EnergySage has launched Community Solar Marketplace, a nationwide online marketplace meant to help simplify how U.S. property owners and renters research and sign up for community solar. By aggregating available options in one place and standardizing project information, the marketplace allows interested consumers to locate and compare multiple community solar projects in their area with ease, according to the company.
“Until now, this fragmented industry was very difficult for consumers to navigate and for community solar providers to acquire customers in,” says Vikram Aggarwal, CEO and founder of EnergySage. “We’re proud to be taking the lead in helping people who cannot, or prefer not to, install solar panels on their property find community solar projects near them.”
With community solar companies such as Arcadia Power, BlueWave, SunShare, and Syncarpha already signed on, EnergySage’s Community Solar Marketplace provides interested consumers with the ability to search for projects across 43 states plus the District of Columbia. People in states not currently covered by the marketplace or outside of a project’s eligibility can still sign up to be notified of future community solar projects in their area. EnergySage says it is in discussions with community solar providers throughout the U.S. regarding their participation in the marketplace, and the company notes Clean Choice Energy is the latest solar provider to join and is in the process of listing its projects.
“EnergySage is helping to bring our inclusive Community Solar program to both renters and homeowners in all 50 states,” comments Kiran Bhatraju, co-founder and CEO of Arcadia Power. “They have a proven track record of successfully helping consumers make informed solar decisions and a unique ability to convert solar shoppers into solar buyers. The EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace is a perfect channel to help facilitate the increasing demand for community solar across the country.”