Solar Exchange has launched its cloud-based commerce platform that automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry. The company says 25 founding member companies have put over $28 million in solar content up for auction in the first week.
Solar Exchange uses online business-to-business auctions and request for quote capabilities to support sales and procurement activities. These capabilities are intended to create a direct connection between qualified solar businesses, including raw material and component suppliers; panel and balance of system manufacturers; engineering, procurement and construction; developers; integrators; utilities; and power companies.
‘In this first week of operation, we had an extremely wide representation of content from across the entire value chain including silicon, wafers, cells, modules, inverters and other components,’ says Solar Exchange CEO Gary Mull.