Solar trackers for commercial flat roofs reach new distribution network – pv magazine USA


The PanelClaw product with dual tilt options will now be distributed from BayWa re warehouses.

PanelClaw, a supplier of flat roof solar mounting systems, has entered into a partnership agreement with BayWa re, to distribute commercial flat roof solar trackers from BayWa re’s network of warehouses.

The clawFR shelving system is constructed in 10 degree and dual tilt configurations. PanelClaw said the system comes with a single-bolt hardware kit, provides tool-less module attachment, and incorporates pre-installed roof protection pads. The equipment, which has been installed in over 10,000 projects, comes with a 25-year warranty. PanelClaw has deployed over 2 GW of flat roof PV racks to date.

“We strive to have best-in-class products like clawFR in our warehouses, and it ticks all the boxes for our customer base in terms of performance, product support and project growth efficiency,” said Jodi White. , co-CEO of BayWa re

Public training for PanelClaw installers will be held on Thursday, February 10 by webinar.

BayWa re Recent Activity

BayWa re is a global developer, service provider and distributor with 4 GW of power online and 10 GW under asset management. The company also operates as an independent power producer. It is owned by BayWa AG, a $19.6 billion global company, and Energy Infrastructure Partners, an energy infrastructure investor.

In November 2021, BayWa re purchased the solar distribution division of Beacon, a publicly traded rooftop distributor. Beacon’s business consisted of four dedicated branches and six shared branches where it distributed solar products, including photovoltaic panels, to residential and commercial contractors. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, Beacon Solar Products generated $111 million in net sales, net income of $2.6 million and adjusted EBITDA of $3.7 million.

The addition of Beacon Solar increased the number of BayWa re warehouses from six to 16, and the company said the acquisition could reduce delivery times in many parts of the country, including many key solar markets in the United States. The combined company will explore the possibility of offering solar and roofing products nationwide.

Last July, the company signed a 90 MW solar plant and 70 MW storage capacity. power purchase agreement with Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) San Diego Community Power. The non-profit CCA will buy power for 20 years from the rebuilt BaWa project, located near the SDG&E transmission infrastructure.

As part of the development plan, the project pledged to fund improvements to a local community park, as well as preserve 435 acres of native habitat. The developers said they expect the facility to offset more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by the end of its life. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023.

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