SUN BALLAST: ONE MILLION BALLASTS AND TRIPLE-DIGIT GROWTH
For more than a decade, Sun Ballast has been at the vanguard of the development of innovative solutions that encourage the deployment of photovoltaic systems, making installation increasingly simple and fast: first and foremost, this means facilitating the work of installers and making the design phases easier and more intuitive; but it also means making systems more accessible, both for companies that want to reduce their energy costs and for private actors looking for more sustainable and environmentally conscious consumption patterns.
That focus has remained a constant since 2012, and the expertise the company has gained over the years has allowed it to achieve a leading role in the field of flat roof PV racking. In fact, the number of ballasts produced in 2022 far exceeded one million pieces, and the first quarter of 2023 confirms the positive trend: a +131% increase compared to the same period in 2022. The number of quotes is also growing: in 2022 they exceeded 25 thousand, with the growth rate of new audiences reaching an incredible +87%, leading to an overall increase in sales of over +165%. These numbers speak volumes about the vibrancy of the PV industry, proving once again that the best inventions are those that make work simpler.
QUALITY, SIMPLICITY AND SKILL
Making PV system installation easier and faster has always been Sun Ballast’s primary goal. Ten years later, the company continues to be rewarded for that commitment by hundreds of partner companies and installers around the world. Growth trends also affect the work of the Technical Department – one of Sun Ballast’s greatest assets – which every day provides thousands of technicians and designers with fast and free support at all stages of installation: in 2022 there were more than 23,000 technical reports processed by the service department, and the figure for the first quarter of 2023 indicates a further 30 percent increase over the previous year. Staff numbers are also showing remarkable increases: in 2022, the Sun Ballast Team added 32 new members, a +40% increase in hiring compared to 2021.
Today, Sun Ballast is active in more than 40 countries, including France, Spain and Germany, extending from Tunisia to Eastern Europe and the Dominican Republic, all the way to the new headquarters in Miami, Florida, USA. Steady expansion built on a rich network of international distributors has made Sun Ballast solutions easily and quickly accessible worldwide.
A success that stems from the quality of the structures, their simplicity, and the quick and professional service constantly available to all designers and installers.
All-around support is key, because shared experience is what improvement is built upon.