Solar Site Design founder announces launch of next-generation distributed energy resource platform, new Chattanooga solar project

The Energy Mentor Network’s first graduate, Solar Site Design, announced the launch of a next-generation platform called Loyal.Energy in Q2 of 2019. Headquartered in Nashville, Solar Site Design is a collaborative, cloud-based marketplace platform that connects sales-ready commercial and industrial solar projects to solar construction companies.

Leveraging the same core technology and processes, Loyal.Energy broadens the commercial marketplace from a solar-only approach to include all distributed energy resource technologies, such as building performance, LED lighting and retrofit, HVAC, roofing, retail electric procurement and utility cost recovery.

“We’re proud of the early success of Loyal.Energy as we expand our origination platform offering to work with all Energy Service Providers,’” said Jason Loyet, founder of Solar Site Design and Loyal.Energy. “Loyal.Energy allows our champion originators to offer money saving solutions for the entire energy footprint for all commercial and industrial facilities across the Nation. We really believe that this is where the future of the energy space is headed.”

After spending nearly 15 years in the solar energy space, Loyet spoke with a growing number of commercial and industrial facilities who wanted to take a more “holistic” approach to energy improvements for their properties.

While Loyet is still working with some of the top solar installers in the country through Solar Site Design, he said these organizations are also able to also leverage the Loyal.Energy platform to connect with clients who are looking for additional energy services.

“The Loyal.Energy platform creates the opportunity for our originators to win lifetime energy contracts,” Loyet elaborated. “It also allows for business owners to be able to connect to more energy technologies that are going to save them money.”

With the launch of Loyal.Energy, Loyet was clear that the SunShot award winning Solar Site Design is here to stay. The company remains committed to expanding the solar energy sector and has many exciting new project developments on the horizon.

“Solar Site Design is part of the largest rooftop solar project in the state of Tennessee being built this year on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s headquarters,” Loyet said. “We teamed with Lawson Electric on the 1.1MW solar project in Chattanooga that is scheduled to be commissioned in 2019. We continue to team with leading energy contractors across the nation to help drive down the cost of energy projects through our innovative Marketplace platforms.”

While enrolled in the Energy Mentor Network program, Solar Site Design received strategic business, marketing, and financial guidance by completing a series of panels and discussions with its mentors. To learn more about the Energy Mentor Network and its mission to foster advanced energy technologies and startups throughout the state, visit this page.

Energy Service Providers can learn more about the Loyal.Energy platform by following this link.

Solar Site Design announces 75th construction company to join Commercial Marketplace

Solar Site Design is surging towards more success as the Energy Mentor Network startup announced 75 construction companies are now subscribed to its Commercial Marketplace platform.

Solar Site Design is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The company is a collaborative, cloud-based marketplace platform that connects sales-ready commercial and industrial solar projects to top solar construction companies to drive down customer acquisition costs.

“Our marketplace was launched last year during Solar Power International, so this demonstrates the tremendous growth we have acquired since then,” said Jason Loyet, Founder.

Loyet elaborated that his company has an even bigger milestone in mind.

“Our goal is to standardize ‘behind the meter’ commercial solar origination and sign 150 construction companies to join Solar Site Design’s marketplace by the end of this year,” said Loyet.

Solar Site Design will exhibit this year at Solar Power International in Las Vegas on September 10 and will announce a major partnership with a global Fortune 500 solar panel manufacturer that Loyet believes will help his company reach and exceed that goal.

“Our Commercial Marketplace Platform is experiencing tremendous traction, and is servicing commercial and industrial properties nationwide,” said Loyet. “Together with our trusted channel agents, we provide commercial property owners with preliminary engineering and financial modeling and educate them on the costs and benefits of installing solar.”

“As soon as the owners choose to install solar, we connect them with (up to) five competitive construction quotes. Our contractors have real-time access into the Marketplace, where they can see when the owner is ready to move forward. And, they don’t have to pay for the project up front; they only pay when the project is won. It’s a win-win for everyone: building owners lean on their trusted advisor to help them receive competitive pricing and the customer acquisition costs are driven down for the installer,” said Loyet.

Loyet went on to say some of the largest solar construction companies in the Southeast have already joined Solar Site Design’s commercial marketplace. Solar Site Design won the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Catalyst award for its innovation on driving down cost of solar through their innovative software platform.

36|86 provides experience, exposure to EMN company Solar Site Design

Solar Site Design, an Energy Mentor Network (EMN) company, took the stage to pitch at 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference in front of more than a thousand attendees. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Solar Site Design is a collaborative, cloud-based marketplace platform that connects sales-ready solar projects to leading solar companies to drive down customer acquisition costs.

The company was one of 36 companies that competed for the $50,000 FedEx Innovation prize, and while Solar Site Design didn’t end up walking away with the big check, they did succeed in several other ways.

“Solar Site Design was the only cleantech company presenting at 36|86, and it was an honor to represent the solar industry,” said Jason Loyet, Founder.

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The Energy Mentor Network’s goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors.

Solar Site Design has been meeting with its mentoring team frequently leading up to 36|86 getting strategic business, marketing and financial guidance by participating in a series of panels and discussions to better prepare them to raise capital and gain traction.

The company’s mentoring team includes Entrepreneur-in-Residence Harvey Abouelata, President of ARiES Solar, Domain Experts Coleman Adams, Managing Director of Crescendo Power, and John Hopkins, a Consultant and Business Mentor.

“Our mentors have been instrumental in advising and discussing our value proposition in the solar industry,” said Loyet.

He went on to say the Energy Mentor Network has better helped Solar Site Design broaden its message to include investors, stakeholders, and more customers.

“We’ve been working closely with ARiES Solar, not just as a mentor, but also as an active, participating member in our commercial marketplace,” said Loyet. “It’s incredible to have customers work with us.”

Solar Site Design will be making an announcement at the Intersolar Conference in San Francisco on July 10 involving a global Fortune 500 company.

“It’ll catapult us into the next step of the cleantech industry,” said Loyet.

Energy Mentor Network company Solar Site Design to compete at 36|86 in Nashville

Solar Site Design, an Energy Mentor Network (EMN) company, will soon be competing for a hefty cash prize in front of more than a thousand attendees at the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference next week. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Solar Site Design is a collaborative, cloud-based marketplace platform that connects sales-ready solar projects to leading solar companies to drive down customer acquisition costs.

Solar Site Design is one of 36 companies competing for the $50,000 FedEx Innovation prize at 36|86. Many of the startups pitching are rising leaders in the Southeast, innovating in industries like advanced energy that have been core to the region’s economy.

The Energy Mentor Network company has been meeting with TAEBC mentors for months getting strategic business, marketing and financial guidance by participating in a series of panels and discussions to better prepare them to raise capital and gain traction.

Competing startups at 36|86 will get unparalleled access to the largest gathering of early-stage investment firms in the Southeast via curated Speed Dating sessions and dedicated exhibit time, plus insights from thought leaders, innovators and fellow entrepreneurs.

36|86 is the Southeast’s premier technology event for entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders from across the country. The conference is powered by Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship and works to make Tennessee the most start-up friendly state in the country.

Between June 4-7, 36|86 will bring together disruptors, founders and creators of cutting-edge innovations for the Southeast’s premier technology and entrepreneurial event.

There’s still time to buy tickets for the conference.

At 36|86, there will be ample opportunities to start conversations with peers, investors and high-net-worth individuals. Attendees can choose from workshops, coffee breaks and after-hours parties to network. You also have the option to stroll through “Village 36” and meet the founders of the next great Southern start-up, as well as meet with one of the 180 active investors who’ll be looking for companies that deliver.

Launch Tennessee partnered with TAEBC to form the Energy Mentor Network. Its goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors and industry specific expertise. To participate in the Network or become a mentor, click here.