Business brief: South Mountain joins national solar buying group


South Mountain Company of West Tisbury has been accepted for membership in Amicus, a national solar buying cooperative made up of independently owned solar companies that have joined forces to provide their customers with industry-best pricing for products and services. Aggregated buying power gives members the ability to match pricing with large national companies in today’s ultra-competitive market, according to a press release.

“These are 25 of the most successful and forward-looking solar companies in the country, and they are very selective in determining whether or not to accept a company as a member,” said Rob Meyers, general manager of energy services at South Mountain. “We are very excited to bring the benefits of Amicus membership to our business and to the Vineyard, and honored to be accepted as part of the organization.”

Amicus members also share intelligence and information. “For us it’s an opportunity to learn from companies with which we are philosophically aligned,” said John Abrams, South Mountain’s president. “Amicus is organized as a cooperative — like us — and we have a lot in common with the members.”

Over the last two years, Amicus members installed approximately 185 Megawatts of solar capacity (enough to power 32,000 Massachusetts homes annually) and generated $550 million in revenue. The average Amicus member has 13 years of successful solar practice, and installs an average of 4 megawatts annually.

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