You will find that there are a number of logistics to be aware of within the solar panel industry. Depending on the size of a project, a single building could require dozens of solar panels. These will need to be shipped to the site to ensure that installation can begin in a timely fashion. Solar panels are large and fragile, making them difficult to ship in just any packaging.
It requires a significant amount of planning to provide the necessary packaging and shipping. Often, oversized shipping will be necessary due to the overall size of the panels. You want to limit the amount of handling involved with panels, too, as a way of preventing breakage and other damage.
There’s another component to think about, too. Warehouse and storage space has to be taken into consideration as you want to make sure that distributors and installers have access to the panels when they need them. It takes time for solar equipment to ship across the country, so storage has to be a logistics consideration so that inventory is waiting for you.
With oversized shipping, storage, and route options, there are countless logistics to consider within the solar panel industry. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with it all on your own. At Royal Transportation Services, we have the professional expertise to provide you with supply chain and logistics management.