Bosch Solar Energy introduces new, free PV app for iPhone and iPad

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PV app, the Bosch Solar Friend.

  • Calculate the expected energy yield from a Bosch solar power system anywhere in the world

  • Direct contact with wholesaler and Bosch Solar Energy

  • Bosch Solar Friend available to download for free

Erfurt/Munich, Germany – Bosch Solar Energy AG is showcasing its new PV app, the Bosch Solar Friend, at the Intersolar Europe event in Munich. The app can be used on your iPhone or iPad to calculate the expected energy yield from any rooftop solar power system, on the basis of the roof area involved, the module type and its orientation, all over the world. In addition to determining the expected yield and potential feed-in tariff, the PV app also calculates the resulting CO2 savings. Global reference objects and a detailed overview of the crystalline product range illustrate the choices available. At the same time, the Bosch Solar Friend provides a direct link to your local wholesaler or to Bosch Solar Energy.

The new app will soon be available to download for free from the App Store. Further information on the Bosch Solar Friend app and photovoltaics in general is available on our website at

For those of you who are keen to try out the Bosch Solar Friend, come along to the Bosch Solar Energy stand at the Intersolar Europe event in Munich – Hall A3, Stand 450.

Bosch Solar Energy AG is part of the Solar Energy division of the Bosch Group and is a leading supplier of photovoltaic solutions. From small-scale systems for single family homes through to major ready-to-use photovoltaic projects, Bosch Solar Energy offers high-quality solar cells and modules for producing electricity from sunlight around the globe. The company also undertakes the construction of solar parks, from the planning stages right through to realization and the turnkey handover of the system. Bosch’s Solar Energy division, which also includes aleo solar AG, employs around 3,000 people.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 283,500 employees generated a turnover of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010, according to provisional figures. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2010, Bosch invested around four billion euros in research and development, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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