Momentum Solar now able to qualify potential solar customers more quickly and reduce proposal lead time by using Nearmap’s high-resolution aerial imagery.
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH—April 4, 2017—Nearmap, a location content provider specializing in high-resolution aerial imagery, has effectively reduced lead time and doubled the number of weekly qualifying contracts for solar power installer Momentum Solar. The East Coast-based solar company has utilized the software as an important tool in their sales process as they expand their services throughout the nation. By using Nearmap’s aerial imagery combined with PV design tools, Momentum has seen dramatic decreases in its proposal lead time—from hours to minutes—and nearly doubled the number of homes they can qualify each week—from 2,000 to between 3,000 and 5,000.
Momentum Solar, a solar installation company headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, is now able to expand services nationwide. That expansion was elevated by utilizing the high-resolution, frequently updated, aerial images provided by Nearmap to accelerate initial solar assessments and have a more complete view of properties that best qualify solar panel systems.
"With Nearmap, all the necessary information is in one easy-to-use program,” said James Kennedy, Momentum’s Program Manager for sales proposal development. “We can decide if the property is suitable for solar within two to three minutes. The high-resolution imagery displays roof space, shading and any obstructions so we can make accurate, timely assessments.”
Implementing Nearmap has accelerated and improved Momentum Solar's operations in multiple ways:
- The accuracy and timeliness of images allow Momentum to have faster and more accurate assessments, allowing time for more successful appointments each day.
- Nearmap's high-resolution images make solar panel planning easier. Higher resolution images lead to better measurements, allowing Momentum to better plan and visualize where solar panels can be placed on a roof.
- Momentum can create a panel placement proposal in 5-7 minutes, a task that previously took two to three times that long.
- Nearmap's efficient design makes it easy for Momentum to show its customers exactly what the final results will look like, and quickly make any necessary adjustments.
“Because we can accurately assess properties pre-sale, we go into the proposal with definite solutions and more confidence,” said Kennedy. "Clients enjoy seeing what the end product will look like through panels virtually placed on Nearmap’s aerial captures. This gives us an edge in our business progression.”
Nearmap also gives Momentum an advantage in the ability to see images of a property in the past. These images taken at different times of the year allow Momentum to see a property in all seasons. Bare trees pose no problem to solar panels in the winter, but when the trees are in full bloom during spring and summer, they can create enough shade to disqualify a home or severely inhibit a system’s production. Switching between past and present images gives a more complete understanding of a property and allows for proper qualification of a home.
Nearmap brings the real world to you. We capture, manage and deliver the most current location content in the world, allowing businesses and governments to explore their environment easily. With Nearmap, organizations unlock opportunities that consistently inform decision-making and transform the way they work. Our high-resolution, frequently updated aerial imagery is 2.8-inch GSD, better than satellite imagery. Delivered within days of capture, Nearmap shows changes over time. Users save time and money, reduce site visits and efficiently plan with current, clear imagery.
Nearmap is delivered through a refreshingly easy-to-use interface called MapBrowser™ or accessed via Esri® and Autodesk products.
About Momentum Solar
Momentum Solar is an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and top solar contractor specializing in both residential and commercial solar power systems since 2009. Their team of over 400 professionals has extensive knowledge in custom system designs to fit the needs of every home — each design is completely unique. They manage the entire lifecycle from the initial sale through design, permitting, installation, and activation of each system to ensure the process is fast and efficient. With Momentum Solar, each homeowner receives prioritized customer service. For more information, visit momentumsolar.com.