Panasonic solar modules added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

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Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America has been named an approved vendor for Sunnova Energy Corporation, one of the leading U.S. residential solar and storage service providers. Consumers will now be able to purchase Panasonic Solar technology through Sunnova’s broad portfolio of service offerings.

Sunnova has serviced over 65,000 customers to date in 24 U.S. states and territories. The company’s business model creates a wider variety of options for customers interested in going solar, with the added security of operations and maintenance performance guarantees. Sunnova is focused on delivering industry-leading energy service as well as leveraging its relationships with manufacturers and installers to create a seamless experience for homeowners.

“Cost is one of the greatest barriers to entry in our industry and Panasonic is committed to helping homeowners understand and take advantage of the benefits of solar technology,” said Mukesh Sethi, General Manager, Solar, and Energy Storage Division, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “With Sunnova’s energy services expertise and portfolio of solutions, Panasonic customers will now gain added value to their solar energy investment.”

Expanded solar software offerings

Panasonic and Sunnova are both partnered with Sighten, a solar software for residential designs and proposals. Sighten recently launched integrated Sunnova Financing on its platform, making it easy for installers to sell Sunnova directly in the industry’s leading design and proposal tool.

Aurora Solar, a software tool that Sunnova relies on to accurately design and quote projects, will also now be available to Panasonic Premium installers. Aurora’s validated software evaluates the shading and performance simulations for their clients’ projects.

Warranty benefits

Through Sunnova Protect, each solar system is protected for the full 25 years of service, eliminating out-of-pocket expenses associated with the system’s care and maintenance while providing energy production guarantee. The Sunnova Protect warranty is included with all Sunnova service agreements. To complement Sunnova’s warranty offering, Panasonic’s HIT and HIT+ series modules are also covered by Panasonic’s industry leading 25-year product and performance warranty.


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Sunnova adds LONGi Solar to its approved vendor list

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Sunnova Energy Corp. has added LONGi Solar as an approved vendor for residential solar modules. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can offer both style and substance to residential customers across the United States with LONGi’s 60-cell LR6-60PB family of black-on-black modules with power density up to 315Wp.

Before being selected to join Sunnova’s approved vendor list, both LONGi’s technology and bankability underwent a competitive due diligence process. With 18 years of experience innovating and perfecting monocrystalline technology and $5.58 billion in total assets, LONGi is a well-established, pioneering brand in the global solar industry and a natural addition to Sunnova’s list of trusted PV and energy storage technology providers.

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“This new relationship with Sunnova demonstrates our continued focus and dedication to the U.S. residential market,” said Archie Flores, general manager of LONGi Solar U.S. “We’re looking forward to expanding our residential market share throughout the country and providing Sunnova’s U.S. customers with the unparalleled performance of our high-efficiency monocrystalline technology.”

LONGi’s Hi-MO1 High Efficiency Low LID Mono PERC Technology is an ideal choice for residential customers who demand a high-performing, reliable rooftop module with a sleek aesthetic. It is a dependable clean energy solution for customers seeking affordable energy independence, including island communities such as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands that are heavily dependent upon solar power production.

Sunnova installers can begin to order LONGi’s monocrystalline module technology starting in January 2019.

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Sunnova adds Solaria PowerXT modules to approved vendor list

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Sunnova Energy Corporation, a national U.S. residential solar and storage service provider announced that Solaria’s PowerXT modules have been added to its approved vendor list.

“We’re very excited that Sunnova has added Solaria’s modules to their approved vendor list,” said Solaria CEO Suvi Sharma. “Solar plus storage is one of the most promising energy innovations to emerge in recent years. Sunnova is providing consumers affordable, reliable clean solar plus storage technology that generates long-term value, while facilitating greater energy independence.We’re very pleased that Sunnova values the innovative design and engineering of our PowerXT module, and recognizes that it’s one of the industry’s most bankable products.”

Sunnova is one of the leading residential solar and storage service providers in the United States. With 60,000 customers (over 400 MW of solar installation) in 22 U.S states and territories including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, Sunnova continues to expand its solar plus storage offerings to homeowners across the United States.

About PowerXT

Solaria PowerXT is a high energy yield panel –a sleek and aesthetic option for homeowners interested in converting their rooftops into on-site power plants, and securing energy independence. Solaria manufactures the pure black PowerXT solar modules, using advanced cell interconnect and module production processes significantly boosting power generation and providing outstanding performance with unmatched aesthetic appeal. Providing labor savings on racking and system components, Solaria’s PowerXT module series significantly boost power generation while eliminating reliability challenges that can reduce conventional PV modules’ long-term performance.

Solaria’s complete solution gives solar installers the ability to streamline installation and ensure property and homeowner satisfaction while increasing the value of their homes and buildings. By deploying Solaria, installers can ensure maximize power deployment on customer roofs – empowering them to install attractive, cost-effective distributed power plants that accelerate payback period and profitability.

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Sunnova adds Solaria PowerXT modules to approved vendor list

solaria power XT

Sunnova Energy Corporation, a national U.S. residential solar and storage service provider announced that Solaria’s PowerXT modules have been added to its approved vendor list.

“We’re very excited that Sunnova has added Solaria’s modules to their approved vendor list,” said Solaria CEO Suvi Sharma. “Solar plus storage is one of the most promising energy innovations to emerge in recent years. Sunnova is providing consumers affordable, reliable clean solar plus storage technology that generates long-term value, while facilitating greater energy independence.We’re very pleased that Sunnova values the innovative design and engineering of our PowerXT module, and recognizes that it’s one of the industry’s most bankable products.”

Sunnova is one of the leading residential solar and storage service providers in the United States. With 60,000 customers (over 400 MW of solar installation) in 22 U.S states and territories including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, Sunnova continues to expand its solar plus storage offerings to homeowners across the United States.

About PowerXT

Solaria PowerXT is a high energy yield panel –a sleek and aesthetic option for homeowners interested in converting their rooftops into on-site power plants, and securing energy independence. Solaria manufactures the pure black PowerXT solar modules, using advanced cell interconnect and module production processes significantly boosting power generation and providing outstanding performance with unmatched aesthetic appeal. Providing labor savings on racking and system components, Solaria’s PowerXT module series significantly boost power generation while eliminating reliability challenges that can reduce conventional PV modules’ long-term performance.

Solaria’s complete solution gives solar installers the ability to streamline installation and ensure property and homeowner satisfaction while increasing the value of their homes and buildings. By deploying Solaria, installers can ensure maximize power deployment on customer roofs – empowering them to install attractive, cost-effective distributed power plants that accelerate payback period and profitability.

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Sunnova to start selling solar warranties, service contracts for residential systems it didn’t install

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Sunnova Energy Corporation launched Sunnova Protect services last week — the first service-only offering available from a national solar company. With this new program, Sunnova looks to provide solar owners multi-decade coverage inclusive of monitoring, maintenance and repair services for their solar systems.

Basically, the service warranty Sunnova offers to its 60,000 customers is now available to any homeowner who owns their solar system. To our knowledge this is the first time that a residential solar and storage service provider has brought to market a service-only offering with 5-, 10- or 20-year warranties on systems the company itself did not install.

Coordinated by Sunnova’s team of experts, the plans provide proactive monitoring and system diagnosis to prevent unexpected and costly solar outages and to provide protection against most out-of-pocket expenses for maintenance, equipment repairs and replacements. Backed by an available production guarantee, the Sunnova Protect plans provide consumers with the added confidence that their solar investment is creating the value they expect.

“Sunnova has extensive experience monitoring, maintaining and ensuring optimal system performance for our customers,” said William J. (John) Berger, Chief Executive Officer of Sunnova Energy Corporation. “Now, we’re extending our expertise in solar system service to non-Sunnova solar homeowners so they too can protect their solar investment.”

Sunnova has launched its Sunnova Protect Services through a newly-formed sales channel and is initially offering this service offering to Southern California—where there is a high concentration of solar owners. Sunnova will then extend Sunnova Protect to additional markets over the next few quarters. Sunnova will incorporate the Sunnova Protect service plans into their product offerings for their dealer networks in early 2019.

“Deciding to go solar is a big decision and yet we see solar customers buying and financing systems without a service warranty, which means no one will be there to ensure the system is actually working and generating the energy it’s supposed to over the decades-long life of the system,” said Michael Grasso, Chief Marketing Officer for Sunnova Energy Corporation. “We’re offering Sunnova Protect™ to ensure solar owners are covered so they can enjoy the energy independence and financial savings they expect from their systems.”

The Sunnova Protect servicing plans offer three different coverage options (Basic, Premium and Platinum) with multiple term lengths (5-, 10- and 20-year). These plans provide solar owners with the freedom to choose the service solution that best fits their needs.

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