Bosch Solar Modules Fulfill the Highest Standards of Safety and Reliability

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Bosch Solar Energy AG took home six awards at the Plus X Awards which is one of the world's largest competitions for innovative products from the technology, sport and lifestyle branches.

  • Bosch solar modules receive Plus X Award
  • TÜV Rheinland issues IEC 62716-based certificate for ammonia corrosion resistance test
  • Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin confirms 5 400 pascal superimposed load and suction load, in accordance with IEC 61215 Edition 2 (extended test)


Bosch’s crystalline solar modules c-Si M60 EU 30117 and c-Si M60 S EU 30117 impressed the jury in the three categories of “High Quality,” “Design”, and “Ecology”.

“We’re very proud of these distinctions. Even though this was the first time that we took part in the competition, two of our products both won awards in three categories,” commented CSO Peter Schneidewind. “We are especially pleased about the award for ‘High Quality’”, he continued. “By awarding us this distinction, the prestigious jury has honored our efforts to continually provide our customers with the best quality products”.

TÜV Rheinland and the Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin have also confirmed the excellent quality of Bosch’s products by issuing additional certificates for the solar module c-Si M 60 EU 30117. By passing TÜV Rheinland’s ammonia corrosion test, this module is certified for safe installation on buildings used for agricultural purposes. If a solar power facility is installed near a ventilation system or integrated in the roof itself, there is a danger that rising ammonia vapors may lead the film to separate from the back or allow water to seep in and trigger short circuits. This danger was ruled out for modules from Bosch Solar Energy in a 20-day test procedure certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Solar modules from Bosch Solar Enery also withstand wind and inclement weather. The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin tested our M60 and P60 modules and confirmed that they succeeded in the 5 400 pascal superimposed load and suction load in accordance with IEC 61215 Edition 2. When distributed over a crystalline module, this is about 900 kilograms.

Bosch’s newest generation of crystalline solar modules contain 60 monocrystalline high-performance cells made by Bosch with an average output of 4.36 watts each. New materials and a revised layout on the back have helped improve cell, and correspondingly module, performance and efficiency levels. In addition to higher yields, these solar modules also offer reliable connections thanks to MC4 coupler plugs which use a secure “snap in” system, making cable series connections faster and more reliable.

“Neither wind, snow, nor ice can detract from the quality of our modules. This has once again been confirmed by the awards and certificates which we have received over the last few weeks. It’s this quality that sets Bosch apart from the rest,” emphasized Peter Schneidewind.

Bosch Solar Energy AG is part of the business division Solar Energy of the Bosch Group and a leading supplier of photovoltaic products. From small plants for single-family homes to finished large-scale photovoltaic projects: Bosch Solar Energy offers high-quality solar cells and modules for producing electrical energy from sunlight. Bosch Solar Energy also handles the construction of solar parks from the planning and implementation to the handover of the ready-to-use plant. The division employees a total of roughly 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 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than 50 billion euros and a headcount of a good 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 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. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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