Solar, Utility Integration

OCR Solar and BP Sign $10 Million Deal

OCR Solar & Roofing and BP Solar have announced an expanded agreement to provide turn-key solar installations to production homebuilders throughout Northern and Central California. Within the framework of the expanded agreement, valued at over $10 million, OCR Solar & Roofing will receive the exclusive right to offer BP Solar’s EnergyTile roof-integrated solar modules to production homebuilders in Northern and Central California. In addition, OCR Solar & Roofing will also offer BP Solar’s low profile Integra framing system for asphalt shingle roofs.

Originally purchasing solar modules under a nonexclusive supply agreement, OCR has seen an increase in its solar revenue by over 300% since offering BP Solar’s products, and the company expects the growth rate to more than quadruple in 2008. OCR installs both the roofing and solar electric systems.

“Our agreement with BP Solar is built on a strong relationship which will strengthen the support that we provide to our homebuilder customers,” said Aaron Nitzkin, vice president, Solar Division for OCR Solar & Roofing.  “It is a great time in California for new home renewable energy solutions, and we plan to aggressively educate homebuilders and consumers this year on the impact and significance of solar energy.”