COSEIA partners with EnergySage to help Coloradans go solar

Solar shopping platform facilitates solar PV system installations and sustainability efforts

Press Release

DENVER, CO – August 25, 2014

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.

COSEIA and EnergySage will partner on initiatives to help consumers research and comparison-shop for solar. Consumers - including homeowners, businesses and non-profits - will visit COSEIA's dedicated solar program websites – including Solar Friendly Communities, Million Solar Roofs, Go Solar Colorado - to get a free instant solar estimate of the cost and financial benefits of installing solar PV systems. Consumers who create an account on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace will receive quotes from multiple, pre-screened high quality solar installers, who are COSEIA members, and compare the offers in an apples-to-apples format to select the best offer that meets their specific needs and goals.

“With utility rates rising and solar installation costs falling, now is a great time to look into putting solar on your property.”

The EnergySage Solar Marketplace, a comprehensive consumer destination site for solar PV systems, will serve as the programs engine, helping homeowners, businesses and non-profits to research and obtain quotes for solar power systems, for all financing options, at no cost to them.

“Multiple quotes provide consumers with options including choice of panels, brands, installers and financing options that include solar leases, PPAs and solar loans,” said Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage. EnergySage has received two prestigious SunShot Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the Solar Marketplace.

“There has never been a better time to go solar in Colorado,” said Rebecca Cantwell, executive director of COSEIA. “With utility rates rising and solar installation costs falling, now is a great time to look into putting solar on your property. People going solar in Colorado can see their investment paid back often in less than 10 years and can save thousands on energy costs for years to come.”

COSEIA members interested in participating in this solar outreach program can begin by completing an online company profile. Participation in the program requires no upfront cost and participating installation companies will enjoy the opportunity to connect with qualified consumers through a simple online platform. To get started, create an account at www.energysage.com/register or contact john@energysage.com with questions.

About COSEIA

Established in 1989, Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is the award-winning nonprofit association leading Colorado’s solar industry. Our mission is to expand solar markets and to generate jobs and prosperity for the people of Colorado. Together with hundreds of solar business members we work to advance solar policy, remove market barriers, highlight emerging trends, and promote solar outreach and education. EnergySage helps consumers connect with COSEIA member companies that offer high quality, turnkey solar installations for homes, businesses and nonprofits.

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.

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EnergySage.com is operated by EnergySage, Inc.