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Electricity, heating & mobility

Provide warmth, keep moving, plan for the future: BayWa Heating I Mobility & BayWa r.e.

The BayWa business Heating I Mobility is dedicated to two basic needs: it takes care of the heat in our homes and the mobility in our lives. With BayWa r.e., we are working on renewable energies and thus on solutions for the future.

Dr. Nora Adam

Planning solar projects in an ecologically & economically smart way

From Damascus to Dresden: the career path of eco-engineer Dr. Nora Adam is as varied as her research. Most recently, she worked for the United Nations. Today, she ensures that the ecological and economic aspects of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH's solar projects are in harmony. In this interview, she explains how she achieves this.

Heat pump

Too expensive, too early, too complicated? BayWa expert clears up prejudices against heat pumps

Does a heat pump increase electricity consumption? Should you wait until the technologies are fully developed before installing one? Our BayWa expert answers these and other questions.

windscreen cleaner dispensers

Where drivers can fill up on windshield washing fluid – no disposable plastic, no spilling

Drivers will soon be able to fill up their windscreen washer tanks themselves at selected BayWa petrol stations and charging stations. BayWa is testing the first two windscreen cleaner dispensers in Friedberg near Augsburg, with more to follow soon in Mindelheim and Nördlingen.


Can you reduce CO2 emissions with waste oil?

Lubricants keep our machines running and ensure that the gearbox, engine and hydraulics do not come to a standstill. After a certain time, it is advisable to replace the lubricant in the machines. What remains is waste oil. But this can be turned back into a high-performance lubricant.


A roof for raspberries generates electricity for over 2,800 households

Martens van Hoof has 24,206 solar modules installed on his raspberry plantation. This would enable him to supply over 2,800 households with green electricity. What's behind Europe's largest fruit voltaic project and what's in it for the raspberries? You can read all about it here.

Aerial view of the BayWa headquarters at dusk

Hydrogen, eFuels or electricity: what will be the fuel of the future?

BayWa Mobility Solutions invited around 150 guests to the very first Charging Night – including experts from the industry – to explore precisely this question. It was an evening full of ideas, dialogue and inspiration. This exchange is valuable for thinking ahead about mobility and helping to shape the future. Find out what the experts came up with in this article.

A lorry is parked by the road, with the river and town in the background.

Trucks run on chip fat and save 730 tonnes of CO2 in the process

HVO100, a fossil-free fuel, is produced from vegetable oils and old fats from food processing. In January 2022, BayWa subsidiary Cefetra B.V. switched to HVO100 together with its logistics service provider Zijderlaan. The result is impressive. Find out, how it works and why HVO100 could be a crucial bridging technology.

Man with child looking at a nuclear power station in the distance.

The three biggest obstacles to our climate targets

It's the decade that counts. Politicians, companies and the public are aware of the pressure to act on the climate crisis. So what is really standing in the way of the climate targets? And how are recent crises affecting these goals? This is exactly what the representative study by BayWa r.e. explores – and uncovers crucial discrepancies between politics and business.


Electricity above, potatoes below: how agrivoltaic systems work

Photovoltaic systems no longer just belong on roofs, they have long been seen on large fields. This is a good thing and a shame at the same time – after all, you could also grow something on the field, such as grain. However, this is no longer an either/or decision. Agri-PV systems have long been able to be installed above fields. This allows farmers to harvest electricity and fruit at the same time! Our expert explains how this works in an interview.