SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee PV developer Vis Solis, Inc. and the German Energy Agency (dena), dedicated its first United States solar project in a Private Public Partnership on April 25th, 2013 with the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christoph Sander, TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau and Mayor Tom Beehan at the Heritage Center in Oak Ridge. The project was developed in conjunction with dena and Germany's leading solar and dual-axis, maximum light detection tracking systems manufacturer, DEGERenergie.
Seven ground-mounted trackers with 28 solar panels on each tracker make up the 50 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array installed on the former duct bank of a brownfield in Oak Ridge Tennessee. The innovative, maximum light detection technology from DEGERenergie will produce an estimated 40 percent more energy than a traditional ground mounted system or approximately 91,000 kilowatt hours a year.
The Heritage Center solar installation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is the first U.S. partnership in dena's Solar Roofs Program portfolio. Since 2004, dena has taken part in over 50 solar projects across the globe to bring together rising international interest in German solar technology and help expand global solar markets.
Vis Solis is now presenting this exciting technology and sharing its experience for the first time in booth 7645 at the German Pavilion.
About Vis Solis
Vis Solis, Inc. www.vis-solis.us) is located in Franklin, Tenn. and is a subsidiary of Vis Solis GmbH. Germany. Vis Solis GmbH was formed to finance, design, build and operate world-class electric generating systems. Vis Solis, Latin for "The Power of the Sun" has strong experience providing state-of-the-art energy systems for roof-mounted and ground-mounted photovoltaic applications, including large-scale systems built on landfills, former military facilities and other redevelopment sites.
The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) -- the German Energy Agency -- is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. dena's aim is to ensure that energy is used in both a national and international context as efficiently, safely and economically as possible with the least possible impact on climate. dena is working with stakeholders from the worlds of politics and business and from society at large to achieve this aim. Shareholders in dena are the Federal Republic of Germany, KfW Bankengruppe, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.
About the dena Solar Roofs Program
The "dena Solar Roofs Program" was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency. Launched in 2004, this program, co-financed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, supports German solar energy companies entering new markets. Within the framework of the program reference and demonstration projects are installed on the roofs of designated institutions in different countries around the world. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive marketing and training programs. These "beacon projects" impressively present high-quality solar technology Made in Germany.
SOURCE Vis Solis, Inc.