Wins Awards And Customers With Unique "Assembly Line" Approach

Nov 05, 2013, 13:11 ET from

DETROIT, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • named "Emerging Company of the Year" by Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council on October 28, 2013
  • was "runaway" winner of 'Start Up Alley Challenge' at 2013 Solar Power International show on October 23, 2013
  • has been named semifinalist for November, 2013 "Accelerate Michigan Innovation" competition with prizes up to $500,000
  • has seen a 10x spike in new customer accounts since launching its complete Virtual Engineering Center in June, 2013

Detroit-based, a web-based solar energy engineering company, sees sunny skies for its technology after new customer and award wins that helped the company increase customer accounts by a factor of 10x since June, 2013.

"All start-ups face the same challenge of getting attention from investors, industry insiders and customers," said Michael Sharber, chief executive officer.  "Through recent success in competitions, we've made huge inroads with current and potential customers who are asking to take a closer look at our products."

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council just named as its "Emerging Company of the Year."  The previous week, GreenLancer beat dozens of competitors to earn first prize in the prestigious Start Up Alley Competition at Solar Power International conference in Chicago.

"The economics of solar energy are changing.  As hardware costs have declined, the industry has turned its attention on reducing soft costs.  This is the area where GreenLancer technology excels," said Sharber. uses its comprehensive "Assembly Line" to allow for quicker, more accurate project documents.  GreenLancer's Assembly Line approach combines state-of-the-art cloud computing that accesses 'big data' with a national network of green energy engineering freelancers (or "greenlancers") who are highly skilled at developing and engineering plans to meet clients' diverse energy needs.  The four-step program typically includes a feasibility study, concept design, financial analysis and permitting.  The result of the Assembly Line approach is more accurate, predictable documents faster and at a far lower price than brick and mortar competitors.

Contractors can now order the entire spectrum of documents needed to take a project from feasibility through construction. documents can be branded with contractors' logos, so that can, in effect, serve as a back office operation for contractors seeking to add solar energy expertise to their services.

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Patrick Liebler, or 248-229-4418