aleo modules receive “Made in Europe” bonus in France / aleo BIPV solution passes suction load and seismic bench test by CSTB16.05.2013 | Press
aleo solar AG today announced that its modules have been certified for a “Made in Europe” bonus. This means that photovoltaic operators in France who use aleo modules will enjoy a feed-in-tariff bonus of up to ten percent.
The VDE testing institute has certified that aleo modules are manufactured within the European Economic Area. All stages of production – from soldering the cells through to lamination and electrical testing – take place in Prenzlau (in the German federal state of Brandenburg), where aleo solar has produced solar modules for more than ten years.
A five percent bonus is granted for all modules from aleo. A ten percent bonus is available for aleo’s monocrystalline S_19 and S_79 modules, which consist of solar cells manufactured in Germany. The corresponding Solrif modules and laminates for building-integrated systems (BIPV) have also been certified. Adrien Darragon, Director Sales for aleo solar in France, said that the bonus will give authorised aleo installers a significant competitive advantage: “A ten percent higher feed-in-tariff considerably boosts the cost-effectiveness of a photovoltaic system.” The bonus is based on decrees issued by the French Ministry of the Environment on January 7, 2013.
In 2012, the aleo classic_sol kit including aleo Solrif modules and all of the materials required for a BIPV installation was successfully tested by the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), the French building technology centre. According to the EN12179 standard and the results of the suction load bench test, the aleo kit is suitable for wind zone 3. “This means that the system can be installed everywhere in metropolitan France and is much stronger than the Solrif systems from many of our competitors”, says Adrien Darragon.
The stability of the aleo classic_sol kit was also checked for all kinds of buildings in seismic zones. This was the first time that photovoltaic systems were tested in France on a seismic bench at CSTB. All tests were successful: no deformations and no damage were detected. The aleo classic_sol kit is therefore suitable for every French region and territory, including the West Indies. Furthermore, it can be used for façade installations as well as all kinds of BIPV installations including the most demanding ones such as shopping centers, schools or other public buildings higher than 28 meters.
aleo solar AG (ISIN: DE000A0JM634) today announced that it generated revenue of EUR 31.1 million in the first three months of 2013. This means that aleo solar's revenue decreased by 58.3% compared to the first quarter of 2012 (EUR 74.6 million).
aleo solar AG [ISIN: DE000A0JM634] is adding frameless solar modules to its product range. These laminates are extremely versatile and allow a low-cost and flexible installation – on roofs and in building-integrated photovoltaic systems as well as in green field installations.
With solar energy subsidies in Italy due to expire soon under the renewable energy act known as Conto Energia V, the Italian photovoltaic market is facing an upheaval: The elimination of a fixed feed-in-tariff will shift the market’s focus to the self consumption of solar energy. aleo solar AG has developed products and services that make solar energy systems attractive in Italy even without fixed feed-in-tariffs.
aleo solar AG produces and distributes premium solar modules and systems for the international photovoltaic market. Since 2009, the Bosch Group has owned a majority of the company (DE000A0JM634), which was originally founded in 2001 and has been listed on the stock exchange since 2006. The premium manufacturer currently has approximately 900 employees and is represented in the key photovoltaic markets all over the world. The aleo solar group has an annual production capacity of 280 megawatts at its plant in Prenzlau, Germany. The company generated a turnover of € 279.9 million in 2012.
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