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Intersolar Europe 2015 (June 10-12) Smart Bosch solutions for efficient energy systems Intelligent networks for producing and storing electricity and heat

  • Connected energy solutions for industry, commerce, and households
  • Simple to operate and monitor with smartphone and tablet
  • Greater convenience, improved energy efficiency, lower costs
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  • June 10, 2015
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Stuttgart/Munich – At Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Bosch is presenting connected solutions that help industry, commerce, and households produce and store energy in a smart and efficient way. These solutions enhance convenience for users while saving them energy and money. Bosch provides a broad range of technology and service solutions: solar inverters, storage solutions, connected heating systems and heat pumps, smart thermostats, and CHPs.

Connected energy solutions for private households
Bosch is showcasing a way to optimize the use of solar power in the home: an intelligently networked energy system comprising an inverter and heat pump and managed with the e.Control unit. The heat pump, which runs on surplus electricity, takes heat from the ambient air, water, or the ground and converts it into power for heating or hot water. This combination of electric and thermal energy helps alleviate pressure on the power grid. An e.Key data card enables the contactless installation of Bosch’s BPT-S string inverter – already certified for 12 countries –, making it easy to quickly get the solar energy system up and running. With the monitoring tools, users can call up and view the system’s performance online at any time.

Bosch launches the innovative software e.Designer enabling the intelligent connection of PV system with inverters and storage systems: the intuitive program allows users to configure and calculate PV systems with Bosch inverters and battery storage systems as well as thermal storage solutions such as heat pumps in an optimum way. Based on an extensive module and location data base the e.Designer offers the possibility of an exact economics calculation.

At Intersolar, Bosch will also be demonstrating the networking of distributed energy production facilities with electromobility infrastructures. A smart combination of solar energy systems and charging stations for e-vehicles allows users to optimize consumption of the energy generated and to cut costs.

Smart wireless thermostat with intuitive touch control
The Bosch-owned brand Junkers is showcasing the Junkers Control, a black glass thermostat in a modern design with intuitive touch control. It allows users to set their desired room temperature at home easily and conveniently via smartphone. The thermostat is wi-fi-enabled, simple to install, and even factors in weather data sourced from the internet when making adjustments. Its away mode recognizes when occupants have left the house and automatically switches the heating to energy-saving mode. The Junkers Control is compatible with many Junkers gas devices.

Junkers will also be presenting the Supraeco SAO-2, a web-enabled air/water heat pump. The IP gateway necessary for the pump to communicate with the internet is integrated as standard. This means the heat pump will be quick to install and operate easily and conveniently via smartphone or tablet. It can also actively cool rooms down. With its inverter technology, the heat pump not only automatically adjusts to the current heating requirement, it is also 11 percent more efficient than its predecessor. The unit has an output of 8 kilowatts and can, for example, provide up to 4.2 kilowatt hours of heat energy using 1 kilowatt hour of electricity at an outdoor temperature of 2 degrees Celsius. Owing to its reduced electricity consumption, the system produces less CO2, although the exact ratios depend on the energy mix used to operate the pump.

Efficient CHP plants are good for the environment and cut costs
Environmentally friendly power generated by decentralized facilities is the key to improving energy efficiency. Bosch is presenting efficient CHP plants that cut costs and help protect the environment: they perform just as well as separate electricity and heat generation facilities while consuming less gas. This also cuts CO2 emissions. Bosch’s compressed-air CHP plant helps reduce production costs for compressed air. The Master Energy Control (MEC) Remote by Bosch makes it possible to update the software, carry out remote diagnostics, and resolve malfunctions for CHP plants without a technician having to be on site.

Modular storage solutions for “green homes” and industry
Bosch’s modular storage solutions optimize energy consumption for energy-efficient residential properties by combining solar energy systems and CHP plants. The company designs, develops, and builds storage units that are customized to each particular application. The units come in a range of sizes, all the way up to megawatt-hour systems. In commercial sectors, these systems also include applications for providing grid services. Bosch tailors the storage solution’s capacity and electronics precisely to the customer’s requirements; for example, designing a system for the energy network of a housing complex. The smart control of the battery system makes it possible to load and discharge the battery particularly efficiently, thereby extending the life of the battery and making the system more economical to operate.

Bosch booth at Intersolar 2015: hall 3, booth B3.110

Videos:
Energy storage Braderup
Bosch combined heat and power plant footage
Smart home footage

More information online:
Bosch at Intersolar Europe 2015
Bosch in the final round of the Intersolar AWARD 2015 for Green Community Project
Efficient generation of process heat: ideal addition to CHPs
Bosch CHP systems
Bosch ORC systems
Bosch Energy Storage Solutions
Bosch supplies energy storage system for pioneering housing complex
How electricity storage can smooth the path toward alternative forms of energy
Smart wireless thermostat with intuitive touch control
Air/water heat pump Supraeco SAO-2

Bosch Thermotechnology is a leading European manufacturer of resource-efficient heating products and hot water solutions. In fiscal 2013, the company generated sales of 3.12 billion euros (66 percent outside Germany) and employed approx. 13,500 people. Bosch Thermotechnology has strong international and regional brands and manufactures a diversified product range in Europe, America and Asia.

Further information is available online at www.bosch-thermotechnology.com.

Bosch Power Tec GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and was founded in January 2011. The business purpose is the development and sales of electronic power components for the use of renewable energies. The portfolio includes highly-efficient solar inverters, pre-fabricated inverter stations, system management solutions and pioneering electricity storage technologies. Extensive service and maintenance contracts for every product group enhance the Bosch Power Tec range.

You can find more information at www.bosch-power-tec.de.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

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