Want to Go Solar at Home? Check Out This Online Marketplace

EnergySage makes shopping for solar energy solutions accessible and fair.

Aug 6, 2015
Camera taking a photo of solar panels

EnergySage zooms in on the best solar deals (Shutterstock)

At least on a theoretical level, solar power is a favorable alternative energy solution for individuals and the planet alike. It’s good for the environment, drastically reduces electric bills and boosts local energy independence. For homeowners there are even more specific benefits, such as increasing property value, creating jobs and supporting local industries. But when it comes to making the transition to solar power, there’s a lot of work to be done - comparing prices and providers, deciding on a system and scheduling installation. And that drawn-out process often serves as a disincentive to making the switch.

This is where EnergySage comes in, opening up the US solar energy market and providing customers with information and price transparency. The simple-to-use online marketplace allows potential solar customers to research and compare their options from an unbiased source - putting the onus on sellers to make bids to buyers rather than the other way around. In this way, the site encourages competition in the solar market and puts the power in the hands of the consumer. The marketplace currently has options in 30 states, and plans to be operating across the US by the end of 2015.

Bottom line: EnergySage brings more information to the solar market, which boosts competition, reduces prices and encourages more people to invest in their own homes, and the planet.

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