EnergySage launches local solar energy marketplace for New York State

Comparison shopping platform to facilitate solar adoption by presenting consumers with unbiased facts about installers, financing options and lowest price quotes

Press Release

BOSTON, MA – May 11, 2015

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. Backed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the EnergySage marketplace will enable residents to quickly research and compare solar options and obtain multiple price quotes from pre-screened solar installers. The marketplace will also provide New York’s solar installers access to a large pool of knowledgeable prospective clients, giving them the ability to reduce customer acquisition costs and efficiently grow their businesses.

In 2014, EnergySage was selected for an award from NY-Sun, Governor Cuomo’s program to help expand solar in the state, reduce the balance of system costs and move New York closer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry. As it has in several other states, EnergySage will inject much needed simplicity, choice and transparency into the local solar energy market. The company’s unique approach to providing extensive informational and community content in conjunction with an innovative online marketplace has proven incredibly effective in boosting solar adoption. Consumers using EnergySage adopt solar at rates two to three times higher than industry norms and pay prices that are up to 20 percent less than market averages.

“Beyond delivering substantial value to the consumer, the EnergySage marketplace has also proven to reduce customer acquisition costs for installers by more than 50 percent,” said EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal. “Because installers are able to more quickly and easily connect with purchase-ready customers, they can increase close rates and reduce sales cycle times. The marketplace is transforming the solar industry into one that is not only highly efficient, but also scalable.”

EnergySage will team up with New York businesses, universities, non-profits, utilities and municipalities to promote use of the marketplace, supporting the state’s initiative to help residents realize the benefits of clean solar power. New partners will join a diverse group of organizations, such as Staples, The World Wildlife Fund, the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy and Connecticut Green Bank, which are collaborating with EnergySage today to extend their own sustainability efforts and encourage solar adoption.

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:

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