In keeping with its 20% increase in turnover for 2011 and to boost its international presence, DEGERenergie has recruited Florian Falk Naumann as county manager for Australia. DEGERenergie is expecting its MLD technology to flourish in the Australian climate under the government's “Clean Energy Future” scheme.

Before joining DEGERenergie, Naumann worked as a tutor at the University of Queensland as a lecturer in finance, entrepreneurship and marketing at a private business college in Australia. Prior to this, he was a consultant for technical products in the telecommunications industry and a business analyst in the field of import/export at an international company.

Naumann said, “I love Germany and I love Australia and I would like to bring together the sheer inexhaustible natural resource of Australia – solar energy – and German technology. It is my vision to use this opportunity to contribute to a future worth living on this planet. After the decision of the government to promote green energy, Australia will develop into a strong market for renewable energies. It is my objective to position DEGERenergie at the head of the Australian solar PV market.”

The Australian government is currently suffering from infighting concerning cuts to the solar hot water rebate scheme.