CEO of Sighten comprehensive solar software explains how his platform is different

Sighten, a software platform for the residential and commercial solar industry, provides a comprehensive solution to manage all aspects of the solar lifecycle including CRM, system design and proposals, and asset management. CEO Conlan O’Leary spoke with Solar Power World recently about the company and its software. How is Sighten different from other solar software

PVComplete and PanelClaw partner to lower the cost of solar installation

In the effort to streamline solar project design while reducing the cost of PV deployment, PanelClaw, a commercial roof top solar mounting manufacturer, and PVComplete, a solar design software provider, have entered into a partnership to collaborate on design solutions that accelerate the design of commercial solar power systems. “PVComplete’s solution is tremendously beneficial for

Seven ways to sell with solar software: The portfolio sale

One of the nation’s largest solar developers approached a national grocery store chain about going solar. When it came time for the final pitch, the developer highlighted the ~150 locations that offered the biggest payback from installing solar. The customer thought the numbers looked good, but didn’t quite believe that the 150 locations were the

REC Solar chooses PVComplete as project design platform

PVComplete has selected by REC Solar as its PV project design platform. REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., serves customers nationwide in the retail, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, government and nonprofit sectors. REC’s choice of PVComplete underscores the company’s keen interest in accelerating precision project design and engineering.

Alectris wins second facilities management award for solar ERP software, ACTIS

Alectris, a leading global solar asset care innovation firm, today announced its Solar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) tool, ACTIS, has won again at the annual Facilities Management awards competition. The Silver accolade in the Management Tools category was awarded Tuesday, November 3, at the Facilities Management Awards program in Athens, Greece. The program is organized

GeoCF accelerates large-scale solar development with SunShot award

GeoCF LLC, the pioneer of geospatial software solutions for utility-scale solar, has been awarded a $750,000 cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to expand development and commercialization of Smart Power Maps, a software solution that drastically reduces time and costs to develop and finance large-scale solar projects. Smart Power Maps helps

Solar software company Sighten closes $3.5 million funding round

Sighten, a solar software provider, announced it has closed a $3.5M Series A financing round. This financing is led by Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on world-positive businesses building solutions to the world’s systemic challenges. The investment is one of the largest in solar software to date, and enables Sighten to rapidly develop its end-to-end platform

Introducing Lens: RadianGEN’s software for professional solar asset managers

While still offering comprehensive asset management and O&M services for solar projects throughout North America, Radian Generation is making Lens™ available to expand the use of best practices and improve returns on solar investments throughout the industry. The software tool centralizes technical operations, financial reporting, and contract compliance tasks in a comprehensive, scalable database available

PVComplete adds NREL’s system advisor model

PVComplete announced the release of a new version of its eponymous solar CAD software. The latest PVComplete software features integrated energy production modeling of solar PV modules using NREL’s System Advisor Model (SAM). Now, with the click of a button, solar project designers can get annual and hourly solar energy production estimates for their project

Valentin Software to launch PV*SOL premium 2016

Berlin-based Valentin Software will launch the next generation of its design software PV*SOL premium at the end of this year. With significant new features, PV*SOL premium 2016 will make the process of designing a PV system even easier and faster. As with previous versions, the shading analysis of roof and ground-mounted systems in 3D mode