CivicSolar has announced its strategic partnership with Sunpreme Inc. to offer Sunpreme’s Bi-facial Solar PV modules, the most technically innovative product available on the market, to its 3,500 active customers nationwide.

With offices in San Francisco and Boston, CivicSolar’s model offers a combination of solar industry experience and technical expertise.

“Unlike traditional solar distributors, our streamlined technology platform allows us to offer incomparable individual attention and faster response times to our customer needs,” said Stuart Rentz, CEO at CivicSolar. “By partnering with Sunpreme we are able to offer a truly technically advanced, proven product reliability and a high performance Bi-facial Solar PV module which will assist our customers in meeting their business requirements. Sunpreme has demonstrated strong technical collaboration and professional customer support,” added Rentz.

Sunpreme is a global solar photovoltaic company that designs, develops and manufactures its proprietary modules based on its Hybrid Cell Technology (HCT) platform, which delivers the best cost-performance to cleantech customers worldwide. Its high performance solar cells are flashing above 22% STC efficiency, enabling 300W+ 60-cell and 370W+ 72-cell solar panels, allowing installers to maximize the power output. These modules are double-glass, frameless, easy to install, and are UL and IEC certified – greatly exceeding by 3x the IEC requirements.

“We are gratified to have a strategic partnership with CivicSolar in providing customers affordable premium solutions for the rapidly growing global Distributed Generation (DG) market,” said Ashok Sinha, Chairman and CEO of Sunpreme. “At an effective module efficiency of up to 22% our differentiated Bi-facial double-glass PV modules have provided unclipped energy boost of 10 – 30%, world-wide, depending upon the system configuration and albedo optimization. Our symmetric Bi-facial cells are manufactured using thin amorphous films for both p-i and i-n junctions sandwiching a 156 mm n-Si wafer, a 3rd generation embodiment of our innovative, patented and proven HCT platform,” added Sinha.

“We are privileged to be working with a premier distribution partner in making Sunpreme available to CivicSolar’s thousands of solar installer customers,” said Surinder S. Bedi, Executive Vice President for Market Development, Systems Design, and Global Quality & Reliability at Sunpreme. “CivicSolar presents us with a strategic downstream opportunity, and as one of its key partners, we have demonstrated a highly compelling offering that integrates the technologies, product reliability and most cost effective solar electricity solution. Sunpreme Bi-facial solar panels absorb light from both sides, increasing energy yield (kWh per kWp) up to 20% – helping clients maximize project financial returns. Additionally, Sunpreme panels have already been tested and certified to withstand the most challenging environmental solutions ranging from extreme hot to extreme cold, snow load, hail stones, fire and corrosion rating – coupled with one of the best power warranties in the industry. It’s a real winning combination, and we look forward in continuing to provide best-in-class customer experience to CivicSolar,” added Bedi.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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