EnergySage and Green America Join Forces to Give U.S. Residents the Power of Choice When Evaluating Solar Energy Adoption
Partnership Equips Consumers with Single, Vendor-Neutral Resource for Comparing Solar Systems, Installers and Financing Options as Well as Getting Lowest Price Quotes
BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 29, 2015 - EnergySage and Green America, a national nonprofit organization working to create a green economy, today announced that they have partnered to help U.S. homeowners "get all the facts" about solar adoption as well as secure the lowest possible price when purchasing quality systems. The EnergySage Green America online solar marketplace is a comprehensive, unbiased destination where consumers can quickly research and compare turnkey solar energy systems, explore all of their financing options and obtain multiple, instant price quotes from more than 250 high-quality, pre-screened solar installers. As a result, marketplace users can expect to pay prices up to 20 percent less than market averages.
Founded in 1982, Green America empowers individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability. The organization focuses on promoting green and fair trade business principles while building the market for businesses adhering to these principles. As part of this mission, Green America provides resources for helping people and businesses to reduce their carbon footprints, and advances clean energy solutions that create jobs and tackle climate change.
"We are deeply committed to advancing the green economy, and as part of that effort, take pride in offering people proven resources that will help them to make the best environmental and financial decisions," said Todd Larsen, executive co-director at Green America. "We see the EnergySage Green America marketplace playing a key role in empowering consumers to make the move toward clean energy by providing - in one place - all of the information and tools they need to evaluate their solar options."
There are a lot of decisions for consumers to make when seeking to go solar - they must determine the equipment that best suits their homes, select the right installer, and decide whether buying, borrowing or leasing is the right fit for their budget. This has traditionally been a complicated and very time-consuming process for homeowners, and lack of price disclosure within the solar market has left many of them paying thousands of dollars more for systems that weren't even tailored to their particular needs.
"By aligning with Green America, we've extended our ability to serve as an advocate for consumers, providing them with much needed simplicity, transparency and choice when seeking to ‘go solar,'" said EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal. "The EnergySage Green America marketplace puts the power in the hands of the U.S. homeowner, instead of the installers, enabling them to easily compare their options and make well-informed decisions about solar in the same way that they shop for everything else."
About Green America
Green America is the nation's leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems. To learn more, please visit: http://www.greenamerica.org/.
About EnergySage, Inc.
EnergySage provides the first comprehensive online marketplace for consumers and businesses interested in converting to solar energy. By enabling people to comparison shop for "apples-to-apples" competitive quotes from pre-screened installers and financiers, the EnergySage Marketplace typically delivers cost-savings of up to 20 percent when compared to going directly to installers. EnergySage also simplifies today's complex solar industry by providing tools and unbiased information that enable people to fully understand their product and financing options as well as their return-on-investment scenarios. Many leading organizations have forged partnerships with EnergySage to promote the adoption of solar energy, including Connecticut Green Bank, Staples, Walgreens and the World Wildlife Fund. For more information, please visit: www.energysage.com.