Technology platform engages customers, reduces rooftop solar costs
SAN DIEGO--OneRoof Energy, a complete provider of solar services, today announced the release of mORE Power®, a new mobile application available for customers to remotely monitor their solar system's production in real time. Building on the success of SunOpps® – OneRoof Energy's proprietary technology sales and design platform designed to reduce installation costs – the mORE Power app makes solar a more central fixture of everyday life, offering homeowners the ability to remotely manage and monitor their energy output alongside other home automation tools.
Third-party financing has made residential solar accessible to millions of customers for whom buying a solar system outright was not a viable option. But "going solar" can be a lengthy and complex installation process, often requiring more paperwork than a mortgage. Recognizing the need to make leasing solar as simple as possible, OneRoof Energy has invested significant resources and more than 25 percent of its staff to software development.
The company has created a variety of technology tools specifically designed to cut out red-tape for dealers by streamlining sales and installation processes as well as improving customer participation once an installation is completed. Leading the market in project management functionality and API integration, SunOpps automates design, title check and lease signature processes – steps that often require days or weeks to verify customer information – allowing sales teams to move initial quote to lease signing in a few intuitive steps.
"SunOpps is a clear example of our goal to drive down costs and make solar even more accessible. We have seen significant reductions in the cost of panels through technology improvement, why not address soft costs through innovation in software?" said Hussein Yahfoufi, Vice President of Technology & Corporate Services at OneRoof Energy.
Now with the mORE Power® app, OneRoof Energy continues to build functional technology and software directly for their customers. The app not only allows homeowners to remotely view how much power their rooftop system is generating but also see what the system's the associated environmental offsets, broken down by the number of trees planted or automobile miles not driven, according the environmental impact figures provided by the EPA regional emission rates. Homeowners can also share their solar production and environmental offsets through social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or easily refer a friend to OneRoof Energy and earn $500 per referral.
"The mORE Power app integrates solar into the home as a part of everyday life. More and more, people are using apps to automate their homes from security alarms to network connectivity. We want our customers to not only feel like they always have a handle on what their system is doing, but also allow them to share the benefits with their community online," said Yahfoufi.
The mORE Power app is currently available for free in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and the iPad. The Android version of the app will be available on the Google Play Market in Fall 2013.
About OneRoof Energy
OneRoof Energy is a complete solar services provider offering homeowners everything from the financing, system design and installation project management to ongoing system monitoring and maintenance. Through the use of our cutting-edge proprietary solar sales and design software, we help homeowners find a finance option that is best suited to their individual lifestyle and budget, including the zero-down lease option.
Our signature, SolarSelect® leasing programs allow homeowners to go solar with little or nothing down, pay less on monthly electricity bills, and enjoy protection against utility rate hikes for up to 25 years. OneRoof Energy is led by a seasoned management team with a proven renewable energy track record and over 120 years of collective experience. Currently, the company serves homeowners throughout Arizona, California, and Hawaii. For more information, visit www.oneroofenergy.com.