A new solar e-commerce has been launched featuring a solar design tool for installers.

Ecolution claims that the website is the first of its kind in the renewables sector, offering customers a fully-integrated framing systems designer as well as product-specific videos from the website’s partners.   

In partnership with K2 Solar Mounting Solutions, Ecolution has implemented a integrated K2 planner which allows detailed designs for all systems – including domestic, commercial, flat- and pitched-roof systems. The planner even allows for wind and snow loading calculations. Once the design is finished then the individual components can be automatically added to the customer’s shopping basket.  

Kevin Knapp, Director and Founder of the Ecolution Group, commented:  “We understand that our customers are under increasing pressure and Ecolution needs to offer a service that supports them.  We want our customers to have a convenient and straightforward product order experience, and account management service from us.  When you have already had a busy day, it is frustrating not to be able to complete orders without talking to somebody on the ‘phone.  We are now enabling customers to place their order on-line at any hour of any day – wherever they might be – with the guarantee of the most up-to-date products and prices.

The development of the website represented a significant investment for Ecolution who worked for more than two years to develop the order process, accounting system, warehousing, order and product status updates.

Knapp continues: “Technology has enabled us to change the way we run our business and we have now automated a number of processes. This allows us to adapt the business swiftly and flexibly within a market that operates in peaks and troughs. The new website allows customers to create and design their own PV systems and manage their accounts from the website.”

Sven Armbrecht, LG Electronics added:: “We are very pleased to continue our successful business with Ecolution (formerly Hawi UK). The new and outstanding E-commerce platform from Ecolution considers perfectly the main installers’ needs in the UK: accessibility around the clock, fast and easy system design, high quality components and a contact person if you need support.”