Solarwatt and BMW i partner to offer complete photovoltaic solutions for rooftop systems and carports to BMW i customers

1-5-2013 — / — BMW i and SOLARWATT GmbH are soon to be entering into a partnership together. The focus is on providing complete photovoltaic solutions for rooftop systems and carports to BMW i customers.

Under the name 360° ELECTRIC, BMW i offers solutions for any requests a customer might have concerning electromobility. In this comprehensive approach, BMW i will soon be providing complete solar systems from SOLARWATT. The new SOLARWATT CARPORT SYSTEM offers an aesthetic solution with innovative glass-glass modules for charging your vehicle’s battery and powering your home with solar electricity to future BMW i3 or i8 owners. There are many channels for establishing contact: For instance, the customer can obtain SOLARWATT systems on the internet or immediately when purchasing his or her vehicle.

Detlef Neuhaus, CEO of SOLARWATT GmbH, is confident that SOLARWATT’s new strategy will provide: “Our working partnership with the leading car manufacturer and visionary supplier of vehicles and mobility services in the field of electric vehicles and demonstrates the practical value of our new energy supply systems of the future.”

“BMW i steadfastly continues to put its 360° approach towards customer-friendly electromobility into practice. We are glad that with SOLARWATT, we have a premium partner for custom solar solutions on our side which lives up to our customers’ demanding aesthetic and quality standards,” says Marcus Krieg, Director of the 360° ELECTRIC Project. This partnership promotes our primary goal of offering sustainable and customer-friendly means of conveniently charging their vehicles in their own garage when the BMW i3 and BMW i8 are introduced on the market.


Founded in 1993, SOLARWATT GmbH is one of Germany’s leading providers of photovoltaic solutions, with over 300 employees. The Dresden-based company is active throughout Europe, providing solutions which range from high-quality German-made solar modules to fully integrated, intelligent systems for domestic and commercial use.

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About BMW i:

BMW i stands for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new concept of premium which is largely defined by sustainability. The BMW Group is pursuing a comprehensive approach with BMW i. BMW i defines the new meaning of individual mobility with its tailor-made vehicle concepts, sustainability over the entire value chain and supplementary mobility services.

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Grit Heine, Marketing & PR
Telephone: +49-351-8895-117


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