Beyond the Panels
Solar energy is often thought of as a high-tech industry.
But when you look beyond the equipment, many solar companies lag when it comes to using technology throughout the rest of their business processes.
Many solar companies are not ready for the 4x increase in solar demand expected over the next decade. Hear from Safari Energy’s AIDA (Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics) team on what the solar industry needs to do to truly become high-tech:
Safari Energy has invested significantly in advanced technology and created the Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics (AIDA) project group, which features an interdisciplinary mix of leaders to identify and implement advanced technology:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Safari Energy uses AI to evaluate complex C&I rooftops to determine ideal solar panel placement and accurately calculate system cost and benefits. We can investigate and provide quotes on projects much quicker, therefore starting builds before the competition.
Machine Learning (ML)
Machine Learning teaches an AI algorithm to improve over time. We can use ML to improve our evaluation process to avoid incorrect assessments, thereby increasing the completion of any survey and proposal.
By applying empirical data, regression analysis, heat maps, and scoring models, we are able to more effectively determine which geographies and industries hold the most potential. This provides greater efficiency in where we invest, which ultimately makes our solutions more affordable to our clients.
APE is Safari Energy’s proprietary Automated Project Estimator that was built using artificial intelligence, and supercharged with machine learning.
It allows us to evaluate large property portfolios for solar in seconds! Using simple street addresses, this algorithm can provide indicative solar system size, cost, returns and more.
Why Embrace Tech in Solar?
Quicker Go-To Market
The above technologies enable us to do everything faster while ensuring greater accuracy over the millions of variables that stem from solar installation projects.
The next decade will decide who emerges as the leading solar companies of the future. With AI, ML, and data analytics, we can make smarter bets on emerging industries and locations
Better and More Affordable Services for Customers
Ultimately harnessing this technology increases efficiency and creates real cost savings, which we then pass onto our customers. It allows us to remain a favored provider for today’s leading organizations.