ARNSTADT, GERMANY: Under Conto Energia IV, Italy‘s renewable energy law in force since June, the Italian government has implemented several measures which will provide an additional incentive for investors in solar energy systems.
The certification services provider TÜV Rheinland has developed a certificate in cooperation with the Italian energy agency GSE which verifies by means of regular inspections that at least 60 percent of a module or its system components are manufactured in Europe.
This means that Italian investors can now expect ten percent higher feed-in tariff payments in accordance with Conto Energia IV if they use Bosch Solar Energy solar modules. After inspecting production sites, TÜV Rheinland attested in a Certificate of Origin that module components were manufactured and assembled in Arnstadt. Since then, the certificate for modules produced in the Thuringian town states that they are “Made in Europe”.
Bosch also provides the modules produced in Arnstadt with a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year performance warranty. The products have also been certified as extremely weather resistant in a salt spray test performed by TÜV Rheinland.
Compliance with Conto Energia IV standards is further proof of the quality in Bosch Solar Energy modules. “With its primary plant in Arnstadt, Bosch Solar Energy has shown a clear commitment to production in Europe. Our customers benefit from high quality and rapid response times. The fact that the Italian government also rewards value creation in Europe pleases not only us – our clients will also benefit," states Peter Schneidewind, Chief Sales Officer.