Aurora Solar Inc.
Aurora is the most validated and accurate solar design and sales software. Generate a full design, including NREL-validated shading reports, from as little as an address and an electric bill. We are a diverse team based in San Francisco, passionate about advancing the growth of solar energy. Aurora Solar develops solar industry software. It develops cloud-based software, that enables solar PV engineering design, provides workflow management functionality, and facilitates sales and customer acquisition for solar installers and financiers. Our software is used to create over 60,000 solar projects a month across the US and around the world.
In 2012, while still in graduate school, Sam and Chris installed a commercial solar system for a school in East Africa. The project was a resounding success, allowing the school to save on its electricity bills as well as have a reliable and carbon-free source of energy.
However, Sam and Chris experienced firsthand the inefficiency of the solar sales, design, and commissioning process. Although the system itself took only a few weeks to install, research, financial calculations, and system design took several months.
Talking to other solar installers, they found that soft-costs were impeding the growth of the industry. Based on these experiences, they founded Aurora with the goal of enabling any solar professional to design and sell an optimal solar project in minutes.
To date, Aurora has been used to design over 2 million solar installations. And we're just getting started!