Sustainable activities in the energy segment
With our subsidiary BayWa r.e. renewable energies, we bring renewable energies to the grid and make a contribution to energy system transformation.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH pools the activities of the Renewable Energies business unit. It promotes the use of renewable energies worldwide and thus contributes together with its partners to the success of the energy system transformation. As a full-service partner, BayWa r.e. can build on over 25 years of market experience in renewable energies. It has already commissioned plants with a capacity of more than 2.5 GW and is responsible for the operational management of more than 5.7 GW of plant capacity. At the same time, BayWa r.e. is marketing the electricity production of 3.5 GW of installed capacity on the electricity markets.
Floating photovoltaic plants harbour tremendous potential
Within the space of just a few months, BayWa r.e. succeeded in building three floating photovoltaic plants with a total output of 25 megawatt-peak (MWp) – making BayWa r.e. one of Europe’s largest project developers of floating photovoltaic plants. Floating solar farms offer a wide range of options for the dual use of commercial bodies of water, such as reservoirs, fish hatcheries or decommissioned open-pit mines. BayWa r.e. is pursuing further technological approaches that enable the true dual use of surfaces for photovoltaic power in the fields of agricultural photovoltaic, carports and building-integrated photovoltaics.
Innovations and smart technologies are making electric vehicles increasingly attractive. BayWa therefore offers numerous solutions to facilitate the entry into electric mobility.
Sustainability certificate for BayWa wood pellets
BayWa Premium wood pellets have been 100% PEFC-certified since September 2016. This means that the sawdust from which BayWa Premium pellets are made originates from sustainable forestry. The Energy division is extremely pleased to have received this certificate as a trader, because generally only the wood pellets producers and sawmills are PEFC-certified.
Climate neutral products
In addition to supplying its products in a climate-neutral manner, the Energy Business Area also offers climate-neutral heating products. Thus, for example, emissions resulting from heating with "ecoclean climate-neutral" heating oil are compensated for by supporting certified climate protection projects.