Solar Power World was the first to tell you how Solar Exchange would change the way the solar supply chain operated.
So far, the Exchange is proving its worth.
Solar Exchange launched its cloud-based commerce platform on Sept. 9. It automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry. Professionals across the solar value chain have begun to do business with each other utilizing the trading platform. More than $28 million in solar content has been put up for auction in the first week.
Solar Exchange uses online business-to-business (B2B) auctions and request for quote (RFQ) capabilities to facilitate sales and procurement activities. These capabilities create a direct connection between qualified solar businesses, large and small, along the entire solar value chain including raw material and component suppliers, panel and BOS manufacturers, Engineering-Procurement-
The company unveiled the Solar Exchange trading platform two weeks ago with 25 solar companies participating in their Founding Member program, including: Hanwha SolarOne, Astronergy, REC, GCL, ReneSola, LDK, Conergy, ET Solar, Wirsol, Omnik New Energy, Motech, GPPV, AEG, Empergy, Eoplly, Harsha Abacus Solar, Hareon Solar, Galileo Solar, Kohima, TATA Power, Amro Technology, Jaisun Solar, Cinnamon Solar and Delta Energy Systems.
SolarExchange.com is accessible in English, German and Chinese and has local service offices in the U.S., China, Germany, and India, and plans future market support in other emerging solar markets. To enable solar companies to benefit from this new trading solution, Solar Exchange is offering a free six month trial offer for all companies that register by September 30, 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.solarexchange.com.