Eric Daniels

Eric Daniels

Regional President, Bosch Solar Energy, North America

Robert Bosch LLC

Eric Daniels is the regional president for Robert Bosch LLC’s North American solar division, as of January, 2011. In this position, he is accountable for developing and leading Bosch’s photovoltaic solar energy business. During his time with Bosch, in addition to the commercial launch of the solar business, Mr. Daniels has filed for several patents including those related to Bosch-Solar Synchronized Loads. This work opens new avenues for the deployment of solar systems in a manner that promises significant reduction in system cost and directly mitigates power intermittency, a common artifact of utility interconnected systems. He is based in Mooresville, NC.

Prior to joining Bosch Solar Energy, Mr. Daniels led technology development for BP Solar as Chief Technology Officer and earlier as their Vice President for Global Sales. Over his 7 years as their CTO, he and his team led the development of alternative silicon material & wafer growth techniques, as well as advanced cell and module materials and processes. Some of this work led to the commercial launch of AMG IdealCast Solar, a spin out for the commercialization of a monocasting (also known as quasi-mono) technique that is now the basis for a substantial and increasing share of industry’s silicon solar wafer production. As the Vice President of Global Component Sales (6 years), he led distribution and project sales for the Americas, Europe, Africa and S. Asia. This work included the commercialization of residential systems for on and off-grid markets, commercial roofing, micro-grid development in developing regions and a turnaround of their S. American business.

Before joining BP Solar, Mr. Daniels’ prior work experience included senior commercial and technical roles for Siemens Solar, Integrated Power Corporation (a Westinghouse Co.), Solarex and Digital Analysis Corporation, an Inc. 500 software developer.

Daniels earned an MBA in the Management of Science, Technology and Innovation from George Washington University, a BS from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and completed BP sponsored executive classes from Stanford and the Kellogg school of management.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of $53 billion (38.2 billion euros) in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre­sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion (3.5 billion euros) for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 20,000 associates in more than 70 locations, with reported sales of $7.3 billion in fiscal 2009.

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