At the Solar Power International conference, Suntech revealed its new North American Partner Program. The program, which will be formally launched in 2010, aims to boost its current network of around 200 domestic installers and help dealers create more sales. The Suntech Partner Program will offer selected dealers a co-marketing fund, training and services, financing and priority access to its product line.
“We are focused on growing the footprint of solar power across the U.S. and Canada, and to do this, we know we have to effectively collaborate with all of our partners,” said Mark McKahan-Jones, vice president, Dealer Sales Division, Suntech. “Our program is built with insights and feedback from solar installers across the country, and we’re confident that combined with our high-value solar modules, we will provide the country’s best dealers with everything they need to grow their businesses.”
Applications will be open to all North American solar installers and feature a Partner Portal, which will simplify the installer sales process. The portal will allow Suntech dealers to manage their account, retrieve and track leads and access several sales and marketing resources. In addition, Suntech collaborated with Clean Power Finance to design a proposal tool/CRM service that allows Suntech partners to make and customize proposals, make use of an updated, comprehensive database of utility rates, incentives and rebates, track and mange their customers and provide accurate quotes using pre-loaded Suntech solar modules.