CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 3, 2014
EnergySage today announced that it has partnered with the Connecticut Green Bank (formerly CEFIA) to support the Bank’s local and state-wide solar energy campaigns. 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.
The EnergySage offering, which will be private-labeled by the Green Bank, will integrate seamlessly into existing web platforms such as GoSolarCT.com and ultimately be available to partner platforms. EnergySage is also proud to announce that its Instant Estimate tool and Solar Marketplace will be integrated into and serve as the engine of the Bank’s Solarize Online campaigns, helping homeowners research and obtain multiple, competitive quotes for solar power systems, for all financing options, at no upfront cost. EnergySage’s Solar Marketplace was developed in part with a prestigious Incubator award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
“The Green Bank is excited about the opportunity to help simplify the solar shopping experience by providing a one-stop shop for information on solar technology, financing, and installation to support the decision to go solar.”
“The Green Bank is excited about the opportunity to help simplify the solar shopping experience by providing a one-stop shop for information on solar technology, financing, and installation to support the decision to go solar,” states Director of Residential Programs, Kerry O’Neill. “EnergySage’s platform focuses on education, ease of purchase, and transparency and gives customers easy to understand insights into the benefits solar energy provides. Their approach aligns perfectly with our goals.”
Incorporating the best practices of online shopping, the EnergySage Solar Marketplace provides consumers with multiple quotes from installers with options including choice of solar panels, brands, installers and financing options that include $0-down solar leases, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and solar loans. The Marketplace helps consumers easily compare quotes in an apples-to-apples format, automatically performing the calculations needed to adjust for differences in the quotes received—different system sizes or different assumptions used to calculate cost and benefits.
“Organizations such as the Connecticut Green Bank are fueling tremendous interest in solar power systems,'' said Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of Energy Sage. “Historically, there has been tremendous market friction slowing solar adoption. By making it easier to buy and sell these systems, our partnership will convert that interest into action, delivering both economic and environmental benefits to consumers while helping Connecticut to reach its sustainability goals.”
EnergySage’s Solar Marketplace is currently available as part of the Green Bank’s Solarize Online campaigns in Lyme, Old Lyme, South Windsor and Woodstock. Homeowners in these communities can start by obtaining a no-obligation instant estimate of the cost and savings of a solar power system for their property. Consumers who create an account on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace will, in-turn, receive quotes from multiple, high-quality, pre-screened installers participating in the program. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SEEDS initiative, researchers at Yale and Duke Universities will study the results of the Solarize Online campaigns to understand the impact of technology on the rate of solar adoption.
About the Connecticut Green Bank (formerly CEFIA)
CEFIA was established by Connecticut’s General Assembly on July 1, 2011 as a part of Public Act 11-80. This new quasi-public agency, now known as the Connecticut Green Bank superseded the former Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The Green Bank’s mission is to lead the green bank movement by accelerating private investment in clean energy deployment within Connecticut and to achieve economic prosperity, job creation and energy security throughout the state. As the nation’s first full-scale green bank, the organization leverages public and private funds to drive investment and scale-up clean energy deployment in Connecticut. For more information about the CT Green Bank, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.
About EnergySage, Inc.
EnergySage provides the first comprehensive online marketplace for consumers and businesses interested in converting to solar energy. By enabling people to comparison shop for “apples-to-apples” competitive quotes from pre-screened installers and financiers, the EnergySage Marketplace typically delivers cost-savings of up to 20 percent when compared to going directly to installers. EnergySage also simplifies today’s complex solar industry by providing tools and unbiased information that enable people to fully understand their product and financing options as well as their return-on-investment scenarios. Many leading organizations have forged partnerships with EnergySage to promote the adoption of solar energy, including Connecticut Green Bank, Staples, Walgreens and the World Wildlife Fund. For more information, please visit: www.energysage.com.
Estimate your savings with our Solar Calculator www.energysage.com
EnergySage.com is operated by EnergySage, Inc.