The Solar Foundation, EnergySage partner on comparison-shopping solar marketplace

EnergySageTo advance a shared commitment to helping people make informed energy decisions, The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit research and education organization, is partnering with online solar marketplace EnergySage. The TSF-supported EnergySage Solar Marketplace brings transparency and choice to consumers that wish to go solar by allowing them to comparison-shop multiple solar quotes from hundreds of pre-screened solar installers, all from one platform.

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“Solar energy does much more than help people save money on their electricity bills,” said Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director of The Solar Foundation. “The solar industry currently employs nearly 209,000 Americans and contributes over $16 billion to the U.S. economy. It also plays a critical role in helping governments, businesses, and universities meet sustainability and climate goals. The TSF EnergySage Solar Marketplace will magnify these benefits by ensuring that energy consumers are better informed and ready to make sound solar investments.”

There are a lot of decisions for consumers to make when seeking to go solar, such as selecting the right equipment, installer and financing options best suited for their home and budget. This has traditionally been a complicated and time-consuming process with virtually no transparency. The TSF EnergySage Solar Marketplace will empower consumers with easy access to free, unbiased information about solar technology, and obtain competitive price quotes on turnkey solar energy systems that will meet their individual needs. Consumers purchasing a solar energy system through the marketplace can expect to save up to 20 percent on the total cost of their purchase, as compared to getting a quote directly from an individual installer. The marketplace will be promoted as a trusted resource for consumers who look to TSF for impartial solar insight.

“Aligning with The Solar Foundation advances our shared quest of proactively helping homeowners and business owners better understand solar energy and the options available to them” said Vikram Aggarwal, founder and CEO of EnergySage. “This partnership helps broaden our ability to serve as an advocate for consumers and further enables us to make the process of shopping for solar energy systems as straightforward and affordable as possible.”

Both TSF and EnergySage are recipients of funding awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative. Through each organization’s DOE-supported work, they are providing the solar education and information necessary to simplify and lower the cost of solar energy adoption for American consumers.

Further reading: Consumers value solar install price transparency in EnergySage report 

— Solar Builder magazine

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