One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) Lands $5 Million
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Residential adoption of solar is well below one percent in the U.S., but 1BOG aims to improve that statistic.
1BOGis an online start-up which acts as a consumer solar advocate thatengineers group discounts for solar purchases. The firm has helped toinitiate almost 600 residential solar installations across the U.S.since the company’s founding in 2008.
The start-up goes into ageographical region, and launches a formal RFP campaign to identify areliable solar installer with a track record of quality work, strongwarranties and fair pricing. 1BOG then partners with that installer,obtains a group discount, and provides a pre-negotiated price to theircustomers.
While many readers of this website are solar orenergy experts who are more apt to be familiar with the technology andmarkets in solar, much of the general public is likely still vexed bythe intricacies of solar technology and installation. 1BOG looks totake some of the mystery out of solar system selection by providingunbiased support for homeowners interested in the technology. Thecompany’s website is also a great educational resource for thepotential solar consumer.
The finest cutting-edge solartechnology is of no use if it doesn’t get installed on consumers’rooftops. 1BOG might just do a lot to help on that front.
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