New platform launches to fund small, medium-sized solar projects

Small and medium-sized commercial projects remain the toughest nut to crack for the solar industry, but a new proprietary online process hopes to change all that. The Braggawatt platform, from Braggawatt Energy, is specifically built to address financing needs of this underserved market segment. By focusing on a partner-driven model, the platform streamlines opportunity evaluation and project conversions through a set of origination, credit review and financing enablers that unlock immediate and long-term energy-cost savings from clean onsite energy solutions for non- and for-profit clients.


The non-residential solar market has primarily been financed by a few retail electricity providers, independent power producers and niche investors. However, these options don’t address the true potential within the sizeable and established SME market. Braggawatt developed a partner-centric business model that streamlines the project value integration and drives significant scale through financing certainty and optimization of economic value for end-customers, installers and investors alike.

Braggawatt’s free end-to-end online platform is designed for simple navigation, creation of financing proposals and automation of credit reviews and financing contracts to implement reliable onsite energy solutions that uniquely address the needs of SME customers.

“Unlike disjointed software platforms or standalone financing providers, Braggawatt’s platform streamlines the origination, development and financing of distributed energy solutions for SMEs,” said Trey Ramsey, co-founder and CEO of Braggawatt. “We connect the dots between local installers, solar-ready businesses and the financing necessary to make it all happen,” Oleg Popovsky, Braggawatt’s co-founder and CCO added.

With the platform, project integrators can:

• Gain 24/7, autonomous access to a complete suite of actionable financing options.
• Evaluate and optimize installation pricing to improve profitability and end-customers’ value.
• Print unlimited customized financing proposals to uniquely address project needs.
• Achieve financing certainty for incremental, smaller and medium-sized projects.
• Enhance cash flow management with effective milestone payments.
• Rely on fast, hassle-free end-customer credit review and project contracts.
• Use platform free of charge, with no fees or strings attached.

The platform offers investors:

• Strong deal flow from a proven aggregation platform built on industry best-practices.
• Project-specific, risk-adjusted pricing via agile scoring framework.
• Comprehensive, asset-risk specific and transparent credit policy.
• Superior risk-adjusted IRRs.
• Streamlined financing process to fund energy projects at scale.

— Solar Builder magazine

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