News Releases

By Greentech Media
on 5/23/2018
  • residential solar
  • solar installer
  • solar savings software
The amount of money a company needs to spend in order to sell a residential solar system continues to be a major challenge for the solar industry. In fact, the cost for an installer to acquire a residential customer in the U.S. has actually risen, even while the cost of every other component in the cost stack has plunged. Customer acquisition includes all costs to obtain leads, as well as all sales and marketing costs related to closing a sale. read more...
By Green Button Alliance
on 5/23/2018
  • solar savings software
  • energy storage
  • utility rates
Energy Toolbase (ETB) is an industry-leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. The company's software-as-a-service product is used by distributed energy organizations nationwide to accurately, objectively, and transparently analyze their projects. Since launching less than three years ago, Energy Toolbase has rapidly grown and now serves over a thousand companies, including residential and commercial installers, developers, energy consultants, policy organizations, and utilities. read more...
By Solar Power World
on 5/17/2018
  • solar software
  • solar economics
  • software integrations
When solar software tools integrate well with each other, they can help solar contractors work more easily and efficiently—and thus bring in more business to software companies. read more...
By Greentech Media
on 5/8/2018
  • utility rates
  • solar software
  • solar software solutions
Based on the survey, understanding utility rates is a top priority for the solar industry. The majority of respondents (60 percent) said Excel spreadsheets are how they keep track of utility rates. Energy Toolbase was the next most popular software platform among survey takers (18 percent), followed by UtilityAPI (10 percent). read more...
By Urjanet
on 4/27/2018
  • solar financial analysis
  • solar calculation software
  • utility rates
In any other industry, nine years of service would designate a greenhorn, but in solar it is the term of a veteran in the industry. My exposure to the world of solar began when shifting from traditional contracting to overseeing solar installations in Ontario’s green energy market in 2009. Since then, I have enjoyed serving over 1,000 different installations across both Canada and the United States and am currently a founding partner at Intelligen.energy, a firm supplying local and regional solar integrators with access to solar finance and development funds in the US. read more...