SunPods announced their first product, the SP-100, in October of 2009. The SP-100 is the first factory built and tested, self-contained, ground-mounted solar array for commercial and residential customers. The SP-300 for EV (electric vehicles) charging stations and the SP-500 for agricultural applications followed in November.
SunPods reduces the largest cost component of solar systems, installation costs, by about 75%. Performing the assembly and testing of each product in a controlled factory setting, instead of on customer sites, accomplishes these dramatic cost savings.
According to Bill Kammerer, SunPods CEO, “ET Solar is one of the world’s premier suppliers of PV modules and they have been an early and strong supporter of SunPod’s innovative and disruptive business model. ET Solar’s strong presence in the US supports our JIT manufacturing model by delivering modules quickly from a local warehouse. ET Solar’s unique and superior customer support model is outstanding: they service any issues on their panels at the customer site in the field. We are seeing strong demand for our products. The SP series has been designed to be incredibly easy to install and we’ve partnered with general, electrical and solar contractors . Contractors can do more installations in less time because they only need to perform the final step – tying the array to the grid. They don’t waste their valuable time and resources doing complex on-site assembly. SunPods is able to deliver less expensive, more cost-effective solar power because of our factory-based assembly processes and our ability to leverage strong supplier partnerships.”
The SP-100, SP-300 and SP-500 configured with ET Solar modules are available for immediate shipment. Prices vary based on configuration.
SunPods is expanding the solar energy market by delivering modular solar arrays. Fully configured units are shipped from our factory to the site. Site preparation is minimal and there is no on-site assembly. SunPods’ units are pre-engineered, pre-manufactured and pre-tested in a rigorous factory setting making them ready to power up on delivery. Corporate headquarters are located at 1922 The Alameda, Suite 214, San Jose, California 95126.
About ET Solar Inc.
ET Solar is a vertically integrated downstream solar power products manufacturer and turnkey solutions service provider. With local sales and marketing subsidiaries and offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, ET Solar has provided solar modules, solar tracking systems and turnkey solutions services to its customers in over 40 countries.