The novel solution is built on Enervee’s existing marketplace service that is already delivering its energy-efficient shopping experience to 11% of utility customers across the U.S., and is set to reach 20% beginning 2018. The collaboration opens up the opportunity to both extend the energy conversation to include solar for millions of energy-focused shoppers, and effectively tap into a considerable customer base for solar.
Pick My Solar helps homeowners find the ideal solar package for their home, from initial feasibility studies through full installation. Enervee guides consumers to find the most efficient products and appliances for their home, through a personalized, product-specific experience including tailored energy and financial savings projections. Pick My Solar is now fully integrated within Enervee’s utility marketplace experience, allowing users not only to find the most efficient products for their home with detailed bill savings, but also to understand how solar could lower their bills even further.
Matthias Kurwig, co-founder and CEO of Enervee, said, “Enervee Marketplace and Pick My Solar are a natural fit. We know that energy isn’t top of mind for people, so being able to start a conversation about solar precisely when people are looking to replace appliances and are considering their energy use, makes the solar argument all the more relevant and personal for users. And being able to offer the opportunity to understand how solar could impact on appliance running costs adds another valuable dimension to helping us as consumers make better buying decisions.”
With solar installation becoming increasingly competitive, a growing challenge for installers is finding viable sources for high quality prospects. With the Enervee Marketplace used by utilities across the US, the idea of switching to solar can be introduced immediately, and at dramatically lower costs, to over 13 million energy-engaged households across the U.S.
Max Aram, CEO of Pick My Solar, said, “This collaboration with Enervee is a big win for consumers. A solar installation involves investment, and you need to remember that the size – and cost – of that installation depends on how much energy you need to generate. So replacing old appliances with the most efficient in the market before embarking on the solar journey makes huge sense. Pick My Solar’s presence on Enervee’s utility marketplace means we can now join the conversation millions of utility customers are having with their utility about understanding what it means to use less and better energy.”
Alongside clear consumer and commercial benefits from an integrated solution, there are deeper similarities between the two companies and their founders. Both envision a clean and low energy future, made possible by creating a relevant, compelling and simple consumer experience.