“By reducing the inefficiencies solar contractors face in managing their leads, project workflow, purchasing and other ‘soft costs’, solar energy companies can save significant time and cost on their jobs. This partnership encourages SEIA members – and particularly solar contractors – to use SolarNexus as a free resource to help them reduce these costs and invest the savings in growing their business,” said Tom Kimbis, SEIA Vice President of Strategy and External Affairs.
SEIA has historically supported industry initiatives to reduce the installed cost of solar and help grow the industry. Through this partnership, SEIA expects the typical solar contractor to find soft cost reduction in at least five areas of their business: the management of leads, sales processes, projects, purchasing, and documentation. Lowering soft costs improves productivity and increases the scalability of solar contracting companies so they can grow, be more competitive and hire more employees.
“SolarNexus has long supported SEIA’s vital role in promoting the health and viability of our industry. Community is a vital element of what SolarNexus offers. We encourage the SolarNexus community to join and participate in SEIA to strength our industry as a whole,” said Eric Alderman, president and CEO of SolarNexus.
SEIA is hosting a free webinar on September 27th to provide more information about the partnership and give a demonstration of the new resources available. To sign up, visit www.seia.org/cs/events_education/SEIA_Webinars. Demonstrations will also be available throughout Solar Power International at the SEIA booth (#4312).
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association(R) is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is working to build a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.
SolarNexus Inc. provides web-based solar business management software that makes it cheaper, faster and more profitable to sell, install and maintain solar systems. Designed specifically for the solar industry, the solution incorporates and automates the workflows and intricacies of solar projects, eliminating inefficiencies and facilitating collaboration among project team members and externally with the SolarNexus Supplier Network. SolarNexus is free to solar contractors for up to 10 users, and offers a Professional edition for contractors who need more user licenses, more extensive automation, and greater customization.