Solar, Utility Integration

Suntech & Eagle Roofing Sign Distribution Deal

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. and Eagle Roofing Products have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for North America. Eagle will distribute Suntech’s SolarBlend roof tiles to its network of roofing, solar and electrical contractors as part of its Eagle Solar Roof.

The SolarBlend roof tiles will be four-foot wide, 50-watt panels, with grey, terra cotta and brown frames. Expected availability of the 50-watt panels is spring of 2009. Eagle anticipates having the water-resistant solar roof systems featuring SolarBlend on more than 1,000 homes across the country and will continue to train contractors on how to sell and properly install these systems.

“Eagle is proud to offer SolarBlend from Suntech to our customers and to work with a company whose name means innovative solar,” said Jay Banister, Eagle’s national solar and marketing manager. “Suntech is recognized as the global leader in solar module production and Eagle is dedicated to bringing this clean, efficient energy resource to the roofs of residential and commercial customers throughout North America.”

In addition to SolarBlend, Eagle will also carry Suntech’s Black Label STP 175S – 24/Ab-1 rack-mounted modules. Suntech recently licensed technology for integrated solar modules, including SolarBlend from Applied Solar Inc.