Ameresco Solar to Provide under Ameresco Brand Small Area Module Product Line Previously Offered by BP Solar

Published Date: 
Mon, 10/17/2011

Availability of the SAM Solar Panels known for Class 1, Division 2, and Certified for Hazardous Conditions continues through Ameresco Solar.  

Framingham, MA and Tomball, TX — October 17, 2011 — Ameresco, Inc.  (NYSE: AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced that Ameresco Solar, a subsidiary of Ameresco, has reached an agreement to provide the small area module (SAM) line of solar panels that range from 5 watts to 180 watts (previously offered by BP Solar International, Inc.), under the Ameresco Solar brand.

“Ameresco Solar and BP Solar have observed a strong demand for these small, rugged panels, and many companies have come to rely on these modules for existing products and applications,” said Colin Gates, vice president, Ameresco Solar. “These modules have been offered by BP Solar for over 25 years, delivering consistent footprints, certifications, and approvals that are important to the off-grid solar industry.  Without them, there would be a large void for customers.”

Ameresco Solar specializes in energy efficient solutions for its customers. To date, Ameresco Solar has long been the largest user of the BP Solar SAM line, and can handle the technical, logistical, and financial requirements associated with the product line. Ameresco Solar continues to expand its global footprint to ensure service and availability are not interrupted for customers around the globe.

This agreement strategically keeps the product headquarters in the same U.S. location and helps to make sure warranties are facilitated and information exchanges happen in a real-time fashion moving forward. Service and the warranty continue to be critical considerations of the product line.

This agreement is expected to provide a seamless transition, and afford customers the comfort and peace of mind of knowing that their supply chain will continue under the Ameresco Solar brand.

About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America. Ameresco’s services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants.  Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers.  With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco provides local expertise through its 59 offices in 34 states and five Canadian provinces. Ameresco has more than 750 employees.  For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.

About Ameresco Solar
A subsidiary of Ameresco, Inc., Ameresco Solar provides integrated photovoltaic systems for residential, commercial, industrial and government applications.  From solar panels to PV mounts to complete solar solutions, Ameresco Solar provides the latest photovoltaic technology to power facility operations, backed by decades of experience in distributing, designing, building and integrating grid-tie, off-grid and remote solar energy solutions. Its experience and relationships with OEM solar suppliers allows us to create a customized solution for nearly every solar contractor, installer and customer.  For more information, please visit www.amerescosolar.com.

Contact:
   
BP:
Pete Restler
(415) 284-1917
pete.restler@bp.com    

Ameresco:    
CarolAnn Hibbard
(508) 661-2264
news@ameresco.com

 

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