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Viridian Solar is to launch into the US and Latin American markets after penning an exclusive licensing arrangement with North American PV mounting provider Unirac.

Cambridge-based Viridian has granted Unirac an exclusive licence to manufacture, market and sell its Clearline fusion roof-integrated solar products in US and Latin American markets, building on the international expansion the firm has pursued this year.

Unirac has more than 20 years’ experience of providing solar mounting solutions to the US market and has spent the last 18 months cementing its position in the market through M&A, strategic partnerships and new product launches.

Peter Lorenz, CEO at Unirac, said that it selected Clearline to bolster its product range for its “elegant simplicity”, and pointed to looming market developments in the US as a potential boon for the product.

“The solar mandate comes into force in California in 2020 and we will be ready to offer homebuilders a highly desirable, aesthetically pleasing roof integrated solar option,” he said.

Stuart Elmes, chief executive at Viridian Solar, also pointed to California’s solar mandate – which requires all newbuild homes to feature rooftop solar from next year – as a significant contributing factor to the arrangement.

“We have been extremely impressed by the professionalism and dynamism of the Unirac team and look forward to working together to successfully bring products based on Clearline fusion to the United States,” he said.