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Press Release

With solar power more affordable and accessible than ever before, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and EnergySage are joining forces to help Americans learn about and save with solar. The two organizations will will focus on educating consumers about the health and environmental benefits of solar energy, while providing tools and resources for taking action.

PolicyGenius

EnergySage spoke to the folks at Policygenius about environmentally and socially conscious decisions that can improve your finances, like subscribing to a local community solar farm, which can save you 10% or more annually on your electric bill.

Solar Builder Magazine

Community solar is a growing, important segment of the solar industry, and the EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace is well-positioned to unlock its potential. We spoke to Solar Builder about the industry and how our new product is helping consumers find projects, and developers acquire customers.

PV Magazine

In this article, PV Magazine offers their take on EnergySage and NABCEP's recent solar installer survey. Key focus areas were installer confidence, an uptick in remote selling, and trends in the battery storage market. 

Solar Power World

EnergySage and NABCEP's most recent solar installer survey revealed the viewpoint of installers during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article, Solar Power World breaks down several key findings from the survey and what they indicate about the state of the solar industry today.  

Press Release

With responses from over 650 installers, this report provides a detailed look at the current state of affairs through the eyes of installers, as well as their mentality going forward and their plans for growth.

Boston Real Estate

Thanks to community solar, it's gotten a lot easier for more people (including renters) to take advantage of solar power. For Boston Real Estate, Jon Gorey explains how it works and how to use the new EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace to comparison-shop your options.

Kiplinger

Thanks to falling prices as well as tax credits and incentives, powering your home with solar is an excellent energy-efficient home improvement to consider for those looking to save money. Kiplinger points to the EnergySage Solar Calculator as a great place to start before obtaining quotes.

 

Forbes

During the energy crisis in Texas, EnergySage website traffic from the state was up over 200% compared to the rest of February. The number of shoppers signing up to receive quotes for panels and batteries from our network of contractors increased 335% reports Forbes as Texans seek control over their energy.

Forbes

Forbes profiled how our new Community Solar Marketplace helps more people (renters, condo owners, low-income residents, etc.) benefit from solar energy by finding, comparing, and subscribing to local solar farms. Give it a shot by plugging in your zip code, and be sure to sign up for updates as we expand into new states.

Forbes

Typically, homeowners are interested in solar for two reasons: saving money and helping the environment. In an interview with Forbes EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains that a third factor has emerged during the pandemic: control.

Quartz

EnergySage's CEO spoke with Quartz about the decision to go solar as a homeowner and why it's a no-brainer if you can do it.

Press Release

Already the country's leading online marketplace for rooftop solar and energy storage, the EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace makes it easy to learn about, shop, and subscribe to local solar farms.

The New York Times

Our CEO spoke to The New York Times about the competitiveness of the residential solar business and what to expect moving forward as the industry continues to grow.

Quartz

Community solar is growing and growing fast. Quartz spoke to our CEO about the launch of our Community Solar Marketplace and its potential to help more people access renewables.

Quartz

EnergySage talks to Quartz about blockchain and Efforce from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. 

This Old House

The team from This Old House uses EnergySage data to share the cost of solar by state. 

The Freeing Energy Podcast

EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal sat down with Bill Nussey to talk about the growth of the solar industry, how EnergySage came to be, and what to look for when deciding if solar and or battery storage is right for you. 

Business Insider

Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage, spoke to Business Insider about the negative impact the commission model can have on the solar industry. 

Boston Business Journal

EnergySage is listed as one of the twenty largest clean energy companies in the state, according to the BBJ.

Press Release

EnergySage is one of eight companies awarded funding via the MassCEC BRIDGES program.

Teslarati

Following the release of our latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report, we can see that the Tesla Powerwal 2 is the most quoted storage option on the EnergySage platform, as well as the least expensive. 

Press Release

For the first time, this latest report features transaction-level battery storage data from our Marketplace including information about consumer motivation, market share, and pricing.

Budget Dumpster: The Fill

EnergySage suggests several home improvement tips for cutting electric bills and making your home more energy-efficient, from applicane upgrades to installing solar. 

TODAY

Of its nine suggestions for reducing electricity bills, TODAY includes 'phantom loads' and mentions EnergySage's input on monitoring voice-activated devices. 

The New York Times

In a shake-up of the residential solar market, Sunrun has agreed to acquire Vivint Solar. EnergySage spoke with The New York Times about the news and what it could mean for consumers.

Utility Dive

EnergySage spoke with Utility Dive about Tesla's new revolutionary online order system, why it's innovative, and why it's success will depend on the consumer's reaction. 

Popular Science

Solar can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start. This guide from Popular Science will walk you through the basics and why EnergySage is a great place to learn and to comparison-shop custom bids for your solar project.

Business Insider

Misleading ads are not new to the solar industry, but they may be getting worse. EnergySage spoke to Business Insider about this harmful practice and the red flags consumer's should look out for.

Digital Trends

In this article about the basics of solar, the author points to the EnergySage Solar Calculator as a good way to see your costs and benefits of intalling panels on your property.

Business Insider

EnergySage explains why the pandemic is accelerating the consumer's inevitable move to online solar sales and why that's unlikely to change in a post-COVID world. (Article is behind a paywall)

Press Release

This latest report covers evolving trends of the residential solar industry throughout 2019, and provides confidence for the future despite uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Greentech Media

Greentech Media talks to EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal about the benefits of online sales for solar companies and for consumers. 

REALTOR Magazine

EnergySage talks to REALTOR Magazine about understaning the costs and benefits of installing solar and about the important information realtors should communicate to their clients. 

Bloomberg

COVID-19 presents a new challenge for solar installers that still rely on door-to-door sales. Many are reorienting their marketing programs by taking solar sales online, as EnergySage explains in a conversation with Bloomberg News.

Business Insider Prime

Business Insider coveres findings from our latest Solar Installer Survey, noting that backup power is the driving force behind consumer interest in energy storage. (Article is behind a paywall)

Press Release

With responses from over 770 installers, this report provides a detailed view of their marketing strategy, confidence level, and future plans, as well as consumer preferences.

Grist

Getting solar and batteries can be cheaper than buying a generator? EnergySage and Vote Solar discuss the math with Grist.

National Grid

In recognition of its industry-first online Solar Marketplace, National Grid received a Best Practice award for Consumer Engagement from Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative. Powered by EnergySage, the program helps educate customers about the benefits of installing solar and makes it easy to get custom quotes.

NC Clean Energy

Thanks to the EnergySage-DSIRE partnership, DSIRE users can now seamlessly move from education and research to comparison-shopping custom quotes from local, vetted solar contractors.

CBS News

EnergySage spoke to CBS News about making home energy efficiency upgrades alongside you solar installation, noting that you can do one without the other, but it makes more sense to do them together.

Quartz

California’s new building codes requiring solar panels on all newly-built homes went into effect as of January. With this mandate, solar becomes just like any other home appliance, as our CEO explains to Quartz. 

Utility Dive

Our CEO spoke to Utility Dive about falling prices and the improving economics of battery storage as key incentives and financial support for residential solar start to fade. 

Chicago Tribune

A look at the solar shopping journery of two Illinois residents who used EnergySage to learn about state incentives and to compare local installation companies. 

USA Today

USA lists the Tesla Powerwall as a world-changing technology, siting that demand is high for the home battery according to EnergySage survey results. 

CABA

Despite withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, American state and local governments as well as the private sector and consumers will continue their transition to clean energy, as EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains. 

Yahoo Finance Live

Our CEO spoke to Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita on The Ticker about the surging consumer demand EnergySage is seeing for solar and storage in the wake of wildfires and power outages.

Reuters

Reuters reports on the increase in registrations EnergySage has seen in PG&E service territory following Public Saftey Power Shutoffs in the area. 

CBS News

EnergySage talks to CBS News about the demand for solar and batteries in California following the power outages. 

Boston Business Journal

EnergySage was included in the BBJ's list of the largest clean energy companies in the state.

Fast Company

As blackouts become more common, more people are turning to solar and batteries. EnergySage has seen a significant spike in interest within the PG&E service area, as covered by Fast Company.

The Wall Street Journal

U.S. farmers are embracing an alternative means of turning sunlight into revenue: solar power. WSJ shares new EnergySage pricing data, which shows that the average cost to install solar is now $2.99 per watt.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With a new assembly plant opening in the state of Georgia, EnergySage discusses the impact traffis have had on the U.S. solar industry, which increased the cost of installing solar for the average homeowner. 

Bloomberg

Bloomberg covered one of the key findings from the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is that the average cost for U.S. homeowners to install solar is now below $3 per watt.

Forbes

Forbes dives into what EnergySage is doing to make solar more accessible, affordable, and transparent for consumers.  

Press Release

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.

The New York Times, Climate Fwd:

The New York Times "One thing you can do" from the Climate Fwd: newsletter features EnergySage and is all about going solar. The article dives into the costs and benefits of installing solar, and why now is a great time to act.

Popular Science

We spoke to Popular Science about putting solar panels on cars, which makes more sense today than it did a decade ago, even if only providing supplemental power.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Homeowners have been installing solar panels at a record pace. Read on to learn how EnergySage tools, like our new Buyer's Guide, are helping consumers make more-informed solar decisions.

Chicago Tribune

With falling costs and hefty tax credits, more homeowners are harnessing the sun to save money and using EnergySage to make that happen. 

pv magazine

pv magazine covers the release of the new EnergySage Buyer's Guide, which provides data and assessments of thousands of different solar modules and inverters, as well as scores of residential batteries. 

Press Release

Built with data and analysis from NREL, the EnergySage Buyer's Guide is new tool that empowers consumers and the industry to easily compare solar equipment based on quality rating, aesthetics, performance, and pricing.

Popular Mechanics

EnergySage spoke to Popular Mechanics about solar energy technology, how it works, and the state of innovation in the industry.   

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Kiplinger explains how EnergySage simplifies the solar shopping process thanks to innovative, helpful tools like our new Buyer's Guide.  

InsideClimate News

A look at the impact of states across the country that are revisiting their net metering policy in response to the rising popularity of rooftop solar. 

Quartz

As extreme weather events occur more frequently, homeowners are turning to residential batteries to help keep the lights on, according to EnergySage data. 

Washington Examiner

EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal talks to the Washington Examiner about the growing trend of electrification, and the demand for solar panels paired with home battery storage systems.

The Boston Globe

EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal talks to The Boston Globe about the benefits of putting solar panels on your home and how to tackle a few challenges that homeowners might experience.

CNN

EnergySage data is used to show that Tesla's new pricing strategy brings them in line with today's average market prices. 

Money

EnergySage data is used to make the case for installing solar panels on your home following a study that shows solar increasing a home's value by 4.1%, on average. 

UrbanTurf

To give DC residents a better understanding of their options for going solar, UrbanTurf highlights tools and resources built to help consumers make the switch, such as the EnergySage Solar Marketplace.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With Atlanta joining the growing list of cities aiming for 100% clean energy, homeowners turn to solar power, which according to EnergySage data, costs $15,000 for a 5kW system.

Houston's KHOU 11

The team over at KHOU 11 explains the costs and benefits of going solar, and how EnergySage can help you estimate your home's solar potential. 

pv magazine

A recap of key findings by pv magazine from the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, including falling costs and bigger systems.

Press Release

American-made solar panels are decreasing in popularity despite tariffs implemented by the Trump administration, according to the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report.

POWER Magazine

A look at a new framework from EnergySage for benchmarking utility-led residential solar initiatives.

Solar Builder

As the California solar market prepares for the state's new Building Energy Efficiency standards, EnergySage looks at how the solar mandate might impact installers.  

At What Cost by Bloomberg

Most people shopping for solar are doing so for the first time. We talked to Bloomberg about the need to do your homework before signing the dotted line.

Inverse

EnergySage talks to Inverse about why more installers aren't supplying the Tesla Powerwall, despite being in high demand.

Business Insider

Following the release of our annual Solar Installer Survey, Business Insider dives into a key finding about the demand and supply of Tesla's Powerwall. 

pv magazine

Our annual Solar Installer Survey found that over half of all respondents have growing confidence in the solar industry as they move into 2019.

electrek

According to results from our 2018 Solar Installer Survey, the majority of buyers asking for a home battery solution want a Tesla Powerwall, but that many installers don't have them.

CNBC

CNBC covers the customer demand for energy storage and installer supply of batteries based on results from the latest EnergySage Solar Installer Survey.

Bloomberg

Bloomberg unpacks a key finding from the latest EnergySage Solar Installer Survey that few U.S. installers carry the Tesla Powerwall.

Press Release

Nearly 80 percent of solar installation professionals surveyed say they're in favor of Congress permanently extending the ITC for solar and energy storage.

Policygenius

Here's why many homeowners are turning to solar to lower their electricity bills and why solar is one of the best financial products available.

Popular Mechanics

EnergySage spoke with Popular Mechanics about ways to ensure that the benefits of solar power reach all communities, such as a federally-backed solar marketplace within a Green New Deal.

Earth911

A deep dive by EnergySage into how nuclear and solar energy stack up against the other. We compare how much energy each power source produces, how long they last, how long each resource takes to build, and of course, the costs.

Arkansas Money & Politics

A look at Arkansas growing market for solar and what EnergySage data means for businesses in the state considering a switch to solar energy.

Earth911 Podcast

Our CEO Vikram Aggarwal spoke with Sustainability in Your Ear about the decision to go solar and how EnergySage simplifies the entire experience for consumers.

Quartz

Quartz explains why Trump’s solar tariffs haven’t stopped Americans from going solar, and interviews EnergySage on the impact tariffs have had on solar shoppers.

The Motley Fool

A year after going solar, writer Brian Feroldi shares his experience thus far, what he learned from the process, and how EnergySage can help get competitive bids.

Marketwatch

One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to invest in a solar panel system for your home, either by installing panels on your roof or participating in a community solar program.

Triple Pundit

Though still expensive, EnergySage notes that having batteries to store solar power can be an economical investment over the long term by shaving down utility bills.

The Houston Chronicle

Texas-based solar company Sunnova looks to capitalize on the interest in solar plus storage, which EnergySage data confirms.

Greentech Media's The Interchange

On The Interchange podcast, host Stephen Lacey talks about his experience shopping for solar on EnergySage with our CEO and how today's "window-shoppers" are changing the solar sales process.

The New York Times

Our CEO spoke with The New York Times about Tesla's vertically-integrated approach to solar and the challenges of executing it.

Reader's Digest

Though not 'way more expensive,' tariffs have increased the cost of going solar by nearly $1000. NREL findings suggest that shopping for solar online via EnergySage can save thousands.