BayWa r.e. acquires OneShore Energy

29.05.2017
Even in remote regions the hybrid technology produces power in a reliable way. (Photo: BayWa r.e.)
Even in remote regions the hybrid technology produces power in a reliable way. (Photo: BayWa r.e.)

OneShore Energy, a Berlin-based start-up specializes in the analysis, planning and operation of solar-diesel hybrid plants has been acquired by BayWa r.e. With this acquisition the company is further expanding its commitment to off-grid solutions.

In addition to the analysis and optimisation of diesel generators, which are primarily used in countries with no reliable electricity supply, OneShore's service offering also includes the planning and operational management of smart solar-diesel hybrid systems. BayWa r.e. GmbH plans to expend its activities in this field. "Following the successful completion of an initial joint project in Rwanda, it was clear to us that the software-based analysis and planning tools from OneShore Energy and our portfolio in the photovoltaic segment complement each other perfectly," explains Günter Haug, Managing Director of BayWa r.e.

The hybrid technology is a promising way to bring a reliable stream of power to remote places, using existing structures. "By combining existing diesel generators with high-performance photovoltaic modules, we are able to significantly reduce both the costs of energy generation and CO2 emissions," explains Philipp Kunze, Founder and Managing Director of OneShore Energy.

Both companies are planning to use their combined know how and service capability to and increase the attractiveness of their full-service offering, especially in regions with poor or no connection to the grid.

Philipp Kronsbein / BayWa r.e.

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