After two and half years R&D, privately-funded solar tech startup HahaSmart launched its solar O2O (online-to-offline) platform that gives homeowners the ability to design a home solar system, receive an accurate detailed price list within 2-3 minutes, and purchase a home solar system at a lower price.
Unlike most solar software companies, the HahaSmart platform is funded by and is partnering with solar manufacturers and distributors. This enables the platform to create quotes with detailed price lists based on real-time vendor product and inventory data.
Lowering small solar contractors’ operation costs and customer acquisition costs through newly available technology is the core value of the HahaSmart platform. Allowing multi-device connectivity, HahaSmart also launched a solar installer app available now in the App Store and Google Play Store.
“This was not possible until now because the solar industry was not mature enough. HahaSmart gives installers the capability to instantly prospect, sell and close leads in real-time when buying temperature is high. This is a dream come true in sales and marketing because it can increase sales volume and reduce friction,” said Terence Custodia, Marketing Manager.
Transitioning from Beta testing to being fully operational, HahaSmart’s O2O Solar Platform is already serving 298 solar installers and has designed 2,296 solar projects across the United States.
“By linking homeowners to solar manufacturers and vendors directly, we are able to cut homeowner solar system investment costs by 25%, cut payback period from 8 years in 2010 to 4 years in 2018, and achieve 15%+ IRR,” said Jack Meng, President of HahaSmart.
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