SAN FRANCISCO - December 1st, 2010 - Upsolar, a leading international solar module supplier, today announced it signed a 6 MW distribution agreement with Focused Energy, a wholesale distributor of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) products. Under the terms of the agreement, Focused Energy will offer Upsolar's line of modules to its North American customers throughout 2011, with an option to extend for an additional 2 MW.Focused Energy began shipping Upsolar's modules on a trial basis in June and opted to expand the distribution agreement for 2011.
"Our goal is to enable solar integrators to meet any customer need, which means aligning ourselves with technology providers who can offer an assortment of attractive solar options. Upsolar's module customization options, including Zep frames and AC-enabled junction boxes, make the company an ideal partner", Paul Benson, Focused Energy CEO, said. "We are also drawn to Upsolar's commitment to quality and affordability, and we're convinced the company will be a valuable asset to our distribution portfolio for years to come."
Upsolar's "Excellence at Each Step" approach to manufacturing allows it to realize unusually high quality standards. After selecting premium components from a variety of providers, Upsolar's experienced team conducts thorough trials at its Test & Development Centre to guarantee that modules operate at maximum performance. The company then oversees operations onsite at manufacturing partners' facilities to ensure they meet Upsolar's specifications, with additional oversight and verification from Bureau Veritas.
"Upsolar has been a trusted module supplier in Europe for years, and we're now building a leadership position in the developing North American solar market," Troy Dalbey, Managing Director of Upsolar America Inc., said. "Gaining access to Focused Energy's broad customer base is an important part of that story. The more North American customers are aware of our products - and recognize that our modules are backed by an industry-leading warranty and performance guarantee - the more growth we can expect."
Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry's best quality / price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit: http://www.upsolar.com.