Degerenergie extends its market leadership in Canada
Degerenergie has been manufacturing in Canada for more than a year and is now looking back on very successful activities on the Canadian market. In the meantime, the company has sold more than 4,300 of its tracking systems there.
Particularly fast growing is the solar market in Ontario. Due to the microFIT program that particularly subsidizes installations with up to 10 kW output, the focus there is on small and medium-sized systems. These systems are mostly installed by farmers, medium-sized companies and municipalities. In particular, DEGERtraker 5000HD and 9000NT are used.
The company has been in close contact to distribution and installation partners in Canada for years. And: Thanks to its local production facilities, DEGERenergie complies with the requirements defined in the "Domestic Content Compliance" of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). It demands that at least 60 percent of the production costs be generated from in-country products and services. ?Therefore, the yields of the solar installations equipped with our solar tracking systems are entirely refunded according to the microFIT program. Provided, of course, that the other components also meet the requirements,? explains DEGERenergie Sales Director Rainer Ott.
DEGERenergie considers itself to be part of the industry of Ontario and has meanwhile also established a logistics and support center for the Canadian market there. Rainer Ott: ?Our customers understand this as a valuable commitment to the Canadian market. We receive queries from potential customers and installation partners who are interested in our systems on a daily basis. Demand and order situation are more than satisfactory.?
According to DEGERenergie and many other players in the market, the Canadian solar market will grow considerably in the next years. ?Photovoltaic systems are becoming one of the most important energy sources.? Particularly in the context of the incident in Fukushima and the ever rising energy prices in Canada. ?The development in other Canadian provinces and in the USA, Canada's southern neighbor, is similar, even though not as dynamical yet. Ontario?s Green Act could become a blueprint for other Canadian provinces.
Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2011-10-21