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Adding to our previous winning nomination, the PV-Therm combination module (2008 Bundespreis), the WIOSUN module-mounting bracket WIOKLICK® has been awarded the 2012 Bundespreis. The German Federal Ministry for Science and Technology gives this annual award for “Outstanding Innovative Achievements” at the IHM in Munich. 

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Once again the submitted innovation made a convincing impression, which the nomination of submitted ideas determines based on the criteria of product benefits, product quality, environmental friendliness and energy-saving opportunities. The 5,000 euro prize was presented by  Mr. Ulrich Schönleiter, Deputy Assistent Under-Secretary at the General Federal Ministry of Economics and Employment. The new WIOSUN module fastening clip WIOKLICK ® is distinguished by  four key advantages:

  1. A shortening of installation time by up to 50 percent
  2. Compensation for thermal expansion
  3. 100-percent grounding of photovoltaic modules
  4. Theft protection
     

“We are very pleased to have been awarded the Bundespreis once again in 2012, which we consider a special honour for our company. Moreover, the award confirms once again that the intensive research and development work at our company is the correct  and forward-looking path to take, and the successful results from that are reflected in our product expertise, product quality and sustainability, which we pass on to our customers,” 

commented Willi Bihler, CEO of WIOSUN GmbH & Co. KG.