Horb am Neckar, Germany / Wodonga, Victoria, May 14th, 2012. Richard Dalla-Riva, Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations, Manufacturing, Exports and Trade of the Australian state of Victoria, visited DEGERenergie’s manufacturing partner Kiewa Valley Engineering KVE in Wodonga. The objective of the visit was to get informed about KVE’s partnership with the German global market leader and their solar tracking solutions.

Accompanied by a delegation of local politicians, the minister got an overview of the products and market position of the Australian company and its German partner. He had the details of the cooperation explained to him and wanted to know everything about the synergistic effects the two companies achieve together.

The attending politicians eagerly listened to the company representatives’ explanations. The subsequent discussion was focused on the enormous potential of the companies involved and in particular on the benefits for the Albury/Wodonga region. Afterwards, the visitors were given a tour of the factory halls and convinced themselves of the DEGERenergie manufacturing partner’s great capabilities.

The delegation led by minister Dalla-Riva was deeply impressed by the strength of the partnership, by KVE’s competencies and above all by DEGERenergie’s technology.

Florian Falk Naumann, Country Manager for Australia at DEGERenergie: “This high-level visit has once more confirmed that our strategy pays off: Localizing production and sales in order to be closer to our customers.”

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.

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.

In its headquarters in Horb (Germany), its subsidiaries and supplier companies, DEGERenergie is currently employing a staff of nearly 400. The company was established 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. Since summer 2011, production is also up and running in Australia. The company’s production sites are located in Germany, Australia, Canada and the USA. CEO 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
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72160 Horb, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7451-539 14-0
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E-mail:  sales(at)DEGERenergie.com

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