The largest solar park in the Baltic region, which includes Estonia, operates with solar tracking systems by DEGERenergie. In the Energy Smart solar park in Võru, in southern Estonia, close to the Latvian border, eleven 9000 NT DEGERtraker systems are already installed. Each system is designed for a power of 9,000 watts peak. The solar park will have a total capacity of about 100 kW.
Seventy percent of this proof of concept project is operated by DEGERenergie’s partner OÜ Energy Smart and has been funded by the Estonian government. With more than 49,000 systems installed in 49 countries, DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems, the company says.
“We intend to show our country’s farmers how they can generate solar energy into the public grid instead of waiting for European agricultural subsidies, which have a dubious future anyway,” says Viido Polikarpus, director of Energy Smart. “Furthermore, we believe our long sub-arctic summer days are perfect for the generation from 300-degree tracked solar energy throughout the day.”
The Energy Smart solar farm will go operational in a few weeks. Energy Smart has made it their objective to firmly establish solar energy in the Baltic states on a broad basis.
“Especially in Nordic countries with a low altitude of the sun and long days, MLD tracking is the best technology to achieve the maximum yield of energy generated from the sun,” says Polikarpus. Energy Smart has already ordered additional DEGERtraker systems.