Instantly Access Solar Module Technical, Risk, and Commercial Data From Virtually Every Supplier

Anza is excited to announce the release of our industry-leading technical and risk related data and tools to our clients, now available within the Anza platform. Gone are the days of procurement professionals chasing down suppliers to collect the information needed to complete due diligence or contract negotiations and wasting hundreds of hours reviewing and organizing the data. We’ve assembled critical data on technical specifications, contract terms, and counterparty risk from over 30 suppliers into the Anza platform, creating a one-of-a-kind resource solar procurement professionals can use to free up their valuable time.

To manage the unpredictability of the solar market today, buyers often stick with evaluating a few of the top Tier-1 manufacturers to manage solar module technical risk for their company. Without a broader view of available options, it’s easy to miss out on other suppliers with similar risk profiles, often with modules at lower pricing or higher production, that would create more project profits. With instant access to structured technical and risk data and financial details for the products and manufacturers in the Anza platform, buyers can now consider more vendor options, increase project value, and feel confident in their decision-making in less time.

Hear from Mike Hall, Anza’s CEO, about technical module and counterparty diligence challenges and how Anza’s new technical and risk-related data and tools can help.

Unlock deeper module risk insights with Advanced View

After 20 plus years in the solar industry, our experts know first hand how technical module and counterparty diligence is time consuming to collect and digest. Just when you’ve finished compiling your diligence information, module pricing or availability changes, you need to start the process all over again with a different product and manufacturer. 

In the Anza platform, paying customers now have access to our Advanced View – an additional level of data and analysis within our module ranking table. With over 20 new characteristics available to select and compare, you can see more corners of the PV panel landscape beyond pricing and availability and consider vendors you may have previously overlooked. 

For the first time, you’ll instantly have all the information you need at your fingertips – and not just for a few products. You’ll have product and manufacturer data for over 95% of the U.S. module supply and the technology to easily compare all the options in just a few clicks. 

Not only will this help you save time upfront during the due diligence process, but you’ll also know in advance which suppliers have the contract terms you’re looking for when it comes to characteristics such as payment terms and down deposit requirements, helping to save time in the contract negotiation phase. This access to the most comprehensive solar product and supply chain database in the industry will help you feel confident that you’re making the best solar procurement decision for your company.

Within Advanced View, you can quickly select up to 7 columns of data you’d like to compare from a list of supply chain, counterparty, and product technical characteristics. With so many categories to choose from, we’ve set up the ranking table to automatically display the insights most important to the market today, including UFLPA risk, AD/CVD risk, and counterparty retrade risk.  

The risk assignment for these three categories comprises our Anza Risk RatingTM scoring system. Our structured assessment of key risks pairs supplier-provided data with our 20+ years of procurement experience and expertise to provide a comprehensive view of the market within the Anza platform. 

Here’s a closer look at a few example characteristics available to compare in the Anza platform and how these insights can support your next solar project.

Supply Chain Data

Are you concerned delays could impact your project schedule? Do you have stringent ESG requirements to comply with? Anza continuously and objectively assesses UFLPA Risk and AD/CVD Risk in accordance with our Anza Risk RatingTM established criteria to give you insight into the PV module supply chain and help you determine the right vendor match for your projects. With our Advanced View, you can filter vendors by your accepted risk level related to these categories and others like Non-Chinese Polysilicon, Non-Chinese Wafers, Non-Chinese  4 out of 6, Vertically Integrated, etc., giving you confidence in your purchase decision without having to track down and compile these details one vendor at a time.

Counterparty Data

Spending countless hours finding the perfect module for your technical requirements only to reach an impasse during contract negotiations is every buyer’s nightmare. Your goal is to deploy more projects for your company, but negotiations can go on for months without upfront insight into counterparty commercial terms.

With Anza’s data on supplier Payment Terms and Down Deposit requirements, you can find an option that fits your financial needs early in the procurement process and save time in contract negotiations later on. Compare available options to find suppliers with payment schedules that help you increase your project profits and avoid manufacturer Bankability concerns that could impact financing timelines. You can review all this commercial data upfront so you can feel certain you’ve minimized any future impacts to your project economics. 

Technical Product Information

At the most fundamental level, the goal of every project is to meet the technical requirements necessary for a successful installation and years of optimal PV module performance. Within our Advanced View, you can compare the Warrantied Degradation and Efficiency rating of modules to maximize the lifetime production of your project and know you’re covered should you need to utilize your product warranty. Our platform also includes details of panel sizing and Frontside Glass thickness, allowing you to easily see which module options are less prone to glass breakage, such as during hail events.

Case Study – 200 MW Solar Project in Texas

Anza recently helped a client with making an optimal purchase for a 200 MW Texas solar project, enabling them to hit their tight timeline requirements, meet technical, commercial and risk criteria, save 10 cents per watt, and create over $20MM in project profits.

As a renewable energy division of a larger energy company, our client entered this project as a newcomer to solar module procurement. Without pre-existing relationships with OEMs, they were having a hard time getting any manufacturer responses. When they did get through, they were experiencing long response wait times when manually collecting pricing and technical information, making meeting their budget and scheduling goals a challenge.

On top of these due diligence roadblocks, their project had complex technical specifications and commercial requirements. With a project location in Texas, where hail storms are prevalent, and insurance has strict requirements, they needed a module that could withstand hail and have a 30 year warranty. In addition, they required a very solid execution track record by the company and Tier 1 status. Anza helped identify a TOPCon module that met their technical requirements – including 3.2mm single pane front glass for hail and a 30-year warranty – with higher efficiency and production than their initial module reference.

With Anza’s insights, they were able to drastically reduce the time they spent tracking down data, communicating with vendors and performing due diligence. Anza helped our client evaluate 22 modules, including 5 that were shortlisted and examined in-depth, within a couple of weeks of analysis process time.

Utilizing Anza’s counterparty and supply chain data, they also were able to select a supplier with a positive track record of technical execution and contract adherence and low supply chain risk for UFLPA and AD/CVD. This helped alleviate schedule risk, and later budget increases. 

Our structured insights empowered the buyer with in-depth data, enabling them to make informed decisions that improved project outcomes while meeting schedule constraints and creating additional project profits.

With Anza, you get access to all the technical, risk and commercial information you need and the analytics to compare options on demand in just a few clicks. 

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