BayWa r.e. plans to procure solar panels from Meyer Burger Technology AG‘s production site in Goodyear, Ariz. The offtake agreement is one of two announced by Meyer Berger in March 2023, resulting in the increase of the annual capacity of their module production in Goodyear from approximately 1.6 GW to approximately 2 GW.
As part of this partnership, BayWa r.e. commits to procuring 1.25 GW of modules over a span of 5 years. BayWa r.e.’s long-term commitment, spanning from 2025 to 2029, ensures a steadfast supply of domestically produced solar panels for its extensive solar projects pipeline exceeding 9 GW across the nation.
“With the offtake agreement with BayWa r.e., we are strengthening solar manufacturing made in the U.S.,” said Ardes Johnson, President of Meyer Burger Americas. “It enables us to provide toxin-free, high-performance solar modules manufactured to the highest ethical and social standards, that are at the forefront of technology and achieve very high yields due to their outstanding longevity.”
Meyer Burger is finalizing the construction of the 2 GW production site for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear, Arizona. Meyer Burger has proprietary heterojunction (HJT) cell technology and patented SmartWire module technology underpinning its solar modules.
“We are excited to be partnering with Meyer Burger on their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility in Arizona,” said Geoff Fallon, COO at BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC. “BayWa r.e. and Meyer Burger have a long history of working together to advance clean energy innovation and we look forward to continuing that relationship in the U.S. At BayWa r.e., we are committed to leveraging our decades of experience in deploying clean energy across the globe to drive local economic growth using domestically manufactured equipment.”
Following the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, BayWa r.e. and Meyer Burger are dedicated to advancing long-term domestic procurement commitments through strategic partnerships. This collaborative effort aims to drive ongoing domestic manufacturing, generate local jobs, and foster a sustainable solar industry.
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