 

DEGERtraker CT - High Precision dual axis tracking systems

DEGERtraker 100NT

Dual-axis, active solar tracking system with 70m2 panel area £CALL

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in delivery?
The standard scope of delivery includes the pole, base frame, rotating head, elevation unit, DEGERconecter sensors with energy converter, as well as aluminium profiles and F-Set mounting material suitable for the solar panels.  

When choosing a tracker please choose the required Mast length.

Are the clamps for mounting of the panels included?
Yes, the appropriate number of clamps are included.

Can I order single components?
No. Only complete tracking systems can be purchased.

Does Bright Green Energy Ltd offer planning or installation services?
Yes, we offer a full design and installation service.

Why sensor based solar tracking?
With the sensor based DEGERconector control the module surface is accurately pointed at the sun during times of sunshine. During times of overcast weather, the DEGERconecter adjusts the module to face the point with the strongest global radiation. For that reason a higher yield can be obtained in comparison with astronomically (PLC) guided systems, which don’t react on actual weather conditions.

Which module types can be mounted on a DEGERtraker?
All popular solar PV modules are supported and can be mounted on any of the trackers.

How many solar panels can be used on a DEGERtraker?
A calculation for a certain number of popular modules is displayed on the “suitable number of modules” data sheet provided by DEGERenergie or through project based calculations. For calculations you can consider a tolerance value of 10%. Please be aware that the maximum number of modules could be limited through regional wind load characteristics.

Are technical drawings of module configurations available?
Yes. You will receive detailed information for your module type/your configuration latest after order placement.

Which distance/space is needed between 2 x DEGERtrakers?
The space depends on the geographical region (latitude) because of the different self shadowing effect and can be calculated with data sheets provided by DEGERenergie.

What is the maximum wind load?
Deger Tracker systems are designed to the German norm DIN 1055-4 - which conforms to the EUROCODE - for a wind load of 0.50 kN/m². If the systems are planned to be erected in a region with higher wind loads the system can be adapted by reducing the module surface or by installing an HD tracker.

What is a wind guard and when do you need to use it?
The wind guard adjusts the module surface of the DEGERtrakers and places them into a safe horizontal position when a wind load of 10 m/sec is exceeded, this prevents damage to the tracker in the event of high winds or storms. The wind guard is included with the CCB (central control box).

What is the expected performance increase with trackers as a function of latitude?
With approach to the equator (more southern latitudes) the additional yield shows a tendency to 30%, with direction to northern latitudes the additional yield in comparison to fixed installations inclines to 45%.

What is the function of the Slip-Ring?
The slip ring is only for use in equatorial regions, because the sun is changing from the north to the south of the equator and a limitation of the azimuth axis isn’t possible.

Foundation of DEGERtraker?
DEGERtraker do have a round concrete foundation made. The size of the foundation is determined through the system and the pole length used. It can be build above ground or underground, whereas with underground foundations a longer mast is needed to maintain enough clearance. For each foundation you can receive reinforcement information.

Is it possible to build a rectangular foundation?
There is no restriction on building a rectangular foundation. The only thing which you have to adhere is that the edge length matches the diameter of a round foundation to maintain the necessary steadiness.

Usage of ground anchors instead of a foundation?
Ground anchors can only be used when the anchor manufacturer provides respective calculations.

Which system is applicable on industrial flat roofs?
The single-axis TOPtraker is the system which is designed for flat roofs.

Is a wind guard available for TOPtrakers?
You don't need a wind guard with a TOPtraker, because it's structurally designed to be storm secure and resistant in any position (e.g. the maximum in east-west direction of 450). With stormy weather we normally have also overcast conditions, which lead the TOPtraker into the more secure 300 position.

The supply voltage of TOPtraker is 24 V/DC, is a power pack included?
A power pack is NOT included and should deliver 2 amperes for a single TOPtraker and 1 ampere for each additional tracker, for example a 5 amperes power pack for 4 TOPtracker.

Are DEGERtraker systems capable for concentrator or solar thermal applications?
No. They only have minimal power requirements and so only standard PV modules can be used.

How much power can I produce with a DEGERtraker?
Example: TOPtraker with 6 modules 200Wp each. With the 6 modules you have 1,2 kWp energy capacity on one tracker. So the first factor to determine what you can expect is the quality of the used panels. The second factor is the attainable regional power, which is between 700 and 1000 kWh per kWp and year in Germany (higher in Southern Europe). With a TOPtraker you can get an additional yield of 20 – 30%, but only if you adhere the minimum distance between the trackers. Therefore you can achieve a theoretical maximum yield of 1560 kWh per kWp with this example.

 

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