Innovators in Software and Hardware Join Forces to Scale Solar Uptake
World’s Strongest and Most Reliable Solar Racking and Mounting Systems Now Available on the World’s Most Accurate and Entirely Free Solar Design and Sales Platform at OpenSolar.com
SAN FRANCISCO & SYDNEY, December 02, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenSolar, Inc., a global solar SaaS company keenly focused on empowering solar installers with the world’s most accurate and entirely free solar design and sales platform, and IronRidge, maker of the world’s strongest and most reliable solar racking and mounting systems, today announced the integration of IronRidge’s products on opensolar.com. The partnership connects two industry leaders – one focused on innovative hardware, the other on breakthrough software – with a common mission to scale solar uptake by providing installers with the best systems and tools available to streamline the complex solar design, sales, and installation process.
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Through OpenSolar’s platform, installers can now automatically calculate the exact IronRidge racking and mounting components for each design, seamlessly build an accurate Bill of Material (BoM) and ensure the most efficient ordering and inventory of equipment, thereby improving installer cashflow. To increase sales conversion, installers also will have the capability to provide customers with dynamic content that educates customers on the market-leading strength and reliability of IronRidge products.
"OpenSolar is committed to simplifying and streamlining the entire solar sales process, not only with the world’s most accurate and efficient design software but with an entirely free end-to-end sales platform that incorporates all the essential components of a compelling solar proposal, including customized permitting solutions, the most competitive financing options, and an array of the very best hardware products in the market," said Andrew Birch, Co-Founder of OpenSolar. "IronRidge’s mounting and racking products continue to set the standard for their remarkable durability and reliability, and we are proud to integrate them onto our cutting-edge platform." Birch added, "I pose the question to solar installers everywhere, ‘when the world’s most accurate, efficient, and robust solar design and sales platform is entirely free, why would you pay to use a platform that provides anything less?’"
Rich Tiu, IronRidge CEO, said, "IronRidge and OpenSolar share a commitment to streamlining business operations for solar installers. Just as we aid the design and ordering of product through our digital platform - Design Assistant - OpenSolar is thriving in the space around sales enablement and customer outreach. Installers who take advantage of the new data integration between our platforms can save time and close more business in the residential space."
OpenSolar’s partnership with IronRidge marks the company’s third major U.S. deal in 2021, having forged deals with permit design and engineering company, Greenlancer, in June, and leading solar financing company, Sungage Financial, in November. Also in November, the company announced the findings of independent, third-party assessments that validate the unmatched accuracy of its solar design tool. Since its launch in 2019, OpenSolar’s free-to-use design and sales platform has enabled solar installers in over 100 countries to convert more prospects into booked sales while saving time and eliminating the costly licensing fees attached to other solar design and sales platforms.
IronRidge, an Esdec company, designs and manufactures structural hardware for residential and commercial solar systems. For over 25 years, the company has worked closely with solar professionals to build strong, simple, and cost-effective products. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, IronRidge is NSF Certified to ISO 9001, maintaining the highest quality management standards. For more information, visit www.ironridge.com.
OpenSolar launched in 2019 with a mission to scale solar globally by providing installers with innovative software technology and an equally innovative business offering – the world’s first entirely free-to-use design and sales platform. Solar installers can use OpenSolar’s end-to-end platform to build complete customer proposals, including the industry’s most accurately designed systems, an array of state-of-art hardware, on-demand customized permitting proposals, and a portfolio of competitive financing options. Instead of charging a licensing fee to utilize its software, OpenSolar provides its software free of charge and instead derives revenue from its various partner affiliates. By utilizing OpenSolar, installers can avoid costly software licensing fees and instead, invest more money into other areas of their businesses, confident they are using the very best design and sales tools available in the market, all for free. OpenSolar is based in Sydney, Australia, with remote offices in the U.S. For more information, visit www.opensolar.com.
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