Milk the Sun GmbH will present an online sales tool at Intersolar 2014 that it says will allow EPC contractors, project developers and other companies to optimize the way in which they sell their existing solar installations, turnkey systems and project rights.
The tool allows companies to upload and update details of the projects that they are selling via a user-friendly online input screen. Using a customized design, these projects are then published on both the company’s own website and on MilktheSun.com, one of the leading online marketplaces for existing PV installations.
This boosts the sales reach of each project and enables it to attract new groups of investors, MIlk the Sun says.
As a plug-and-play application, the sales tool is easy to set up and users are not faced with any complicated, time-consuming programming work, the company says. Milk the Sun adapts the tool’s design to the corporate website of each of its individual users, before sending them an HTML code for an iframe that can be integrated into their websites. The sales tool is then live. It’s as simple as that.
Milk the Sun has teamed up with industry experts to develop a practical, standard method of presenting and organizing project data online. This standard method is used for both Milk the Sun’s marketplace and the bespoke online sales tools. It is also used to create standardized data rooms, where supplementary information, such as contracts, plans and other documents can be stored.
“The new software solution was created at the request of numerous Milk the Sun partners. Thanks to it, companies can now trade projects in a proven and standardized format," says Felix Krause, CEO of Milk the Sun. "Potential business partners are able to view all installation details online, saving companies the hassle of creating and sending data heavy emails. This reduces sales costs and considerably increases the value of the entire website.”
The tool is currently available in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.
The monthly user fee for the standard package is €100. A one-off fee of €2,500 is charged for customizing and setting up the online sales tool.