BayWa r.e.: Your partner for the future of energy

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Setting standards – today and tomorrow

Across solar, wind and bioenergy, at BayWa r.e. we r.e. think energy – how it is produced, how it can be stored and how it can be best used.

We are a leading global renewable energy developer, service supplier, distributor and energy solutions provider.

Globally, BayWa r.e. has brought over 3.5 GW of energy online, while managing over 9 GW of assets. Working with businesses worldwide, we are reducing carbon footprints and driving down energy costs.

A leading supplier to the solar distribution market, BayWa r.e. is a preferred partner for thousands of installers. We also have a rapidly growing energy trading business and supply tens of thousands of customers.

Every day we are working hard to find new solutions, push technological boundaries, redefine service standards and actively shape the future of energy and taking a stand against climate change.

We are part of the BayWa Group, a business with revenues of EUR17.1 billion. For over 90 years, BayWa has been providing market leading global solutions within agriculture, energy and building services.


BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH is jointly led by Managing Directors Matthias Taft (Chairman), Günter Haug and Harald Wilbert

Matthias Florian Taft (Chairman)

Matthias Taft has a degree in Process Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and a degree in Engineering Management from the University of Hagen. He held management roles in various engineering consultancies, including ETAPLAN, for ten years. He played a leading role in the merger of four companies, ETAPLAN GmbH amongst them, to form RENERCO Renewable Energy Concepts AG. From 2003 onwards, Matthias Taft established the development, turnkey construction and operations management of wind energy and photovoltaic projects – both on the technical and commercial front – as core business areas of RENERCO AG. Here, first as a board member and later as chairman, he assumed responsibility for all matters concerning finance, investor relations and all strategic decisions. In January 2013, he became a Managing Director of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. Matthias Taft maintains responsibility for project business, strategy, law and corporate finance as well as services. Since April 2015, he has also been a member of the Management Board of BayWa AG and is responsible for the energy side of the business (conventional and renewable), as well as all international investments.

Günter Haug

Günter Haug studied Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen. He worked as a photovoltaics sales engineer following his studies. In 1996, he joined MHH Solartechnik GmbH as a sales engineer, and in 2000 became Managing Director. Starting with just five employees, he turned the company into a nationwide photovoltaics wholesaler employing more than 100. Following the acquisition of MHH Solartechnik by BayWa r.e. in 2010, he became responsible for international expansion and management of the photovoltaics wholesale business. Since January 2013, Günter Haug has been a Managing Director of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. He is responsible for photovoltaics wholesaling, energy trading, marketing and IT.

Harald Wilbert

Harald Wilbert studied Applied Economics at RWTH Aachen University. After taking his degree, he began his career in management accounting. Since 2004, he has consistently assumed general business responsibilities. In addition to gaining professional experience in industrial environments, he was also active for nine years in the conventional energy sector (natural gas). Since September 2013, Harald Wilbert has been a Managing Director of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. He is responsible for finance, HR and risk management, as well as bioenergy.

Key Facts

FoundedFebruary 2009
Employees2,400 (as of March 2020)
Turnover€1.994 billion (2019)
Business areasWind energy, solar energy, bioenergy

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Across solar, wind and bioenergy at BayWa r.e we r.e.think energy – how it is produced, stored and best used. We are a leading global developer, service supplier, distributor and energy solutions provider.
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