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January 13, 2020

Shoals' BLA (Big Lead Assembly) wins PV Magazine 2019 BoS Award

Portland, Tennessee (January 13, 2020) – SHOALS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP is pleased to announce that its BLA (Big Lead Assembly) has won first prize in the Balance of Systems category in PV Magazine’s 2019 awards held at WFES in Abu Dhabi.

 

We pride ourselves on the BLA, and are extremely excited and grateful to PV Magazine for recognizing the innovation and technology behind it.

 

The BLA is a pre-manufactured, plug-n-play solution that transmits power from the solar panel to the inverter without the combiner boxes and in-array trenching that have burdened conventional systems with reliability challenges, increased labor, and higher O&M costs.

 

Over 9 GW of BLA deployed globally shows that labor savings in the field have recouped up to 62.5% of the initial product cost prior to substantial completion. The minimal O&M has translated into even greater OPEX and CAPEX savings. Given the growth in the PV market, high labor costs, and labor scarcity, the BLA is the perfect global solution.

 

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is the leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions worldwide. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products, the company has seen exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 35 GW of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of solar balance of systems products, including combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnect boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, wire, in-line fuses, and racking and monitoring solutions.

 

July 26, 2018

RPCS, CAB Solar, and EBoS Leader Shoals Technologies Group Partner to Bring Streamlined Approach to Solar Project Installations

MONTEREY, CALIF. July 26, 2018 – RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) is pleased to announce their new partnership with solar balance of systems leader Shoals Technologies and CAB Solar, launching their latest turnkey product offering, the Plug-N-Play Tracker system.

This union will bring an even more streamlined approach to RPCS’s solar tracker installations, providing custom designed wiring solutions for projects using the Array Technologies, Inc., DuraTrack™ HZ V3 solar tracker.

The Plug-and-Play Tracker features the Array Technologies DuraTrack™ HZ v3 single-axis tracker, Shoals Technologies’ electric balance of systems wiring solutions, and the Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped (CAB Solar) above ground, messenger wire cable management system.

Considered the next evolution in their recognized turnkey solution, RPCS is combining best-in-class American-made products from the industry’s top manufacturers to optimize cost, labor, and installation for tracker projects nationwide.

This exciting new partnership is aimed at simplifying tracker project install by reducing trenching by 50%, utilizing less specialized labor, and requiring less time—all resulting in faster time to completion and CAPex savings. Shoal’s patented wiring systems come pre-labeled and pre-tested, demonstrating their unmatched efficiency and robust construction. Coupled with RPCS’s established reputation for turnkey success, this new system will eliminate the need for trenching within the array, reduce risk and complications associated with cost, lessen environmental influence, and improve trade coordination, creating faster, simpler installations. The Plug-N-Play Tracker approach also allows for more solar panels per string and fewer combiner boxes per site, cutting cost and solar electrical complications.

Founded in 1996, Shoals Technologies revolutionized solar installations. With solutions second to none in the marketplace, Shoals’ solar PV electrical balance of systems products are installed in some of the largest solar fields around the world.

Through innovation and diversification, Shoals has grown exponentially since its founding, and currently holds the largest market share of electric balance of systems, maintaining a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products manufactured in Tennessee. Shoals Technologies’ unmet reliability and performance is backed by their extensive in-house testing and rigorous quality controls, making them an ideal partner for RPCS’s next in line turnkey solution.

 

“WE’RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH SHOALS ON OUR PROJECTS,” SAYS ALEX SMITH, RPCS CHIEF SALES OFFICER. “RPCS IS CONSTANTLY STRIVING TO MAKE PROJECT MANAGEMENT EASIER AND TO ALLOW OUR CUSTOMERS TO WIN MORE PROJECTS AND TRUST THAT THE RPCS PORTION WILL BE EXECUTED CLEANLY. SHOALS WIRING ALLOWS US TO DO THAT, AS DO ARRAY TRACKERS. WE CAN PROVIDE A FASTER INSTALLATION, A BETTER PRICE, AND COMPLETELY RELIABLE PRODUCTS AND PROJECT SCHEDULES THAT MAKE EXECUTING TRACKER PROJECTS AS EASY OR EASIER THAN FIXED TILT.”

 

CAB Solar, the Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped’s solar products division, pioneered the use of above ground cable management in grid-scale solar plants and has continually provided innovative designs and systems to meet customers’ needs. The newly released Integrated Grounding Cable Management System uses a copper composite messenger wire and specialized hardware for grounding and is safety listed by Intertek to UL 2703. For over 85 years, their various products routinely exceed the most stringent quality standards demanded by respected national and international customers.

 

“CAB SYSTEMS INTEGRATE WELL WITH BOTH ARRAY AND SHOALS, AND RPCS IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HOW TO MAXIMIZE CAB’S BENEFITS. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL,” SAYS TIM WEDDING, CAB SOLAR PROJECT MANAGER.

 

Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability, and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry. As the chosen tracker for more than 25 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over nearly three decades.

 

RP Construction Services designs and builds ground mount solar projects using the industry’s gold standard for quality, the Array Technologies DuraTrack® HZ v3 single-axis tracker. With over 400 MW and over 225 projects completed throughout the United States, RPCS provides full turnkey service and support for the industry’s most bankable and reliable tracker. The team at RPCS provides reliable support at every step of the project, delivering a level of quality and efficiency that parallels Array’s market reputation.

 

“WE ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH RPCS AND ARE GLAD TO SUPPORT THE HIGHLY OPTIMIZED APPROACH TO SOLAR CONSTRUCTION THAT RPCS IS TAKING BY INTEGRATING A GREAT FAMILY OF PRODUCTS,” SAYS KENT MILLER, SHOALS TECHNOLOGIES SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, OF THE PLUG-N-PLAY TRACKER. “COMBINING ABOVE-GROUND WIRE MANAGEMENT FROM CAB SOLAR PRODUCTS, THE ARRAY TECHNOLOGIES TRACKER, AND THE SHOALS WIRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS GOING TO HELP DEVELOPERS AND EPCS BY PROVIDING A SCHEDULE-FRIENDLY AND EASIER-TO-MAINTAIN SYSTEM.”

 

“AS AN ELECTRICAL GUY AT THE CORE, THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A WIREWAY THAT IS ACCESSIBLE. RPCS’S INSTALLATION, IN COMBINATION WITH THE SHOALS WIRING SYSTEM, ARRAY’S SOLAR TRACKERS, AND THE CAB SOLAR HANGARS, THE INSTALLATION PROCESS IS SMOOTH AND KEEPS WIRES AWAY FROM UNKNOWN UNDERGROUND CONDITIONS,” SAYS ADAM LARNER, RPCS’S VICE PRESIDENT OF PROJECTS.

Through this latest offering, RPCS will be a single point of contact for design, engineering, installation, and procurement. From factory floor to field installation, RPCS makes tracker projects even simpler with the Plug-N-Play Tracker.

Together, RPCS, Shoals, and CAB provide customers the next evolution in solar tracker systems, making solar energy a more affordable, lower risk source of clean power for future generations.

 

RP Construction Services, Inc. designs and builds ground mount solar projects using the industry’s gold standard for quality, the Array Technologies DuraTrack® HZ v3 Single-Axis Tracker. With over 300 MW and over 180 projects completed or under construction throughout the United States, RPCS provides full turnkey service and support for the industry’s most bankable and reliable tracker. RPCS’s expert knowledge of Array Technologies’ trackers ensures world class turnkey project assistance including site layout optimization, ancillary engineering services, tracker and foundation procurement, and complete mechanical installation. The team at RPCS provides reliable support at every step of the project, delivering a level of quality and efficiency that parallels Array’s market reputation. For more information about RPCS, please visit rpcs.com or call us at 831.620.2188. 

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has contributed to the company’s exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 25 GW of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of solar balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, wire, in-line fuses, racking and monitoring solutions. Learn more at www.shoals.com.

 

Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability, and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry. As the chosen tracker for more than 25 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over nearly three decades. Array Technologies is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Australia. For more information, please visit arraytechinc.com.

Cambria County Association for the Blind & Handicapped is the manufacturer of CAB Solar Cable Management Systems. CAB Solar pioneered the use of above ground cable management in grid-scale utility plants and has continually provided innovative designs and systems to meet customers’ needs. CCABH unites vocational training and a manufacturing business producing quality products that offers employment for persons with disabilities while ensuring worldwide customer satisfaction. For over 85 years, their various products routinely exceed the most stringent quality standards demanded by respected national and international customers. From mops and rugs to cable hangers, hooks, and reflective safety garments, through the years the Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped has manufactured a wide range of useful items. Learn more at www.cabproducts.com.

 

 

June 21, 2017

Shoals Technologies Group Announces Investment by Oaktree

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shoals Technologies Group (“Shoals”), the global leader in solar electrical balance of systems,announced today an investment by funds managed by the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”). Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

“As the solar market matures, customers are demanding high-quality and long-lasting system solutions that deliver maximum value”

Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a diverse range of technically advanced and highly reliable products for solar and energy storage projects, including combiner boxes, junction boxes, wiring, and monitoring solutions, among others. The company has deployed its products on more than 25 GW of solar projects in markets across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

“We are very proud of the innovation, performance and reliability we have brought to the solar industry over the past two decades,” said Dean Solon, Founder and CEO of Shoals Technologies Group. “Today, we are seeing incredible demand for our BLA™ solution, an integrated wire harness that eliminates combiner boxes and significantly reduces installation cost. Partnering with Oaktree provides Shoals with the resources, expertise, and support to help drive further growth and success in the rapidly expanding international solar and energy storage markets.”

Oaktree’s Power Opportunities group has a strong track record of investing in successful companies in the energy industry. The team seeks investments in leading companies that provide equipment, services and software used in the generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption of electricity and other energy and utility resources. Targeting growing, successful businesses, Oaktree partners with company management to drive growth and value creation.

“As the solar market matures, customers are demanding high-quality and long-lasting system solutions that deliver maximum value,” said Peter Jonna, Senior Vice President of Oaktree’s Power Opportunities group. “Shoals delivers the highest standards of innovation, quality, and performance within the solar equipment industry. We have long admired Shoals as the leader in this market, and we are very excited to partner with Dean and his team to support their continued growth and success.”

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has contributed to the company’s exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 25 GW of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of solar balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, wire, in-line fuses, racking and monitoring solutions.

About Oaktree

Oaktree is a leading global investment manager specializing in alternative investments, with over $100 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes a value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at www.oaktreecapital.com.

March 16th, 2015

Shoals’ MultiLink™ Junction Box Receives US Patent

 

Portland, TN, March 16, 2015 – Today, Shoals Technologies Group, the global PV Balance of Systems leader, announced US Patent 8,962,998 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering solar panel junction boxes capable of integrating a variety of modular accessory modules. This patent affords Shoals the exclusive rights to the marketing and sale of the innovative junction box to solar manufacturers all over the world.

This patent, the MultiLink™ by Shoals, differs from the standard junction box in that the box is designed to allow for the easy installation and removal of accessory modules via a standard engagement interface, facilitating the replacement of one accessory module for another, without having to replace or move the associated panel. The modular nature of this product provides an ideal solution that increases the life of the module through serviceability, and allows for the implementation of various module level electronics including but not limited to : AFCI, Monitoring, Rapid Shut down, and micro-inverter.

 

“This patent is another significant milestone in our drive to introduce power electronics to modern solar systems. With current and coming changes in the NEC code, this solution provides a platform for both existing and new installations to utilize module based accessories similar to how a USB port provides a universal device interface for a computer.” said Dean Solon, President and CEO of Shoals Technologies Group.

 

About Shoals Technologies Group
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 20GW of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

 

 

 

February 17, 2015

Shoals Issued Patent for PV Wire Harness with In-Line Fuses

Portland, TN, February 17, 2015 – Today, Shoals Technologies Group, the global PV Balance of Systems leader, announced being granted US Patent 8,937,249 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering solar energy wire harnesses with integrated in line fuses. This patent affords Shoals the exclusive rights to the marketing and sale of their innovative harness solution to solar installations all over the world.

Specifically, the wire harness represented by this patent connects multiple strings of solar modules to a single combiner box in the field; included in the harness are in-line fuses with optional blocking diodes, providing each string of PV modules its own fuse. Thus, in the event of a blown fuse, the damage is contained to a singular string of modules, rather than a more widespread event. The quality pre-fabrication and modular design of Shoals’ patented harness creates faster installation, simpler trouble shooting, and far easier repairs. The sum of which provides EPC installers lower labor and material costs and far better operations and maintenance.

“This patent is the result of years of continued innovation by Shoals and our team of quality engineers. This product has been supplied to gigawatts of installations around the globe, and is one of the staples of Shoals’ portfolio of balance of systems products. Our entire team is thrilled with being rewarded for our ingenuity with this patent and we look forward to achieving even greater innovative heights” said Dean Solon, President and CEO of Shoals Technologies Group.

 

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

 

 

 

February 10th, 2015

PV Magazine - Downstream innovation and the O&M opportunity

Innovations in terms of racking abounded at SPI, with installation demonstrations frequently pulling big crowds amongst the crowded halls. BoS supplier Shoals Technologies Group made a splash and the distribution of wristbands to its wonderfully named “Best. Night. Ever.” party attracted a stream of visitors.

Shoals President and CEO Dean Solon attended SPI, and his company’s party, and he said increasing the speed of installation and reducing man-hours required to install an array is a crucial lever for achieving cost reductions in the industry. Shoals, in Solon’s words, manufacturers and supplies, “everything excluding the module and the inverter,” and the mercurial CEO said that Shoals cables and connectors are designed with an eye to ensuring connection errors do not take place.

“The Warren Buffets of this world require ultimate reliability of power plant assets,” said Solon. “We design systems so installers can’t cross connectors, blue to blue, red to red, it’s idiot proof.” Solon said that well designed components can push down labor costs and protect assets by ensuring mistake-free installation. At SPI Shoals also displayed a military drone aircraft CEO Solon says can be used to survey installations and spot faults using thermal imaging.

Read more @ PV-Magazine.com: Click Here

 

 

 

December 12th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group Adds UL1699B Listing to SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault Solution

 

PORTLAND, Tenn.– Shoals Technologies Group, a global leader in balance of systems components, announces the addition of UL1699B listing to the SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault solution. With the growing adoption of National Electric Code (NEC) 2011, it is increasingly important to have a trusted solution that complies with the requirements. The SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault Solution protects solar assets and property by detecting arcing at the string-level and disconnecting the inverter or charge components.Owners and Operations & Maintenance (O&Ms) crews are proactively and remotely alerted to fault conditions in their fields. The SNAPshot Wireless Arc Fault solution uses advanced signal processing technology to identify the electrical noise signature created by arc faults in the array wiring. It now is an integrated option in the Shoals Wireless Smart Combiner and can also be installed as a stand-alone device, integrating to most popular SCADA systems. Shoals is currently taking orders for the solution and expects availability in Q1 2015.

The UL listed Wireless Arc Fault solution is just the latest addition to the powerful SNAPshot Solar Management Ecosystem. SNAPshot, developed under the strategic partnership between Shoals and Synapse Wireless, is changing the way solar field owners, EPCs, and O&Ms manage the entire lifecycle of their fields. Owners benefit through improved financial and energy production visibility, shortened time-to-revenue, and the cost advantages of wireless communication. EPCs benefit by completing installations more quickly and both EPCs and O&Ms can streamline operations via advanced troubleshooting and intelligent analytics. SNAPshot helps ensure solar field owners and operators are maximizing their installations through improved connectivity and real-time automation.

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Through innovation and diversification Shoals has grown exponentially since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions. Additional information is available at www.shoals.com.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc. delivers proven Internet of Things solutions designed to revolutionize business. Built on its award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system, Synapse brings greater efficiency, game-changing insight, and analytics that matter. Synapse Wireless solutions are deployed on enterprise-class platforms, distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc. Additional information is available at www.synapse-wireless.com.

 

 

 

October 27th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group and Synapse Wireless Unveil Roadmap for SNAPshot Solar Life Cycle Management Ecosystem at Solar Power International

Las Vegas, October 20, 2014 — Shoals Technologies Group, the leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) Balance of Systems (BoS) components, and Synapse Wireless, a leader in wireless solutions that empower the Internet of Things (IoT), continue their partnership in solar innovation with the growing SNAPshot Solar Life Cycle Management Ecosystem.

Plans for the future include tracker control, panel care, and drone monitoring.

SNAPshot Life Cycle Management

SNAPshot provides a holistic system for active management of solar installations. Solar life cycle management increases productivity and efficiency through a number of methods, including identifying underperforming components, alerting owners and operators to malfunctioning parts that can be replaced under warranty, and streamlining ongoing maintenance.

“SNAPshot helps make sure solar field owners and operators are making the most from their installations. It gives better insight into how much productivity you’re really getting and how to increase efficiency,” said Johnny Thorington, VP of Product Management for Synapse Wireless.

The heart of SNAPshot is a purpose-built cloud-based platform that provides anywhere, anytime access to real-time performance data. The cloud enables advanced analytics for enhanced efficiency. Wireless monitoring further extends the functionality of SNAPshot, helping owners and operators increase yield through identification of underperforming zones or strings and proactive repair. SNAPshot can also help get new projects up to speed faster with Velocity Monitoring, which offers precision labor tracking and performance monitoring through the construction and commissioning process. Arc Fault detection is also available with the Shoals Smart Combiner Box to increase peace of mind and decrease potential liability by preventing damage and promoting safety.

Future Roadmap for SNAPshot

Upcoming features for SNAPshot extend its cradle-to-grave functionality by adding 24/7 support, AC monitoring for more detailed output data, and automated maintenance and security options such as tracker control, panel care, and drone security.

“SNAPshot is the future for solar field management, ready today. We look forward to sharing the ecosystem and our plans for its growth at SPI,” said Dean Solon, CEO of Shoals Technologies Group.

Synapse Wireless and Shoals Technologies Group will be exhibiting at Booth 1236, South Hall at Solar Power International, being held October 20-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Shoals Technologies Group
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc. delivers proven Internet of Things solutions designed to revolutionize business. Built on its award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system, Synapse brings greater efficiency, game-changing insight, and analytics that matter. Synapse Wireless solutions are deployed on enterprise-class platforms, distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc.

 

 

 

July 18th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group Receives Top Score for Cost and Value in PHOTON Consulting's Latest Research Report

 

PORTLAND, TENNESSEE, July 15, 2014 – Shoals Technologies Group, a global leader in photovoltaic components, has been named a top-rated solar power company in PHOTON Consulting's 2014 cost benchmark report.

The True Cost of Solar Power 2014 is an annual survey of cost along the solar power supply chain. The report analyzes all costs in solar power systems including modules input and manufacturing costs, inverters, racks, wiring, monitoring, customer acquisition, system design and procurement, subsidies, permitting, financing and contracting, mechanical installation, electrical installation, inspection, interconnection and performance/warranty. Analysis covers a universe of more than 1,000 solar companies involved across the steps of the supply chain across dozens of global markets and segments. This report focuses on the "true cost of solar power" and emphasizes that companies must do more than deliver low cost for individual components; they must create value for end-customers, installers and financiers by delivering solutions that drive down total cost of ownership, not just cost in one step of the supply chain.

 

The report emphasizes that measuring cost alone provides only part of the picture. In addition to analyzing cost, it is essential to assess value for end-customers, installers and financiers to ensure that low cost translates to value capture. The True Cost of Solar Power 2014 provides both cost benchmarks and goes further to assess value creation.

Shoals Technologies is identified in the report as one of the industry's elite players by combining low cost with a strong strategic value position. Specifically:

 SHOALS NAMED BOS/SYSTEM COST LEADER: In terms of cost, Shoals is named as one of 17 cost leaders for balance of system (BOS) and system.

 SHOALS NAMED DEFENSIBLE VALUE MINER: In terms of value, Shoals is named a "Defensible value miner" and one of 15 industry leaders.

 SHOALS ACHIEVES TOP RATING: Shoals receives rating as a top industry leader in The True Cost of Solar Power 2014 for its combination of low cost and strong strategic position.

 

According to PHOTON Consulting, "Shoals has established itself as an elite leader by combining low cost with strong value." It stands out for its ability to prioritize local markets, line up a strong value proposition along the entire supply chain including its advanced system design capabilities, achieve high local share from focused sales and marketing and provide its customers with diverse product and service offerings for balance of system.

In addition, The True Cost of Solar Power 2014 highlights that Shoals has begun offering solutions to improve solar system performance and address network reliability issues, including its SNAPshot wireless monitoring. "Monitoring [such as SNAPshot] in many cases creates significant additional value that more than compensates for additional hardware cost by reducing installation costs and system performance risk."

According to PHOTON Consulting, Shoals has a "very strong strategic position" with a proven track record. The next challenge for Shoals, according to the report, is to prove that it can continue to expand with repeated success across a larger portfolio of markets. On the path to this goal, Shoals is committed to continuing its international expansion, including significant recent expansions in Japan, China, Middle East, North Africa and India.

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

 

 

 

June 5th, 2014

Shoals Technologies Group and Synapse Wireless Create SolarSNAP Wireless Velocity Monitoring tool for Measuring the Speed, Accuracy, and Precision of PV Field Install

 

Shoals Technologies Group, the leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) Balance of Systems (BoS) components, and Synapse Wireless, an emerging leader in wireless solutions that empower the Internet of Things (IoT), building on their long partnership in the field of solar energy, today introduced SolarSNAP, an innovative monitoring tool that provides live-access monitoring of the installation of solar technology fields.

Solar Energy technology is defined in two parts, photovoltaic modules and “Balance of Systems.” The Balance of Systems includes a combination of components, labor, assembly and installation. As PV module pricing continues to decline, the solar energy industry is focused on reducing costs in the Balance of Systems, in order to better compete with other types of energy production. The ability to more closely monitor and measure the installation of solar technology contributes to these savings by bringing solar energy on-line faster and more cost effectively than ever.

 

The SolarSNAP Installation Tool
SolarSNAP is a monitoring tool created by Shoals and Synapse Wireless to increase speed-to-revenue for solar field owners by providing real-time data as the solar technology is installed. SolarSNAP monitors and gives owners visibility into labor costs and contractor effectiveness, increasing the accuracy of time-to-commissioning forecasts. It provides information on the entire solar energy commissioning process, down to the string level (between PV modules). With integration into Synapse’s cloud-based SNAPShot platform, and a choice of fixed or mobile solutions, SolarSNAP provides live access to installation data from anywhere, at any time.

 

SolarSNAP Launches at InterSolar Europe Conference
“InterSolar brings companies from around the world together with the ultimate goal of increasing solar adoption for everyone. We’re delighted to announce our new SolarSNAP solar installation tool here, to show existing and potential solar field owners how they can increase their return on investment with this technology,” said Dean Solon, President & CEO, Shoals Technologies Group.
“SolarSNAP is the latest in a long line of wireless innovations developed by the Synapse Wireless and Shoals partnership. From one-of-a-kind wireless ARC fault detection, or our user-friendly SNAPShot Solar Field Install tool, to our announcement today of SolarSNAP, our goal is to provide smart solutions that increase safety and efficiency, reduce time-to-market, and ultimately increase profitability for our users,” said Key Foster, CEO,

Synapse Wireless.


Synapse Wireless and Shoals Technologies Group will be exhibiting at Hall A3, Booth 290 at the InterSolar Europe Conference, being held June 4-6 at Messe München and at Booth 9611 at the Intersolar North America Conference, July 8-10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

 

About Shoals Technologies Group
Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has directly contributed to the exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 15 GW+ of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of PV balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions.

 

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc. delivers proven, scalable M2M connectivity solutions designed to revolutionize business. Built on its award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh network operating system, Synapse brings game-changing analytics that matter. Synapse Wireless solutions are deployed on enterprise-class platforms, distributing intelligence to the edge of its customers’ networks. Synapse is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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