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Grape Solar is finalist for an Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Award

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) recently announced finalists for this year’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, and one of the four finalists in the “growth stage company” category is Grape Solar of Eugene, Oregon. Ocean Yuan, a UO graduate and Eugene resident, is President of Grape Solar and is being recognized for helping revolutionize how solar is sold in the United States. His company is one of the largest solar consortiums in the world, consisting of dozens of Chinese manufacturers involved in the solar energy supply chain, which yields 500MW of manufacturing capacity per year.

Grape Solar is finalist for an Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Award

Ocean Yuan, President, Grape Solar

By Ron "Mac" McDowell
Solar Oregon Board Member

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) recently announced finalists for this year’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, and one of the four finalists in the “growth stage company” category is Grape Solar of Eugene, Oregon.

Ocean Yuan, a UO graduate and Eugene resident, is President of Grape Solar and is being recognized for helping revolutionize how solar is sold in the United States.  His company is one of the largest solar consortiums in the world, consisting of dozens of Chinese manufacturers involved in the solar energy supply chain, which yields 500MW of manufacturing capacity per year.

Besides the traditional sales and distribution methods, Grape Solar also provides solar products through national retail chain stores and leading online retailers.  Grape is a pioneer in selling solar panels through established big box stores like Costco, and last month Mr. Yuan announced Grape’s new deal with Home Depot.

The addition of Home Depot expands on Grape’s strategy of making solar panels more easily accessible to consumers by offering them through well-known, easily located, large-scale retail operations. The company’s products are also available through Amazon.com.

Winners of the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards will be announced on September 21st at Portland’s Downtown Hilton. 

>>Click here for more information about this event.

 

 
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