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How iSolar Exchange Works

The iSolar Exchange online marketplace is designed to create a secure site that connects the entire supply, manufacture, and delivery channels for solar and renewable energy products and services - worldwide. That's all we do - that's all we focus on.

Below are highlights of each marketplace and how the "Invitation Only" features can work for buying and selling to a selected audience or in a completely priviate environment.

We look forward to having you as a member on iSolarExchange.com!

Standard Auctions

Standard Auction

The Standard Auction marketplace is a basic forward auction environment for selling anything via the auction process to the highest bidder.

The Standard Auctions is based on the eBay Auction model and has all the same features.

Use the Standard Auction Portal to sell materials, products, equipment, services to the highest bidder.

Sign up for alerts to track the merchandise you are looking for or keep informed of popular or competiting product trends in the solar and renewable markets.

Procurement - RFP

Procurement - RFP

The RFP / Procurement marketplace is designed to allow buyers and procurement professionals obtain multiple quotes from qualified vendors. Sellers have the opportunity to submit prices on new business opportunities.

Two Systems for Buying and Selling: "Competitive Sealed Bid" or the "Reverse Auction". In each system, the Buyer can publish zipped PDF and graphic files for contract documents, boilerplate, specifications, plans, details and photos for suppliers/providers to download and review.


Classifieds

Procurement - RFP

The Classifieds marketplace is free for all registered iSolarExchange.com users.

Whether you are a consumer or business recruiting or seeking solar- and renewable-related job opportunties, buying or selling parts and equipment or services; the Classifieds make it easy to expand your options to a larger marketplace.

The Classifieds section is an ideal place to post your ad and provide a link to your target buyers to view your listing(s). iSolarExchange.com provides you with an easy buying process via PayPal to complete transactions quickly.

By Invitation Only: Public and Private Auctions

The invitation only feature provides both Buyers and Sellers with a powerful tool to manage who bids and views their auctions and projects. See the chart below for a quick overview of the best option for your auction or project.

 
Standard Auction
Sellers posts auction item(s)
RFP/Procurement
Buyers posts projects for bid
Private, Invitation Only
  • Only invited bidders can bid
  • Bidders can view other bid activity
  • No public view
  • Only those invited can bid on the project
  • Bidders can see competing bid activity
  • No public view
Public, Invitation Only
  • Only invited bidders can bid but the Public can view the auction but not bid
  • Only invited bidders can bid on the project
  • Bidders can see competing bid activity
  • Public can view the project and activity but not bid
  • Public can send a message to ask for an invitation
Private, Sealed Bid

N/A

  • Only invited bidders can bid on a project
  • Bidders cannot see competing bid activity
  • Bidders can adjust their bids while the RFP is open
  • No Public View
Public, Sealed Bid

N/A

  • Only invited bidders can bid on a project
  • Bidders cannot see competing bid activity
  • Bidders can adjust their bids while the RFP is open
  • Public can view the project but not bid
  • Public can send a message to ask for an invitation

Who uses Invitation Only, Public and Private auctions?

  • Solar Developer and EPC contractors can get pricing for a specific project from a number of invited manufacturers, or distributors.
  • Distributors can use RFP/Procurement (reverse auctions) to negotiate pricing and even do backside deals with a number of manufacturers for regional, national global or annual purchases.
  • Manufacturers and distributors can sell off and liquidate excess inventory to a select list of preferred and pre-qualified buyers in complete privacy protecting their public market pricing and margins.
  • Manufacturers can invite a list of select distributors to sell or make purchases from a list of specific suppliers.
  • Owners and developers can buy and sell Solar Renewable Credits with a select list of buyers or sellers