This is the question that we get asked the most at OpenSolar. Many of you wonder whether we will suddenly start charging you after you have embedded OpenSolar’s tech into your company’s operations.
That would be awful. A core value of OpenSolar is to be Open and Honest, and we can candidly say that we won’t do that.
We pride ourselves as a free of charge platform that will always be free for you to use. Our theory is that the solar installer shouldn’t have to pay for premium quality solar software, and instead that there are a number of terrific organisations whose interests are served if they fund the OpenSolar platform.
OpenSolar works with partners who all pay us to be a part of the platform, making OpenSolar free for solar professionals. Our partners include product manufacturers, finance companies, distributors, solar permitting companies, education providers, and many more - all of whom provide services to Solar Pros. That’s how OpenSolar remains completely free of charge.
You can choose to pay for some additional services from our partners on the platform, like HD premium imagery bundles for example. These are optional extras that may help further customise your workflow in addition to the free functionality that OpenSolar provides. It is entirely up to you whether you opt in for these additional services or stick with free for everything.
Another important point that I would like to clarify is the way we treat your data. Your individual data will not be shared with anyone; our data policies adhere to the most stringent policies in the world, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Instead, we provide insights on trends in the market as a whole, but we never share any data at your business level or your customer details.
If you have any questions or concerns, by all means, feel free to get in touch on email@example.com. If you would like to learn more about partnering with OpenSolar, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.