Bosch Solar Thermal System Sales Up 60% YTD

BBT Thermotechnology GmbH is the heating and hot water division of the Bosch Group with a turnover of over 2.5 billion euros and the largest supplier of heating products in Europe. Bosch's Thermotechnology Division expects sales of more than 150,000 solar collectors in 2007, 60 percent more than it sold in 2006, and is looking to more than double sales by 2009...Two collectors, each with a surface area of around two square meters, are required to heat water for a four-person household. The global market for solar thermal systems is growing strongly with sales expected to reach 2.6 billion euros ($3.26 b) within the next five years. 2006 sales totaled 1.2 billion euros ($1.5 b). Via:: Industry Week