With more and more people
increasingly conscious about energy efficiency, it is an ideal time to be in
the business of distributing solar panels and associated products. Owners of
both commercial and residential properties are taking the time to research the
multiple benefits of solar-generated energy and taking steps towards
implementing these systems in homes and businesses to save money.
When it comes to
distribution, it is important to ensure that the chosen supplier carries a
range of products from superior manufacturers in the field, giving distributors
the opportunity to offer the best brands and variety to their customers.
Solar Panels: Also referred to as
solar modules, solar panels are a key component of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Solar panels are used to effectively collect and convert sunlight into
electrical energy that is both clean and environmentally sound.
Solar panels come in two
product categories: polycrystalline and monocrystalline.
Polycrystalline solar cells
grow from multifaceted crystalline material. They are slightly lower in
efficiency and are a typically larger module, as they require larger individual
Monocrystalline solar cells
grow from a single crystal as opposed to a multifaceted one. This means that
the crystal has grown in only one direction. As a result, they have a higher
efficiency, which results in smaller individual cells and come in smaller modules
Inverters: Power generated from solar panels comes in the form of a direct energy current and requires a solar inverter to be converted into a utility-grade alternating current (AC). Alternating current is the same power that is used for generating energy in both residential and commercial properties. The three available types of inverters include micro-inverters, power optimizers and string inverters.
Racking and Mounting: Mounting systems are
a vital component of a PV system. A variety of mounting systems are available
and the one chosen is based on the particular needs of the job at hand. Some of
these systems include flat roof, shingle roof, ground-mounted and dual-axis tracking.
Some distributors may select
to offer product kits that are already combined in order to best suit the needs
of their customer base. This is an option for those who distribute solar panel
systems strictly to commercial businesses or those who distribute only to
When searching for the right
distributor, it is vital to ensure you will not be competing directly with the
company at hand when it comes to working in the same field or territory. A
solar panel distributor should work with their dealers to help enhance their
product knowledge, helping dealers increase the quality and service provided to
their own customers.
When it comes to selecting a
solar distributor in Canada, ensure they can offer all of the above products
and their goal is to work with their dealers to help them achieve success.