The Australian renewable energy company, CBD Energy Ltd, has agreed to buy California-based Westinghouse Solar Inc, which will give it an entry into the U.S. rooftop solar market.

CBD shareholders will own 85% of the combined company and the present owners of Westinghouse Solar will hold the rest.

CBD Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, Gerry McGowan, said that “CBD has been looking for a point of entry into the U.S. market for some time and believes the acquisition of Westinghouse Solar is an ideal fit.”