OpenSolar and Segen announce partnership, launch intelligent platform

Andrew Birch, Co-Founder of OpenSolar

OpenSolar Inc, a software firm focused on empowering solar installers with accurate and free solar design and sales platform, and Segen, the UK distributor of solar, energy storage and electric vehicle charging, announced a first-of-its-kind platform integration partnership that offers UK solar installers unrivaled solar design, sales and equipment ordering software.

The integration between the two creates a seamless experience between designing and selling a system to a client, and ordering the exact equipment required within seconds.

What does the deal mean for UK Solar professionals?

UK solar experts can now benefit from intelligent suggestions of inverters and battery sizes based on the design being created, plus an automatically calculated bill of materials containing the exact solar, racking, storage and other components needed for the sold system. The integration will even provide a real-time view of equipment availability and delivery dates.

Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Birch, Co-Founder of OpenSolar said, “Our whole goal with our partners at Segen is to create an incredibly seamless and easy design, sales and equipment ordering process for British solar experts. Profitable growth for a solar installer is about time saved, competitive equipment pricing and speed to install. This integration takes multiple steps out of the process for the installer to help make that a reality.”

“Segen’s Quick Quote software provides 24/7 live pricing and real-time product availability, so it’s fantastic to connect it so seamlessly with OpenSolar. From intelligent design to proposal, from sale to equipment ordering and finally to install, this takes UK installer speed and efficiency to the next level,” said Liz MacFarlane, Managing Director of Segen.

What is the market landscape like for the two companies?

Since 9 June 2022, UK solar experts been granted online access to learn more about this new capability, connect their accounts and simplify their workflow from design to installation.

This latest innovation from OpenSolar and Segen follows significant achievements by both companies. In November 2021, OpenSolar announced the findings of independent, third-party assessments that validated the unmatched accuracy of its solar design tool.

In March 2022, Segen announced the launch of their new Back to Basics training series to further support new market entrants and existing professionals looking to add renewable tech to their offerings at a time when demand for renewables in the UK is skyrocketing.