OneRoof Energy launches API library, Opening Doors for Innovation in Solar Software

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OneRoof Energy announces the launch of the first comprehensive residential solar API library, enabling partners to collaborate on innovative solar, home energy management, and home automation solutions. The SunOpps platform offers new business opportunities to home energy management companies and utilities.

 

 

Solar services provider OneRoof Energy has been growing and is poised to become a major player in the industry. The company has been at the forefront of forward-looking solutions for home solar, offering a variety of financing options as well as a mobile phone app for monitoring solar production. We profiled the company last year for their innovative, nontraditional approaches, such as using nontraditional sales agents and building an energy suite. Since then, they’ve formed new partnerships and even won an award for making going solar easier for the average homeowner.

Today, the company announced the launch of the first comprehensive residential solar API (application programing interface) library, enabling partners to easily and quickly collaborate on innovative solar, home energy management (HEM), and home automation solutions. Besides CRM-related APIs, which have been the main focus for the solar industry to date, OneRoof Energy’s library is the first to offer a wide range of APIs that allow service providers to integrate residential solar into their business models.

 

“OneRoof Energy is building 25-year relationships with homeowners through its SolarSelect lease, and that long-term relationship provides small businesses, established companies, and utilities a unique opportunity to collaborate on a bundled offering. The SunOpps API leverages technology to make this possible in a cost effective, streamlined way”

 

Through the library, service providers can interface with SunOpps, OneRoof Energy’s web-based platform that allows dealers, affiliates, and sales people to design, sell, and manage a solar electric system. The SunOpps Intelligence uses a series of calculation engines and estimation tools that provide accurate savings and pricing information, taking into account factors such as shading, products, and sun zones. The SunOpps API allows third-party systems to communicate with OneRoof Energy’s tools without needing to access the company’s web portal.

 

The SunOpps API is available to service and product providers in energy programs, home energy management, and home automation across the U.S. It allows providers interested in selling solar to use a single API to access solar lease pricing, proposal financing, lease fulfillment, and solar performance monitoring data, saving time and money with this solar technology and leasing application. By making the SunOpps API widely available, OneRoof Energy’s technological leadership continues to make solar adoption easier for both homeowners and industry partners.

 

According to the company, many OneRoof Energy partners have already used SunOpps to:

 

  • Integrate OneRoof Energy’s residential solar lease product, SolarSelect, including zero-down financing, with existing financing options.

  • Send and manage electronic documentation, including solar lease proposals, lease agreements, and fulfillment updates.

  • Perform business processes related to the fulfillment of lease financing, including streamlined title search, address verification, and credit check processes.

  • Display homeowner solar production data on their apps and websites.

 

The SunOpps API allows home energy management and automation companies to integrate solar energy production data and monitoring into existing home energy management and automation systems.

“OneRoof Energy is building 25-year relationships with homeowners through its SolarSelect lease, and that long-term relationship provides small businesses, established companies, and utilities a unique opportunity to collaborate on a bundled offering. The SunOpps API leverages technology to make this possible in a cost-effective, streamlined way,” said Hussein Yahfoufi, Vice President of Technology and Corporate Services. “With the growing demand for home energy management and automation services, we are excited to offer the SunOpps API as the link to the solar-powered home.”