SAN FRANCISCO - Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., and Eagle Roofing Products, announced that they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for North America.
Eagle will distribute SolarBlend roof tiles to its extensive network of roofing, solar, and electrical contractors as part of its popular Eagle Solar Roof - a roofing system that combines the aesthetics and performance of concrete tile with the functional beauty of solar. The SolarBlend roof tiles will be approximately four feet wide, 50-watt panels, with grey, terra cotta and brown frames. Expected availability of the 50-watt panels is spring of 2009. Eagle anticipates having these water-resistant solar roof systems featuring SolarBlend on over 1,000 homes across the country and will continue to train contractors on how to sell and properly install these systems.
“Eagle is proud to offer SolarBlend from Suntech to our customers and to work with a company whose name means innovative solar,” said Jay Banister, Eagle’s national solar and marketing manager. “Suntech is recognized as the global leader in solar module production and Eagle is dedicated to bringing this clean, efficient energy resource to the roofs of residential and commercial customers throughout North America.”
Suntech recently licensed technology for integrated solar modules, including SolarBlend from Applied Solar, Inc.
Eagle also offers onsite technical support, paperwork processing of state rebates; financing and full permit package submittals including electrical line diagrams and roof layouts. This full suite of wrap-around services enables many non-traditional solar contractors to participate in selling and installing solar systems, greatly increasing the potential of quality solar system installations across the country.
In addition to SolarBlend, Eagle will also carry Suntech’s Black Label STP 175S – 24/Ab-1 rack-mounted modules. These 175-watt modules will be offered with the same value-added, wrap-around services that are provided with the Eagle Solar Roof. “We are excited to team with Eagle Roofing Products to offer an integrated solar electric solution,” said Leonard May, Suntech’s managing director of BIPV products. “By combining the core strengths of both companies, we are confident that we will consistently deliver innovative products to a wide audience of contractors and their customers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”
Eagle concrete tile is a Class A fire rated, durable, low life cycle cost roofing material that is protected by a Lifetime, Transferable Limited Product Warranty. As part of its Eagle Green program, Eagle also offers Cool Roof Rating Council and ENERGY STAR approved Cool Roof Tile and the Energy Saving Roof - both of which will complement and improve the performance of an Eagle Solar Roof.
For additional information on Suntech Power Holdings, visitwww.suntech-power.com. For additional information on Eagle Roofing Products, the Eagle Solar Roof and the Eagle Green program, contact Melissa Pellerito at 909-355-7000 or visitwww.eagleroofing.com.