2019 solar bid request overview   

Energy Trust encourages all customers to get multiple bids when evaluating a potential solar project at their site. As part of our ongoing effort to decrease solar soft costs, the Solar program connects residential and business customers interested in receiving a solar bid with qualified solar trade allies serving their area who work with projects like theirsThese solar leads are distributed equitably among qualifying trade allies at no cost. 

Since launching our bid request service in 2014, Energy Trust has connected over 7,000 customers with solar trade allies, and over 1,100 of those customers have followed through to submit an incentive application—a conversion rate of more than 15%. In 2019, Energy Trust received over 1,300 bid requests from customers, a 14% increase from 2018.  

Customer interest continues to demonstrate market demand for new technology; the trends below highlight a promising path forward for the solar industry. 

  • 38% of customers are interested in Battery Storage 
  • 19% of customers are interested in EV Chargers 
  • 16% of customers are interested in Smart Thermostats 

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