Sunnova Energy International Inc. and PetersenDean Roofing & Solar announced a new strategic partnership that could shift the balance of power in the California new-build solar market. PetersenDean is one of the largest full-service roofing and solar companies in the United States and Sunnova is a national solar and storage installer that just went public. Working together, Sunnova and PetersenDean plan to deliver Sunnova’s solar and storage services to homebuilders across California.
“This innovative partnership will enable homebuilders to affordably and easily meet the new California solar requirements with an integrated solution,” said John Berger, Chief Executive Officer of Sunnova. “We chose PetersenDean because we want a strategic partner with the labor force and experience in both roofing and solar to execute the volume and demand we expect from the mandates.”
Founded in 1984 by Jim Petersen, PetersenDean specializes in new residential and commercial construction, working with some of the nation’s largest builders and developers. With more than a million roofs under its belt, the Fremont, CA-based company employs 3,000 workers and operates in seven states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas.
If this news interest you, be sure to check out our in-depth Countdown to 2020 news series:
- Installment I: The role solar plays in California’s new building efficiency standards
- Installment II: Constructing a new solar pathway
- Installment III: Would you like solar with that?
- Installment IV: How California is both boosting and undermining its solar + storage future
“We are a roofing and solar contractor with a large labor force so we can provide turnkey solutions for builders, who in turn can provide more options to their buyers. Through our partnership with Sunnova, we can now offer home builders expanded product offerings that include leases or power purchase agreements,” said Mark Vogel, President and Chief Operating Officer at PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, builder division. “This will give the home builders we work with the flexibility they need to meet their buyers’ needs, which will be extremely important, especially in California which is getting ready for the mandates.”
California continues to lead the nation in residential solar and is expected to grow significantly because of the California Energy Commission solar mandates. This far-reaching energy policy was adopted last year and requires solar photovoltaic (PV) electric systems to be installed on virtually every new residential dwelling built in the state. It will apply to all houses, condos and apartment buildings up to three stories that secure building permits after January 1, 2020.
— Solar Builder magazine