Philadelphia-based software developer ModSolar recently announced that it will be expanding internationally, making their software available in Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom, this summer.
“These are the first International solar markets we are ready to serve, but they will not be the last, as we continue to refine and enhance the ModSolar platform with new features and additional options that will now not only impact the solar industry in the United States, but around the world,” says Mike Dershowitz, president and co-founder of ModSolar.
The software enables solar providers to produce solar proposals and contracts in less than five minutes, including the (patent-pending) placement of panels on an image of the prospect’s roof, as well as the calculation of the return on the 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. Currently, more than $25 million 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.
“Because solar is such a complex sale in many countries, we continue to refine and update the ModSolar software platform to be even more relevant globally,” says Dershowitz. “The complexity of expanding internationally requires us to consider the varied systems that operate in these countries, by updating our financing option database, just as we have with different states in the United States.”
ModSolar will now offer its software in multiple languages, with options for different currencies, address formats, metric and imperial measurements, and much more.
“Both Germany and the United Kingdom currently operate under a Feed-In-Tariff system, and are committed to the advancement of renewables, so it will be fantastic to work within nations that share our goals,” says Dershowitz. “In Australia, we hope to be able to make solar much more attractive for companies and individuals in a country that shares many of the complexities that we face in the U.S. solar market.”
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