Aurora Solar’s Software Is First to Offer Storage Sizing Recommendations

Industry: Computer Software/Services

Design battery backup system, provide sizing recommendations, and calculate system price in minutes

San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) September 23rd, 2020

Aurora Solar—the industry’s leading software platform for distributed solar—is the first to develop a range of tools for solar professionals to size a battery backup system and make recommendations based on the homeowner’s backup need.

With Aurora Solar’s storage feature release, solar installers will have the capability to customize a battery backup system using their customer’s actual energy consumption data and accounting for the size of the PV system. The software dynamically factors in how much power will be produced from the PV system, how much of the customer’s load will be backed up, the number of batteries and inverters selected, and how long the battery backup system will last.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer installers the tools to design and sell solar and storage systems together, with the same accuracy and ease Aurora has always provided,” said Christopher Hopper, Aurora Solar’s Co-founder. “Our new battery storage functionality will significantly reduce the time needed to design the appropriate storage backup system for the customer.”

Aurora Solar’s product team spent several months researching how solar and storage are sold today, and talking to installers around the world to learn what they are looking for in their storage solutions. “We found that installers are looking for an easy way to assess battery capacity, select the best battery configuration for their customers, and include it in the costs,” said Justin Durack, VP of Product at Aurora Solar. “Using Aurora, installers will be able to do just that. They won’t need to stitch together and pay for different tools to include storage in their design or sales proposals anymore.”

The market for residental storage is expected to grow, especially as states like California, Texas, and New York continue to regularly grapple with utility power shut offs due to extreme weather or natural disasters. As more and more solar customers want battery backup, having advanced tools that can determine the appropriate storage size and integrate storage into an existing workflow couldn’t come at a better time.

About Aurora Solar Inc.

Aurora Solar is a fast-growing company that builds powerful software solutions for distributed solar and storage. Aurora became the first to offer a range of tools to easily size a battery backup system and make recommendations based on the homeowner’s backup needs in September 2020. To date, over 4 million solar projects have been designed in Aurora globally. For more information, visit https://www.aurorasolar.com and follow us on Twitter @AuroraSolarInc

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