Solar and Roofing Partnership for Commercial Projects: Will This Be a Trend?

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Nautilus Solar Energy and North American Roofing Services announce a partnership to provide combined roofing and solar solutions to commercial, industrial, and government customers in the U.S. The companies expect to increase their customer base with this move.

 

We hear a lot about partnerships between residential solar installers and roofers, homebuilders, real estate agents, and others.

What about the commercial solar world?

It’s happening there, too. Today, Nautilus Solar Energy and North American Roofing Services announced an agreement to provide combined roofing and solar solutions to commercial, industrial, and government customers in the U.S.  

Thia ia a natural offering to provide. “In building applications, Solar and roofing are inseparable, so it makes sense to combine the offerings of two companies with strong histories in their respective markets to maximize the benefits to our customers,” said Jim Rice, CEO of Nautilus Solar, in a statement. “The opportunity to provide a single product solution to our customers is very exciting.”

The companies will combine their expertise to provide seamless solar and roofing solutions to their customers, via a power purchase agreement.

“The beauty of this structure enables customers to realize cost savings on their electricity prices from a renewable resource — solar — with no capital cost or on-going maintenance costs while minimizing roof upgrade and maintenance costs through a single transaction agreement,” Rice said.

“This partnership solidly puts North American Roofing and Nautilus Solar in the forefront of providing turnkey commercial, retail and municipal solar energy system installations,” Brian Verble, President and CEO/North American Roofing, said. “By creating a roofing and solar energy system that is integrated from the beginning, the customer’s long-term financial return on the investment becomes immediately obvious because unintended damage or costs from improper installation to both the roof and solar is minimized, even eliminated.”

The companies expect that through the combined marketing and product delivery efficiency of this partnership, they can both expand their customer bases.