A former distributor and large-scale installer of photovoltaic modules in Australia has been acquired by SunPower Corporation as part of the PV manufacturer’s evolving direct sales business model. For an undisclosed sum, Solar Sales Pty. Ltd. will become a unit of the Silicon Valley-based company.
“Solar Sales has been a valued SunPower customer and partner for several years,” said Howard Wenger, Senior Vice President of global business units at SunPower Corp. “The strength of its management team, coupled with its market understanding and momentum, will help to form an ideal platform from which we can succeed in both the commercial and residential markets.”
Bob Blakiston, Managing Director of Solar Sales, added: “I am tremendously excited that SunPower has chosen this time to enter the Australian market. This strategic acquisition strengthens our ability to bring SunPower’s capabilities and proven components and systems technologies to the Australian market. As the demand for solar grows, we look forward to expanding our dealer base, commercial systems business and SunPower product offerings.”
Solar Sales offers solar panels and inverters via a national network of 30 dealers throughout Australia, and designs, builds and commissions large-scale commercial systems.