|By Business Wire||
|July 8, 2014 09:10 AM EDT||
Mosaic, the nation’s peer-to-peer platform for solar finance, and Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global leader in solar energy systems, join forces to launch the first home solar loan packaged with residential operations and maintenance (O&M) services, offering unprecedented simplicity and value for homeowners and installers.
Prior to today, many homeowners have preferred solar leases to loans because of the worry-free maintenance and performance guarantees offered with most leases. Today, this “service gap” closes as Mosaic and Enphase work together to offer homeowners solar ownership for no down payment and immediate savings on energy bills. Mosaic’s new loan product, packaged with Enphase® O&M services, is expected to fulfill at least $100 million in loan volume with this new market initiative over the next 18 months. The companies announced this alliance together at Intersolar North America, the most-attended solar exhibition in the United States.
The Mosaic Home Solar Loan, leveraging Enphase’s unparalleled technology, can provide homeowners hassle-free ownership of a solar PV system. Mosaic offers a fully-automated online portal that allows homeowners to process all paperwork instantaneously, to have a solar energy system installed and to benefit from a prepaid service plan for no money up-front, while lowering their monthly electric bill. Through the Mosaic Home Solar Loan, homeowners maximize their return on investment by keeping the investment tax credit and owning their solar system. Additionally, the Mosaic Home Solar Loan mitigates any potential issues for the homeowner when selling the house as the loan can be paid off at any time with no penalty or transferred to the new homeowner.
The Enphase service offering provides the homeowner peace of mind through Enphase managed monitoring, analytics and proactive maintenance programs. Enphase will leverage its Enlighten platform for the loan package, which allows the company to monitor module-level performance through its microinverters. Currently, Enphase monitors 160,000+ systems globally and collects over 500 GB of performance data daily. In addition, Enphase MyEnlighten brings homeowners an elegant interface to view and share their solar energy production and performance online and with most mobile devices.
For installers, this joint offering unlocks solar for a new set of customers seeking the benefits of ownership and the comfort of O&M services. In conjunction with the installer, Mosaic and Enphase will leverage their expansive marketing capabilities to reach the homeowners who are seeking out the bundled offering. Additionally, the Mosaic and Enphase software-based platforms bring speed and efficiency to the installer’s sales process, allowing the installer to close more deals and efficiently manage their working capital. Finally, the service offering mitigates the installer’s time spent on services and O&M allowing them to focus on selling and installing systems.
“We are very excited to partner with Mosaic and offer installers and homeowners a new way to finance and manage residential PV systems,” says Marty Rogers, vice president, global customer service and support at Enphase. “Enphase offers a comprehensive solar energy system with proactive O&M services that will transform the installer’s ability to capitalize on the growing segment of solar loans by having more time and resources to contribute to the sales process.”
“Mosaic homeowners can now have complete peace of mind when getting a Mosaic Home Solar Loan,” says Billy Parish, Founder and Chairman of Mosaic. “We are thrilled to launch this ground-breaking product with Enphase as our qualified O&M service provider.”
This alliance is a significant step forward for the residential solar loan asset class. Lenders and investors have historically viewed solar loans as riskier than their lease counterparts because there is no assurance that the system will continue to produce energy after installation. With the proactive service offering from Enphase Energy, loans now join leases in their appeal to more conservative investors and move one step closer to securitization.
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. The company has 100+ patents for technology and 400+ employees worldwide. Its semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.enphase.com
Mosaic was the first company in the nation to crowdsource financing for solar projects offer solar project investments online and has allowed thousands of investors to finance millions of dollars of solar projects. To date, Mosaic has had zero defaults and made 100% on time payments to investors at ~5-7%. Mosaic has been named a top ten most innovative energy company by Fast Company in 2013 and 2014 and has received Department of Energy SunShot grant, the Sierra Club’s Trailblazer Award and Verizon Wireless’ Powerful Answers Award. For more information, visit: http://www.joinmosaic.com/go-solar. Solar Mosaic, Inc., CFL Lic. #6054631.
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Oct. 22, 2016 07:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,812
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Oct. 22, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 757
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
Oct. 22, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 609
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Oct. 22, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 8,955
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
Oct. 22, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 479
Established in 1998, Calsoft is a leading software product engineering Services Company specializing in Storage, Networking, Virtualization and Cloud business verticals. Calsoft provides End-to-End Product Development, Quality Assurance Sustenance, Solution Engineering and Professional Services expertise to assist customers in achieving their product development and business goals. The company's deep domain knowledge of Storage, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud verticals helps in delivering ...
Oct. 22, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 967
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Oct. 22, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,582
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Oct. 22, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,843
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Oct. 22, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,655
In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart produc...
Oct. 22, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,441
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Oct. 22, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 649
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, will discuss the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docke...
Oct. 22, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,244
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Oct. 22, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,894
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, will contrast how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He will show the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He will also have live demos of building immutable pipe...
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,501
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, you'll learn about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how Docke...
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,541