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IdeemaTec puts 7.8 MW project into operation with 3.7 MW tracking system near Kehlheim.

Wallerfing, 20 May 2014 – 3.7 MW of the horizontal tracking system, safeTrack Horizon, has been supplied for the solar farm in the area of Regensburg. IdeemaTec Deutschland has equipped a second section, amounting to 4.1 MW, with its fixed mounting system, safeFix Steel.

The project, which commenced operation in mid-May near Kehlheim in Bavaria, is one of the few large-scale solar installations with tracking technology to be currently profitable for the operator in Germany. This is thanks to the extremely low investment and operating costs of the horizontal tracking system, safeTrack Horizon. According to the project developer, it increases the output at this location by up to 13 per cent relative to fixed mounting systems. With the additional energy yield in morning and evening hours, tracking offers an efficient alternative for direct electricity marketing.

“We’ve once again further developed the technology for safeTrack Horizon,” reports Axel Hartung, Head of Sales and Marketing at IdeemaTec. “The new, flexible design can also be ideally adapted to the ground level on steep gradients and enables our customers to eliminate almost all earthworks. This obviously leads to significantly lower investment costs.”

Another advantage of the horizontal tracker is the more consistent power curve throughout the day, which contributes to grid stability.

In addition, the available area is used more effectively than with conventional, south-facing systems.

“Our products have been able to prove in many projects around the world that they’re amongst the sturdiest and most durable in the industry,” adds Axel Hartung. “For our customers, this is a great advantage because it enables them to significantly minimise their potential risks and operating costs.”

This also applies to the second section of the solar farm, which has been installed using safeFix Steel. The fixed mounting system, which is entirely made of steel, provides a patented adjustment system with infinitely adjustable module mounting. This enables the fixing points prescribed by module manufacturers to be precisely maintained. In addition, the special riveting system enables particularly quick module mounting with anti-theft protection.

About IdeemaTec Deutschland:

IdeemaTec Tracking & Mounting Systems specializes in fixing solutions for large-scale solar systems. The company’s portfolio includes both tracking systems and fixed-tilt mounting systems for ground-mounted installations and mounting systems for roof-mounted systems. Their products are distinguished by their robust structure, quick and easy installation and maximum cost-effectiveness. The German manufacturer also provides supplementary services, including professional support relating to system planning, site configuration and project-specific engineering as well as reliable logistics and optional installation services. Its range of services is rounded off with tailor-made servicing packages with warranties that can be optionally provided for the entire service life of the system.