One of the major bottlenecks for solar installs in the US is paperwork. For residential solar installers paperwork can take months, when the actual solar installation only takes a few days. This interview with CEO Eric Alderman of software company SolarNexus profiles their technology for reducing paperwork overhead and reducing solar install cycle time and cost.
SolarNexus Software can reduce cycle time by 30-40% by automating and tracking paperwork electronically, and providing a collaboration platform for all stakeholders of the solar install process. Parties involved in a typical install can include leasing and financing entities, system designers, equipment suppliers and the installer. The company strives to be the common information platform for collaboration, enhancing communication and reducing costs. SolarNexus is also working directly with industry organization such as SolarTech to engage the government in enabling electronic rebate submission and online permitting. As a B Corp that commits to a social and environmental bottom line, SolarNexus is addressing environmental challenges by accelerating the adoption of solar power.
Connie Kwan is a GreenTech Marketing professional based in Silicon Valley, CA. She is pursuing an MBA in Sustainability at Presidio Graduate School and blogs about sustainability and business at Sustainable Thinking: Applied. Follow her on Twitter @ConnieMKwan.