FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetersenDean, a privately-held roofing and solar company, announced their partnership with Suniva and DPW Solar on their new Solar 4 America campaign. Solar 4 America is Petersen Dean’s newest initiative to make solar affordable for everyone. Petersen Dean is leading the way in low-cost solar, and is the only major solar installer that is also a roofer.
As part of the commitment to build better buildings from an environmental and economic standpoint, the company is reinvesting in America with American-made products by Suniva and DPW solar in this American manufacturing partnership. All three companies are based in America and are collaborating to ensure energy-saving across the nation.
The partnership announcement will be made at the Solar Power International Conference taking place in Chicago from October 21 to 24, North American's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy.
“We made a decision at PetersenDean to only source our products from North America. It's costing us a little more money to buy these panels, but we are supporting the American economy, we are supporting the American worker and we're reinvesting those dollars back in America,” said Jim Petersen, Founder of PetersenDean. “It's that simple. I want to make sure that our products stand the test of time and that our customers are happy with it. And that's why we choose to go American. It is time to take matters into our own hands. And that's what Solar4America is all about. It is about lowering our electric bills. It is about creating our own energy policy. It is about American jobs, American panels, reinvesting in America.”
Suniva is an American manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar modules. The company is known for its industry-leading technology, reliability and high power density. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, GA, Suniva sells PV cells and modules globally.
“Suniva is delighted to partner with PetersenDean and DPW on this new energy saving campaign. As the leading U.S. manufacturer of solar modules, our high-powered Buy America-compliant modules will help fulfill their goal of reinvesting in American-made products,” said Matt Card, vice president global sales and marketing of Suniva.
New cost-benefits data shows that now is the right time to consider installing solar for both the residential and commercial sectors. According to officials from PetersenDean, with photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturers continuing to ramp up production all across the nation, the economies of scale have begun to drive down prices of solar power system installation. Recent reports show that solar panel prices have dropped from $10 per watt to $1.50 per watt in the span of five years, meaning it now makes sense for those in the commercial and residential real estate sectors to buy solar power systems instead of leasing them. The savings are significant, as purchasing a solar power system now pencils out to 30% less than leasing it over the long term.
About PetersenDean Roofing & Solar: Founded in 1984 by Jim Petersen, PetersenDean is the largest, full-service, privately-held roofing and solar company in the United States. Specializing in new residential and commercial construction, PetersenDean works 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 and operates in six states: Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. Please visit http://www.petersendean.com/ for more details.
About Suniva: Suniva® is an American manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar modules. The company is known for its high-quality products, industry-leading technology, reliability and high power density. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, GA, Suniva sells its advanced PV cells and modules globally. For additional information on how Suniva is making solar sensible, visit www.suniva.com.
About DPW Solar: Since 1993, Albuquerque, New Mexico-based DPW Solar has provided reliable, field proven, racking systems for pole mount, roof top and ground mount applications for any PV solar application including commercial, industrial, government, utility and residential applications in the U.S. and worldwide. For more information, visit www.dpwsolar.com.