Mike Dershowitz and Kevin Ilsen co-founded ModSolar in 2011 with little more than $3,500. Today, the Philadelphia-based company has become nationally known as a leader in software and technology solutions for solar providers.
“ModSolar is changing the way the solar industry works,” says Dershowitz. “We are bringing efficiency to previously time-consuming processes, with an all-in-one, comprehensive platform that features our patent-pending, solar panel layout technology, and a growing software offering that now includes financing options and contract generation.”
ModSolar’s software enables solar providers to produce solar proposals and contracts in less than five minutes, including the placement of panels on an image of the prospect’s roof, as well as the calculation of the return on their solar investment. ModSolar develops software that dramatically reduces the “soft costs” involved in solar sales, solar system design, production of high-quality solar proposals and all the paperwork surrounding solar installations.
Tens of millions of dollars per day in solar proposals are being generated through ModSolar’s software platform, representing an estimated 5% of the solar market in the United States, says the company. Additionally, hundreds of ModSolar users, including corporate clients SunEdison, Enphase Energy, GAF, Hudson Solar and Southern Energy Management, produce over 1,500 solar proposals each week.
ModSolar’s platform is a cloud-based proposal generation system, which currently includes features, such as ModSolar’s patent-pending panel layout technology; energy usage and payback, which provides an instant analysis of customer return on investment; proposal generation; financing options; lead generation and qualification with lists of solar-ready homes with qualified owners; CRM integration; and custom software development.
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