South West renewable distributor SunGift Trade has announced that it has become an official partner of and authorised reseller for solar manufacturer Canadian Solar, joining a handful of selected authorised UK resellers.

“This is a huge step forward not only for SunGift Trade but also for the growth of solar PV in the south west of England,” said SunGift Trade managing director Gabriel Wondrausch. “Canadian Solar has a trusted global reputation for manufacturing high quality, dependable PV modules, and this partnership gives us direct access to their technical support team.  This means that we can provide even better support for our trade customers and secure them the best possible deals in terms of price and availability of panels.”

Exeter-based SunGift Trade (formerly SGS Trade) has been incorporating Canadian Solar modules in a number of its high-profile installations as the company believes that the performance and reliability of Canadian Solar modules in relation to their cost is unrivalled in the marketplace.

Wondrausch added: “Canadian Solar modules have that distinctive quality – bankability – which giving us absolute confidence that they will continue to perform at a high level and give consistent results throughout their lifetime.”

Ivan Rubio, General Manager Europe, Canadian Solar said:  “It is vital for Canadian Solar to continue to build strong relationships with partner companies such as SunGift Trade. Their expertise is of the utmost importance to promote our products and service portfolio in the UK.  Despite the ongoing feed-in tariff uncertainty, demand for solar continues to grow as costs decrease and ROI speeds up. We look forward to working with SunGift Trade to meet this demand.”