BOSTON, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The EnergySage Marketplace announced today that it is expanding its presence to New York State to help consumers make well-informed and profitable decisions about solar energy adoption. Backed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the EnergySage marketplace will enable residents to quickly research and compare solar options and obtain multiple price quotes from pre-screened solar installers. The marketplace will also provide New York's solar installers access to a large pool of knowledgeable prospective clients, giving them the ability to reduce customer acquisition costs and efficiently grow their businesses.
In 2014, EnergySage was selected for an award from NY-Sun, Governor Cuomo's program to help expand solar in the state, reduce the balance of system costs and move New York closer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry. As it has in several other states, EnergySage will inject much needed simplicity, choice and transparency into the local solar energy market. The company's unique approach to providing extensive informational and community content in conjunction with an innovative online marketplace has proven incredibly effective in boosting solar adoption. Consumers using EnergySage adopt solar at rates two to three times higher than industry norms and pay prices that are up to 20 percent less than market averages.
"Beyond delivering substantial value to the consumer, the EnergySage marketplace has also proven to reduce customer acquisition costs for installers by more than 50 percent," said EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal. "Because installers are able to more quickly and easily connect with purchase-ready customers, they can increase close rates and reduce sales cycle times. The marketplace is transforming the solar industry into one that is not only highly efficient, but also scalable."
EnergySage will team up with New York businesses, universities, non-profits, utilities and municipalities to promote use of the marketplace, supporting the state's initiative to help residents realize the benefits of clean solar power. New partners will join a diverse group of organizations, such as Staples, The World Wildlife Fund, the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy and Connecticut Green Bank, which are collaborating with EnergySage today to extend their own sustainability efforts and encourage solar adoption.
EnergySage's solar marketplace was developed in part by support from an Incubator award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
About EnergySage, Inc.
The EnergySage Marketplace transforms the complex Solar PV shopping process into a simple online comparison-shopping experience, by enabling consumers to compare quotes from multiple pre-screened installers in an apples-to-apples format across all financing options. The unique, innovative platform provides unprecedented levels of choice, transparency, and information at no cost to consumers. Manufacturers, installers, financiers and other professionals involved in the solar PV sales process benefit as well, through increased consumer awareness, knowledge and demand for their services. By creating efficiencies in both the buying and selling processes, EnergySage slashes the time and effort required by consumers and installers, reducing costs, boosting confidence, and accelerating mass-market solar adoption. For more information, please visit www.energysage.com
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