Catalyst Round 1: Cohort Winners

Cohort - Round 1

Utility API: Automating utility data acquisition for solar companies

The first pain point in solar customer acquisition process is collecting bill history from the prospective customer. Collecting utility bill history is a manual process with the utility and can take up to three weeks. We are automating this process by building API adapters with each utility so solar sales people can have access to a customer's bill history in under 10 minutes. UtilityAPI collects historical data, but ...more »

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Cohort - Round 1

Solar Site Design - Customer Acquisition Platform

Short Pitch Presentation to Steve Case and Rise of the Rest Starts at 1 Hour-12 Minutes-16 Seconds:

Solar Site Design (SSD) is a customer acquisition tool (available on Apple & Android devices) and online project management platform built for solar sales professionals. SSD sells qualified solar energy development projects to solar equipment manufacturers, suppliers, engineering ...more »

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Cohort - Round 1

Savenia Solar Ratings - CarFax for Solar

Savenia Labs, the 2013 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, is revolutionizing the way we buy and sell solar homes. Like CarFax for Solar, Savenia is developing a unique and independent third party solution for solar home sellers to quickly communicate the value in their system so they can differentiate their home, sell faster, and capture more value. Installers can use Savenia ...more »

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Cohort - Round 1

Gridmates brings peer to peer energy sharing in the first transactive energy platform to eliminate energy poverty

Gridmates is the first cloud platform for peer to peer energy sharing. Gridmates is a transactive energy platform that empowers utility customers with the ability to share units of energy (kWh) with friends and family members but also with people and organizations in need. Just with the click of a button from their smart phones or PCs. Gridmates offers a unique ecosystem to eliminate energy poverty by connecting utilities, ...more »

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Cohort - Round 1

PVComplete Web Interface With Roof Maping and Automatic Roof Layout to Reduce Soft Costs

PVComplete Web Interface and Automatic Roof Layout Problem Statement: Hardware costs have essentially bottomed out while soft costs remain sky-high in the US solar market. “Days to install” is defined as number of days from the time customer contract is signed to installation completion. the average ‘days to install’ in California for the top five residential solar installers is 128 days, Based on PV Solar Report 2014 ...more »

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Problem Statement ID: 'idea- Statement Full Link : http://catalyst.energy.gov/a/dtd/How-do-I-minimize-soft-costs/56857-29324

Video Pitch : http://youtu.be/6BQ3JmKlwsM

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