Industry Initiatives

Industry Initiatives

SolarNexus is developing new technologies to grow the solar industry.  We focus on online information services and communication technologies that will streamline and simplify the solar value chain.  We want to develop the oil that makes the engine run faster, smoother and more efficiently.  Here are some of the development efforts we are working on.



Launched in October 2009, SolarHub is an online reference database of product specification data to help you design and select components for a solar array.   It is a free resource for solar professionals. SolarNexus, in close partnership with SolarTech and SolarPro, developed the service and maintains the data and website. SolarHub provides a one-stop shop for detailed product information.   With it you can:

  • research product sold by hundreds of manufacturers
  • browse and filter listed products by a variety of attributes specific to each product type
  • save time by no longer looking up the same data via manufacturer websites, datasheets, or printed distributor catalogs
  • generate a SolarTech Solar Energy Estimate Report (SEE Report)
  • use data in a consistent format to help with comparisons.

Visit SolarHub today.


Integrated Energy Project (IEP) Model

The IEP is a program funded by the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D), and managed by Itron. SolarNexus is working with kW Engineering and SaveEnergy123 to develop this technology as an industry standard with broad stakeholder involvement. IEP seeks to reduce the time and costs to identify and implement energy efficiency measures (EEM) and solar projects.  The goal is to establish a industry standard communication language for the data used in EEM and solar project processed.  Industry stakeholders will adopt and integrate the IEP model into their software applications.  This will streamline to processes of EEM and solar deployments, produce a better ROI for consumers and contractors, and remove barriers to the adoption of energy efficiency and solar.

For more information on IEP, please visit the project website.