20 Sep '13, 1pm

Listen Up: The Emergence of Solar Industry E-Commerce

The Solar Exchange is the first company to tackle this plethora of products, buyers and sellers head-on. Think of it as a dedicated e-Bay for the solar industry. Essentially, the Solar Exchange conducts auctions for both direct materials (cells, backsheets, junction boxes, etc.) and finished goods (modules, inverters, etc.). Part of the challenge within the solar industry is that components and finished goods are traded worldwide — so having a central marketplace makes it easier to match buyers and sellers at the right price. Our guest on the Energy Show this week is Gary Mull, CEO of the Solar Exchange. They went "live" in September, and currently list a wide range of products. As the number of transactions and products increase, Gary's goal is to reduce worldwide supply chain costs — and thereby help to reduce component and system costs. If you're interested in the futur...

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