i-Energy, a manufacturer of micro-inverters based in Taiwan, announces its arrival into the United States market through a partnership with R&R Solar Supply in Hawaii. The partnership is an advancement for i-Energy since R&R Solar Supply covers over 60% of the photovoltaic market in Hawaii. i-Energy foresees the partnership as a first stop in the US market, and plans to expand to the mainland in the future.
R&R Solar Supply was founded in 1988 and is one of the largest energy equipment suppliers in Hawaii. It has connections with over 300 installers and a 25,000 square-foot warehouse. The company began with the selling of solar hot water systems and since 1990 has provided photovoltaic technology to its customers. The owner of the company, Rolf Christ, is an influential man in the solar industry in Hawaii. He has a good relationship with the local utility company and serves as treasurer of the Hawaii Energy Association. With the distributor’s beneficial connections and consistent increase in sales, i-Energy anticipates an advantageous partnership.
“We are most fortunate to have R&R Solar Supply as a partner in Hawaii,” said Dr. Steven Huang, CEO of i-Energy. “Their extensive industry experience, technical expertise, and rapidly expanding customer base will be of great help in expanding our business. With R&R Solar Supply ‘s strong customer service and channel reaches, we are confident we can become the leading micro-inverter brand in Hawaii in the near future.”
Rolf Christ, CEO and founder of R&R Solar Supply commented: “We are very excited to partner with i-Energy to bring the most advanced micro-inverter technology to the rapidly expanding Hawaiian market. i-Energy develops a high quality micro inverter with Swiss product ID design, made by 100% die-cast aluminum casing and extra strength main components use that can achieve the highest reliability, 250W high AC output power can work with wide range of solar panels, ease of use and less installation steps. We are very confident that i-Energy’s strong product position can offer the greatest performance-cost balancing value and can surely become the most installers/users friendly micro-inverter brand in Hawaii.”
Founded in 2009, i-Energy is a pioneer in advanced photovoltaic power optimization and conversion products for residential and commercial applications. The company is dedicated to the concept of solar technology as a consumer green appliance; making Smart Energy available to all. I-Energy’s solar micro-inverter solutions offer high reliability, increased energy optimization, enhanced safety, simple installation, and easy services.