What do I have to consider when planning the D-series?

With the introduction of the new DEGERtracker D60H, D80 and D100 series, the DEGER planning tool for calculating the maximum permissible module surface was updated as well. Thus for error-free planning it is absolutely necessary that the DEGERenergie planning tool V-5.2. be used from now on.

Has there been a change in the size of the module surface?

The maximum permissible module surface of the individual systems has not changed with introduction of the DEGERtracker D60H, D80 and D100 series.

Has there been a change in the maximum permissible wind load?

The maximum permissible wind load of the individual systems has not changed with introduction of the DEGERtracker D60H, D80 and D100 series.

What do the new names mean?

The ‘D’ stands for ‘dual’; that is, dual-axis tracking, while systems that are suitable for installation in regions with increased wind loads are designated with ‘H’, i.e. ‘heavy duty.’ The numerical component of the designation provides an approximate value for possibly installed PV output as a function of the modules employed.

What makes the new transmission special?

We achieve ideal power distribution through a geometry that is unique on the market. Thus the load on bearings, motors and transmissions is eased and the longevity of the complete system clearly enhanced. In addition, the combination of a transmission and frame member saves on both costs and raw materials. Dry bearings from high-performance plastics are used in order to store the moveable parts.

Is it still possible to install an inverter directly onto the DEGERtracker?

As an option DEGER continues to offer an inverter mounting plate with a uniform size for almost any standard inverter available on the market. This inverter mounting plate is installed directly onto the transmission just as before.

What cables are already prefabricated in the transmission?

The MLD control unit as well as the motors are completely pre-wired with delivery. Thus installation times are shortened and installation errors prevented. There are also pre-assembled cable connections for the DC wiring, communication and the cables of all sensors, including wind and snow sensors in the locking plate of the transmission.

What is special about the new EMO?

In contrast to the past elevation motor the new EMO no longer has bellows. The EMO is a completely self-contained system. Thus the penetration of dirt and water is prevented and the longevity of the motor is clearly increased.

Why is the EMO retracted in the storm position?

Since the greatest forces affect the elevation engine in the storm position it makes sense in structural terms to have the motor retracted when it is in this position.

Are special aids required in order to assemble the EMO?

To assemble the EMO a battery pack with 12 to 26V DC is required. With this battery pack the EMO can be retracted and/or extended as required without a power supply.

What advantage is offered by the greater elevation of 10° bis 90°?

Through the greater elevation angle of 10° bis 90° higher yields are obtained at sunrise and sunset.

What advantages are offered by the pre-mounted central pipe?

Stress between the supporting frame and the frame members is prevented through adjustment of the central pipe by specialized DEGER staff. Thus the EMO is eased and the longevity of the components clearly increased.

Why is the new supporting frame supplied in individual parts?

Through delivery in individual parts we obtain a substantially higher stowage density, as well as much easier loading and unloading of the trucks.

How much time do I need for final assembly of the supporting frame?

A well-coordinated assembly team consisting of three fitters requires approximately thirty minutes for final assembly of the supporting frame.

Is it possible for me to improperly assemble the individual parts?

It is not possible to confuse the components when the supporting frame is assembled. Each bolt connection has an individual drill hole pattern which rules out confusion. In addition, only one type of screw is required for assembly.

How many individual parts does the new supporting frame have?

The supporting frame has a maximum of nine individual parts, depending on the series.

What purpose is served by the yellow lashing strap on the new transmission?

The yellow lashing strap attached to the transmission is used for transport and installation safety and may not be removed under any circumstances prior to assembly of the EMO.

What is the purpose of the borehole in the mast?

With the borehole in the mast you can route the wiring from the mast in order to distribute it further. Assembly thus becomes much easier.

What has to be considered when assembling the inverter on the mast?

The area between the mast and the module surface is clearly reduced through the greater elevation. Thus there may be collisions in individual cases. In order to prevent this a defined restricted area must be taken into account. For more information please consult our assembly instructions.

Why have the mast lengths been changed?

Through the greater elevation of 10°until 90° and the substantially more compact transmission, the distance between the subsoil and the lower edge of the module surface is reduced. In order to compensate for this the new masts had to be longer.

Why is only the mast length indicated for the new masts?

In order to eliminate any ambiguity only the length of the supplied masts will be indicated in the future. Please see our module layout for the height of the system in storm position and/or the maximum system height up to the upper edge of the module surface.

What advantages are offered by the new mounting system?

Assembly of the modules is made much easier with the new aluminum profile F-Det-D in combination with the new hammer-head bolts and the new module clamp. Now you can connect the module clamps directly from above with the aluminum. Thus it is no longer necessary to thread the module clamps from the end of the aluminum. 

Should I expect shading with the new mounting system?

Despite slight projection over the module surface you will not experience any losses at all due to shading with the new mounting system. No shading can occur since the module surface is aligned to the brightest point at all times with the 90° angle.

Why can’t aluminum rails be installed above the transmission?

Due to the greater elevation of 10°until 90° there may be a collision between the aluminum and the transmission. In order to prevent this it must be made certain in any case that no rails are installed there. For more information please consult our assembly instructions.

What is required for assembly of the systems?

The following materials are to be provided for assembly by the owner:

  • lifting equipment for unloading (fork-lift truck, crane)
  • at least nine pallets or squared timber
  • torque wrench and screwdriver
  • crane for assembly of the frame member on the mast
  • 12 to 26V DC battery pack
  • ladder, work platform or hydraulic platform
  • GPS device or compass
  • battery-operated drill
  • cordless screwdriver

Why are there new reinforcement drawings for the concrete foundations?

The reinforcements of the individual systems were simplified in order to make it easier to construct the foundations and thus save on costs and time. With introduction of the new systems there will only be two different reinforcements. Please consult our technical documentation for more information. In addition, we offer a prefabricated reinforcement cage for all systems as an option.