There’s a shortage of skilled labour in the German solar sector currently, which even causes slow downs in the energy transition. However, software can help installers overcome this problem by increasing efficiency and focusing on key competencies. Although many installers want to spend more time with customers, mounting PV modules and creating revenue, all too often they find they are tied up with back-office tasks such as writing proposals, providing quotations and pre-designing solar systems.
To help solve this problem, US software company Enact is now offering a platform for both solar installers and consumers, enabling solar professionals to design a residential or commercial solar and/or storage proposal in minutes. The company recently launched this platform in Germany.
The platform enables the detailed layout design of panels, including 3D shading analysis, and system sizing, with a full bill of materials and a complete savings analysis based on local electricity rates. Proposals can be customized for pricing and margins, and cash vs financed options. Beyond proposals, the software helps streamline project contracts, documents, and timelines as well.
Enact’s proposals can be fully managed in German and solar companies can entirely customise the look and feel, branding, and technical details of their proposal. In addition to the software access, Enact’s team has also launched a design service – so for those solar companies that do not want to utilise the software themselves, they can request design services from Enact with a same-day turnaround. All designs are stored in the solar company’s login for the team to track progress, or to make and/or request edits. This allows solar companies to scale their sales pipeline rapidly and efficiently.
“We have been using Enact’s platform and Design Services for over a year now” said David Wolf, CEO and Co-Founder of SolarHub GmbH, a rapidly growing German residential solar company. “The precision and speed of their offering, with thousands of proposals delivered for our team has had a significant positive impact on our business.”
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