Panasonic Eco Solutions announced a partnership with cloud platform provider ezzingSolar to deliver a new, digital solar simulation to European homeowners. Expanding on their UK-wide platform launched last year, the free and interactive “Simulate Your Solar System” inputs a user’s address, roof characteristics, and average energy consumption to generate a tailored estimate of the financial investment required, and the returns and savings generated for homeowners by going solar with Panasonic.
The service offers European homeowners with a personalised try-before-you-buy rooftop solar simulation, providing a clear step-by-step process for making the decision to install a residential solar system. Upon completing the simulation, homeowners will have the option to request a free quote from an official Panasonic Premium Installer, who will assess suitability of the home for solar, and select the Panasonic solar modules that would provide the greatest value for the homeowner. ezzingSolar’s planning tool also provides significant value for installers through a new complete CRM, which provides many new functions, such a live communication platform with the end user or the possibility to customize and update the user’s simulated system after the roof survey.
The new platform is immediately available to UK homeowners and will be rolled out across Europe throughout the coming weeks.
“This new partnership allows us to expand our UK virtual solar know-how to other key European markets, effectively allowing residents there to go check the benefits of going solar under the umbrella of Panasonic, which is particularly relevant for consumers in an environment of continuously changing manufacturer names and promises,” said Daniel Roca, Senior Business Developer at Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe. “By giving consumers control over how they are introduced to solar with data-driven, real-time estimates, we believe that this platform will undoubtedly drive Europe-wide demand for residential rooftop solar for next year and beyond”.
“We believe that Panasonic’s market leadership in quality and customer service is a perfect FIT for integration with our sleek, very flexible and straightforward platform,” stated Victor Sancho, Director of Sales and Marketing at ezzingSolar. “This partnership will increase efficiency for all players in the solar value chain, and most importantly, empower European consumers by guiding them from the initial estimate of savings to installation completion of their very own solar system”.
The new solar simulation launch comes after the announcement that Panasonic have extended the product guarantee across their HIT® solar Module range to 15 years, bringing increased value to installers and consumers across Europe. The companies high efficiency solar panel line for 2016 features the new 96-cell N330 panel, which returns approximately 27% more peak-power compared to mainstream 260-watt multicrystalline modules.