Sungevity has signed an agreement to work alongside one of the world’s largest DIY stores on the promotion of residential solar in North America. The joint venture will see retail giant Lowe's incorporate Sungevity’s iQuote system into its in-store service, helping to ease the logistical headache surrounding domestic PV installations.
By using aerial and satellite photography, iQuote eliminates the need for installers to visit the installation site and provides a same-day quote to potential customers. Sungevity’s service will also include system monitoring, maintenance, repair, insurance and a money-back performance guarantee.
“I am thrilled about the potential of reaching Lowe's 15 million weekly customers at their more than 1,750 retail locations, with Sungevity's services,” Sungevity CEO, Andrew Birch, said. “This partnership marks a major acceleration point in our mission to make solar power easily accessible and affordable to homeowners nationwide.”
“Lowe's has always delivered innovative energy solutions for our customers and we are seeing an increased demand for solar solutions. Lowe's new partnership with Sungevity responds to customer demand by providing a convenient and affordable process for going solar,” added Lowe’s senior vice-president of merchandising, Patti Price.
From the start of summer 2011, Lowe’s will showcase the product through a range of interactive Sungevity-branded displays in select stores, before eventually providing the product at all stores in Sungevity-serviced states; Sungevity currently operates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.