Solar Builder

JAN 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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S olar is now the No. 1 new source of capacity being added to the grid, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and solar installer is the fastest growing job in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And what's the reason for the rise of this new era? The impending doom of the ice caps melting? Hardly. The advancements in technology? Getting warmer. Really, things just got cheaper. This is to say that purchasing plays a large, perhaps out- sized, role in the value proposition of the industry and your business. Given that reality, we wanted to kick off the year by polling a handful of solar distributors for their purchasing advice. Over the next few pages, you'll be hearing from [pictured from top to bottom]: 1. Mike Leone, account manager, CivicSolar 2. Tom Schoder, marketing manager, CivicSolar 3. Olivia McShea, account manager, CivicSolar 4. Ean Kyler, CEO East, Krannich 5. Stephane Dufrenne, president, Upsolar 6. Tim Bailey, co-founder, Blue Frog Solar 7. Jon Brinton, president, ECO Distributing LLC. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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