Urjanet, a global leader in utility data aggregation, has launched Utility Data for Solar, a Data-as-a-Service solution that provides on-demand access to residential and commercial energy usage, cost, and location data from more than 900 electric utilities in over 15 countries. With the launch of this new service, solar providers can now leverage sophisticated tools to accelerate solar adoption and drive progress toward a cleaner energy future.
On top of new legislative challenges, the industry has faced high and growing customer acquisition costs over the past few years. According to GTM Research, customer acquisition costs on average now represent a disproportionate 17 percent of the total system cost.
To overcome these looming challenges, Urjanet Utility Data for Solar provides sales insight for solar installers, brokers, marketplaces, financiers, and software providers to help get adoption back on track. With access to historical monthly energy consumption and demand, cost, and location data directly from more than 900 electric utilities, Utility Data for Solar will enable solar providers to:
• Accelerate sales cycles and prioritize the right leads
• Streamline and enhance the customer buying experience
• Build tailored and accurate proposals that customers can trust
Urjanet Utility Data for Solar enables a more cost-effective, customized approach to selling solar systems that allows vendors to effectively focus on the needs, requirements, and situation of each residential or commercial buyer.
“At our very core, supporting a clean energy economy with innovative solutions has always been Urjanet’s goal,” said Sanjoy Malik, CEO at Urjanet. “With Utility Data for Solar, we’re excited to advance renewable energy agendas across residential and commercial sectors by providing tools to streamline opportunity assessment and sales processes.”
Corporate sustainability agendas are also making significant progress with the help of Utility Data for Solar.
“Renewable energy projects like solar are a key component of the Cox Conserves program, helping us offset more than 102,360 tons of carbon since 2007. This reduction is a key step towards the Cox commitment to be carbon neutral by 2044. Urjanet Utility Data has been a critical tool to pinpoint the highest priority sites for installation and to see the impact of our investments year over year,” said Keith Mask, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability at Cox Enterprises.
By offering on-demand, accurate, and complete energy usage, cost, and location data from more than 900 utilities, Utility Data for Solar aims to bring an automated, streamlined process to existing and emerging solar markets worldwide.
— Solar Builder magazine