Evergen provides software that enables digital optimisation of batteries for homeowners and businesses. It is not a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), just behind-the-meter optimisation where the customer keeps all of the benefits. OpenSolar has partnered with Evergen to allow visualisation of customer savings on your proposals and to streamline the commissioning process of an Evergen system via API integration. While this saves customers an additional ~26% on their electricity costs each year, Evergen has made it even easier for you:
- Complimentary for you to add to your proposals on OpenSolar
- $0 for your customers to access, for life
- $100 incentive for every customer who you register after their installation
Before learning how to enable and utilise the integration, you can learn more about Evergen here.
How it works
To sell Evergen using your OpenSolar proposals, you first need to enable the integration on your account. You can do this easily by navigating to control > other > connect, and marking the checkbox as active for Evergen AU.
Notice here that the price is $0. This feature is free to use and will not cost you anything, even if you propose and sell an Evergen system to your customer. In fact, you will even get paid to sell an Evergen system. For each system that you sell Evergen with, you receive $ directly from Evergen.
Once marking the checkbox shown above, you will then be prompted to accept Evergen's terms and conditions.
Great, now you are ready to start including Evergen Intelligent Control in your solar and battery designs. The integration is built in a way so that it automatically includes Evergen as an other component whenever it detects an Evergen-compliant system design. You can see a list of Evergen-compliant batteries here.
Of course, if you wish to not include Evergen despite your design being compliant, you can easily remove it as an other component by clicking the bin icon shown above.
Your solar proposal will include Evergen as a component in the hardware section. It will tell your customer about the key benefits of integrating Evergen with their battery system and display the estimated additional savings* as a result of it.
If your customer wishes to proceed with the system option that includes Evergen, they will be asked to agree to their personal information being shared with Evergen for the purpose of commissioning their system when accepting the proposal (see below). Note: it is advised that you always include your customer's first and last name, email address and phone number in the project > info page for this reason. Without these details, Evergen will not be able to commission the system. This will automatically show in the proposal acceptance dialogue, seen below:
If your customer proceeds to accept your proposal with Evergen included, the assigned team member will be notified by email per usual, and there will be an activity logged in the project history (project > manage), showing that your customer info has been sent to Evergen via the API.
If it is your very first time selling Evergen with OpenSolar, you will be contacted by Evergen to complete their installer onboarding experience.
We hope this guide has been helpful to get set up with the integration, and look forward to seeing you sell Evergen compliant designs on OpenSolar! If you have any feedback or issues, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Savings are based on a variety of factors including house load, weather, system sizing, energy tariff and the home’s location.
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