SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OneRoof Energy, Inc., one of the nation’s fastest growing solar finance providers, announced two new solar design and sales management tools that are helping dealers to bring solar electric systems to more residents throughout the country. The San Diego-based company, which estimates it will supply solar to more than 7,000 homes in 2013, rolled-out this month SunOpps Lite, an interactive iPad app that allows dealers to instantly assess the bottom line viability of solar for a homeowner. SunOpps Lite complements OneRoof Energy’s new web-based platform, SunOpps, a user-friendly, scalable platform that gives dealers and referral partners the ability to create, track and customize proposals and lease agreements from lead to close.
“While solar is a money-saving solution for millions of Americans, it’s not right for everyone. The SunOpps Lite tool helps us to immediately determine if we can save the homeowner money with the push of a button. In most cases, we can save homeowners 5 to 25 percent in the first year,” states Stuart Graham of First National Solar, a OneRoof Energy dealer and technology user.
“To be profitable in the solar industry, you need to build your company smarter. We are building OneRoof on innovation. SunOpps Lite helps dealers, salespeople and their door-to-door canvassing teams accelerate and automate the sales process by generating and managing leads through an interconnected platform,” said David Field, president and CEO of OneRoof Energy.
Field continued, “By providing immediate feedback on estimates and prospecting, dealers and referral partners are able to improve efficiency and profitability. In fact, the functionality is so user-friendly that it makes it possible for non-solar experts to effectively sell solar.”
All the information a sales associate submits to SunOpps Lite is automatically synced with OneRoof’s lead generation platform and the dealer’s database management platforms, such as Salesforce.com, keeping both parties’ data organized and accurate. SunOpps allows dealers to design a solar system, price the system, generate proposals and secure electronic signatures on financial documents, among other features. Together, these technologies help to dramatically simplify and expedite the sales process for dealers.
Some of the other notable features of the SunOpps Lite app include:
- Mobile lead generation
- Immediate estimated savings examples based on customer’s home
- Assistance in the prospecting process to determine if a homeowner is a strong candidate for solar
Since its inception in 2011, OneRoof Energy has continued its aggressive growth through its channel development and expanded services, and has added alliances with more than 100 installers in California, Hawaii and Arizona. OneRoof Energy expanded staffing by more than 300 percent, creating 60 direct green jobs in the local community. The company offers a vertically integrated, scalable and cost-effective platform for the sale, distribution and financing of residential solar electric systems in the United States.
So far in 2013, OneRoof Energy has secured $100 million in funding to support sales and residential leases, as well as an additional $30 million in development financing, enabling the company to better support its growing network of solar dealers and installers. With these new investments, OneRoof Energy has raised and secured commitments for more than $200 million in corporate capital, project financing and tax equity funding since it closed its first tax equity fund in September 2011.
To download the iPad app, please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sunopps-lite/id594256923?mt=8. For more information about simple solar financing options, or to explore an alliance with OneRoof Energy, visit www.oneroofenergy.com.
About OneRoof Energy
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., OneRoof Energy® has quickly become one of the nation’s fastest growing solar finance providers. OneRoof Energy offers simple and affordable solar financing programs that people can trust. OneRoof Energy provides homeowners with financing options for solar electric systems, while receiving industry-leading, warranties, eliminating the prohibitive up-front capital investment and providing ongoing maintenance. Beyond exceptional financing, OneRoof Energy offers highly innovative technologies, and some of the best warranties in the industry. OneRoof Energy believes in the collaborative power of people and their ideas. We bring together the most reputable electricians, solar installers, roofers, project managers and solar finance experts to manage the entire process with ease and expertise.
OneRoof Energy is expanding into Colorado, with additional markets opening soon. Strategic investors in the company include Hanwha Group, Black Coral Capital and Alternergy Holdings, LLC. For more information, visit www.oneroofenergy.com.