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Sighten Launches Partnership with Sunnova

Posted by Conlan O'Leary on Apr 2, 2019 7:08:03 AM

Sighten has launched a major partnership with Sunnova, the leading privately-held U.S. residential solar services provider. Sighten software customers can now access Sunnova’s broad portfolio of financing products directly from the Sighten platform.

Sunnova is active in 16 states and offers a wide range of solar financing, including PPA, lease, and loan options, in addition to a recently launched home solar protection plan. Innovative financing from Sunnova paired with industry-leading software from Sighten will empower solar companies of all sizes to grow their businesses by better serving their customers.

 

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Topics: Software, Solar, Solar Software, Financing, Solar Financing, Partnerships

5 predictions for residential solar in 2019

Posted by Conlan O'Leary on Feb 14, 2019 10:44:29 AM

As we advance into 2019,  the residential solar industry finds itself in a very different place compared to the start of 2018. A year ago massive uncertainty surrounding President Trump’s solar tariff decision cast a shadow over the industry; this year there is optimism about a return to growth.

Of course, solar remains a rapidly evolving industry and likely overall market growth in 2019 belies significant changes happening at the ground level in all aspects of how residential solar is delivered to consumers. The coming year will see continued evolution and maturation in the residential solar market including important trends in financing, product offerings, market structure, and technology.

Here are five predictions for what lies ahead for the residential solar industry in 2019. And if you’re a residential company looking to capitalize on these trends and grow your business this year, Sighten’s solar software platform can help you stay ahead of the curve - schedule a demo of our design and proposal tool here.

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Topics: Solar

Keeping PACE with Sighten

Posted by Conlan O'Leary on Sep 13, 2018 11:58:01 AM

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the competitive advantage of residential solar companies offering multiple types of financing – particularly in the context of our fast-changing, ever-evolving industry.

As the market for solar continues to expand to include greater economic and demographic diversity, it becomes more and more important to have a range of financing options to match the specific circumstances and preferences of each prospect.

The Sighten platform, including our new MyProposal toolset, is designed to make everything that’s complicated about your job simple – including financing. We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing that same simplicity to a type of financing with a reputation for being uniquely complicated: PACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy.

How does Sighten simplify PACE? Read on, or if you’re already a Sighten customer, reach out your account manager or info@sighten.io to learn more about our integrated PACE financing options.

 

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Topics: Software, Solar, Solar Software, Solar Financing

NREL study shows industry-leading accuracy of Sighten's automated shading tool

Posted by Conlan O'Leary on Jun 5, 2018 10:37:20 AM

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a study evaluating the accuracy of Sighten’s automated shading tool, showing that Sighten remote shading estimates are nearly identical to measurements taken on site. The Department of Energy-affiliated lab found that Sighten's shading tool generated the most accurate shading estimates of all software applications evaluated by NREL to date.

 

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Topics: Software, Solar, Solar Software, Solar Design

3 analogies to make solar relatable

Posted by Joe Kelly on Aug 16, 2017 11:34:18 AM

Telling a story

Human beings respond to stories and narratives that make complex concepts easier to understand. Research has even shown that humans remember facts at a much higher rate when those facts are part of a story as opposed to just listed out. How can you make your solar sales pitch more of a narrative and drive engagement with your prospects? Start with analogies!

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Topics: Solar, Tips

How to create urgency in a solar pitch

Posted by Joe Kelly on Jun 26, 2017 1:05:03 PM

Every successful sale starts with getting your prospect to care about the problem you are solving. This can be tricky in solar, given that most homeowners don’t stay up at night fretting about their electricity bill.

What are some best practices to create urgency with a solar prospect and drive real engagement with your pitch?

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Topics: Solar, Tips

Sighten joins the Energy Excelerator

Posted by Evelyn Fisher on Feb 2, 2017 9:17:25 AM

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SIGHTEN JOINS THE ENERGY EXCELERATOR

Today, the Energy Excelerator announced it's 2017 cohort - a group of cleantech companies working to create the new energy economy. As an Energy Excelerator portfolio company, Sighten will expand its solar software platform to support energy efficiency and energy storage projects. Read more about the the Energy Excelerator mission and Sighten's selection here.




SOLAR+ Project

Sighten's Energy Excelerator project entails developing a SOLAR+ software tool that supports the design, sale, and financing of combined solar + efficiency and/or storage projects. The pilot will focus on Hawaii but will be open to all companies interested in growing their SOLAR+ sales through better technology.

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Topics: Storage, Sighten, Solar, Solar Software