EnergySage launches community solar marketplace website to aggregate available options for consumers

Written By: Stratton Report
November 21, 2016

On November 21, EnergySage announced the Community Solar Marketplace, which the firm hopes will simplify how property owners and renters research and sign up for community solar.

Per Energy Sage, the website aggregates available community solar options in one place and standardizes project information, allowing consumers to locate and compare multiple community solar projects in their area. According to the firm, leading community solar companies such as Arcadia Power, BlueWave, SunShare, and Syncarpha have already signed onboard.

The firm stressed projections that community solar will be the fastest growing solar segment over the next several years, resulting in 1.8 gigawatts by 2020 according to GTM Research, compared to just 66 megawatts through the end of 2014.

Vikram Aggarwal, CEO and founder of EnergySage noted:

“Until now, this fragmented industry was very difficult for consumers to navigate and for community solar providers to acquire customers in. As the leading online marketplace for solar, we saw a clear need to streamline the search process between buyers and sellers, just as we’ve done for rooftop solar. We’re proud to be taking the lead in helping people who cannot or prefer not to install solar panels on their property find community solar projects near them.”

EnergySage is in discussions with nearly all community solar providers in the U.S. regarding their participation on the Marketplace. Clean Choice Energy is the latest solar provider to join and is in the process of listing its projects.

Kiran Bhatraju, co-founder and CEO of Arcadia Power remarked: “EnergySage is helping to bring our inclusive Community Solar program to both renters and homeowners in all 50 states. They have a proven track record of successfully helping consumers make informed solar decisions and a unique ability to convert solar shoppers into solar buyers. The EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace is a perfect channel to help facilitate the increasing demand for community solar across the country.”