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Border States Electric Named 3M Renewable Energy Distributor

Oct. 20, 2009
Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., is an authorized distributor for 3M's newly formed Renewable Energy Division. As a 3M Renewable Energy distributor, BSE has access to products and solutions that can enhance wind turbine reliability and ...

Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., is an authorized distributor for 3M's newly formed Renewable Energy Division. As a 3M Renewable Energy distributor, BSE has access to products and solutions that can enhance wind turbine reliability and efficiency such as films, tapes, coatings, and adhesives. In addition, BSE can offer a broad range of solutions and technical expertise for solar energy, geothermal, and biofuels projects.

In August, the company inked a distribution agreement with photovoltaic (PV) component manufacturer, CENTROSOLAR America Inc., a subsidiary of CENTROSOLAR Group AG, to stock and distribute CENTROSOLAR PV panels. The two companies are working together to target utility, commercial, and residential PV solar projects, which are expected to amount up to 10 megawatts through the end of 2010. BSE will distribute CENTROSOLAR PV panels and develop photovoltaic project business with its primary focus in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. As part of the agreement, BSE will stock CentroSolar PV panels at its Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Austin, Texas branches.

Border States is ranked as the 10th largest electrical distributor in the United States by Electrical Wholesaling magazine, with $965.3 million in 2008 sales, 1,390 employees and 56 locations.