New power stations to be built worldwide
At the end of 2009, Bosch Solar Energy commissioned four solar power plants in Germany. One of them is a 955 kWp rooftop photovoltaic plant on the Bosch parking structure at New Trade Fair Centre, Stuttgart, Germany. 4,247 monocrystalline solar modules extending over an area of about 7,000 mC generate around 870,000 kWh of “green” electricity per year. This covers the annual energy needs of around 250 four-person households.
The three other power plants, two of them in Thuringia and one in Saxony, have a combined capacity of 8.75 MWp and can generate an output of around 8 million kWh a year. This covers the annual energy need of about 2,200 four-person households.
In 2010, Bosch Solar Energy plans to expand its activities in the PV projects segment on an international level. “Bosch has the international networks required to push photovoltaics ahead around the world. In the long term, we want to make photovoltaics a competitive technology in the energy mix and contribute to protecting the climate”, said Peter Schneidewind, Executive Vice President of Sales at Bosch Solar Energy AG. As a full provider of photovoltaic technologies, Bosch Solar Energy contributes its expertise in the production of high-end solar cells and modules. Moreover, the Bosch subsidiary assumes responsibility for the technical side of operations, from planning to turnkey construction of large-scale systems.