OneRoof Energy wins Best in Smart Cities for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) 2013 Later Stage Award. The solar installer was nominated for the award by CleanTECH San Diego for pioneering new classes of financing and services to make going solar easier and more affordable for the average homeowners.
OneRoof Energy has won Best in Smart Cities for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) 2013 Later Stage Award. GCCA, an international nonprofit association that fosters cleantech cluster collaboration across the globe, named OneRoof Energy a Top 10 winner, representing the best of the association’s nearly 50 member clusters and more than 10,000 member companies.
The solar company was nominated for the award by CleanTECH San Diego in May this year. In total, 160 companies were nominated by clusters as leading in their regions. The panel of judges was made up of 22 cleantech venture capital and private equity investors and serial entrepreneurs.
OneRoof was recognized for pioneering new classes of financing and services to make going solar easier and more affordable for the average homeowner. As we reported last month, the company has been a leader in innovative strategies. They’ve partnered with utilities to offer a bundled suite to homeowners, which can include energy efficiency and other energy products. They’ve successfully used non-solar sales agents to reach more homeowners. And they’ve recently started offering loans in addition to leases, to broaden the options for homeowners who want to go solar.
OneRoof Energy president and chief executive officer David Field commented: “OneRoof Energy is honored to be recognized by the esteemed GCCA and its diverse membership of cleantech trailblazers. OneRoof Energy’s central mission is to make solar energy mainstream and accessible to homeowners across the US, from all economic circumstances. As we continue to work toward that mission, we are grateful for the support of the robust cleantech community in both San Diego and across the globe.”
“OneRoof Energy is making significant strides in our market and well beyond as one of the fasting growing cleantech companies and is an impressive jobs engine,” said CleanTECH San Diego President & COO Holly Smithson. “They epitomize what the San Diego cleantech economy is known for in cleantech innovation and rapid market adoption. It comes as no surprise that their success is recognized on the global stage.”