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285 - Andrew Birch on Digitizing 20 years of solar expertise in OpenSolar
Episode 28513th August 2020 • SunCast • Nico Johnson
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How did one of the solar industry’s true pioneers take everything he’s learned about solar in the last 20 years and make it Free and open-sourced to the world?

Andrew Birch (Birchy), Co-Founder of the first company to pioneer delivering online solar designs(Sungevity), tells us what his research suggests is the answer to scaling solar by 30% per year through 2050 to address climate change.

  • The 1st barrier - permitting.
  • The 2nd barrier - adding 10M people to the industry in the next 10 years. 

The question is - How could you possibly scale with these structural barriers? The solution is a complete end-to-end software solution that wraps CRM, proposals and financing together, but it’s not just software.

Birchy's software is bringing in service providers to exhibit products and essentially pulls everything into a single place. They make that bundle white-labeled to installers as well as accessible and online and completely free.

That’s Open Solar, but there’s so much more to Birchy’s story. So queue it up!

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