Homeowners interested in buying clean energy systems can now turn to BuildDirect to get solar PV panels, inverters, energy storage systems and off-grid kits. The company announced its Clean Energy division in its Home Marketplace this week.
"We are at a tipping point as residential solar energy goes mainstream, with California leading the way declaring that all new homes must be net zero by 2020i," said Rob Banks, BuildDirect co-founder and executive officer. "Millions of consumers want to move to solar because it is an endlessly renewable resource that yields zero emissions and reduces power bills. And BuildDirect has a unique opportunity to eliminate inefficiencies and confusion in this growing space by helping connect homeowners with suppliers."
In addition to connecting consumers with a broad range of products at affordable prices, BuildDirect seeks to make the process of going solar simple, by informing homeowners about all of their options. BuildDirect's education hub demonstrates how solar energy works, why it increases a home's value while dropping utility bills, and what equipment is necessary to get started.
Despite the significan drop in solar PV system costs in recent years, there are still substantial savings to be had in terms of soft costs, and this is where BuildDirect can help too.
The company formed an advisory board that includes Greg Bohl, former president and CEO of Solar Logic, and Ramez Naam, computer scientist, author, cleantech angel investor, and co-chair of the Energy and Environment program at Singularity University at NASA Ames.
"There have been tremendous advances with solar energy, but most homeowners have no way to get it," noted Naam. "With BuildDirect's Home Marketplace, suppliers gain access to new markets and homeowners have a wealth of information and solar energy products at their fingertips to help make solar a very practical and affordable solution for their lives."
To learn more about BuildDirect's approach to solar energy, please visit: builddirect.com/clean-energy-info.