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    MARCH 2024

    • Sunrun Pricing Drop & One Week Sales Challenge
    • Sunrun Call Verification Bot - Apr 15th
    • FranklinWH Discount
    • Brightstar - Reduction to 650 FICO 
    • Everbright - Utility Bill Required for M1
    • ESP in Texas! Get Your Agreements Signed
    • SolarAPP+ Resources
    • Enphase Battery Updates
    • Easy Roof Quote Tool & How-To Video
    • California Action Alert
    • Sunrun Promos Extended to Mar 31
      • $3 for 3
      • $500 Referrals
    • Daylight Savings Reminder - Sun March 10th

    FEBRUARY 2024

    JANUARY 2024

    DECEMBER 2023

    NOVEMBER 2023

    • QCells 425w Made in USA
    • Enphase Price Drop
    • Sunrun Promo $3 for 3
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  • June 2024 (part 2) - Monthly Updates

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    Read our top updates below:

    • Danny Pessy Partnership!
    • Tesla Powerwall 3 Pricing Update
    • New Project Submission & Incomplete Job Rejection
    • New Rep Dashboard Recap
    • Expanded Texas Coverage
    • No More Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Jobs
    • Bookmark the ESP Rep Hub! -> joinesp.com/hub

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    Danny Pessy Partnership!

    • You've heard of the man, the myth, the legend Danny Pessy - we've got the hookup now! Get exclusive access to the Authentic training platform, contests, and even a door-knocking field day with top pros in the industry.
    • Enter the "Lord of the Doors" sales challenge and attend the limited-seats private event in September
      • Join the next Community Call to get a taste of the training and mentorship opportunity

        You've heard of the man, the myth, the legend Danny Pessy - we've got the hookup now! Get exclusive access to the Authentic training platform, contests, and even a door-knocking field day with top pros in the industry.

      • Danny Pessy is focused on up-leveling the solar space through authentic training and humanitarian work, and wants to help 10x solar adoption in the US over the next 10 years. You can benefit from his experience in a whole new way, thanks to our new & exclusive arrangement.

    Interested? Think your team has what it takes, but need that extra boost? Get in touch with your Acct Exec today

    Get an incredibly discounted rate to the Authentic "ESPU", with unlimited users (coming soon)

     

      Tesla Powerwall 3 Price Bump July 1st

    • We've secured the brand-new and highly-coveted Tesla Powerwall 3 for all markets. Do you have customers who want a great price for robust backup? Start selling today!
    • The Powerwall 3 is available in Lightreach and Quickbase, with other platforms coming soon.

    Pricing:

    • Single Powerwall 3 13.5 kWh: $10,495
    • Dual Powerwall 3 27 kWh: $18,995
    • Triple Powerwall 3 40.5 kWh: $27,495

     

     

    esp logo.pngEasy Project Submission

    • In case you missed it, we made a massive enhancement to the New Project Submission process and it's SO EASY! 

    • Jobs sold in SOLO, EverBright, or Enerflo will get this link, Quativa and Quickbase coming soon. When you use the link sent to your email, submitting a new job should take you less than 60 seconds if you know what you sold and have everything ready. 

    • Even if you're filling out the info by hand through the Hub, it should only take you a couple of minutes. Jobs sold in Sunrun, the Lightreach portal outside SOLO, Quickbase or Quativa will use the link in the Rep Hub, you won't get an automatic email (yet).

    Watch the quick explainer video - this is already! 

    Please familiarize yourself with this process, it should be a game-changer. Note that we will no longer allow reps to chat in and have the questions asked and filled out by the ESP agent starting next week - the form is faster, and following the new process will create all-around better experiences.

     

    Incomplete Job Submissions Will Be DENIED!

    • Effective July 1st, we will begin kicking back incomplete job submissions. This is to improve our job realization rate and reduce holds that get placed immediately after intake in order to gather these missing docs. Just get the docs the first time and we'll get to work!

    Here are all the reasons why your job submission will be denied or kicked back:

    • Incomplete/Mismatched HIA & Financing
    • ACH Customers/Projects missing ACH auth form
    • CC Customers/Projects missing CC auth form
    • PayKeeper payment type missing escrow account
    • Incompatible HIA Language w/Lender (English/Spanish only when available)
    • Incompatible Battery/Inverter configuration
    • Missing CPUC
    Don't worry - if you're using the new Project Submission flow and gathering your docs ahead of time, you should see everything fly through!

    Rep Dashboard Webinar Replay

    Thanks to everyone who showed up and asked good questions - and here's the replay for everyone's viewing pleasure! 
     
    We walked through the brand-new REP DASHBOARD and other new tools and processes so be sure to click around the Rep Hub and Dashboard to explore all the resources at your fingertips!
    • Instantly see your sales milestones
    • Analyze your cancellations and pull-through rate
    • Monitor job progress and status
    • Access quick links and more

     

    Expanded Texas Coverage!

    • We're now accepting jobs in a broader service area in Texas! We've expanded out of the immediate DFW area and are now working our way towards Austin. Check out the map, and if you're interested in selling in the Lone Star State hit up your account executive!

    esp logo.pngRep Resource Hub

    • Bookmark the new ESP Rep Hub with quick links to frequently-used forms and tools! Check out all the functionality:
      • Submit a new Job & Site Survey Scheduling (New process is live!)
      • Get a Roof Estimate
      • Submit a Proposal Request
      • Request a Change Order
      • Request a Pipeline Review
      • Get access to Quativa & Brightstar
      • and more! www.joinesp.com/hub

       

      No More Jobs Accepted in IID

      • The utility known as IID (Imperial Irrigation District) that covers the southeast corner of California has implemented a solar production threshold that does not account for any shading. This is leading to all solar projects being forced to be undersized for the homeowner. For that reason we are suspending any new solar projects sold in their coverage area to prevent bad homeowner experiences.
         
        Here's a reference map of the utilities serving the state.

     

     

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  • June 2024 - Monthly Updates

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    Read our top updates below:

    • Brightstar Savings-Based Underwriting is Here - Tune in to FAQ Friday!!
    • Tesla Powerwall 3 Intro Pricing!
    • Everbright AI Proposals
    • "Summer Bummer Bills" Are Coming in HOT...
    • Fastest Installs Map >25 Biz Days
    • ESP Rep Hub! -> joinesp.com/hub
    • Sunrun Promos

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    Brightstar Lease Updates - Savings Based Underwriting!

    • Exciting news from the Brightstar Lease folks dropping today Monday June 10th - check it out
    • Bill Savings Help Clear Underwriting: Savings-Based Underwriting is here, and we'll have a special exclusive webinar on Friday this week!
    • Brightstar has developed an exceptional process to make qualifying homeowners for solar even easier than ever before.
      • Normal underwriting requires a 650 FICO, but starting now... If you're able to show that the homeowner will save 10% or more, the approval process switches to Utility Savings Underwriting! You're lowering the customers' debt-to-income and you're more likely to earn approval.
      • If you are presenting a PPW that's close to getting a quick pass, Quativa will suggest the adjusted pricing to help you close the deal.
      • Learn more on the exclusive webinar Friday June 14th - sign up here!

     

      Tesla Powerwall 3 Available Now!

    • We've secured the brand-new and highly-coveted Tesla Powerwall 3 for all markets. Do you have customers who want a great price for robust backup? Start selling today!
    • The Powerwall 3 is available in Lightreach and Quickbase, with other platforms coming soon.

    Pricing:

    • Single Powerwall 3 13.5 kWh: $9,975
    • Dual Powerwall 3 27 kWh: $17,975
    • Triple Powerwall 3 40.5 kWh: $25,975

     

    Check out the specs here!

    Note that this pricing is "introductory" (promotional) and may not last forever - get it while it's hot!!!

     

    Everbright logo.webp  Everbright AI Proposals

    • If your team uses Everbright and you want to check this new feature out, get in touch with your ESP Account Executive!

     "Summer Bummer Bills": Utility Rates Are Up and SO IS THE THERMOSTAT!

    • It's a perfect storm... The "Big 3" jacked up their rates this year and will keep that trend going, AND we've got a record-breaking "heat dome" bearing down on us. That means people can expect their power bills to shoot through the roof in the coming weeks. Prep your customers and get them signed up ASAP to prevent nasty surprises the rest of the year!

     

    esp logo.pngREP RESOURCE HUB!

    • Bookmark the new ESP Rep Hub with quick links to frequently-used forms and tools! Check out all the functionality:

      • Submit a Proposal Request

      • Submit a new Job & Site Survey Scheduling

      • Request a Change Order

      • Request a Pipeline Review

      • Get access to Quativa

      • and more! www.joinesp.com/hub

    Fastest Install Map

    • We put out a quick reference map with pin drops for the zip codes where we've installed jobs the fastest for the last year! This should help you plan blitzes and target new hotspots!

                                     

    Sunrun-logo.pngSunrun Promotions - June

    • $3 for 3 T's & C's
    • $500 Affiliate Customer Referral Promotion
    • T's & C's:  English   Spanish
    • If you want training on the new Sunrun ONE platform please let us know!
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  • May 2024 - Monthly Updates

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    Read our top updates below:

    • Tesla Powerwall 3 is Here!
    • Claim Your Jobs in EB & LR!
    • Everbright - Power Bills Required
    • Lightreach - New NTP Requirements
    • EinFin - Welcome Call Policy Update
    • ESP Rep Hub! -> joinesp.com/hub
    • New Roof Quote Tool
    • ADD ON SYSTEMS! 'Multi-Tariff' Option
    • Webinar Recaps
    • Brightstar - Updates Coming Soon, Get Access Now
    • Sunrun Promo & Hotline

      Tesla Powerwall 3 Available Now!

    We've secured the brand-new and highly-coveted Tesla Powerwall 3 for all markets. Do you have customers who want a great price for robust backup? Start selling today!

    The Powerwall 3 is available in Lightreach and Quickbase, with other platforms coming soon.

    Pricing:

    • Single Powerwall 3 13.5 kWh: $9,975
    • Dual Powerwall 3 27 kWh: $17,975
    • Triple Powerwall 3 40.5 kWh: $25,975

    Everbright logo.webp Heads Up! Claim Your Everbright & Lightreach Site Survey Spots

    • We've performed a review and discovered that certain sold Lightreach and Everbright jobs have not been scheduled for Site Survey Assessment (SSA). Did you sell something, but didn't get a chance to call it in and confirm?

      If you scored a sales win but didn't confirm the customer is on our calendar, please chat or call in to verify that all your jobs have their Site Survey scheduled ASAP.

      Here's what you need to do:

       

      Everbright - Utility Bill Required

      Utility Bills are now required on all Everbright jobs in order to move through NTP! You should be gathering these already, just make sure you have it ready when calling in to schedule SSA!

       

      Lightreach - New NTP Process

      Check out this important update from Lightreach to help your signed deals move through NTP and Acceptance as fast as possible! 4 min video: https://help.palmetto.finance/en/articles/9237006-b-overview-customer-signing-achieving-ntp

      Required:
      • Signed contract
      • Identity verification
      • ACH entry (bank link only)
      • Title stip cleared (as needed)
      Not Required (Yet)
      • Customer Welcome Checklist (mandatory soon)
      • Welcome Call (as needed)

       

    EnFin Welcome Call Policy Update

    • Beginning on May 20th, EnFin will no longer allow exceptions for translators to complete welcome calls on behalf of non-English speaking borrowers.
    • EnFin is preparing to launch Spanish language contracts/customer service soon to accommodate Spanish-speaking borrowers. 

     

    esp logo.pngREP RESOURCE HUB!

    • Bookmark the new ESP Rep Hub with quick links to frequently-used forms and tools! Check out all the functionality:

      • Submit a Proposal Request

      • Submit a new Job & Site Survey Scheduling

      • Request a Change Order

      • Request a Pipeline Review

      • Get access to Quativa

      • and more! www.joinesp.com/hub

    New Easy Roof Quote Tool

    • Watch this quick 1-minute video on how to request a roof quote!

       

      FYI, if you've been using the "Homeowner Roof Quote" form on our site, that's not gonna get you any response for your job - please use the correct form on the Rep Hub!

    Webinar Recaps

    Head to joinesp.com/webinars or the Youtube playlist of all previous webinar recordings!
    • Pearl Certification 4.24 - Want to know how to improve your value as a consultant? Get familiar with Pearl Certification! Don't miss the great value propositions we went over and be sure to review the full recap email.
    • FAQ Friday 4.26 - We covered some handy tips and tricks for SOLO users, plus system sizing and panel placement selling suggestions!

     

    897681cb-01eb-4748-8802-444df5e48897Add-On Systems aka "Multi-Tariff" Option! Training Webinar Soon!

    • Our friends at Enphase have shared some exciting developments - we can add more panels to existing solar customers without jeopardizing their NEM status!

    • These add-on systems are standalone non-exporting systems, meaning they will support self-consumption and partial or comprehensive backup. Thanks to Enphase technology and newer utility rate options, homeowners can cut down any remaining true-up bills but stay in their original NEM billing status.

    • If you have customers you know are interested right away, contact your Acct Exec for more info! Otherwise we'll have more details and training materials coming soon, stay tuned!

     

    Brightstar Lease Updates!

    • Exciting news from the Brightstar Lease folks is right around the corner. Expect better homeowner qualifications, new equipment, and better pricing - don't forget to sign up today to get Brightstar access!

    Sunrun-logo.pngSunrun Promotions & Hotline

    • Sunrun has discontinued their old verification hotline - please use these numbers exclusively going forward:

    • English Line: (833) 362-5137

    • Spanish Line: (833) 372-5137

     

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  • April 2024 - Monthly Update

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    Read our top updates below:

    • Panel Count Changes on Underproducing Jobs in Lightreach
    • Sunrun Promotions Extended
    • ESP Rep Hub! -> joinesp.com/hub
    • Webinars This Week
    • California Utility Action Alert!
    • Brightstar - Reduction to 650 FICO

    Panel Count Increases w/o Resign on Underproducing Lightreach Jobs

    • Effective immediately, in order to account for Lightreach production requirements and keep your jobs moving quickly, we will be adding panels to underproducing jobs and moving them forward after 3 business days regardless whether a resign has occurred. We always want to allow you to make how much money you were expecting to, and so we will be giving you a heads up whenever a signed job needs to have one or two panels added in order to meet TPO production requirements, and you can choose to work with the customer on a re-sign. However, in the best interest of customer and partner experience, we will add the necessary panels without changing the customer payment amount, which will impact the base price and have a modest impact on your commission. This isn't a new policy overall - it's how we've operated on Sunrun jobs for years now - but let us know if you have any questions!

    Sunrun-logo.pngSunrun Promotions Extended

    • Our friends at Sunrun extended running the $3 for 3 promotion for the month of April! Here is that link for the confirmation to share w/ customers - $3 for 3
    • Customer Referral is now valid through May 31! $500 Affiliate Customer Referral Promotion Details

     

    esp logo.pngREP RESOURCE HUB!

    • Bookmark the new ESP Rep Hub with quick links to frequently-used forms and tools! Check out all the functionality:
      • Submit a Proposal Request
      • Submit a new Job & Site Survey Scheduling
      • Request a Change Order
      • Request a Pipeline Review
      • Get access to Quativa
      • and more! www.joinesp.com/hub

    Webinar Schedule

    • We have two new webinars this week for your "Learn Then Earn" viewing pleasure! Head to joinesp.com/webinars to save your spot today.
      • Clean Deals & Fast Installs - Wondering how you can help us install even faster? Get all the tips and tricks for a "perfect packet" when you submit your job to let it fly through our processes! - Wednesday 4/3 11AM
      • FAQ Friday - We're starting a series every Friday where you can hop in and get your FAQ's answered. Tune in this week for your serving of knowledge! - Friday 4/5 9:30AM

    California ACTION ALERT! - Fight the Utility Tax

    The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed charging ratepayers the highest utility tax in the nation. Click here to Take Action and read the bullets below: https://act.ceeetruth.org/
     
    Here's the recap:
    1. California’s Utility Monopolies are proposing the largest fixed-rate Utility Tax in the nation—between $400-$1000 per year. 

    2. The Utility Tax is a deceptive ploy by PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE (the Big 3) to protect their guaranteed profits at the expense of California’s working families, our communities and our planet.

    3. These monopoly utilities make billions of dollars in guaranteed profit, and yet they want everyday folks to pay even higher electricity bills just to line their pockets.

    Brightstar Lease FICO Requirement is now down to 650!

    • Exciting news from the Brightstar Lease folks - they have adjusted their FICO requirements to a 650 credit score minimum! Thank you for sharing your feedback so we can help our partners improve their offerings - don't forget to sign up today to get Brightstar access!
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  • March 2024 - Monthly Updates

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    Read our top updates below:

    • Sunrun Pricing Drop & One Week Sales Challenge
    • Sunrun Call Verification Bot - Apr 15th
    • FranklinWH Discount
    • Brightstar - Reduction to 650 FICO 
    • Everbright - Utility Bill Required for M1
    • ESP in Texas! Get Your Agreements Signed
    • SolarAPP+ Resources
    • Enphase Battery Updates
    • Easy Roof Quote Tool
    • California Action Alert & Bills to Watch
    • Sunrun Promos Extended
    • Daylight Savings Reminder

    Sunrun-logo.pngSunrun Price Drop $0.15/W!

    • Our friends at Sunrun have reduced their base pricing by fifteen cents per watt to help you be more competitive in the home! Plus, they're also throwing down an ESP exclusive sales challenge, this week only!
       
      Complete the following 3 steps between 3/25 and 3/30
      1. Log into the new platform: Sunrunone.com
      2. Create five new leads in the CA market
      3. Build a proposal for each of the five leads
      That's it! The first 40 reps to complete this get their choice of Sunrun swag, first come first served!
       

      In addition, we are reducing the price of Solaredge 10 kWh & 20 kWh batteries in Sunrun only! 10kWh is now $7500 and 20kWh is $14,500. That's a triple threat of updates to help you kick off the spring selling season right!

      Sunrun-logo.pngCall Verification Bot April 15th

       

    • The Sunrun Verification Call line will be permanently closed starting April 15 at 3 AM Pacific. All Verification Calls must go through the new Verification Call Bot. 

      Verification Call English: 833.362.5137

      Verification Call Spanish: 833.372.5137

    FranklinWH Price Drops

    • We've secured significantly better pricing on FranklinWH systems!
      • Single FranklinWH 13.6 kWh - $13,500
      • Dual FranklinWH 27.2 kWh - $22,500
      • Triple Franklin 40.8 kWh - $30,500
      This pricing is available in QuickBase and all external tools except for Everbright due to their pricing restrictions - please account for the difference in your PPW calculation.
      Everbright logo.webp Everbright Requiring Utility Bills for M1 April 1st
    • This is a reminder that starting April 1, a homeowner’s utility bill must be uploaded as part of the milestone deliverables in M1. 

      The uploaded utility bill must be from the past 12 months and must show the utility rate, property address, meter number, and utility account number. Please also be sure that any and all names provided in the proposal match what is listed on the bill.

    Brightstar Lease FICO Requirement is now down to 650!

    • Exciting news from the Brightstar Lease folks - they have adjusted their FICO requirements to a 650 credit score minimum! Thank you for sharing your feedback so we can help our partners improve their offerings - don't forget to sign up today to get Brightstar access!

    ESP is Open in Dallas, TX!

    • Break out the bolt-shaped belt buckles cause we're open for business in the greater DFW area! Contact your account executives ASAP to get your Texas agreements signed and help us kick off this market with a bang.

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    esp logo.pngSolarAPP+ Map Resource

    • We created a reference map in Google Earth for you to view which territories are using SolarAPP+, meaning your jobs should move fast due to rapid permitting. Check it out and stay tuned for more awesome resources coming soon!

    Enphase Logo (1)-SunCommon No More 10T: Stacked 5P Only

    • As you already know, Enphase released their latest model of battery known as the 5P last year, a modular "stackable" design powered by the great technology they've been working on for years. As such, we are no longer installing any other retired Enphase battery models and only working with increments of 5kWh housed in each 5P battery unit.
    • Look for training soon on how to perform a walk-around on the property with your homeowners to identify the best locations for batteries!
    Battery Price Drop til Apr 1!
    • Reminder that we've secured great pricing on Enphase batteries, but this discount is only available until April 1st OR while supplies last, whichever comes first!
     

    Self Consumption Options:

    Enphase 10kWh: $8,000 (That's $2k off!)
    Enphase 15kWh: $11,000 ($3k off)
    Enphase 20kWh: $14,000 ($4k off)
    Enphase 25kWh: $17,000 ($5k off!)
    Enphase 30kWh: $20,000 ($6k off!!)

    Backup Options:

    Enphase 10kWh: $11,000 ($2k off)
    Enphase 15kWh: $14,000 ($3k off)
    Enphase 20kWh: $17,000 ($4k off!)

    How to use the ROOF QUOTE TOOL!

    California ACTION ALERT!

    • Sign on to this letter to stop the sneaky Utility Tax! Sign here and share with your network to help restrict the utility money grab!
    • California Legislative Session - Contact your elected officials if you like the sounds of any of these bills to watch this session:
      • AB 1999– Places a reasonable cap on residential fixed charges, blocking the $30+/month charges currently on the table at the CPUC.

      • AB 2619 - Currently the language requires the CPUC to revise their net metering tariff to better align with California’s 100% clean energy goals.

      • SB 1374 – Restores the right of consumers with multi-meter properties to self-consume on-site solar energy.

      • AB 2256 – Requires the CPUC to properly calculate all of the values of distributed generation including societal benefits.

      • AB 2054 - Extends to 10 years the time period that CPUC commissioners are barred from employment by a regulated entity after leaving the commission.

      • SB 938 - Prohibits electrical and gas corporations from lobbying with ratepayer dollars.

      • SB 1305 - Requires utilities to procure from virtual power plants to meet resource adequacy requirements.

      • AB 2 - Adds solar panels to the electronic waste recycling program, establishes a recycling fee, and requires an end-of-life plan.

      • AB 1238 - Requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control to make it easier to recycle solar panels in California.

    Sunrun-logo.png  Sunrun Promotions Extended!

    • Our friends at Sunrun extended running the $3 for 3 promotion for the month of March! Here is that link for the confirmation to share w/ customers - $3 for 3
    • Customer Referral has been extended as well and is now valid through March 31! $500 Affiliate Customer Referral Promotion Details

    Daylight Saving This Sunday

    • Yea yea, most of our devices automatically do this, but just in case - remember to set your clocks forward this weekend! Daylight Saving starts Sunday early in the AM. And please, give the people in your life a little slack for a couple days, waking up an hour earlier can really take it out of ya...
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  • February 2024 - Monthly Updates
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    Read our top updates below:

    • Enphase Battery Discounts
    • New Everbright & Sunrun Proposal Requests Process
    • New Easy Roof Quote Tool
    • Sunrun Promotions
    • Paykeeper Recap - Lowest Cost Customer Payment!
    • Mission mSolar Panels - USA-made for 5 cents/watt off the total!

     

    Enphase Logo (1)-SunCommon  Battery Price Drop until Apr 1!
    • We've secured great pricing on Enphase batteries! This discounted pricing is available for a limited time - until April 1st OR while supplies last, whichever comes first! Note that this is ONLY applicable on NEW jobs sold Feb 1st and later - we cannot accommodate change orders on any jobs that have already reached Design due to materials allocation and cost of rework.
       

      Self Consumption Options:

      Enphase 10kWh: $8,000 (That's $2k off!)
      Enphase 15kWh: $11,000 ($3k off)
      Enphase 20kWh: $14,000 ($4k off)
      Enphase 25kWh: $17,000 ($5k off!)
      Enphase 30kWh: $20,000 ($6k off!!)

      Backup Options:

      Enphase 10kWh: $11,000 ($2k off)
      Enphase 15kWh: $14,000 ($3k off)
      Enphase 20kWh: $17,000 ($4k off!)

      This pricing will be in Quickbase, Quativa, and Solo for the time being!

      Enphase 5kWh options will remain the same base price. Everbright pricing must be adjusted by you, as they have a proprietary pricing model so please adjust your PPW to account for this change.

      Reminder: your organization must have signed the updated 2024 sales agreement renewal to qualify for special pricing and other promotions!

    New ESP Links - BOOKMARK THESE

    Sunrun-logo.png  Sunrun February Promotions

    • We are running the $3 for 3 promotion for the month of February! Here is that link for the confirmation to share w/ customers - $3 for 3
    • Customer Referral has been extended and is now valid through February 29! $500 Affiliate Customer Referral Promotion Details

    PaykeeperPaykeeper - Easy, Lowest Cost Payment Method for Cash Buyer

    • Paykeeper is your best bet for secure customer payments at the lowest cost! Watch the Webinar recording, check the Knowledge Base and Paykeeper resources for more info! You'll learn how to sell the benefits of having a simple, secure project escrow account (owned by them, not controlled by ESP) and make it simple to monitor payment milestones. You get paid faster, projects flow smoothly without chasing money, and customers are happier!

    msolar logo.pngMission mSolar Panels - Made in USA for 5 cents BACK while supplies last!

    • We're giving you 5 cents per watt BACK on Mission mSolar 440W made in Texas!! These premium panels with this generous discount are available now exclusively in Quickbase and Everbight - and we'll give you $0.05/W back as a bonus! While supplies last, these are an amazing deal and excellent value for you and the homeowner.
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  • January 2024 - Monthly Updates

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    January 2024

    Read our top updates below:

    • Paykeeper - Lowest Cost Customer Payment!
    • Quativa is FREE - Webinar next week!
    • New Dealer Referral Program
    • Annual Agreements Coming Soon

    PaykeeperPaykeeper - Easy, Lowest Cost Payment Method for Cash Buyer

    • Paykeeper is your best bet for secure customer payments at the lowest cost! While your homeowners have the final say on how they want to pay for solar, the fees associated with Credit Card or ACH payments are slightly higher than using Paykeeper. We encourage you to sell the benefits of having their own project escrow account (owned by them, not controlled by ESP) and make it simple to monitor payment milestones. Check the Knowledge Base and Paykeeper resources for more info!

    e8efbbd8-947f-4c84-aa99-f2f639035cdd   Quativa is FREE for ESP Dealers!

    • Get started on Quativa for a successful 2024! - ESP has selected Quativa, the all-in-one sales tool for iOS, as our preferred sales app for all dealer partners. Sign up for the webinar on Wednesday Jan 10th at 11 Pacific to see all the cool features in action!

    New Dealer Referral Program

    • You can earn payouts from referring new dealers to ESP! We're always looking to partner with great salespeople, so if you know other dealers who aren't using ESP yet, send them our way! We'll give you quarterly rebates based on sold volume from a new dealer for up to a full year. Ask your AE for more details today!

      2024 Annual Renewal Agreements

    • Owners & admins, please look to connect with your Account Executive this month to go over the 2024 ESP Sales Partner renewal agreements. We'll provide a breakdown of the enhancements (all good stuff) and are excited to start the year off fresh with all of you.
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  • December 2023 - Monthly Updates

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    December 2023

    Read our top updates below:

    • Mission mSolar 440W Special!

    • Battery Only COMING SOON!

    • Solar Insure + Goodleap SALES CONTEST!

    • Quativa for FREE!

    • Dividend PPW Cap up to $6.50/W

    • Holiday Party Short Hours Dec 1

     Mission mSolar 440W Special!

    • We're giving you 5 cents per watt BACK on Mission mSolar 440W made in Texas!! These premium panels are available now exclusively in Quickbase and Quativa - and we'll give you $0.05/W back as a bonus! While supplies last, these are an amazing deal and excellent value for you and the homeowner.

    Battery Only Sales Available SOON!

    • By popular demand, we've been developing the sales tools for you to sell Battery Only jobs to all your previous customers! Look for this feature exclusively in Quickbase within the next week or so after we finish final tests. We'll send out a separate announcement and training materials when it's officially live!

    ba31b91f-fd59-4fc2-8a68-0e876dcc66cf  Solar Insure x Goodleap x ESP Sales Contest: Nov 2 - Jan 2

    • Step 1: Take the Solar Insure Quiz - Click here to access the quiz and register as Solar Insure certified in our systems! (This is MANDATORY and you will not be eligible for the contest without taking the quiz!)
    • Step 2: Sell Goodleap Loans w/ Solar Insure - The first 5 reps to reach 8 Goodleap NTP's that include Solar Insure (Solar or Battery or both) by January 2nd will win their choice of a resort pass, skis or snowboard! We'll send regular updates until we've got our 5 winners - who will be the first??
    • Step 3: Watch the Webinar Recap to learn more about Solar Insure 30 Year Solar + 20 Year Battery - You can sell ultimate peace of mind to homeowners who need that extra layer of confidence! The monthly cost is less than a cup of coffee on a typical 25 year loan, so it's absolutely worth the assurance

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    e8efbbd8-947f-4c84-aa99-f2f639035cdd   Quativa is FREE for ESP Dealers!

    • In case you missed the announcement from our CEO, make sure you get started on Quativa! - ESP has selected Quativa, the all-in-one sales tool for iOS, as our preferred sales app for all dealer partners. Get started today! 

     Dividend Solar-Only PPW Cap Raise

    • Effective December 6th, the Solar PPW cap on Dividend loans is now $6.50/Watt - In an effort to provide further flexibility to meet your customers’ needs through challenging market conditions, this new cap will let you stay nimble. The Solar+ (Plus) cap remains at $10.50/W and Solar must be 50% or more of the loan.

     

      Shortened Support Hours Dec 1

    • We are closing Phone and Chat support at 6PM on Friday December 1st! - We're celebrating our holiday party with all our ESP family, so please plan accordingly! We'll return to normal support hours with Live Chat on Saturday. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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  • November 2023 - Monthly Updates

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    November 2023

    Read our top updates below:

    • Solar Insure + Goodleap SALES CONTEST!

    • QCell 425W MADE IN THE USA!

    • Quativa for FREE! 

    • Enphase 5kWh Battery Price Drop

    • Sunrun 3 for 3 Extended

    ba31b91f-fd59-4fc2-8a68-0e876dcc66cf  Solar Insure x Goodleap x ESP Sales Contest: Nov 2 - Jan 2

    • Step 1: Take the Solar Insure Quiz - Click here to access the quiz and register as Solar Insure certified in our systems! (This is MANDATORY and you will not be eligible for the contest without taking the quiz!)
    • Step 2: Sell Goodleap Loans w/ Solar Insure - The first 5 reps to reach 8 Goodleap NTP's that include Solar Insure (Solar or Battery or both) by January 2nd will win their choice of a resort pass, skis or snowboard! We'll send regular updates until we've got our 5 winners - who will be the first??
    • Step 3: Watch the Webinar Recap to learn more about Solar Insure 30 Year Solar + 20 Year Battery - You can sell ultimate peace of mind to homeowners who need that extra layer of confidence! The monthly cost is less than a cup of coffee on a typical 25 year loan, so it's absolutely worth the assurance

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    96ea5a11-bd92-48b1-8f0a-37c472e9fd4eQCells 425W Made in America!

    • 425W BoB panels from the Dalton, Georgia QCells facility are available now! These premium panels are available now for a small adder in QuickBase - if you have a bid to win against foreign-made panels, this is your silver bullet.

    e8efbbd8-947f-4c84-aa99-f2f639035cdd   Quativa is FREE for ESP Dealers!

    • Look for a separate announcement from our CEO about how to get started on Quativa! - ESP has selected Quativa, the all-in-one sales tool for iOS, as our preferred sales app for all dealer partners, get started today!

    c1b788e1-fb73-43ea-b6a0-7417375f5524   Enphase 5kWh price drop!

    • We dropped the price on 5 kWh Enphase batteries for Self Consumption and Partial Backup (Minimal Loads)! - If your customer wants the lowest-cost battery option, you can't go wrong with Enphase for quality and value, especially after we reduced it by an additional $1000 this week!

    946b0f91-94e7-427a-a0f8-408f8a322b1fSunrun 3 for 3 thru Nov 30th

    • The every-popular promo pricing for Sunrun has been extended through November - Solar for just a dollar a month for the first 3 months is pretty great, so sign people up this month!
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  • October 2023 - Monthly Updates

    October 2023

    ESP News

    • Base Inverter is now Enphase! - Effective immediately, we're switching up our base inverter type to be Enphase microinverters! This also coincides with the introduction of the powerful 5P Battery, so all Enphase battery capacities are in easy steps of 5 kWh. Enphase is also the ONLY inverter allowed on all Everbright projects.
    • EnFin Required Training Video! - EnFin is available but only once you watch this training video and reply to the email from Jacob Martinez (Jacob.Martinez@enfin.com).
    • Mosaic Diamond Loans - Mosaic is back with some great options for well-qualified homeowners! Check out the new offerings in the Mosaic portal, and request access from your Account Executive if you need it!
    • New Battery: QHOME! - These very affordable battery offerings are available in 10, 15, and 20 kWh for all configurations now!
    • Battery Cost Reduction - We dropped prices by $1000 on Enphase and Solaredge Battery offerings, and simplified the selection process. Check out the Battery Adders in Quickbase for the latest!

    Sunrun Announcements

    • 3 Months for $3! - The popular Sunrun promo is back through October 31st. Eligible customers can get solar for $1 a month for 3 months. Use our Sunrun Proposal Request form
    • Sunrun Swag Contest! - You can earn bonus Sunrun swag store credit this month for signed deals! Sales reps who sell at least 2 deals, plus at least 1 more deal (SRA) than their previous month highmark, will be eligible to receive the following based on the number OVER their highmark they attain: 1 = $50 Sunrun League Store credit, 2+ = $100 Sunrun League Store credit. Reps must have at least 2 SRA’ed deals during the contest period to qualify. Deal must be signed and receive SRA during the contest period to count. Credits will be available after the contest end date. Reps will work with Sunrun account manager to select SWAG.

    Other Reminders

    • ESP PPE Podcast - Listen to our Proper Project Expectations series on Spotify, with topics on NEM 3.0 and preparing yourself and homeowners for the best experience! Click Here to start binge-listening!
    • ESP NEM 3.0 Webinars - Watch all the previous episodes on our Youtube channel and click the big orange NEM 3 button above for training & reference materials!
    • Commissions Inquiries - Commissions questions should now be directed through your manager to be filed via a Commissions Inquiry Request on the Job! Managers/admins, ask your Account Exec if you have questions about the new process. You'll receive a bounceback reply on anything sent to the Commissions@ going forward because that email address has been retired.
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  • September 2023 - Monthly Updates

    September 2023

    ESP NEWS

    • ESP PPE Podcast - Listen to our new Proper Project Expectations series on Spotify now, with topics on NEM 3.0 and preparing yourself and homeowners for the best experience! Click Here to start binge-listening!
    • ESP NEM 3.0 Webinars - Watch all the previous episodes on our Youtube channel and click the big orange NEM 3 button above for training & reference materials!

    FINANCING & PRODUCT UPDATES

    ESP Process Announcements

    • New Base Panel: QCell 400W's! - Effective immediately, we're switching up our base panel included at no cost to the black-on-black QCell 400W model. QCell is a long-standing quality manufacturer and we'll soon have access to their 100% American-Made panels so we're getting them into the process now! Aptos 440W will still be available for a small premium.
    • PayKeeper Logins & Access! - You have received login invitations to PayKeeper for all Cash deals! This secure escrow app is the best solution on the market to streamline milestone payments and keep cash customers in control and happy with their projects. If you need access assistance, please reach out to Jeremy@Paykeeper.com or (801) 406-6271.
    • Battery Cost Reduction - We dropped prices across the board on all Battery offerings, as well as added a few new ones! Check out the Battery Adders in Quickbase for the latest!
    • Need Solar Leads? - Check out our new Lead Providers directory! We've personally chatted with the point of contact at these companies and feel good about their offers - ultimately, it's up to you which will work for your organization and your closing skills, and we'd love to hear about your experience by leaving a review on that same page!
    • Commissions Inquiries - Commissions questions should now be directed through your manager to be filed via a Commissions Inquiry Request on the Job! Managers/admins, ask your Account Exec if you have questions about the new process. You'll receive a bounceback reply on anything sent to the Commissions@ going forward because that email address has been retired.

    Finance/Lender Announcements

    • Goodleap PPW Cap Adjustment - Goodleap is decreasing the price per watt (PPW) cap for PV-only systems from $7.00/watt to $6.50/watt, effective September 18, 2023.
    • No New Sunlight Loans - Effective immediately (8.14.23) ESP will not be accepting new projects financed through Sunlight Financial. Existing loans through Sunlight will proceed as normal until or unless future changes are required to protect project fulfillment.
    • All Lenders: No "Ghost Adders" - Effective immediately, any contracts that include items ESP is not able to fulfill within our standard Adder List and scope of work will not be accepted. This is per our Lender partners and in accordance with California contracting law, and to promote transparency and proper expectations for homeowners. Our lending partners have raised concerns about inexplicably high-cost systems presented on occasion by a small handful of dealer partners. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

    Sunrun Announcements

    • 3 Months for $3! - The popular Sunrun promo is back through Sept 30th. Eligible customers can get solar for $1 a month for 3 months. Use our Sunrun Proposal Request form
    • $500 Referral Promo! - Your customers can get $500 per new Sunrun customer referred! To be eligible to receive the Referral Reward, the Referral must be signed and tagged during the promotional period and the individual(s) must sign a Sunrun agreement during the Promotional Period and receive Sunrun Sign Off to that Customer Agreement by October 31, 2023.
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  • August 2023 - Monthly Update

    August 2023

    INDUSTRY NEWS & ACTION ALERTS

    • ESP PPE Podcast - Listen to our new Proper Project Expectations series on Spotify now, with topics on NEM 3.0 and preparing yourself and homeowners for the best experience! Click Here to start binge-listening!
    • ESP NEM 3.0 Webinars - Watch all the previous episodes on our Youtube channel and click the big orange NEM 3 button above for training & reference materials!

    FINANCING & PRODUCT UPDATES

    ESP Process Announcements

    • New Base Panel: QCell 400W's! - Effective immediately, we're switching up our base panel included at no cost to the black-on-black QCell 400W model. QCell is a long-standing quality manufacturer and we'll soon have access to their 100% American-Made panels so we're getting them into the process now! Aptos 440W will still be available for a small premium.
    • PayKeeper Logins & Access! - You have received login invitations to PayKeeper for all Cash deals! This secure escrow app is the best solution on the market to streamline milestone payments and keep cash customers in control and happy with their projects. If you need access assistance, please reach out to Jeremy@Paykeeper.com or (801) 406-6271.
    • Battery Cost Reduction - We dropped prices across the board on all Battery offerings, as well as added a few new ones! Check out the Battery Adders in Quickbase for the latest!
    • Need Solar Leads? - Check out our new Lead Providers directory! We've personally chatted with the point of contact at these companies and feel good about their offers - ultimately, it's up to you which will work for your organization and your closing skills, and we'd love to hear about your experience by leaving a review on that same page!
    • Commissions Inquiries - Commissions questions should now be directed through your manager to be filed via a Commissions Inquiry Request on the Job! Managers/admins, ask your Account Exec if you have questions about the new process. You'll receive a bounceback reply on anything sent to the Commissions@ going forward because that email address has been retired.
    • Self-Scheduling & New Sales Support Hours - Effective immediately, we are allowing all reps and dealers to convert Leads to Jobs and schedule your own Site Survey Assessment through Quickbase! This is so we can make adjustments to our coverage and sales support structure over the next few weeks, and to serve you better during normal business hours:
      - Job updates will happen during business hours Monday to Friday (9AM-6PM Pacific)
      - Evening coverage (6PM-9PM) and Saturday hours will be Chat-only until further notice

    Sunrun Announcements

    • Battery Add-On Now Available! - We're approved for SHIFT Battery sales & installs through Sunrun! Use our Sunrun Proposal Request form to add a Battery to the customer's project.

    SOLO Announcements

    • Change Orders - If you are using SOLO for change orders, you MUST notify ESP ASAP! SOLO is not able to send notifications and the change order will NOT occur unless you reach out to ESP Sales Support.

    Finance/Lender Announcements

    • Dividend Contract Requirements - Dividend is amping up contract requirements effective August 1st 2023. All scope of work must be included in the signed HIA, which includes re-roof and MPU if needed. We must have homeowners re-sign if the scope changes - we can no longer simply take the difference out of commission, for example if there is a re-roof required after Project Acceptance review.
    • All Lenders: No More "Ghost Adders" - Effective immediately, any contracts that include items ESP is not able to fulfill within our standard Adder List and scope of work will not be accepted. This is per our Lender partners and in accordance with California contracting law, and to promote transparency and proper expectations for homeowners. Our lending partners have raised concerns about inexplicably high-cost systems presented on occasion by a small handful of dealer partners. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
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