Why Solar Software Needs to Move Beyond Subscription Models

Since 2009, several dozen new solar-specific software vendors entered the market, ostensibly targeting the same installer/contractor demographic with software-as-a-service subscription models, offering access at a monthly fee sometime at different tiers of use. These vendors offer everything from proposal platforms to design support software to specialized asset management solutions.

As more entrants come to this market with products, is hoping for a 5% market share, normally a pretty exciting proposition, enough to build a viable business on with a SaaS-based monthly subscription model?

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Posted on October 7, 2016 and filed under analysis.