Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. and Eagle Roofing Products have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for North America. Under the agreement, Eagle will distribute SolarBlend roof tiles to its network of roofing, solar and electrical contractors as part of its Eagle Solar Roof, a roofing system that combines the aesthetics and performance of concrete tile with the functionality of solar.
The SolarBlend roof tiles will be approximately four feet wide, with gray, terra cotta and brown frames. The 50 W panels are expected to be available this spring. Eagle anticipates having these water-resistant solar roof systems featuring SolarBlend on over 1,000 homes across the country and will continue to train contractors on how to sell and properly install these systems.
In addition to SolarBlend, Eagle will also carry Suntech's Black Label STP 175S – 24/Ab-1 rack-mounted modules. These 175 W modules will be offered with the same value-added, wraparound services that are provided with the Eagle Solar Roof, the companies note.
SOURCE: Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd.