SunEdison has signed up integrator REC Solar as its first channel partner. The North American solar energy services company’s channel program provides national installers and integrators increased project financing capabilities, including the ability to deliver projects via a solar power purchase agreement. The PV systems developed under the program also receive SunEdison’s service, maintenance, and monitoring capabilities through its advanced control and management technologies.
Solar channel partners must exceed two years of installation experience on commercial-scale systems and meet industry-standard design and construction requirements, according to SunEdison.
“We are excited to partner with SunEdison and to benefit from the expertise they bring in structuring and financing large-scale solar projects,” said Matthew Woods, VP of sales and business development of the San Luis Obispo, CA-based integrator. “Together, we can help government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers generate clean solar energy with no upfront capital costs while creating jobs in our local communities.”
“We’re building long-term sustainable partnerships through our solar channel partners program,” explained Brian Jacolick, SunEdison’s GM for the Americas. “This program will result in more systems installed–and thus more local jobs for the industry and for our partners. Our partners bring the on-the-ground expertise and share our commitment to deliver PV solar energy systems that meet rigorous engineering and construction standards.”