Solar Energy Data

EnergySage solar data comes from its online marketplace that connects thousands of solar shoppers with hundreds of solar installers every day.

An unparalleled data set.

EnergySage collects millions of data points per day regarding the market dynamics of the U.S. solar industry. There is no other source of information that can provide as comprehensive coverage of consumer shopping behavior, solar installation pricing, and solar financing data trends as EnergySage. This data is frequently relied upon by leading government agencies, non-profits, journalists and universities.

EnergySage data has been used by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Texas at Austin, Forbes, and the Boston Globe

Powering Bloomberg’s solar data

Since 2017, EnergySage marketplace data has powered BloombergNEF's U.S. Residential PV Tracker – an interactive dashboard that provides solar market intelligence and pricing trends to industry experts.

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Where does EnergySage solar industry data come from?

Activity on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace generates millions of data points about solar shopping activities around the country, providing unparalleled insight into the dynamics of the U.S. solar industry. 

Public Reports

Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H2 2019 to H1 2020

EnergySage’s eleventh semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide further visibility into the residential solar markets in the United States. Additionally, and for the first time, the report also features transaction-level battery storage data including information about consumer preferences, market share, and pricing.

Release date: October 2020. File format: PDF. File size: 2.4MB.

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Special Report: Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on residential solar

Data from March 2020 to April 2020

This report covers findings from two separate surveys fielded by EnergySage to gauge how the residential solar industry is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Survey one provides insight into how consumer interest in solar is changing as a result of the virus, while survey two looks at how the EnergySage installer network is reacting to the impact of COVID-19 on their business.

Release date: May 2020. File format: PDF. File size: 724KB.

Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H1 2019 to H2 2019

EnergySage’s tenth semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide further visibility into the residential solar markets in the United States. This report only covers data through the end of 2019, and thus does not address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Release date: April 2020. File format: PDF. File size: 1.5MB.

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Solar Installer Survey: 2019 Results

Data from 1/2019 to 12/2019

EnergySage’s annual Solar Installer Survey offers insight into the changing business climate faced by today’s solar installers. By surveying more than 770 installers across the country, this report provides a detailed view of their installation history, marketing strategy, confidence level, and future plans, as well as consumer preferences.

Release date: February 2020. File format: PDF. File size: 3MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H2 2018 to H1 2019

EnergySage’s ninth semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide further visibility into the residential solar and solar financing markets in the United States. This latest report includes an expanded view of state-level pricing and system characteristics, a look at what EnergySage users say they most care about when evaluating solar equipment, and a comparison of what EnergySage consumers pay for solar versus the rest of the market.

Release date: September 2019. File format: PDF. File size: 1.6MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H1 2018 to H2 2018

EnergySage’s eighth semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide further visibility into the residential solar and solar financing markets in the United States. In addition to an analysis of consumer preferences, installer brand loyalty over time, and insight into solar shoppers’ other energy interests, this report tracks demand for American-made solar panels following the implementation of the Section 201 solar tariffs.

Release date: April 2019. File format: PDF. File size: 2.5MB.

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Solar Installer Survey: 2018 Results

Data from 1/2018 to 12/2018

EnergySage’s annual Solar Installer Survey offers insight into the changing business climate faced by today’s solar installers. By surveying more than 870 installers across the country, this report provides a detailed view of their installation history, marketing strategy, financing offerings, confidence level, and future plans.

Release date: February 2019. File format: PDF. File size: 2.1MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H2 2017 to H1 2018

EnergySage's seventh semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide further visibility into the residential solar and solar financing markets in the United States. In addition to an analysis of consumer preferences, model-level data on popular equipment choices, and insight into solar shoppers' other energy interests, this report quantifies the actual price impact of the Section 201 solar tariffs on residential solar customers.

Release date: September 2018. File format: PDF. File size: 3.1MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H1 2017 to H2 2017

EnergySage's sixth semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide further visibility into the residential solar and solar financing markets in the United States. In addition to solar quote data at the national and state level, this report includes an analysis of consumer preferences, model-level data on popular equipment choices, and insight into solar shoppers' other energy interests.

Release date: April 2018. File format: PDF. File size: 4.1MB.

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Solar Installer Survey: 2017 Results

Data from 1/2017 to 12/2017

EnergySage’s annual Solar Installer Survey offers insight into the changing business climate faced by today’s solar installers. By surveying more than 590 installers across the country, this report provides a detailed view of their installation history, marketing strategy, financing offerings, confidence level, and future plans.

Release date: February 2018. File format: PDF. File size: 2.4MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H2 2016 to H1 2017

EnergySage's fifth semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report leverages EnergySage marketplace data to provide further visibility into the residential solar, community solar, and solar financing markets in the United States. In addition to solar prices at the national and state level, this report includes an analysis of consumer interest in solar over time, a review of how panel quality impacts close rates, and results from a community solar shopper survey.

Release date: September 2017. File format: PDF. File size: 1.9MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H1 2016 to H2 2016

EnergySage's fourth semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report leverages EnergySage marketplace data to provide further visibility into the U.S. markets for residential solar, community solar, and solar financing. In addition to national and state-level cost data, this report includes a new breakout section on solar economics by utility territory, an analysis of economies of scale in residential solar, and data on community solar interest across the country.

Release date: April 2017. File format: PDF. File size: 2.7MB.

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Solar Installer Survey: 2016 Results

Data from 1/2016 to 12/2016

EnergySage’s annual Solar Installer Survey offers insight into the changing business climate faced by today’s solar installers. By surveying more than 360 installers across the country, this report provides a detailed view of their installation history, marketing strategy, financing offerings, confidence level, and future plans.

Release date: January 2017. File format: PDF. File size: 1.2MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H2 2015 to H1 2016

EnergySage's third semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report leverages EnergySage marketplace data to provide further visibility into the U.S. residential solar market. In addition to national and state-level cost data, this report includes a new breakout section on solar loan products, comparative pricing for top equipment pairings, and a review of non-EnergySage quotes uploaded to the Marketplace.

Release date: September 2016. File format: PDF. File size: 1.5MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H1 2015 to H2 2015

EnergySage's second semi-annual Solar Marketplace Intel Report leverages EnergySage marketplace data to provide further visibility into the residential solar market in the United States. This report includes several new metrics on solar prices, company market share, and solar shopper buying preferences.

Release date: April 2016. File format: PDF. File size: 3MB.

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Solar Installer Survey: 2015 Results

Data from 12/2014 to 11/2015

EnergySage’s annual Solar Installer Survey provides insight into the changing business climate faced by today’s small and mid-sized solar installers. By surveying more than 100 solar installers across the country, this report provides a detailed view of their installation history, marketing strategy, financing offerings, and future plans.

Release date: December 2015. File format: PDF. File size: 1.6MB.

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Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Data from H2 2014 to H1 2015

The Solar Marketplace Intel Report leverages EnergySage marketplace data to provide a glimpse into the U.S. residential and small-scale solar industry. By analyzing millions of data points, including quoted system costs, financing preferences, and equipment choices, this report offers unparalleled insight into the ever-shifting dynamics of the U.S. solar industry.

Release date: October 2015. File format: PDF. File size: 3MB.

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