BayWa r.e. acquires asset intelligence platforms through deal with Kaiserwetter

Kaiserwetter’s software is designed to maximise the performance of renewable energy portfolios. Image: BayWa r.e.

BayWa r.e. has bolstered its digital services offer through the acquisition of software platforms and data science teams from German firm Kaiserwetter.

The renewables developer has acquired Kaiserwetter’s internet of things, asset intelligence and data science capabilities, as well as its ARISTOTELES and IRIS software platforms.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

ARISTOTELES is a cloud-based internet of things and artificial intelligence platform designed to maximise the performance of renewable energy investment portfolios.

IRIS, meanwhile, is described as a smart data analytics machine, delivering insights and reports for due diligence, asset performance and upside potential identification. It performs technical analytics of solar PV plants starting at 10kWp up to large-scale projects.

BayWa r.e. said the acquisition sees it “continue to push the envelope of asset intelligence for the renewable energy industry”.

“This acquisition is another important milestone on the digital transformation of renewable energy operations,” said Tobias Bittkau, BayWa r.e. global director of services. “Combining ARISTOTELES and IRIS with BayWa r.e.’s resources, our existing expertise and solutions into one seamless platform will enable efficiency, transparency and value for asset owners and managers globally.”  

Having launched an energy technologies division in 2018 to fund start-ups working on new digital solutions, BayWa r.e. a year later went on to acquire Toronto-based PowerHub, which offers asset management software to owners and investors of renewable projects, as well as operation and maintenance providers.

BayWa r.e. has to date brought 3.5GW of energy online and now manages more than 9GW of assets globally.

26 November 2024
Málaga, Spain
Understanding PV module supply to the European market in 2025. PV ModuleTech Europe 2024 is a two-day conference that tackles these challenges directly, with an agenda that addresses all aspects of module supplier selection; product availability, technology offerings, traceability of supply-chain, factory auditing, module testing and reliability, and company bankability.
11 March 2025
Frankfurt, Germany
The conference will gather the key stakeholders from PV manufacturing, equipment/materials, policy-making and strategy, capital equipment investment and all interested downstream channels and third-party entities. The goal is simple: to map out PV manufacturing out to 2030 and beyond.

Read Next

June 19, 2024
Perovskite solar cell researcher Oxford PV has unveiled a new perovskite-silicon tandem module in conjunction with German module producer Sunmaxx, with a record conversion efficiency of 26.6%.
June 18, 2024
Fraunhofer ISE has launched a project to improve tracking algorithms, using a digital twin to calculate optimised control approaches.
June 18, 2024
Germany installed more than 5GW of new solar capacity in the first four months of this year, according to trade association BSW Solar.
June 17, 2024
The UK and the Ireland I-SEM are also top markets for renewables and battery energy storage systems (BESS) co-location in Europe.
June 17, 2024
At SNEC 2024, PV Tech spoke with Bruce Wang of Leapting Technology about the potential for processes such as automation in the PV sector.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
July 2, 2024
Athens, Greece
Solar Media Events
July 9, 2024
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Solar Media Events
September 24, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
Solar Media Events
September 24, 2024
Singapore, Asia