Now is the time for innovation in U.S. solar. Renowned large-scale solar + storage EPC and O&M provider Borrego, for example, wants to completely streamline equipment purchasing with Anza, a cost and performance modeling software that selects solar module and storage components based on customer-provided project details.
Through Anza, customers purchase the modules and battery equipment, leveraging Borrego’s long-standing supplier relationships and favorable pricing, warranty and delivery terms.
“Anza is a completely different procurement experience from what large-scale solar and storage buyers are used to,” said Aaron Hall, president of Borrego and Anza. “Instead of looking for and locking in the costs of modules and storage equipment long before they need the items, Anza customers can now see how much any module or battery is worth to a project in real-time when they need it. Anza simplifies the procurement process, saving time and money and enabling buyers to recognize better project returns.”
Solar module and energy storage suppliers have agreements with Anza to ensure a timely delivery of products to the customer, minimizing shipping and project delays caused by today’s volatile supply chain. The procurement process, logistics management, freight, warehousing and delivery are all managed within Anza.
To use Anza, customers submit project-specific information to receive a long list of vetted solar modules or energy storage equipment ranked by net present value based on their custom inputs. This is cool because the results are built on Borrego’s own highly refined internal project development optimization tools, and they are updated in real-time. The application even sends out email alerts to users when there are changes to availability and pricing.
“Anza gives us access to the entire solar module market and information to make informed decisions for our projects. Because of Anza, Renewable Properties didn’t need to hire additional procurement or engineering staff to support our module supply needs,” said Aaron Halimi, CEO of Renewable Properties. “With modules still under supply constraints, we look forward to continuing to work with Anza to procure more quality modules.”
Anza already has significant market traction with nearly 250 projects and 8 GW in the application. In addition, customers have purchased 1.7 GW of solar modules and energy storage equipment, with single orders as large as 350 MW. The company estimates that 90% of solar modules sold in the U.S. and key storage suppliers are already part of the Anza solution.
The Anza team is continuously innovating and plans to add additional analytics and user features for solar modules and energy storage equipment in the coming months.