SPRI enables local companies and entrepreneurs to create or expand their solar energy companies without the complex and asset-heavy roles often associated with a traditional solar dealer business. With SPRI, sales organizations and small businesses can focus on marketing and selling solar while SunPower manages the entire process of rooftop installation, maintenance and repair, customer service, and warranty. This structure lowers the barrier-to-entry for those that want to enter the fast-growing renewable energy sector, provides new channels for SunPower to meet the demand of its rapidly growing customer base, and gives homeowners more options when buying solar.
Organizations that work with SPRI are part of SunPower's Non-Installing Dealer network. Non-Installing Dealers get access to the industry's most advanced platform to market, present, design and sell SunPower® systems to homeowners. SunPower's turnkey software enables non-installing dealers to customize each project from panel placement to financing options.
"With SPRI we are increasing the size of the solar category by enabling entrepreneurs to create sales and marketing-focused solar businesses," said Tony Garzolini, VP of Sales at SunPower. "Our strong installing dealer network continues to be the foundation we rely on, but you no longer have to own construction equipment and manage a customer support team to be a part of this incredibly exciting industry."
In the first quarter of 2021, SunPower will launch SPRI in:
- Tucson, Ariz.
- Fresno and the Greater Central Valley, Calif.
- Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Later this year it will launch in Denver Colo., Raleigh, N.C., and the DC Metro Area. The company plans to hire more than 300 field technicians across these cities in 2021 and to complete twice as many installs year over year.
For a list of all SPRI locations, or for more information about becoming a SunPower installer, please visit: https://us.sunpower.com/dealers-installers/become-sunpower-installer.
To learn more about to becoming a SunPower Non-Installing Dealer, visit https://us.sunpower.com/dealers-installers/become-sunpower-dealer.
Headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) is a leading Distributed Generation Storage and Energy Services provider in North America. SunPower offers the only solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control over electricity consumption and resiliency during power outages while providing cost savings to homeowners, businesses, governments, schools and utilities. For more information, visit www.sunpower.com.
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