Munich based BayWa r.e. was commissioned to construct the company’s fifth freestanding PV plant in the UK this month – situated near Bodmin, in Cornwall, covering an area of just under 10 hectares.

A neighbouring company to the 4.9MWp solar farm buys the power produced, which is delivered by a direct supply line. The sustainably produced energy therefore directly benefits the local economy. Average annual power generation is around 5.13 millionkWh, saving approximately 3,400 tonnes of CO2 per year. BayWa r.e. installed 18,810 polycrystalline modules and 150 string inverters for the plant.

The UK is one of the core markets for BayWa r.e.’s renewable energy business. So far, the company has built solar and wind farms with a total output of more than 110 MW in Britain. Further projects are currently under construction or at the planning stage.

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for the BayWa Group’s renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar energy, wind power, bio-energy and geothermal energy.

BayWa r.e.’s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consultation services. The company covers the entire spectrum of technical plant support services, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. A further aspect of BayWa r.e.’s business is biomethane trading. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.

BayWa AG, also based in Munich, is a listed trading company with an international focus. Core business sectors include agriculture, construction and energy.