Canadian Solar Partners with Romano Group in South Africa

Large commercial, industrial and retail sites targeted by photovoltaic vendor

December 11, 2012

Large commercial, industrial and retail sites targeted by photovoltaic vendor

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced that Romano Group will become an authorised Canadian Solar reseller in South Africa. The announcement comes as Canadian Solar looks to increase its local photovoltaic (PV) module market share via a deliberate partner-led approach.

The Romano Group has a Solar PV division that operates as an EPC contractor for large-scale ground-mounted and roof-top systems, and is also a reseller of PV modules and inverters.

“We are delighted to welcome Romano Group as a Canadian Solar Authorised Reseller in South Africa,” said Jos van der Hyden, Canadian Solar Vice President and General Manager for Africa and Middle East. “In Romano Group, we have an experienced partner with an excellent track record of delivering sustainable energy solutions to large commercial, industrial and retail property customers in Africa.”

Founded in 1952, Romano Group specialises in Solar PV, ECO-lighting, Modular Construction and Signage and Print.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Canadian Solar,” said Romano’s CEO Alexi Romano. “Our focus has always been on delivering value-added and sustainable energy solutions to our clients, who will now benefit from Canadian Solar’s high quality and high performing photovoltaic modules.”

Romano is authorised to distribute Canadian Solar’s full range of products, with particular focus on the flagship model – the CS6P-P (235-255 W), a high-performance module with 60 solar cells, and the MaxPower CS6X-P (285-305 W) module with 72 solar cells.

The CS6P-P is targeted at on-grid solar applications like commercial or industrial rooftops, or solar power stations. The CS6X-P is designed for utility, commercial and rural applications, and its larger size, increased power and performance cut the balance of system costs per watt by maximising tracker and racking space.