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Innovators in Software and Hardware Join Forces to Scale Solar Uptake

World’s  Strongest and Most Reliable Solar Racking and Mounting Systems Now  Available on the World’s Most Accurate and Entirely Free Solar Design  and Sales Platform at

SAN FRANCISCO & SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenSolar,  Inc., a global solar SaaS company keenly focused on empowering solar  installers with the world’s most accurate and entirely free solar design  and sales platform, and IronRidge, maker of the world’s strongest and  most reliable solar racking and mounting systems, today announced the  integration of IronRidge’s products on The partnership  connects two industry leaders – one focused on innovative hardware, the  other on breakthrough software – with a common mission to scale solar  uptake by providing installers with the best systems and tools available  to streamline the complex solar design, sales, and installation  process.

Through OpenSolar’s platform,  installers can now automatically calculate the exact IronRidge racking  and mounting components for each design, seamlessly build an accurate  Bill of Material (BoM) and ensure the most efficient ordering and  inventory of equipment, thereby improving installer cashflow. To  increase sales conversion, installers also will have the capability to  provide customers with dynamic content that educates customers on the  market-leading strength and reliability of IronRidge products.

“OpenSolar is committed to  simplifying and streamlining the entire solar sales process, not only  with the world’s most accurate and efficient design software but with an  entirely free end-to-end sales platform that incorporates all the  essential components of a compelling solar proposal, including  customized permitting solutions, the most competitive financing options,  and an array of the very best hardware products in the market,” said  Andrew Birch, Co-Founder of OpenSolar. “IronRidge’s mounting and racking  products continue to set the standard for their remarkable durability  and reliability, and we are proud to integrate them onto our  cutting-edge platform.” Birch added, “I pose the question to solar  installers everywhere, ‘when the world’s most accurate, efficient, and  robust solar design and sales platform is entirely free, why would you  pay to use a platform that provides anything less?’”

Rich Tiu, IronRidge CEO, said,  “IronRidge and OpenSolar share a commitment to streamlining business  operations for solar installers. Just as we aid the design and ordering  of product through our digital platform - Design Assistant - OpenSolar  is thriving in the space around sales enablement and customer outreach.  Installers who take advantage of the new data integration between our  platforms can save time and close more business in the residential  space.”

OpenSolar’s partnership with  IronRidge marks the company’s third major U.S. deal in 2021, having  forged deals with permit design and engineering company, Greenlancer, in  June, and leading solar financing company, Sungage Financial, in  November. Also in November, the company announced the findings of  independent, third-party assessments that validate the unmatched  accuracy of its solar design tool. Since its launch in 2019, OpenSolar’s  free-to-use design and sales platform has enabled solar installers in  over 100 countries to convert more prospects into booked sales while  saving time and eliminating the costly licensing fees attached to other  solar design and sales platforms.



IronRidge, an Esdec company, designs and manufactures structural hardware for residential and commercial solar systems. For over 25 years, the company has worked closely with solar professionals to build strong, simple, and cost-effective products. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, IronRidge is NSF Certified to ISO 9001, maintaining the highest quality management standards. For more information, visit



Angie Fryer

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