Charging stations for electric vehicles: BayWa r.e. adds a new e-mobility product to its portfolio

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BayWa r.e. is expanding its product portfolio – in addition to power storage units and heat pumps, the PV wholesaler is now also offering charging stations for private households and commercial enterprises. The charging stations, manufactured by electric engineering specialist Mennekes, are suitable for charging both electric cars and bikes, enabling consumers to make the most of the solar power they generate.

"As a result of various factors such as incentives from the federal government, the rising number of electric vehicles means it is also becoming increasingly important to expand the charging infrastructure in the private sector," explained Günter Haug, Managing Director of BayWa r.e."We are responding to this trend by extending our product range. In doing so, we are also presenting installers and end customers with access to innovative technology from the e-mobility sector. This will make the on-site consumption model for solar power even more attractive."

The charging stations can be individually adapted to suit specific buildings and electric vehicles – and then linked to the property's PV system. A choice of output categories and an app based control system allow for optimal operating convenience, while an integrated circuit breaker and calibrated energy meter provide safety and oversight as the electric vehicle charges. Mennekes is a world leader in the manufacture of charging stations.

Alongside this new offer for private and commercial customers, BayWa r.e. already provides charging solutions of different manufacturers for commercial use as part of its project planning services. An example of this is the implementation of a PV system on the roof of a hypermarket near Frankfurt. BayWa r.e.'s project developers installed two DC quick charging stations for electric vehicles and one charging station for e-bikes in the supermarket car park. These were then connected to the PV system, which has an capacity of around 200 kWp.

Felix Gmelin Communications Manager BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
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