BayWa r.e. has announced a new partnership with HJT cell and module manufacturer Meyer Burger. The partnership will see BayWa r.e. procuring 1.25 GW of solar modules from Meyer Burger’s facility in Goodyear, Arizona, over a span of five years, from 2025 to 2029.
This commitment ensures a steadfast supply of US-produced solar panels for BayWa r.e.’s extensive solar projects pipeline exceeding 9 GW across the nation.
With this offtake agreement, Meyer Burger is finalizing the construction of its 2 GW production site for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear, Arizona. The facility will contribute to the expansion of the U.S. solar industry and create over 500 skilled manufacturing jobs.
Geoff Fallon, COO at BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC, said, “We are excited to be partnering with Meyer Burger on their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility in Arizona. 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.”
This partnership comes at a crucial time, as the United States aims to accelerate its transition towards clean energy and reduce its dependence on non-renewable sources.
With the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, BayWa r.e. and Meyer Burger aim to advance long-term procurement commitments through strategic partnerships, according to BayWa in a statement.
“Meyer Burger is excited to be collaborating with BayWa r.e. to deliver our high-performance solar modules to the U.S. market,” said Ardes Johnson, President of Meyer Burger Americas. “With the offtake agreement with BayWa r.e., we are strengthening solar manufacturing made in the U.S.”
The facility adopts Meyer Burger’s proprietary heterojunction cell technology and patented SmartWire module technology, according to the statement.