$100 Million in Solar Financing Immediately Available for Qualified Buyers From aleo solar® and Bosch Solar Energy

  $100 Million in Solar Financing Immediately Available for Qualified Buyers
                   From aleo solar® and Bosch Solar Energy

PR Newswire

DENVER, Feb. 6, 2013

DENVER, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Securing financing is often the most
challenging aspect of project development in today's solar market.

As part of the companies' continuing expansion in the North American market,
aleo solar^® and Bosch Solar Energy North America have organized more than
$100 million of immediately available funding for select commercial and
residential solar projects within the continental United States.

Zero-down financing opportunities are available for approved commercial
projects sized at 50kW or more, as well as for residential projects valued at
$50,000 or less.

"Making solar affordable is today's biggest challenge," said Shane Messer,
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing/General Manager at aleo solar^®
North America. "We are dedicated to supporting our dealer partners in finding
solutions to the challenges they face."

These financing options are available exclusively through the aleo Power
Network and through the Bosch Solar Energy PowerPro network. For details on
these financing opportunities or to become part of the aleo Power Network
(aPN) or Bosch Solar Energy PowerPro network, contact aleo solar^® at
1-866-411-ALEO [1-866-411-2536].

About aleo solar

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 903 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 revenue
of € 279.9 million ($ 363.9 million) in 2012.

About Bosch Solar Energy

The Bosch Group's Solar Energy division is a leading supplier of photovoltaic
products. From small-scale plants for family homes to finished large-scale
photovoltaic projects, Solar Energy offers high-quality solar cells and
modules for photovoltaic power generation. The division also develops
top-quality turnkey solar power plants. In this area, Solar Energy handles the
building of solar power plants, from initial planning to turnkey handover.
Together with its subsidiaries, Solar Energy employs more than 3,200
associates worldwide.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services,
active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology,
industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures,
more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3billioneuros ($67.2
billion) in 2012. Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions
which are both innovative and beneficial.

For more information, visit www.boschsolar.com, www.bosch.com and

SOURCE Bosch Solar Energy

Website: http://www.bosch.com
Contact: aleo solar® NA, Rick Bennett, +1-866-411-2536,
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