The hows and whys of establishing solar distributor relationships

By: Mary Shaffer Gill, Director of Marketing, CivicSolar Distributors provide efficiency for solar contractors by serving as a single point of contact for accessing modules, racking, inverters, balance of systems and most—if not all—ancillary services necessary to install solar. As a result of their strategic market position between supply and demand, distributors gain knowledge they

Why 2017 will be the year for long-tail solar growth and PACE financing

By Jonathan Doochin, CEO of Soligent & Mark Colby, GM of Ygrene For the last two years, renewable energy has been the largest source of new power generation, and the solar industry will have another banner year of growth, doubling capacity from 2015 with an expected 13.9 GW install base in 2016. Continued growth is

Rhode Island’s Moonworks to offer SunTegra solar shingle and tile products to homeowners

SunTegra, a provider of integrated solar roof systems, is pleased to announce a partnership with Moonworks, a Rhode Island-based construction company that specializes in gutter helmet, roofing, windows and solar. Through this partnership, Moonworks will begin offering SunTegra Shingle and Tile products to its customers. “We are fortunate to have partnered with Moonworks because of their superior

Online marketplace BuildDirect launches clean energy division

BuildDirect, a leading online marketplace for home improvement products, today announced that it is launching Clean Energy within its Home Marketplace to make it easy and cost-effective for mainstream consumers to bring sustainable energy into their homes. This division is currently focused on offering solar energy products ranging from photovoltaic (PV) panels, invertors, full off

Shoals and Draker announce distribution alliance

Shoals Technologies Group, the global PV Balance of Systems leader, and Draker Corp., a leading provider of data management, analytics and control systems for distributed power generation worldwide, and a subsidiary of BlueNRGY Group Limited, announced that Shoals will begin offering its customers the option to include Draker data acquisition and control systems optimized for

Solaria PowerXT modules now distributed through Solar Electric Supply

Solaria is making its best-in-class, high efficiency PowerXT 330-Wp and 400-Wp modules–optimized for residential and commercial rooftops respectively–available for sale via leading distributor Solar Electric Supply Inc. (SES). “Solaria’s high output modules are the most sought after modules on the market,” said Solar Electric Supply CEO Garrett Gettleman.  “As one of first firms to provide solar modules and components

TPS signs distribution deal with Renusol

The PowerStore Inc based Texas have just signed a distribution agreement allowing them to distribute full range of Renusol Racking products in North America. The PowerStore are pleased to announce the introduction of Renusol Solar Racking into their growing range. Renusol offers top quality products which allow installers fast and cost effective mounting solutions. Whether

How can distributors help contractors improve cash flow?

Components make up at least a third, sometimes half, of the total cost of a solar project. Often, solar contractors are asked to pay for the panels, inverters and other equipment before a job is inspected and functional. But because homeowners aren’t usually expected to pay for a system until it’s proving to offset their

Soligent announces partnership with Panasonic solar modules

Soligent Distribution, a solar distributor in the Americas, announced its recent partnership with Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. Soligent’s expansive product offering will now include Panasonic’s HIT solar module, allowing its dealers access to a top-of-the-line, high-efficiency panel with maximum solar production. “Panasonic is very excited to partner with Soligent, who is the largest pure

Soligent kicks off “Webinar Wednesday” series this week

Soligent will provide reliable and relevant information on its current product offerings in webinar form starting March 23. The solar distributor will host a Wednesday webinar series on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Product descriptions include those from SMA, Schneider Electric and Canadian Solar. The company suggests registering via the Soligent website