Cross-indus­try busi­ness mod­els and dig­i­tal ener­gy solu­tions: Bay­Wa r.e. and Kiwigrid agree to a strate­gic part­ner­ship

Bay­Wa r.e. has signed a strate­gic part­ner­ship with Kiwigrid GmbH, one of the lead­ing plat­forms in Europe for dig­i­tal ener­gy and e-mobil­i­ty. “Dig­i­ti­za­tion and the Inter­net of things offer bound­less oppor­tu­ni­ties. With Kiwigrid at our side, we want to pro­duce scal­able busi­ness mod­els for our part­ners and cus­tomers,” says Chris­t­ian Münch, head of Bay­Wa r.e. Solar Ener­gy Sys­tems GmbH.

Kiwigrid’s Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Tim Ulbricht: “Bay­Wa r.e. is rethink­ing ener­gy, set­ting stan­dards, and dri­ving inno­va­tion. This mis­sion is 100 per­cent in tune with ours. That’s why this is more than just a part­ner­ship. It’s the begin­ning of a jour­ney togeth­er through an incred­i­bly dynam­ic indus­try, with a shared vision of a world that runs on sus­tain­able ener­gy.”

The start­ing sig­nal is a com­plete solu­tion for an intel­li­gent home ener­gy sys­tem that includes a flat rate for house­hold elec­tric­i­ty. Pack­ages for intel­li­gent charg­ing and data-dri­ven upselling by end cus­tomers are cur­rent­ly in the works. On the one hand, the offer is aimed at the part­ner installers of Bay­Wa r.e. On the oth­er hand, Bay­Wa r.e. will put togeth­er white-label pack­ages for munic­i­pal util­i­ties and pre­fab­ri­cat­ed house man­u­fac­tur­ers.

For more than 25 years, we have been win­ning over our cus­tomers with a com­pre­hen­sive prod­uct range and trust­wor­thy cus­tomer ser­vice, and we have earned our­selves a lead­ing posi­tion in the mar­ket. With Kiwigrid we’re expand­ing our prod­uct port­fo­lio and rais­ing the val­ue propo­si­tion for our cus­tomers to a new lev­el,” says Chris­t­ian Münch. “Thanks to the part­ner­ship, our cus­tomers will now have a com­plete solu­tion provider for a decen­tral­ized and dig­i­tal ener­gy world on their side.”

Bay­Wa r.e. is a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al sys­tem provider for solar, stor­age, and e-mobil­i­ty. The com­pa­ny relies on the expe­ri­ence it has gained from com­mis­sion­ing over two gigawatts of pow­er and from oper­at­ing plants that gen­er­ate more than 5.5 GW of renew­able ener­gy world­wide.

Orig­i­nal­ly a tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny, Kiwigrid has in recent years devel­oped into a ser­vice provider for cross-sec­tor busi­ness mod­els for dis­trib­uted and dig­i­tal ener­gy.

Both com­pa­nies will be exhibit­ing at the upcom­ing E-World in Essen. On the sec­ond day of the fair, at 3 pm, in a joint pan­el dis­cus­sion at the Kiwigrid stand, both com­pa­nies will be dis­cussing the goals and the back­ground of the part­ner­ship. (The Bay­Wa r.e. stand is in Hall 2, Booth 2–427; the Kiwigrid stand is in Hall 5, Booth 5–320.)


About Bay­Wa r.e.

The Bay­Wa r.e. renew­able ener­gy GmbH is a lead­ing devel­op­er, ser­vice provider, PV whole­saler and provider of renew­able ener­gy solu­tions. The com­pa­ny is active world­wide, rec­og­niz­able by its slo­gan “r.e.think ener­gy”. As a full-ser­vice part­ner with more than 25 years of mar­ket expe­ri­ence, Bay­Wa r.e. has already com­mis­sioned renew­able ener­gy plants that gen­er­ate 2 GW of pow­er and itself man­ages plants that turn out 5.5 GWBay­Wa r.e. is an entire­ly owned sub­sidiary of Bay­Wa AG. The Bay­Wa Group gen­er­ates annu­al sales of 16 bil­lion euros.