BayWa r.e. acquires Beacon Solar, part of the largest roofing distributor in U.S.

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BayWa r.e., a leading renewable energy developer, services and systems provider globally and in the Americas, acquired Beacon Solar, the solar distribution division of Beacon, the largest publicly traded roofing distributor in the U.S. Beacon Solar will be fully integrated into BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC, the U.S. solar distribution business.

The addition of the Beacon Solar network will increase the number of BayWa r.e. warehouses from six to 16, reducing delivery times in many parts of the country including many key U.S. solar markets, and represents a platform for BayWa r.e.’s continued growth.

The company’s line card will expand to include Beacon’s key relationships with solar suppliers, and BayWa r.e.’s team will also broaden, enabling higher service levels in many geographies. In the coming months Beacon and BayWa r.e. plan to explore further collaboration to increase choices for customers, offering solar and roofing products nationwide.

“The Beacon culture has much in common with BayWa r.e.’s – a team orientation, entrepreneurial spirit, and focus on customer service excellence,” said Boaz Soifer, Regional Director Solar Trade at BayWa r.e. “The expansion of our footprint and team, new product offerings, and the opportunity to cross-sell solar and roofing equipment to our network enhances our ability to deliver clean energy and home improvement solutions to our customers, and further establishes us as a market leader in U.S. solar distribution.”

“BayWa r.e. is one of the most respected brands in the clean energy business. I am confident that they will take what we’ve started at Beacon Solar to the next level,” said Julian Francis, Beacon’s President and CEO. “The BayWa r.e. team is uniquely situated to provide the best service for our solar customers and the best opportunities for Beacon Solar employees.”

This will undoubtedly be a boon for BayWa r.e. Key Account members. For a better idea of the role a distributor like BayWa can play in expanding a solar business, check out episode 2 in our Power Forward series.

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