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Save Big By Going Green At Home
The Inflation Reduction Act is a big deal for homeowners looking to make energy efficient upgrades to their homes and save some money in the process. It can also be a bit overwhelming. We gave Kiplinger the latest and greatest on the costs and benefits of solar to help readers make informed decisions.
California Just Slashed Home Solar Incentives. What It Means For Consumers and the Industry.
With California changing its net metering policy for residential solar, many have asked what it means for consumers and the industry. We spoke to Barron's about what EnergySage has seen and what to expect moving forward.
US home solar installers brace for slowdown as California reform looms
EnergySage spoke with Reuters about the potential impact on California's solar industry following a recent policy change to the state's net metering program. Leading up to the change, EnergySage saw an increase in sales of 500% in the first quarter of this year.
Residential Solar Rooftop Potential
More than 8 billion square meters of rooftops in the US could install solar panels, according to the NREL. Our longtime supporters at the DOE point to EnergySage as an easy way for homeowners to evaluate their home’s solar potential and get custom quotes from prescreened, local contractors.
Two weeks until California slashes rooftop solar incentives
Going solar will change in California after April 14. We spoke to energy & environment reporter Sammy Roth about why this is happending and what it means longterm for homeowners and the industry.
Homeowners scramble to install solar panels ahead of rate reduction
In April, California will cut payments to homeowners for newly installed solar panels feeding energy to the grid. We spoke to CBS News Bay Area about what this means for solar in the Sunshine State.
Thinking of installing rooftop solar? Deadline is fast approaching before state’s new rules kick in
“There has been nothing like this; this is unprecedented.” EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal spoke about California’s new solar policy and the race by installers and homeowners to beat the April 14 deadline.
Here are 3 standout rooftop solar trends that emerged in 2022
Our new Solar & Storage Marketplace Report breaks down the activity that took place on our Marketplace in 2022, providing a unique look into the pricing, equipment, and consumer trends shaping today’s US home solar and storage market.
How to Safely, Smartly Invest in Solar Energy Systems
Stories of bad actors taking advantage of people who want to do right by the environment and their wallets are too common in the solar industry. Our CEO was interviewed by NBC Connecticut about the steps you should take to go solar with confidence and how EnergySage will help you make informed decisions.
EnergySage helps consumers avoid scams as they shop for solar and other cleanr energy products. Our supporters at the DOE point to EnergySage as the trusted advisor helping consumers make informed decisions with access to transparent, objective information.
How to run your house on clean electricity, no solar panels required
A growing number of programs across the country offer more ways to tap into renewable energy (like solar) at home - no installation required. We chatted with The Washington Post about the many benefits of subscribing to a local community solar farm and how EnergySage's Community Solar Marketplace makes it easy to find programs, evaluate your options, and sign up with ease.
Your gas stove may be killing you- how much should you worry?
EnergySage's Liam McCabe spoke to the New York Times about the gas vs. electric stove debate, and why your kitchen isn't the place to start if you're looking to make a significant dent in your home’s environmental impact: heating and cooling is.
Why Install Solar Panels in Your Home? Should You Go Solar in 2023?
New and expanded incentives, plus high electric bills across the country, are encouraging many to make the switch to solar this year. EnergySage’s Vikram Aggarwal and Nick Liberati spoke to Kiplinger about the costs and benefits of installing solar (and or a battery) in 2023, and things to consider if going solar is on your to-do list.
Rooftop solar: How homeowners should do the math on the climate change investment
A good chunk of the costs and benefits of installing solar are influenced at the local level. From permitting and electricity rates to incentives and hours of sunlight. Our interview with CNBC explains why doing your homework is so important.
A way to get solar energy — no rooftop panels required — is making headway in Illinois: ‘Community solar is about to explode.’
Rooftop solar isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of solar energy. Community solar is perfect for renters, businesses, and folks who can’t put panels on their roof. From the Chicago Tribune Media Group, read why “community solar is about to explode” and how you can sign up.
Your Guide to Home Solar Panels
Whether you're looking to shrink your carbon footprint or just your monthly expenses, there's never been a better time to go solar. To help you make more informed decisions, EnergySage worked with This Old House Ventures on a detailed home solar and battery guide.
New climate laws offer Illinois residents a chance to save around 70% on rooftop solar
Thanks to two recent historic climate laws — one state, one federal — there has never been a better time to get solar in Illinois. Our team spoke with the Chicago Tribune about the IRA and the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which together can cut the cost of installing solar as homeowner by up to 70 percent.
Your rooftop solar questions, answered
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal was a guest on NPR's Here & Now to help owners better understand the new tax credits now available to them for solar, how to go about making the switch, and how EnergySage can help make it easy.
The US Climate Bill Could Make Now the Best Time to Go Solar
We spoke to Bloomberg News about the near- and long-term benefits of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act means for American households thinking about powering their homes (and cars) with solar.
EnergySage and Sunstone Credit Announce Partnership to Unlock Solar Energy Financing for Businesses Across the Country
EnergySage has teamed up with Sunstone Credit, a technology-enabled solar loan finance provider for businesses, to provide its small commercial and industrial customers with access to financing that'll cover 100 percent of the system cost.
What is community solar? And how can you sign up?
Community solar is an easy way to save on your electric bill, but not enough people know what it is, how it works, and how to get it. That's why guides like this one from Alison F. Takemura and Canary Media Inc. are so important. Read on to learn how you can save with community solar and how EnergySage can help.
Interested in Solar Panels? Here Is Some Advice.
If you're interested in installing solar (or a battery) for your home, here's some great advice from Vikas Bajaj of The New York Times who has gone through the process himself. We spoke to Vikas about the costs and benefits of solar today, plus the option of signing up for community solar for those who can't put panels on their roof.
America Has a Solar Red-Tape Nightmare. Here’s How to Fix It
Bloomberg spoke with our CEO to discuss the imact of the lengthy permitting process on solar installations and how a new technology from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory can help to reduce permitting delays and steamline the solar process.
Is It Time to Install Solar Panels?
One of the best financial incentives for solar is scheduled to expire completely for homeowners come 2024. We spoke to AARP about this as well as why the solar tax credit could be extended and how to know if solar makes sense for you.
EnergySage and NABCEP Release Findings of 2021 Solar Installer Survey, Shedding Light on Impact of Supply Chain Constraints and Policy Proposals
EnergySage has released results from its annual Solar Installer Survey, the largest and most comprehensive business survey of solar companies nationwide. Over 500 installers across the country participated in this year’s survey, which sheds light on the impact of supply chain constraints and policy proposals, as well as the mentality of installers going forward and their plans for growth.
Lack of trained workers, ITC uncertainty, supply chain woes cited as challenges for US solar installers
PV Magazine recently reviewed the findings of our 2021 solar installer survey and discussed key insights. If you are interested in learning more about trends in the solar industry last year and moving forwards, PV Magazine's analysis and summary will help.
How to Pick a Solar Panel and Battery Backup System
We recently spoke to Wirecutter for a very informative guide on all things solar and batteries. If you're thinking of purchasing either technology, check out what our CEO and many other industry experts recommend before you move forward.
6 Questions to Ask as You Consider Home Solar
Considering installing solar and or a battery for your home? You’ll quickly realize that there’s a lot of information, options, and decisions to make. We spoke with the team at Zillow to help folks ask the right questions to avoid common pitfalls.
The Costs and Benefits of Solar - Interview with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal
The team over at The Weather Channel had some questions about making the switch to solar energy so they invited EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal, CFA to help them out! If you're a homeowner interested in going solar but aren’t sure if it’s right for you or how to get started, this conversation will help.
EnergySage Releases Its Fourteenth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
The latest report finds that equipment market share across the country indicates significant competition and customer choice on EnergySage, even as solar prices increase slightly for the first time.
Schneider snaps up solar marketplace EnergySage, aims to electrify homes
Our CEO spoke to Canary Media's Julian Spector about the acquisition of EnergySage by Schneider Electric and what that means for our growth, our customers, and the industry.
EnergySage Acquired by Schneider Electric to Accelerate a Shared Global Vision of Electrifying the Future
EnergySage has been acquired by Schneider Electric, one of the most sustainable companies on the planet, providing us with the support and resources we need to accelerate our vision for a clean energy future. EnergySage will continue to operate independently, remain product- and provider-agnostic, and serve as the trusted energy advisor to millions of consumers.
A Fight Over Rooftop Solar Threatens California's Climate Goals
We spoke with the New York Times about the push by California utilities to slash the incentives homeowners receive to install rooftop solar systems and the repercussions such a proposal would have on the industry.
Today’s Solar Power: More Affordable and Accessible
EnergySage spoke to financial publication Bottom Line Inc about what makes solar a financially smart choice for homeowners across the country.
Slashing solar incentives only helps private utilities. California regulators must back down.
In this article, the Sacremento Bee discusses net metering 3.0, a new incentive policy that will take effect in 2022. The article discusses how this policy will effect California public utility customers and California residents who install solar on their homes.
How you can save $10,000 on electric vehicles with tax credits, discounts and good timing
In this article, USA Today discusses how incentives and current market conditions make now a great time to buy an electric vehicle. The article references EnergySage as well as several other resources as excellent ways for readers to get more information on current electric vehicle incentives.
How to Cut Your Home’s Carbon Footprint and Make It More Climate-Friendly
In this article, the Wall Street Journal points readers to EnergySage as a way for consumers to explore their solar options using our industry leading Solar Calculator.
Enter the dragonscale: Google looks to jumpstart a new market for rooftop solar
Grist spoke with our CEO to discuss Google's recent installation of Dragon-Scale style solar shingles at their Bay View campus, and what this could mean for the solar industry.
EnergySage Teams Up With Intuit as a Founding Partner on the Intuit Climate Action Marketplace™
EnergySage announced today its collaboration with Intuit Inc., the global technology platform that makes TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Credit Karma, as a founding partner on the Intuit Climate Action Marketplace. The platform offers climate-friendly solutions for small businesses and is a driving force behind Intuit's commitment to help one million U.S. small businesses cut their carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030.
Supply chain chaos threatens the growth of solar energy
Quartz spoke with our CEO to discuss the impact of supply chain constraints on the solar industry in 2021 and how these contrainsts could impact the industry moving into the future.
What you need to know about installing solar panels on your home
In this article, the Washington Post reviews important details to consider before switching to solar. The article highlights visting the EnergySage marketplace as well as several other solar review sites as a key step in identifying qualified installers.
Baltimore is hooking up a Black megachurch with some serious solar battery power
In this article, Grist discussed an effort in Maryland to increase grid outage resiliency in a low income community by installing a large scale solar array on a church and community center. Grist spoke to our CEO to discuss the increased demand for energy storage around the country following last years Texas blackouts.
5 Ways You Can Use Your Money Right Now to Help Save the Planet
In this article, Real Simple discusses several lifestyle changes for everyday poeple to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions. Along with several other initiatives, they discuss how Community Solar can both save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and discuss how the EnergySage marketplace can help.
Solar Comparison Shopping Gets Easier for DC Residents Thanks to Department of Energy and Environment Partnership With EnergySage
To advance DC's ambitious environmental goals, the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) announced a new partnership with our team! EnergySage will help District residents comparison shop options for installing solar panels on their property or subscribing to a local community solar farm.
US residential PV pricing fell 6.3% over past 12 months
In this article, PV Magazine discusses the trends shown in our 13th annual intel report and offers their analysis of what is behind them.
EnergySage Releases Its Thirteenth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
Our latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report report highlights the recent uptick in storage prices for consumer accross the solar industry as well as the continued downward trend in solar PV pricing. The report also showed improved rates for solar financing and that Enphase is overtaking Tesla and LG Energy Solutions as the most commonly quoted battery manufacturer on EnergySage.
How Community Solar Helps Renters Afford to Go Green
In this article, Real Simple breaks down the benefits of community solar for renters and how the EnergySage marketplace can help renters compare community solar projects near them to save money.
A Rooftop Solar Company Hires a Utility Veteran as Chief Executive
The New York Times spoke with our CEO regarding the recent hiring of Mary Powell, the former chief executive of Green Mountain Energy, to be the new CEO of Sunrun, one of the largest installers in the solar industry.
The Pros and Cons of Buying Out Your Residential Solar Energy System Lease
Real Simple spoke with our CEO to discuss how to evalutate your options when considering buying out a solar lease.
The Pros and Cons of Buying Out Your Residential Solar Energy System Lease
Real Simple spoke to EnergySage about solar leasing, specifically why someone would want to buy out the remainder of their solar lease, the pros and cons of doing so, and some important questions to consider beforehand.
Solar inspections backlogged as industry experts note high demand in Texas
Consumer demand for solar and battery storage is at an all-time high in Texas. We spoke to Austin's KXAN-TV about why so many Texans are taking action to control their energy supply and what EnergySage has seen since the state's winter power outages.
A couple says their Tesla Solar panels caused relentless leaks that led to mold 10 times the healthy limit, $115,000 in damages, and a long-running legal battle
Although they have no upfront cost, solar lease agreements come with less flexibilty and fewer long term benefits than purchasing a system outright. Business Insider spoke with EnergySage about the risks inherent in solar lease agreements that are not present when a system is purchased directly.
Should I Go Solar Now? Here’s What Homeowners Should Consider
In this article, the Wall Street Journal spoke with three experts about the economics and practicalities of home solar installation, including great resources to use when comparing options such as EnergySage, as noted by Ben Airth of the Center for Sustainable Energy.
How to Save Money on Solar Power
Real Simple spoke with our CEO about how getting muitiple quotes on solar systems through EnergySage can save consumers money.
EnergySage: Comparison-Shop Loans and Purchasing Costs From Multiple Solar Energy Companies
As more homeowners invest in solar, residential solar systems are becoming mainstream. Our CEO spoke with BadCredit.org about the financial and enviornmental benefits of going solar, and how the EnergySage Marketplace makes it easy to one-stop-shop for muiltiple solar quotes.
Texas Power Grid, Strained Last Winter, Now Faces an Early Heat Wave
With another potential energy crisis unfolding in Texas, EnergySage spoke to the New York Times about the consumer demand for solar and storage on our Marketplace following the state's winter power outages.
For community solar shoppers, a marketplace of choice and confusion
Community solar projects are quickly becoming an accessible way to save money on energy costs around the country. In this article, the Portland Press Herald discussed the challenges that face Mainers interested in community solar, and how our Community Solar Marketplace can help.
Tesla’s Latest Solar Stumble: Big Price Increases
Solar shingles are certainly easy on the eyes for homeowners, but there are still many hurdles for widespread adoption. Our CEO spoke to The New York Times about the challenges manufacturers like Tesla are facing, especially compared to traditional rooftop solar panels.
Working from home can mean surprise energy bills. Green power can help.
In this article, CBS News discusses the added energy cost brought on by working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how renewable energy can help.
EWG and EnergySage team up to help Americans go solar
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.
3 ways you can improve the environment & your finances
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.
Comparison shopping could unlock community solar
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.
2020 Solar Installer Survey shows the pandemic can’t crack industry confidence
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.
2020 EnergySage installer survey finds one in five solar installations nationwide included a battery
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.
EnergySage and NABCEP Release Findings of 2020 Solar Installer Survey; Industry confidence hits all-time high despite pandemic
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.
After fits and starts, community solar is going mainstream. Here's how to get in on it.
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.
Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills
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.
Traffic To Rooftop Solar Websites Surges As Texans Seek Freedom From Grid
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.
Comparison Shopping For Power From Community Solar Farms
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.
Job Postings For Solar Work Up Sharply During Pandemic, Data Shows
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.
How the rooftop solar industry is changing—and what it means for homeowners
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.
EnergySage Brings Much-Needed Transparency and Simplicity to Community Solar Shopping with Launch of New Marketplace
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.
Home Solar Is Growing, but Big Installers Are Still Losing Money
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.
Community solar projects are helping residents save and forcing utilities to wake up
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.
Steve Wozniak’s newest venture is a cryptocurrency energy efficiency startup
EnergySage talks to Quartz about blockchain and Efforce from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
The team from This Old House uses EnergySage data to share the cost of solar by state.
Vikram Aggarwal: Why are millions of people putting solar on their roofs? (episode 045)
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.
Fast-growing energy firm Powerhome Solar uses misleading tactics to lure customers into home solar deals that cost more than a car
Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage, spoke to Business Insider about the negative impact the commission model can have on the solar industry.
Largest Clean Energy Companies in Massachusetts
EnergySage is listed as one of the twenty largest clean energy companies in the state, according to the BBJ.
MassCEC-led Syndicate Announces $1.9 Million in Funding to Support Clean Energy Startups Impacted by COVID-19
EnergySage is one of eight companies awarded funding via the MassCEC BRIDGES program.
Tesla Powerwall 2 is completely dominating the US home energy storage market: report
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.
EnergySage Releases Its Eleventh Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
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.
How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
EnergySage suggests several home improvement tips for cutting electric bills and making your home more energy-efficient, from applicane upgrades to installing solar.
Electricity bills are on the rise. Here are 9 easy ways to lower them
Of its nine suggestions for reducing electricity bills, TODAY includes 'phantom loads' and mentions EnergySage's input on monitoring voice-activated devices.
Solar Deal Would Create a New Industry Giant
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.
Tesla program aims to cut costs, sell solar like a household appliance
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.
What you need to know about converting your home to solar
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.
'Predatory and harmful': Misleading solar ads touting 100% free panels and fake stimulus programs spread on Facebook as the coronavirus upends door-to-door sales
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.
How do solar panels work? Should you buy them?
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.
Coronavirus forced Sunrun to sell solar panels online. The CEO shared one number that reveals why that approach is here to stay.
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)
EnergySage Releases Its Tenth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
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.
Coronavirus Is Forcing Home Solar Companies to Sell Virtually. Maybe That’s a Good Thing.
Greentech Media talks to EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal about the benefits of online sales for solar companies and for consumers.
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.
Coronavirus Is Pushing Door-to-Door Solar Salesmen Online
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.
Rooftop solar companies have a new pitch as they seek to grab a piece of an emerging $50 billion market: Prepare for the worst
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)
EnergySage and NABCEP Release Findings of 2019 Solar Installer Survey; Report Shows Consumers Want Batteries for Backup Power and that Costs Remain a Challenge
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.
For fire-traumatized Californians, the future looks battery powered
Getting solar and batteries can be cheaper than buying a generator? EnergySage and Vote Solar discuss the math with Grist.
National Grid Recognized for Innovative Solar Marketplace
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.
Now homeowners can find research and receive quotes on solar installations – all in one place
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.
Solar panels on homes are increasingly popular, but should you buy, lease or rent?
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.
California’s new building codes will make solar panels the next home appliance
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.
Tax credit, net metering declines strike distributed solar, but falling costs, storage offer new hope
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.
Solar power heating up: 66% of all installations since 2008 were completed this year, ComEd says
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.
Streaming video, smartphones and social media among tech that has changed world in decade
USA lists the Tesla Powerwall as a world-changing technology, siting that demand is high for the home battery according to EnergySage survey results.
Business Leaders Commit to Paris Goals
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.
Solar power interest is surging after California blackouts, CEO says
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.
U.S. solar firms see growth in fire-stricken California
Reuters reports on the increase in registrations EnergySage has seen in PG&E service territory following Public Saftey Power Shutoffs in the area.
After PG&E blackout, California homeowners shift to solar and batteries
EnergySage talks to CBS News about the demand for solar and batteries in California following the power outages.
Largest Clean Energy Companies in Massachusetts
EnergySage was included in the BBJ's list of the largest clean energy companies in the state.
To keep the lights on during California’s blackouts, people are using solar power
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.
Struggling Farmers See Bright Spot in Solar
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.
Georgia solar factory scores on tariffs; others in industry take a hit
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.
U.S. Rooftop Solar Dips Below $3 a Watt for First Time: Chart
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.
Residential Solar: Becoming Increasingly Cost-Effective And Customer-Friendly
Forbes dives into what EnergySage is doing to make solar more accessible, affordable, and transparent for consumers.
One thing you can do - Go solar
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.
Does Hyundai's rooftop solar panel change the fuel-economy equation?
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.
EnergySage Releases Its Ninth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
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.
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.
Solar panels getting more powerful and more affordable
With falling costs and hefty tax credits, more homeowners are harnessing the sun to save money and using EnergySage to make that happen.
EnergySage educates with solar buyer’s guide
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.
Introducing the EnergySage Buyer’s Guide, an Industry-first Comparison and Rating System For Today’s Solar Products
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.
How Solar Panels Work (And Why They're Taking Over the World)
EnergySage spoke to Popular Mechanics about solar energy technology, how it works, and the state of innovation in the industry.
Market for Home Solar Systems Heats Up
Kiplinger explains how EnergySage simplifies the solar shopping process thanks to innovative, helpful tools like our new Buyer's Guide.
As Rooftop Solar Grows, What Should the Future of Net Metering Look Like?
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.
California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries
As extreme weather events occur more frequently, homeowners are turning to residential batteries to help keep the lights on, according to EnergySage data.
Tesla lowers solar panel prices
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.
Real Estate: a solar panel discussion
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.
Why Tesla is lowering its solar panel prices
EnergySage data is used to show that Tesla's new pricing strategy brings them in line with today's average market prices.
Here's How Much Adding Solar Panels Will Boost Your Home's Value
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.
A solar panel primer for DC residents
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.
Homeowners play a role in Atlanta’s Clean Energy Plan
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.
Does going solar really save money?
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.
EnergySage report suggests Panasonic, LG gains in rooftop solar
A recap of key findings by pv magazine from the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, including falling costs and bigger systems.
New Report Finds Solar Tariffs Not Helping American-Made Solar Panels Compete, and Costs of Solar Continuing to Fall
American-made solar panels are decreasing in popularity despite tariffs implemented by the Trump administration, according to the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report.
Introducing the Spectrum of Utility Solar Actions
A look at a new framework from EnergySage for benchmarking utility-led residential solar initiatives.
Countdown to California 2020 part II: Constructing a new solar pathway
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.
Do Your Homework Before Going Solar
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.
Tesla Powerwall: Why the Solar Battery Is Hard to Get for Homeowners
EnergySage talks to Inverse about why more installers aren't supplying the Tesla Powerwall, despite being in high demand.
Tesla's Powerwall is in high demand but difficult to get, according to a new survey
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.
Amid tariffs and turmoil, installer confidence in the solar industry grew in 2018
Our annual Solar Installer Survey found that over half of all respondents have growing confidence in the solar industry as they move into 2019.
Tesla Powerwall captures majority of mindshare in home battery market but can’t deliver, report says
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.
Tesla doesn't have enough of the batteries that can power your home
CNBC covers the customer demand for energy storage and installer supply of batteries based on results from the latest EnergySage Solar Installer Survey.
Tesla Batteries in Short Supply for Many Solar Installers
Bloomberg unpacks a key finding from the latest EnergySage Solar Installer Survey that few U.S. installers carry the Tesla Powerwall.
EnergySage and NABCEP Release Findings of 2018 Solar Installer Survey; Report Shows Overwhelming Support for Permanent Extension of Investment Tax Credit
Nearly 80 percent of solar installation professionals surveyed say they're in favor of Congress permanently extending the ITC for solar and energy storage.
Should you go solar to save on electricity?
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.
Tesla Faces a Challenger in the Home Solar Business
Our CEO spoke with The New York Times about Tesla's vertically-integrated approach to solar and the challenges of executing it.
The Solar Revolution Is Coming—But It's Skipping Over Communities of Color
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.
Solar vs. Nuclear: Battle for the Best Carbon-Free Power
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.
No Longer the Future: Solar Power is Becoming the Present of Electricity
A look at Arkansas growing market for solar and what EnergySage data means for businesses in the state considering a switch to solar energy.
EnergySage on the State of Solar
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.
Trump’s solar tariffs haven’t stopped America’s switch to solar
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.
How to Use Residential Solar to Guarantee a Double-Digit Return
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.
From solar panels to changing your diet — 11 ways you can combat climate change
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.
The Solar Home Energy Storage Revolution Has Just Begun
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.
EnergySage Acquired by Schneider Electric to Accelerate a Shared Global Vision of Electrifying the Future
EnergySage has been acquired by Schneider Electric, one of the most sustainable companies on the planet, providing us with the support and resources we need to accelerate our vision for a clean energy future. EnergySage will continue to operate independently, remain product- and provider-agnostic, and serve as the trusted energy advisor to millions of consumers
Sunnova brings solar power storage system to Texas
Texas-based solar company Sunnova looks to capitalize on the interest in solar plus storage, which EnergySage data confirms.
16 Things That Are About to Get Way More Expensive
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.
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.
Tesla Faces a Challenger in the Home Solar Business
Our CEO spoke with The New York Times about Tesla's vertically-integrated approach to solar and the challenges of executing it.
Can the price of rooftop solar keep falling?
EnergySage's VP of sales & supplier partnerships discusses findings from our latest data report and why "Utilities should not bet against technology but leverage it."
EnergySage finds $236 million tax on solar due to Section 201 tariffs
According to our most recent Solar Marketplace Intel Report, Trump's Section 201 tariffs cost U.S. solar customers $236.5 million.
President Trump’s Solar Tariff Created $236.5 Million in Additional Costs for American Consumers, According to New Report
Released at Solar Power International 2018, the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ quantifies the actual price impact of the Section 201 solar tariff on residential customers.
Spending: 5 tips to protect your home, or save money
A house is a big investment. To save money, Kiplinger's Money Power suggests installing solar panels and using our Solar Calculator to get started.
Will Solar Panels Really Save You Money? Here’s What You Need to Know
The Penny Hoarder discusses the importance of doing your homework when considering solar and how our Solar Calculator can help.
Massachusetts legislature OKs 'base hit' clean energy bill at end of session
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal voices his concern following the passing of a disappointing energy bill in Massachusetts.
Don’t miss out on this money for energy-efficient home improvements
We talked to Boston Globe Magazine about the costs and benefits of solar for homeowners.
Is Solar Energy Right for You?
Home services platform Porch suggests using the EnergySage Solar Calculator for a quick estimate of your home's solar potential.
It’s Time for the Solar Industry to Embrace Window Shoppers
Our CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains why it’s time for the solar industry to acknowledge that today’s “window shoppers” are tomorrow’s customers.
Trade war could turn Trump's biggest strength into weakness
EnergySage research was cited on NBC News' Meet the Press, noting that Trump's tariff will add $500 to $1,000 to the total cost of solar panel installation.
Trump’s trade war has started. Who’s been helped and who’s been hurt?
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal talked to The Washington Post about the impact of Trump's solar tariff on consumers, installers, and U.S. manufacturing.
Solar power: This NJ woman said she was burned; here’s how to save money and headaches
A story that highlights the importance of using companies like EnergySage to know you're making a confident, well-informed solar decision.
All the Products That Will Cost You More Because of Trump's Trade War
Solar is among the goods that could cost consumer's more thanks to Trump's tariff - about $500 to $1,000 more for a typical home installation project according to EnergySage.
Tesla Solar Interest Is Surging, and It Could Change Hurricane Season
A look at the interest in solar technology in hurricane-impacted areas and what it could mean for the Tesla solar roof.
CEC 2019 Building Efficiency Standards: Good For Storage; Minimal Gains For Community Solar
In response to California's new solar mandate, EnergySage analyzed its data for an idea of how many new homes may be compromised by shading or related issues.
Energy Jobs: Tesla Flattens Exec Roles, Juergen Steps Down at SolarWorld, Plus ComEd, AMS and More
EnergySage welcomes Georg Bettenhauser, formerly head of sales at Trina Solar, to the team as our new VP sales & supplier partnerships.
California’s new solar mandate for homes is hastening the inevitable grid “defection day”
Our CEO talks to Quartz about the residential solar industry and why it's in the process of restructuring for expansion.
California just became the first state to require solar panels on new homes — here's how long it takes to make the $10,000 investment pay off
Business Insider covers the California Energy Commission's decision to require solar panels on new homes and points readers to our Solar Calculator for a quick estimate of your their home's solar potential.
Lessons From a Solar Bidding Platform: Higher Quality Beats Lowest Price
Using data from our Solar Marketplace, our CEO explains why solar shoppers are more motivated by equipment quality and overall value than the lowest price.
McCrone: Warp Speed to More Storage, Less Dark Energy, Summit 2018
A look back at the 2018 BNEF Summit where our CEO participated in a panel to discuss solar's near and long-term outlook.
Residential storage faces sunny prospects this year
Data from the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report and why pairing storage with solar could boom if interest translates into action.
EnergySage Releases Its Latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ at Bloomberg's Future of Energy Summit
According to new report, consumer interest in energy storage has never been higher, and solar quotes with high-quality panels are the most likely to be selected
EnergySage Raises $2.7 Million in New Investment
Funds will be used to invest in even faster growth, develop new products and advance the company’s mission of making solar more accessible and affordable
Strength in numbers: How solar installers can build business through third-party programs
A look at how EnergySage vets its installers and helps them increase sales while reducing customer acquisition costs.
Do new rooftop solar price projections mean 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em' for utilities?
Our CEO explains why utilities are increasingly interested in providing an online shopping platform to help guide their customers through the solar purchasing process.
US Solar Installers Report Increased Optimism—Except in California
GTM covers the key findings from our latest Solar Installer Survey, including a significant improvement in installer confidence as compared to 2016, despite a tumultuous year.
Survey: How Do U.S. Installers Plan To Handle New Solar Tariff Costs?
According to the third annual EnergySage Solar Installer Survey, two-thirds of solar installers said they plan to absorb some or all of the cost of Trump's tariff, rather than pass those costs along to the consumer.
EnergySage and NABCEP Release Findings of 2017 Solar Installer Survey; Report Shows Battery Demand is Surging, Trump’s Tariff May Get Absorbed by Installers
According to solar installation professionals, one in three solar shoppers are also interested in home energy storage, while two-thirds of installers plan to absorb some or all of the solar tariff’s added cost.
Can I Really Save Money With Solar Panels?
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal talks to NerdWallet about the importance of getting multiple quotes from solar contractors and benefiting from incentives.
Experts: New Solar Panel Tariff Won’t Hurt Hawaii
A Hawaiian news outlet references EnergySage data estimating the impact on price for residential consumers following Trump's solar tariff.
Distributed Energy Resources Bring Benefits, Challenges and New Opportunities
Our CEO explains why an increasing number of utilities are eager to work with companies like EnergySage in order to capitalize on DER opportunities.
9 Smart Ways to Spend $10,000: Go Solar
Find out why Kiplinger says installing solar is a smart investment and how EnergySage can help.
Don’t let Trump’s solar tariff scare you. There’s an easy trick to beat it.
Founding Editor Joe Romm explains how homeowners can use the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to easily offset Trump's solar tariff.
Tariffs on solar panels, washing machines met with mixed emotions
Our CEO talks about the potential impact of tariffs on imported solar panel equipment in the residential market.
Here’s how much you can save going solar under new Duke Energy program
Reporter Bruce Henderson uses local EnergySage pricing data when talking about the cost of solar under new Duke Energy incentive program.
New Pathway Emerges to Unleash Solar in Nonprofit Sector
The new EnergySage-CollectiveSun partnership will make the process of going solar for tax-exempt entities more affordable and user-friendly.
CollectiveSun and EnergySage Unlock Solar for Nonprofits
The new CollectiveSun-EnergySage partnership pairs a solar marketplace with innovative financing to drastically simplify the solar buying process for all nonprofits and tax exempt organizations in the U.S.
In Trump era, local governments must lead charge for clean energy
West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman and former Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons voice concern about Trump's solar tariff and highlight importance of solar energy to their communities, including their multifamily municipal solar programs with EnergySage.
NABCEP extends PVIP exam date and partners with EnergySage on annual installer survey
NABCEP has partnered with EnergySage to launch one of the most comprehensive business climate surveys for solar installation professionals in the United States.
Four tools to improve your customer service in 2018
The EnergySage Solar Marketplace and its recent collaboration with DSIRE is listed as one of the top tools in 2018 for better customer service.
Tesla part of offshore wind growing 53X in Massachusetts, get three bids save 8% on residential solar, more
A new NREL study analyzing the value of transparency in the solar industry finds that prices are much lower on EnergySage than when customers receive quotes directly from installers.
California solar prices remain steady but poised to grow
Reporter Cynthia Sweeney uses EnergySage pricing data in covering the potential impact of solar panel tariffs on prices in California and across the country.
Google’s Project Sunroof Puts an End to Its Lead-Gen Business
Senior Editor Julia Pyper speaks with EnergySage about the importance of consumer-empowered online comparison-shopping and full transparency following news that Google has exited the solar lead-gen business.
DSIRE, EnergySage team to create powerful online solar combination
The collaboration between the two popular solar websites will allow consumers to transition from policy research to concrete action at the click of a button.
DSIRE Collaborates With EnergySage, Providing Consumers With Additional Resources for Exploring Solar Options
EnergySage and its full set of tools are now available through DSIRE to help more Americans make informed energy decisions, including access to comprehensive solar data on pricing and savings.
Duke University Collaborates with EnergySage to Help Employees Explore Solar Energy Options
In support of the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, Duke University will leverage the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to provide its faculty and staff a convenient online tool for researching and purchasing solar energy systems.
Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff
EnergySage CEO talks to Reuters about how installers are using the proposed tariff to create a sense of urgency in order to close more sales.
People are Rushing to Install Solar Panels in Hurricane-Hit Areas
As communities recover from a recent series of hurricanes, residents in states like Florida, Louisiana, and Texas are actively seeking to install solar panels and using EnergySage to do so.
What Tax Breaks Can I Get as a First-Time Homebuyer?
Contributor Jon Gorey shares advice on tax breaks homebuyers can take advantage of, including the 30% federal solar tax credit - recommending EnergySage for comparing quotes from reputable installers.
Let the Sun Shine In: Solar Prices Decreasing
As solar panels gain popularity across Rhode Island, ecoRI looks at the costs and benefits of solar according to data from EnergySage and SEIA.
What’s Impacting Consumers’ Community Solar Investment Decisions?
GTM covers our latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report which shows increasing interest in rooftop solar from consumers, but that many community solar shoppers remain on the fence.
After the Hurricane, Solar Kept Florida Homes and a City's Traffic Lights Running
Solar plus storage can help keep the lights on, but our CEO believes there's a need for temporary incentives for the next two to three years in order to reduce the cost of installing storage for consumers.
Step by Step: How SunShot Influences the “Going Solar” Process
Hear how our SunShot award has helped us drive down solar costs and simplify the “going solar” process by providing consumers with tools and resources for making informed decisions.
EnergySage Releases Its Fifth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
This latest edition provides unparalleled insight into the evolving dynamics of the U.S. residential solar industry and analysis of surging consumer interest in solar across the country.
More cities require solar as prices fall and sea levels rise
Our CEO talks to USA Today about the decline in solar panel prices and what homeowners can do to keep costs down.
Forget the solar robo-calls: new online platform lets homeowners comparison shop in peace
In a review of our Solar Marketplace, MassLive Reporter Mary Serreze highlights the platform's simplicity and focus on customer experience.
5 Burning Questions (and Answers) About Tesla's Solar Roof Calculator
With about half of Americans moving after 13 years of home ownership, Consumer Reports speaks with our CEO about why homeowners should consider installing traditional panels.
Everything You Need to Know About Putting Solar on Your Roof
Journalist Ucilia Wang speaks with EnergySage to help guide consumers exploring their solar panel options.
Better home batteries are changing the sustainable energy game
Speaking with Curbed, EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal sees a "massive tipping point just a few years away" in the adoption of solar plus storage as battery costs drop.
EnergySage Awarded $1.6 Million From U.S. DOE SunShot Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative awards EnergySage $1.6 million through its Technology to Market 3 (T2M3) funding program.
New Mass Solar Connect Program Now Live: Solar Shopping Simplified
To help protect consumers and make the process of adopting solar as transparent, easy and affordable as possible, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has chosen Mass Energy Consumers Alliance and EnergySage to administer the 2017 Mass Solar Connect program.
Declare Energy Independence with Solar (Just Shop Around First)
A podcast interview with EnergySage CEO about the importance of comparison-shopping solar options.
Palm Beach Co. rooftop solar costs down 12 percent, firm says
According to EnergySage data, the average cost for rooftop solar in Palm Beach County has dropped over 12 percent since Floridians rejected Amendment 1, the utility-backed solar initiative.
Roofing industry keeps close watch on Tesla Solar Roof as production nears
With the industry's eyes all on Tesla's new solar roof, TESLARATI notes comments made by EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal which argues that the solar roof may cause the industry more harm than good.
What are the different types of solar software?
Here's a look at how EnergySage helps simplify the solar sales process while keeping customer acquisition costs down and making it easy for consumers to find high-quality solar installers.
Trending in solar financing: Loans are leading as installers offer more solar financing options
Managing Editor Kathie Zipp covers the consumer shift towards system ownership through cash or loans, as reflected in the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report.
How the Solar Roof Is Hurting Tesla’s Solar Business Today
Motley Fool's Travis Hoium references an op-ed written by EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal to help make the point that Tesla's new solar roof may end up hurting the solar industry and Tesla's own products.
How Long Does It Take to Break Even With Solar Panels?
In an article breaking down the cost and break even point of solar panels, Wise Bread uses EnergySage pricing data to explain today's average gross cost per watt.
Tesla roof challenges solar panel industry
In an op-ed, EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains why the Tesla solar roof is a double-edged sword for the solar industry.
California's Sunrun enters Texas market for rooftop solar
As more installers enter Texas in hopes of capitalizing on a largely untapped market, reporter Ryan Maye Handy uses the latest pricing data from EnergySage to help set the solar scene in the Lone Star State.
Where a solar roof works and where it doesn’t
EnergySage pricing data was used to help make the case that Tesla's new solar roof doesn't make financial sense for many homeowners.
The price and pace of U.S. solar
For the Clean Economy Weekly, Rob Dieterich covers the falling costs in solar and faster payback periods revealed in our newest solar data report.
Environment America, EnergySage partner to help more Americans adopt solar power
A new partnership between EnergySage and Environment America will help more Americans better understand their solar energy options and go solar with confidence.
Hard Times for Solar Companies Means Good Times for Solar Buyers
Katie Fehrenbacher breaks down some of the main takeaways found in our latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which shows the residential sector becoming more transparent and more consumer-friendly.
Report: Big price gap between large-scale, local solar installers
Associate editor Mary Tyler March offers her take on a new NREL report, which revealed that large solar installers are charging 10% more on average than smaller companies.
Three takeaways from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report
Solar Builder's Chris Crowell covers three key findings from a new solar industry report by EnergySage, including rapid price decline and a gender imbalance in solar.
Residential Solar Giants May Not Be Low Cost After All
Reporter Travis Hoium analyzes a new study from NREL, which sheds some light on why the industry's largest solar installers have been losing market share over the past year.
Wide landscape of solar loan providers in EnergySage market report (w/ charts)
Americas editor Christian Roselund covers the rapid fragmentation of the residential solar loan market, as revealed in EnergySage's fourth Solar Marketplace Intel report.
EnergySage Releases Its Fourth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
The latest edition of the report provides a comprehensive analysis of consumer behavior, demographics, and preferences, as well as a complete account of industry trends in the U.S. residential solar market in 2016.
Shopping around for solar installers could reap biggest rewards
In an interview with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal, reporter Aldo Svaldi covers a new study from NREL, which used EnergySage data to study the the effects of solar installer size and on price behavior.
The Best Way To Get Cheap Solar: Shop Around
Following the release of NREL's new residential solar report, Fast Company's Ben Schiller recommends that anyone considering rooftop solar should shop around, and not be afraid to consider smaller, local installers.
NREL Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators at Industry Growth Forum
EnergySage, along with two other startups, won the 2017 Clean Energy Venture Awards at NREL's Industry Growth Forum. EnergySage took home the award for Outstanding Venture.
Large Rooftop Solar Installers Are Charging Consumers More Than Smaller Installers
GTM's Stephen Lacey breaks down new research from NREL, which found that large national solar installers are quoting 10 percent higher than their smaller competition.
Residential Solar: Competition Can Create Confusion
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal speaks with TriplePundit about the hurdles for greater residential solar energy deployment, following the release of the startup's 2016 Solar Installer Survey.
Group asks Oregon AG to investigate solar sales practices
Contributor Frank Andorka discusses the growing concern over questionable solar sales tactics around the U.S., and why many homeowners still struggle to make a confident decison when it comes to buying solar.
Where Does Energy Storage Fit in the Long Tail of Solar Installers?
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal shares his thoughts on how solar installers will start rolling out storage options to customers.
How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account
Journalist Ucilia Wang uses EnergySage data on costs and financing options for an article in the Guardian US about installing home solar panels.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Home Solar
EnergySage, along with other industry experts, suggest the top questions that homeowners need to consider when researching their solar PV options.
Distributed Solar: Exploring New Opportunities
John Gingrich of EnergySage discusses the opportunity for utilities to tap into the inevitable growth of solar and create new revenue streams, while also offering valuable services that protect their customers from unfair solar practices.
U.S. Solar Installers Chime In On The State Of The Industry
Editor Joseph Bebon recaps findings from the second annual EnergySage Solar Installer Survey, which polled more than 360 local, regional, and national solar installers.
As Competition Grows, Solar Installers Turn to Batteries and Loans
Katie Fehrenbacher breaks down some of the chief takeaways from our 2016 Solar Installer Survey, noting that installers are increasingly looking to sell batteries and offer their customers the option to own their solar PV system.
EnergySage Releases Findings of 2016 Solar Installer Survey; Report Shows Industry Confidence Up Despite Headwinds
Installation professionals report improved confidence in face of sales challenges, such as unsatisfactory financing options and consumer confusion created by competitors
Removing Rooftop Roadblocks: Solar Accessibility Under SunShot
The SunShot team profiles how the new Community Solar Marketplace from EnergySage helps more consumers take advantage of solar, and at lower costs.
Third-party solar proves less popular in installer survey
Ahead of its release, pv magazine previewed a key finding from the 2016 EnergySage Solar Installer Survey: third-party ownership is on the decline.
Predictions 2017: 5 takes on what the new year will bring for renewable energy
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal offers his views on why 2017 will be the turning point for utilities to embrace renewables.
Tesla giving up residential solar leasing to be in the Florida ‘sunshine’ market – and it might be the company’s future
Using financing data from the most recent EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, electrek looks at the trend towards solar panel ownership and its impact on installers.
Here's Why Solar Entrepreneurs Don't Go Off the Grid
In a recent article discussing connection to the grid, Entrepreneur highlights EnergySage and its data showing the increasing trend of solar panel system ownership.
EnergySage Launches First-Ever Community Solar Marketplace
New marketplace dramatically simplifies the process of finding, evaluating and connecting with local community solar providers.
If You Pay For Electricity, You Can Buy Into Solar Power For Credit On Your Bill
Digital Trends profiles the first-ever Community Solar Marketplace from EnergySage, which makes it easy for U.S. property owners and renters to participate in shared solar energy.
Power to the people: Solar panel sales to soon surpass leasing
Computerworld's Lucas Mearian touches on the anticipated growth of community solar and the launch of the country's first marketplace for community solar from EnergySage.
Solar Financing Options Evolve
Managing Editor Carl Weinschenk reports on the growing number of finance options available to both commercial and residential solar consumers, as EnergySage announces partnerships with leading solar lenders.
EnergySage Adds Solar Loans From BlueWave, Renew Financial, and Wunder Capital to its Marketplace
Addition of new lenders into the EnergySage Solar Marketplace allows property owners to match their preferred financing option with their preferred installation company.
Designing Solar Programs – in a new customer-centric solar landscape
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses the movement towards more multi-installer solar programs and why they're better equipped to leverage the growing, dynamic nature of the industry.
Here's How Much Tesla's New Solar Roof Could Cost
When running the numbers on Tesla's new solar roof, Consumer Reports chats with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal for his take on how the costs of labor may impact the end price for consumers.
Tesla's new solar shingles could be the spark needed to ignite the industry
With Tesla introducing its line of solar roof tiles, Computerworld's Lucas Mearian discusses it potential impact on the industry and speaks with EnergySage about the current solar shingle market.
See how much money solar energy systems could save you with EnergySage’s new tool
A feature by Digital Trends explains how new interactive solar maps from EnergySage will help consumers determine how much solar will cost them and what their savings will look like.
New interactive maps show solar panel costs and payoff by zip code
Curbed, from Vox Media, highlights new interactive solar maps from EnergySage, which helps consumers see solar costs and benefits by their county and zip.
How Energy-Efficient Upgrades Can Increase Your Home's Value
Here are five common energy upgrades, including data from EnergySage on why solar panels are a smart home energy finance decision.
Clouds gather in rooftop solar's biggest U.S. market
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains why more aggressive marketing tactics carries risk for solar installers.
Residential Solar Sales Need to Enter 21st Century
Motley Fool reporter Travis Hoium points to data from the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which shows that consumers have specific preferences when evaluating solar panels.
EnergySage Raises $1.4 Million in New Investment, Adds Impact Investment Fund
EnergySage announced today that it has secured $1.4 million in new funding, adding Investors’ Circle’s Patient Capital Collaborative impact fund.
To Save the Solar Lease, Look to Solar Loans
In an article for GTM, EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains why the solar lease has fallen out of favor and how it can be saved, stating that choice and control are key.
Inside the Minds of Solar Consumers: What Makes Them Buy and What Makes Them Walk Away
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal joins the Energy Gang podcast to discuss consumer behavior in residential solar and what solar shoppers are looking for when comparing options.
Q & A with Vikram Aggarwal of EnergySage
Impact Investing Fellow Marissa Silapaswan interviews Vikram Aggarwal of EnergySage about his professional journey, his favorite entrepreneurs, and his experience in the Social Business Accelerator.
Rooftop solar installation prices drop as does payback time
A look at falling installation prices and shorter payback periods by reporter Lucas Mearian, as he discusses data found in the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report.
New video interviews with GTM Research, EnergySage and SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay
At SPI 2016, Americas editor Christian Roselund speaks with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal for his views on today's distributed solar markets and what EnergySage data is telling us about the industry overall.
Canadian Solar Inc.'s Worst Move in 2016 So Far
Motley Fool reporter Travis Hoium mentions findings from the latest EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which shows that customers are increasingly choosing higher-efficiency solar panels.
The trend to ownership: What it means for your solar installation business
Managing Editor Chris Crowell speaks with EnergySage about the growing trend towards system ownership due to larger savings and more flexibility than leasing.
Galloway Township competes in solar challenge
With support from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, Galloway Township and six other New Jersey communities will compete in the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge, beginning October 2016 through May 2017.
Today's Solar Sales Tactics are Misleading Homeowners
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses how homeowners can avoid deceptive solar sales tactics in order to go solar with greater confidence.
EERE Success Story—Solar for the People: Online Marketplace Expands Solar Access Options in Rhode Island
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy highlights the innovative SolarWise Rhode Island program from EnergySage and National Grid.
EnergySage market report shows big variations from national trends
After the release of the third EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, pv magazine USA discusses the report's findings and key takeaways.
EnergySage Releases Its Third Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ at Solar Power International
Announced at North America’s largest solar conference, EnergySage released its third semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report™, providing the most detailed analysis of the U.S. residential solar market to date.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost—and How Much Money Do They Save?
A look into the costs and savings of solar by realtor.com and why investing in a solar PV system is worth exploring.
Is solar worth it in Mohave County?
Reporter Brandon Messick discusses how Mohave County residents in Arizona can us the EnergySage Solar Data Explorer to learn the ins and outs of going solar in their area.
Solar industry predicts bright future for commercial projects
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses some of the challenges small businesses sometimes face in going solar, but why it's still a smart investment for many.
Connecticut Green Bank sponsors online solar marketplace
Americas editor Christian Roselund speaks with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal about the launch of GoSolarCT and the local nature of the solar business.
The Connecticut Green Bank and EnergySage Announce First State-Sponsored Solar Marketplace in the Country
The newly launched GoSolarCT.com offers Connecticut residents a comprehensive solar learning and shopping solution for help making better-informed solar decisions.
Why Rooftop Solar Is Growing So Fast (And How to Get It)
In a Q&A with Goop, Sierra Club’s Jodie Van Horn recommends consumers use EnergySage to compare and evaluate their solar options.
Here are the Top 4 Reasons to go Solar NOW!
While recapping four reasons to make the switch to solar energy, Panasonic refers to EnergySage Solar Marketplace data on why owning your solar panels is often the better finance option compared to a lease.
Sustainable Jersey and EnergySage Collaborate to Empower the NJ Solar Consumer
Powered by EnergySage, The Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge is a new statewide program from Sustainable Jersey that provides a simple, cost effective way for municipalities to engage homeowners and small businesses in adopting solar.
With prices falling and an extension of the federal tax credit, Consumer Reports explores why now is a good time to consider solar and why homeowners should use EnergySage when they do start shopping for solar.
How to go solar without putting panels on your roof
With more states supporting community solar, EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses how the concept has evolved into big business and what's needed for the sector to attract more consumers.
Can Elon Musk make solar panels as attractive as a Tesla?
While upfront costs and financing top the list, aesthetics play an important role as well in a homeowner's decision to install solar panels. EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses the impact looks can sometimes have on roof location, size, efficiency, and hesitation.
Why more people now own their home’s solar panels — instead of lease them
As more companies begin to offer solar loans to homeowners, EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains why transparency is key for consumers to make informed solar decisions.
10 Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Utility Bills at Home
EnergySage data used to explain why installing solar panels is an excellent way to improve your home's energy efficiency and significantly lower your electricity bill.
How much of the world would need to be covered in solar
In this video, EnergySage helped TechInsider calculate what the total installation costs would be to power the entire planet with solar power.
Energy Management making plays for the SmartHouse, and it might win it all
Staff writer John Fitzgerald Weaver discusses why home energy generation and management is on the way to powering the smart home. John points to the new Wiser Air smart thermostat solar program from EnergySage and Schneider Electric as an example, among others.
Fannie Mae Offers Cheaper Option to Fund Solar, Efficiency
GTM's Katherine Tweed speaks with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal about the promising potential of Fannie Mae’s new HomeStyle Energy Program.
Companies Partner To Jointly Promote Smart Thermostats And Solar
The SI staff covers the news that EnergySage and Schneider Electric have teamed up to encourage energy efficiency for homeowners by jointly marketing solar and Schneider’s Wiser Air Wi-Fi smart thermostat.
EnergySage and Schneider Electric Team to Promote Solar and Energy Efficiency
EnergySage and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have teamed up to encourage energy efficiency for homeowners through solar energy systems and Wiser Air™, a Wi-Fi smart thermostat from Schneider Electric.
There’s a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump’s answers about energy policy
Political reporter Philip Bump uses data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to counter incorrect statements made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about the solar payback period.
Rooftop Solar Transformation Could Hurt SolarCity and Sunrun
Writer Travis Hoium discusses how companies like EnergySage are helping to make the industry more competitive by leveling the playing field.
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal explains how installing solar panels frees up capital. Check out writer Lou Carlozo's list of eight proven methods for generating income.
Who made the Globe’s list of 2016 Game Changers?
EnergySage was one of two cleantech companies to be named a 2016 Game Changer by the Boston Globe, alongside some of the most innovative entrepreneurs and businesses in the Commonwealth.
Where SolarCity Should Turn Its Focus in 2016
Could solar loans offer "less risk AND higher guaranteed profit" for SolarCity? Data from EnergySage's Marketplace Intel Report is used in this recent financial analysis.
Hiring A Solar Installer? 8 Key Questions To Ask Them First
EnergySage's rich database of 1,200 solar company reviews, as well as its one-of-a-kind solar marketplace, are recommended by the GearBrain editorial team as resources for today's solar shoppers.
The Solar Foundation and EnergySage Collaborate to Empower the Solar Consumer
The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit research and education organization, today announced that they have partnered with the nation’s leading online marketplace for solar, EnergySage.
National and Local Residential Solar Installers Don’t Buy the Same Modules
A recent comparison between GTM Research's quarterly U.S. PV Leaderboard and EnergySage’s 2015 Solar Marketplace Intel Report reveals several interesting similarities and differences between national and local installer equipment preferences.
Solar Shift: Falling Costs Make Owning Better Than Leasing
Reporter Lucas Mearian speaks with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal on the consumer trend away from solar leases in favor of owning their solar systems, either with cash or a loan.
The Future Of Low-cost Solar Cells
Science Reporter Mitch Jacoby includes data from EnergySage's 2015 Solar Marketplace Intel Report for an article covering the future of emerging photovoltaic technologies.
Texas Solar Prices Are Currently The Lowest Price Per Watt In The Country
A review of Texas' solar growth and price trends revealed in EnergySage's 2015 Solar Marketplace Intel Report as reported by Greentech Media.
Leasing vs. Owning a PV System
Falling PV module costs, rising electricity prices, and increased awareness of PV’s financial benefits are making solar electricity an increasingly attractive option.
Why Bay Area Residents Pay More For Solar
Data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace confirms that despite being in a solar power-friendly city, Bay Area residents "actually pay more for solar energy than the national average."
A native Texan covers the growth of solar in his home state, pulling data from the Energy Solar Marketplace Report to explain its potential.
The Biggest Challenges SolarCity Faces in 2016
As customers become more savvy about their solar purchase options, using platforms like the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to shop for solar, large leasing companies such as SolarCity will face real challenges, reports Travis Hoium.
Cambridge Launches Residential Solar Program
Coverage of the recently launched Sunny Cambridge, a residential solar program powered by EnergySage that provides residents with access to online tools and resources for going solar.
Texas Solar Shoppers Seeing Lowest Prices in the US
Greentech Media covers the release of EnergySage's 2015 Solar Marketplace Intel Report, highlighting the low solar prices witnessed in the Lone Star State.
Bank Loans Taking Over Solar Financing
WBJ's Laura Finaldi and EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discuss educating banks on the benefits of offering solar loans as ownership of home solar systems grows in popularity over leasing.
The Grid Edge Awards: Building the 21st-Century Energy System
EnergySage and National Grid were awarded a 2016 Grid Edge Award for their groundbreaking partnership in the SolarWise Rhode Island project.
Solar Prices Continue To Decline As US Consumers Increasingly Shop Around
Data and findings from the 2015 Solar Marketplace Intel Report is utilized in CleanTechnica's latest solar industry analysis.
The 'Expedia of Solar' Is Helping Cambridge Achieve Its Clean Energy Goals
Tech journalist at BostInno covers the launch of Sunny Cambridge, a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of Cambridge and EnergySage.
Report: Installed solar costs dropped 5% as consumers search for best value
Leading utility publisher covers the 5% drop in solar prices seen in the EnergySage Marketplace in 2015, as highlighted in the most recent Solar Marketplace Intel Report.
As solar prices drop in the U.S. consumers are increasingly shopping around to find the best deal
PV Magazine recaps top insights for the solar industry based on data and key findings in EnergySage's second Solar Marketplace Intel Report.
EnergySage Releases Second U.S. Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
New report provides unique insight into the 2015 residential solar market, shedding light on the evolving dynamics of the solar industry
City of Cambridge Launches Residential Solar Program
EnergySage and the City of Cambridge (MA) announced today the launch of Sunny Cambridge, a program that provides residents with access to online tools and resources for making smarter decisions about solar.
Has Solar Energy Technology Evolved?
Renewable energy journalist Sarah Lozanova uses EnergySage Marketplace data in her review of the evolution of solar energy technology.
National Grid creates solar panel website
Leading Rhode Island newspaper covers the groundbreaking launch of National Grid's SolarWise Marketplace, which leverages the EnergySage platform to provide a "one-stop-shop" for Ocean State solar shoppers.
National Grid to Launch a First-of-Its-Kind Solar Marketplace
Host Barry Armstrong talks to EnergySage's CEO Vikram Aggarwal about today's solar industry and how EnergySage is simplifying the solar shopping experience.
Businesses Gradually Embracing Solar Energy
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal on why the business sector is increasingly taking advantage of solar.
National Grid to Launch a First-of-Its-Kind Solar Marketplace
Senior Writer Julia Pyper covered a new online marketplace from National Grid and EnergySage that will allow customers in Rhode Island to shop for solar and receive an incentive for improving energy efficiency.
National Grid rolls out comparison shopping program for solar
Utility Dive covered National Grid's collaboration with EnergySage, which will provide customers with an online solar shopping experience.
National Grid creates new push for solar panels
WPRI-12 in Rhode Island reported on the new solar shopping program from National Grid and EnergysSage for National Grid's Rhode Island customers.
National Grid to Provide One-Stop Solar Shopping For Rhode Island Customers: “SolarWise Rhode Island” will simplify and speed solar energy development
EnergySage and National Grid announced today a collaboration to provide National Grid's Rhode Island customers a convenient online tool to use in researching and purchasing solar energy systems for their homes and businesses.
Four steps for converting more solar sales
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal and Solar Builder discuss today's solar shoppers and the steps to converting more solar sales.
Presidential Candidates and Renewable Energy: Where Do They Stand?
Check out how the 2016 presidential candidates measure up in the EnergySage renewable energy report card, which grades their support of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy.
Leasing vs. Owning a PV System: What's Best for Homeowners
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal helps homeowners assess the solar financing options available to them and the benefits of each.
The Big Question: What Is Your Greatest Concern for Your Industry in 2016?
EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses transparency within the residential solar industry and what's needed for consumers to make informed choices about their solar investment.
Why SunPower Corporation Sees a Bright Future
EnergySage Marketplace transaction data is utilized in a recent analysis of SunPower's Q4 2015 performance.
SolarCity Kills Its MyPower Loan Product
EnergySage's Aaron James, VP of network partnerships, interviewed by Greentech Media on SolarCity shutting down its MyPower solar loan.
EnergySage to Present at the Seventh Annual Smart Energy Summit
EnergySage announced today that John Gingrich, senior vice president of strategic partnerships, will present at the Parks Associates "2016 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer", taking place February 22-24 in Austin, Texas.
How Solar Software Can Save The World
EnergySage is highlighted as solar software that "can save the world" due to its ability to seamlessly match homeowners with multiple solar installers near them.
How to pick the right solar for your home or business
EnergySage's CEO is interviewed in the latest Speaking of Green podcast by leading cleantech journalist Beth Bond.
New arrival Spruce ups game for 'trusted energy advisor' role
EnergySage's role as a 'trusted energy advisor' for large utility partners is recapped in UtilityDIVE.
3 Ways to Go Green With a Home Equity Loan
CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses the benefits of using a home equity loan to finance the installation of a solar PV system.
5 Solar Energy Trends for 2016 in the Residential Market
TriplePundit interviews EnergySage when analyzing the benefits of solar for People, Planet, and Profit.
Report finds high level of competition among U.S. residential solar installers
EnergySage's 2015 survey data shows a high level of competition among small and mid-sized solar installers, as well as a need for more financing options and leads.
Survey: Half of Small Solar Installers Don’t Offer Leases or PPAs
Top findings from EnergySage's 2015 solar installer survey are highlighted by Greentech Media, including the trend towards solar loans over leases and PPAs.
Vivint Solar, Inc.'s Best Moves in 2015
EnergySage's marketplace data is relied upon when explaining Vivint Solar's recent move towards offering solar loans.
EnergySage Releases Findings of 2015 Solar Installer Survey; Study Reveals Fierce Competition and Increasingly Savvy Shoppers
EnergySage released today the results of its inaugural 2015 Solar Installer Survey, which captures the key observations of local and regional solar installers in both residential and commercial markets.
You’ll Never Guess How Much Solar Panels Can Raise Your Home's Value
Financial journalists at Motley Fool use EnergySage's solar calculator to analyze potential solar savings.
9 Reasons Your Business Should Make the Switch to Solar Power
The significant solar savings reported via EnergySage Solar Marketplace data helps make the business case for businesses considering solar.
EnergySage Named As First Air Quality Champion By American Lung Association
Clean tech experts write about the innovative new partnership between leaders in promoting healthier air and leaders in promoting solar adoption.
American Lung Association of the Northeast Launches “Air Quality Champion” Program, Names EnergySage as First Champion
Online Solar Marketplace Gives Consumers the Power of Transparency and Choice When Shopping for Solar Systems, Increasing Solar Adoption and Promoting Clean Energy.
Why SolarCity Is Struggling to Adapt to Today's Solar Market
The residential solar market is shifting from push to pull, and that spells trouble for SolarCity. Financial analysts tout EnergySage and Google's Project Sunroof as examples of the industry's future.
SolarCity Earnings Report Is Far Worse Than Management Commentary Indicates
Financial press leverages EnergySage's data that 90% of online solar shoppers elect to own their system outright rather than sign up for a third-party lease or PPA.
SolarCity Is Finally Entering Value Territory
Financial journalist Travis Hoium relies on new data from EnergySage's Solar Marketplace Intel Report when analyzing the market outlook for SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY).
Sunrun - Financial Weapon Of Mass Destruction In The Solar Industry
Financial press touts EnergySage statistic that 90% of online solar shoppers elect to buy rather than lease solar when analyzing Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN).
US Residential & Small-Scale Commercial Solar Averages Installation Costs Of $3.79/W
Clean tech expert reports on the insights provided in EnergySage's inaugural Solar Marketplace Intel Report™.
The US is about to hit a big solar energy milestone
Science journalist Rebecca Harrington covers the release of EnergySage's Solar Marketplace Intel Report™.
Online solar shoppers are choosing direct ownership over leases and PPAs
Data from EnergySage's Solar Marketplace Intel Report™ shows that a high percentage of solar shoppers select direct system ownership over leases.
EnergySage Releases Inaugural U.S. Solar Marketplace Intel Report™
EnergySage published today its first Solar Marketplace Intel Report™, providing one-of-a-kind visibility into the residential and small-scale commercial solar market in the United States.
Affordable Solar Energy Options for Homeowners
ABC7 in Los Angeles discusses the benefits of going solar, and highlights EnergySage the leading comparison-shopping website to use.
What You Need to Know Before You Go Solar
ABC6 in Philadelphia recaps what homeowners should know before going solar, including to shop on EnergySage.
Why Your Business Should (Finally) Go Solar
Solar isn't just for Intel and Wal-Mart anymore. EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal reviews the many business benefits of commercial solar adoption for companies of all sizes.
Solar industry journalist Stephen Lacey discusses the rise of the online solar shopper with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal.
ASES Taps EnergySage’s Marketplace Technology to Support Its 20th Annual National Solar Tour
Country’s oldest non-profit solar association rolls out online solar marketplace to advance awareness and adoption of solar.
EnergySage CEO Presenting at North America’s Largest Solar Conference
Join EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal as he presents, “The Emergence of the Solar Shopper,” at Solar Power International (SPI) 2015 in Anaheim, California.
The average Massachusetts household paying $100 a month for electricity can save an estimated $35,900 over the next 20 years — almost $1,800 a year — by purchasing and installing a rooftop solar system, according to data from EnergySage, an online marketplace for solar-energy consumers.
Tech journalist Alexandra Ma recaps the similarity between Google's Project Sunroof and EnergySage's instant estimator.
UBS highlights their concern about structural margin pressures on residential solar vendors as customer awareness of offerings increases, particularly with the increasing prevalence of price shopping platforms such as EnergySage.
SEIA and EnergySage announce their partnership as EnergySage continues to grow its list of top-tier collaborators.
EnergySage and SEIA align to provide consumers looking to install solar with innovative comparison-shopping platform
EnergySage and the Solar Energy Industries Association introduced the SEIA-endorsed EnergySage online solar marketplace, a one-stop shop providing consumers with all of the essential tools and resources needed to evaluate solar energy systems and make informed purchasing decisions.
CEO Vikram Aggarwal discusses areas for improvement regarding Google's new Project Sunroof.
EnergySage and ICLEI ally to help local governments boost solar energy adoption in their communities
EnergySage and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA today announced that they have allied to help municipalities reach their renewable energy goals by advancing solar adoption in their communities.
With the president's announcement of the Clean Power Plan, Consumer Reports investigates what homeowners need to know about installing solar panels.
Going solar can be a home improvement that keeps on giving—possibly paying for itself and then some. Lifehacker turns to EnergySage to find out if it’s a good investment for you.
EnergySage and Green America join forces to give U.S. residents the power of choice when evaluating solar energy adoption
EnergySage and Green America, a national nonprofit organization working to create a green economy, today announced that they have partnered to help U.S. homeowners “get all the facts” about solar adoption as well as secure the lowest possible price when purchasing quality systems.
Prosper from the move to solar power thanks to falling prices, flexible financing and a generous federal tax break.
Promoting solar adoption in New York State, EnergySage has launched a local solar energy marketplace. Presenting consumers with unbiased facts, the new local solar marketplace will facilitate comparison shopping when researching financing options and installers, and hunting for the lowest price quotes.
Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage, is the kind of individual who delights economists. Economists are all about market information: the more information a market has, the more efficient it becomes. And EnergySage’s whole raison d’etre is to bring information about competitive solar suppliers to the market.
EnergySage and WattzOn equip municipalities and businesses with white-label platform to help homeowners cut energy costs
EnergySage and WattzOn, the premier provider of web and mobile engagement tools for tracking and reducing home energy expenses, announced today that WattzOn has integrated the ground-breaking EnergySage online Solar Marketplace into its white-label offerings.
Cost-wise, going solar isn’t much different from any big purchase – people who buy solar panels come away with a better deal over the long haul, but leasing is attractive to people with less to spend up front and who don’t want to make the commitment.
Solar energy is ready to step into the spotlight. With the cost of systems falling and the price of electricity continuing to rise, more and more Americans are deciding to go solar.
There’s enough sun in every continental state to turn a roof into a power plant. But what makes the solar math work is a combination of high electric rates and financial incentives from your state and utility. Get a sense of your savings based on your address, local electric rates, and even your home’s orientation—south-facing is ideal—at EnergySage.com, a solar comparison-shopping site.
Solarize, managed by the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit marketing firm SmartPower and with funding from the Heinz Foundation, is designed to simplify the process for the owner of a home or small business to buy solar.
Local solar energy marketplace for North Carolina goes live
EnergySage and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University (NC CETC) announced today a partnership to help consumers and businesses make well-informed and profitable decisions about solar energy adoption.
EnergySage secures $1.5 million in Series-A financing to fuel expansion of online solar energy marketplace
Industry-first comparison-shopping platform primed to be the destination site for solar power systems
EnergySage grows exponentially as consumers seek price transparency for solar energy systems
Online solar marketplace enables apples-to-apples comparison shopping, gives users the power of knowledge and choice as well as pricing up to 20% less than market averages
Vikram Aggarwal chats about the outlook for the federal solar tax credit, EnergySage's new partnership with New York, solar storage technologies and more.
EnergySage launches local solar energy marketplace for New York State
The EnergySage Marketplace announced today that it is expanding its presence to New York State to help consumers make well-informed and profitable decisions about solar energy adoption.
The Melrose Energy Commission has partnered with EnergySage to provide information, comparable quotes from several vetted solar installers, and savings projections on the different ways to pay for solar.
EnergySage creates local marketplace for solar energy systems in Austin
EnergySage is pleased to announce the launch of the Go Solar Austin Marketplace. The EnergySage Marketplace is expanding in Austin with the help of the Energy Systems Transformation Research Group (EST) at the University of Texas.
Based in Boston, EnergySage is an online portal through which shoppers can solicit customized bids from vetted installation companies, and compare those bids in an apples-to-apples format.
We held our latest conference call with Vikram Aggarawal, CEO of the EnergySage.com solar platform, the preeminent online shopping platform for consumers to compare loan vs. lease options.
. . . EnergySage is a good place for the average consumer to learn about solar power, evaluate its financial benefits, and get bids from competing vendors.
Look to EnergySage, a new online solar marketplace, to find the best deal on home solar installation.
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce partners with EnergySage to help businesses go solar and save money!
According to Cape Cod Chamber CEO, Wendy Northcross, the EnergySage platform is “smart, easy and logical. It gives more transparency throughout the solar selection process and offers convenience to the purchaser.”
EnergySage partners with CEFIA (The Connecticut Green Bank) to help connecticut residents go solar
Following a nationwide search, The Connecticut Green Bank chose EnergySage as its exclusive online partner because of its comprehensive educational content and tools supporting homeowners’ research and comparison-shopping process.
EnergySage, a Cambridge-based online marketplace for solar panel installations, has partnered with the Framingham retail giant Staples, Inc. to offer homeowners and businesses an added perk when they install solar panels.
Office supply giant Staples has adopted EnergySage’s online solar marketplace to help its customers comparison-shop for solar photovoltaic systems.
EnergySage partners with Staples to help Americans save money by going solar
EnergySage, the online marketplace for solar energy systems, today announced a partnership with Staples (SPLS) that makes it easier than ever for Staples customers to install solar on their homes and businesses, while being rewarded for reducing their environmental impact.
SmartPower and EnergySage launch strategic partnership
The announcement brings together the on-the-ground expertise of SmartPower with EnergySage’s award-winning online experience. Together, the partnership expects to revolutionize how American consumers research and comparison-shop for solar energy systems.
Solar businesses ready to roll with clean power
More than 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
Helping consumers evaluate ownership and financing options for their solar panel systems.
East Coast Petroleum partners with EnergySage to help their customers go solar
East Coast Petroleum has thousands of customers throughout southeastern Massachusetts and is committed to helping customers make smart energy decisions. The partnership with EnergySage offers customers a simple and easy way to shop for solar and to gather competitive solar quotes online.
COSEIA partners with EnergySage to help Coloradans go solar
The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) today announced a partnership with EnergySage to make it easier for Coloradans to go solar and to help Colorado solar companies grow their businesses efficiently.
National chamber network, EnergySage to deliver solar energy savings to businesses across the country
EnergySage, Inc., and Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, a national network of local chambers of commerce, today announced the launch of a partnership to help local chambers of commerce and their member businesses take advantage of cost savings from installing solar energy.
Home and business owners in Visalia can get quotes on the cost of installing solar panels through the U.S. Department of Energy’s EnergySage Marketplace website.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $28.6 million in awards under the NY-Sun initiative, including eight innovative projects to reduce costs associated with solar installations
EnergySage this week launched a new “Instant Solar Estimate” tool. It’s wicked awesome! Definitely the coolest I’ve used, and also the quickest.
EnergySage Introduces Instant Solar Price Estimates
Online solar marketplace EnergySage today launched its “Instant Estimate” feature. With the “Instant Estimate” any home or commercial property owner in the U.S. can get estimates of solar’s costs and benefits under various financing options for their specific property.
Falling prices and advancements of home solar power is leading many consumers to consider adding them to their homes. And while prices have fallen dramatically over the last decade, residential systems can still be costly, which is why some owners turn to leasing their systems.
EnergySage Teams Up with World Wildlife Fund
EnergySage, Inc. today announced a new partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that makes it easier than ever for Americans to install rooftop solar on their homes and reduce their personal contribution to climate change.
As solar energy becomes mainstream because of falling solar panel prices and strong financial incentives, your next question may be: “Where on earth do I buy solar in Baltimore?”
EnergySage Awarded DOE SunShot Initiative Award
EnergySage, Inc. announced today that it received a $1.25 million award through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative (Incubator 8, Tier 2) in support of the SunShot Initiative established by the Obama administration.
Seeing is Believing: Green Buildings Open House Tour, Oct. 5th
Research shows that consumers are 24% more likely to implement clean energy systems and efficiency upgrades after seeing them themselves.
Save the Earth, Save Money—There’s No Need to Choose
Earlier this year, I blogged about a new website set up to ease the chore of shopping for solar panels, EnergySage, and since then the company’s own blog has described two financial benefits of solar which I hadn’t thought about before.
Solar Sales Moving From Sofa to Websites to Speed Deals
U.S. solar companies are borrowing sales techniques from online retailers to make paying for power as easy as buying an airplane ticket.
Solar Sales Moving From Sofa to Websites to Speed Orders
The $3.5 billion U.S. residential solar industry is seeking to automate a sales process that often requires representatives to visit prospective customers’ homes. Websites now predict how much power a rooftop system will produce and let homeowners compare prices from multiple installers.
There are a number of sites these days that will help you find a solar installer. It’s great to see that area of the industry getting plugged by more and more companies. But I’m not sure if any compare with the comparison solar shopping system offered by EnergySage.
A New Spin On Solar: A Great Retirement Vehicle
What a strange world we live in: a decade ago, solar was seen by many as a pipe dream. And now some retirees have come to view it as a steady source of savings and retirement income.
Optony and EnergySage Partner to Help Municipalities Encourage Residents to Adopt Solar Power
The partnership offers local governments a simple, turnkey method of providing solar programs to residents that does not require the high level of administrative resources consumed by traditional group-buy solar programs.
EnergySage, the online one-stop shop for going solar, tries to take the confusion and indecision out of making the leap to renewable energy. The solar marketplace offers multiple quotes from local installers that include rebates, tax incentives, financing options and an accurate payback on your investment.
Making Solar Installations Easier For The Masses: A Sage Approach
CEO Vikram Aggarwal and Head of Corporate Development John Gingrich spent some time discussing the soft costs in their industry, and how these can be reduced through the creation of an online Marketplace.
EnergySage & Green Key Global Partner to Promote Solar & Sustainable Practices in Lodging Industry
The partnership between EnergySage and Green Key Global provides Green Key members with expert advice and guidance as they explore ‘green’ energy options for their facilities.
It Used to be a Super Pain to Shop for Solar Installers, but No Longer
Launched last month, EnergySage aspires to be the Expedia of solar and eventually of other green technologies such as solar thermal and ground-source heat pumps.
Sierra Club and EnergySage Team Up to Help Businesses and Non-Profits Reap the Benefits of Solar and Other Clean Energy Technologies
The EnergySage program, which is accessed through a Sierra Club portal, provides objective, comprehensive information on the operations and benefits of clean energy systems.
Your First Stop For Solar: Online Marketplace Connects Homeowners And Installers
A follow-up phone call demonstrating how the platform works left me thinking that this linking of homeowner and solar installer is exactly what the residential solar industry needs.
EnergySage Launches First-of-Its-Kind Solar Shopping Platform
EnergySage has a new set of functionalities, allowing customers to compare and rate solar companies, that are unlike anything the solar industry has seen to date.
EnergySage Aims To Be The Kayak Of Solar
If you use Kayak to hunt down the cheapest airfares, then it won’t be hard for you to grasp what EnergySage wants to bring to the solar PV market.
EnergySage Launches Online Solar PV Marketplace
Automation, transparency transform solar photovoltaic shopping for homeowners, businesses and non-profits.
EnergySage Offers One-Stop Shopping for Solar PV
EnergySage adds value to the transactions by helping educate and shepherd customers along the decision-making process, and presenting quotes (and defining all the factors involved) in a clean, consistent, comparable format.
Solar Power Shopping is Easy with Free New Online Tool
Instead of having to compare different forms, formulas and variables from different companies, you receive all of the bids in a clear, standard format.
The marketplace’s functionality and usability is light years ahead of other similar sites.
A new site that aims to make solar shopping ultra simple
Enable consumers to get multiple bids from installers, view those bids in formats that make it easy to compare various line items in their quotes, and even check out the specs of the solar energy systems already installed in their neighborhood.
EnergySage and Massachusetts Sierra Club Announce Solar Partnership
A Clear Path to Green on the Green Buildings Open House Tour
NESEA Chooses EnergySage to Host Virtual Green Buildings Open House Tour
Making clean energy a mass market product
EnergySage Tackles Solar Acquisition Costs
Solar Industry Magazine coverage of SunShot investment
DOE pledges $4M in solar grants to NE organizations
EnergySage Awarded $500,000 Department of Energy SunShot Startup Investment
EnergySage wants to power easy energy searches
EnergySage featured at Sierra Club of Massachusetts
EnergySage featured on MassHighTech.com
EnergySage featured in Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee newsletter
Clean Energy As a Financial Product—A Game-Changing Paradigm Shift
New online resource helps FMs choose appropriate clean energy systems
EnergySage.com – Choosing Renewables Now Wicked Simple
Clean Energy Systems as a New Asset Class