Dividend Finance has partnered with Sense to offer home energy monitoring to its nationwide network of solar installation partners. Through the partnership, solar providers can enroll in the Dividend-Sense program and purchase Sense energy monitors at a discount based on the combined buying power of the extensive Dividend network.
Solar installers that integrate Sense into their product offerings see more customer engagement during the critical pre-installation period, maximizing sales conversion and customer satisfaction, according to Sense. U.S. homeowners may wait weeks or even months for their solar systems to be permitted and installed. When the Sense monitor is deployed early in the process, either before or during solar installation, homeowners understand their home energy usage immediately, and are more energy efficient by the time the system is commissioned. This ensures that the customer will realize the full savings benefit of their solar system.
For solar installers, Sense focuses customer attention on total energy savings. After installation, Sense can help increase follow-on referrals and reduce the high cost of customer acquisition.
“Dividend continues to play a pivotal leadership role in the industry with their forward-thinking approach to solar. Together, we are setting the bar higher for all solar installers. We’re helping installers sell solar more effectively as they transition to becoming whole home energy providers, so they can diversify their revenue streams, create better customer outcomes and grow sustainably,” said Gabe Abbott, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Sense.
An award-winning smart home energy monitor, Sense tracks energy activity so homeowners can save money and make their homes safer and more reliable. The Sense Solar app shows solar production and energy consumption in real time while tracking the activity and energy usage of individual devices in the home. With Sense, homeowners can save money on their energy bill and get a better return on their solar investment.
With insights from Sense device data, Dividend can help solar providers to identify opportunities for home energy efficiency improvements that help customers save even more. For instance, Sense can provide highly detailed load profiles to help installers assess the viability of an energy storage system.
The combination of insights from Sense data and Dividend’s home improvement financing helps installers broaden their energy related services confidently. For example, HVAC systems vary widely in their energy demands, depending on system configuration, installation and resident behavior. Using Sense data, installers can detect potential problems and recommend more efficient HVAC upgrades, which can be financed through a Dividend home improvement loan.
“At Dividend, we recognize that the industry is evolving beyond solar to provide a suite of energy efficient solutions for home improvement,” says Paul Watson, VP of Business Development at Dividend Finance. “Through our partnership with Sense, we are able to give solar customers greater visibility into how their consumption patterns change, and where they can further minimize their family’s carbon footprint.”
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