The MODsolar Journal

April 2, 2018 Roma Gonzales No comments exist

Throwing a solar open house could be a fun and great opportunity of meeting new contacts and potential leads. However, with unpreparedness and lack of foresight, some serious risks could jeopardize the success of the event. Here are some things you should be wary of when you consider holding a solar open house. Theft! This…

December 29, 2016 wp_ms_admin

The most compelling reason for a home or business owner to “go solar” is: cost savings. Install solar modules on a property, and over the lifetime of the solar array, it’s possible to predict how much will be saved. In fact, one of the core features of the MODsolar Platform is its ability to perform the calculations…

December 15, 2016 wp_ms_admin

Often, when a homeowner or business owner installs a solar system, they implement other energy-saving measures at the same time. Examples might include programmable thermostats, LED light bulbs, energy-efficient appliances, etc. In fact, some solar installers offer these and other energy-saving upgrades to their customers, in addition to solar installations. If you are proposing a…

September 21, 2016 wp_ms_admin

Today we added a new feature (based on a suggestion from an installer) — marking a proposal as “Preferred.” Sometimes, you’ll have a need to create multiple proposals for a lead. Perhaps you’re presenting different options for solar module arrays, different financing options, etc. Although you have always been able to easily type a name…

July 7, 2016 wp_ms_admin

Google often makes changes to Google Maps, which we use in the MODsolar Platform to show the aerial images of the buildings. Generally, these changes improve the functionality for users, making interaction easier. In August 2016, Google will roll out a new version that eliminates the “pan control.” That control — a circle with 4…

June 8, 2016 wp_ms_admin

In March 2016, we added 3 new easy-to-use loan calculations to the MODsolar Platform: a simple loan, a loan with a delayed start to the payments, and a loan with interest-only payments during an initial period. Later, we added (to each of these loan types) the option to finance the “year 1 incentives” (notably the…

May 12, 2016 wp_ms_admin

We have recently made some small changes in the way that we calculate the lifetime return-on-investment (ROI). Although the changes were minor, there are some situations where they can have a significant impact on the solar proposal. The calculation for ROI is defined as:   GAINS – COST —————- COST   For example, suppose you…

March 16, 2016 wp_ms_admin

MODsolar has added 3 easy-to-use loan calculations to the MODsolar Platform. Each of these can be easily added to your account (by your own Administrator) with just a couple of clicks, and then they’ll be available at the Determine Cost / Financing stage of proposal generation. The new loan types were created based on requests that…

January 13, 2016 wp_ms_admin

After launching the MODsolar Platform’s latest feature (Upload Document), we’ve introduced another enhancement on the Lead Details page. This new feature allows you to see the details and what is inside of each proposal without the need to open it. This will not only save time but will also make it easier for you to locate which proposal…

December 30, 2015 wp_ms_admin

MODsolar is pleased to announce this exciting new feature, which allows you to upload documents for a lead, and then attach any of those documents to the email that you send with the generated proposal. The newly designed Lead Details page has been enhanced to include uploaded documents as well as generated proposals. In the…