Solargraf Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Solargraf

Solar proposal design, financing, and permit management

4.0/5 (3 reviews)

Solargraf overview

What is Solargraf?

Solargraf is a solar design platform for solar sales teams, installers, manufacturers, and lenders to scope, sell, and manage solar proposals from any device. Features include built-in access to permits, customer financing, e-signature, project workflows, shading analysis, proposal creation, and more.

Solargraf enables users to design solar panel systems for any roof and create proposals using HD overhead imagery. With shade analysis, users can edit the proposed location of solar panels to best fit the light availability of the premises. The platform enables users to carry out proposal negotiations with clients, meaning proposals can be approved or denied, edited, and signed online and in real-time.

With Solargraf, users can manage multiple projects simultaneously in the same account as well as oversee lead capture, pipeline management, and project execution and completion. Once complete, users can access solar usage data related to completed projects, in order to monitor their progress and success.

Pricing

Starting from
$159/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Solargraf reviews

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Mark Swift

Powerful tool with some serious weaknesses

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Solargraf is an invaluable tool to present the value of solar to our customers on a daily basis. It houses our install contract language in the terms & conditions (this feature too, could use strengthening) so we have them sign electronically and we're off to the races. I can recommend this tool wholeheartedly because of all the quality it does possess. However, we have started looking at alternatives because there are just too many issues with our contracting process for many lenders to overcome.

Pros
Easy to use design tool. Excellent sales proposal for presentation to customer. I like the electronic signature feature, the drop-down financing options, and the flow of information from loan options to project timeline. The expandable detail is great too. Customers feel like they can dive in but they have all the necessary information at their fingertips. Panel rotations, and other design updates over last 12 months are terrific.

Cons
Designers feel like hidden features, buried features, or design quirks are acceptable - rather than deliberate UI systems. Example, we work with 9 lenders. We've entered all those details into Solargraf for the entire sales team to work with but it creates 36 financing options for the customer to choose from - WAY TOO MANY! I asked for an easy way to switch those options on/off and was told that it exists. Yes. We click each option we don't want, click edit, scroll up to the "do not show customer" switch, then scroll down to save the change - 33 times! Designers would not hear that an exposed checkbox to switch visible/invisible would make our lives SO much easier. Frustrating. Pricing issues, specifically with the way the loan is being presented as plagued this software from the beginning. Obscure guessing about the new utility payment with that wild guess being added to the loan payment is frustrating. It's presented in big bold numbers whereas the ACTUAL loan payment we KNOW is less obvious. Would love the ability to model shading from trees or chimneys. Simple negative design objects being placed on the roof or yard with shade being modeled would be a great add. Wish list item. Current shading using Google data is wild and unpredictable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Casey Winger

Great program, fast and easy for our sales reps

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-20
Review Source: Software Advice

I have been a happy user, just need the duplicate bid feature to be built into the software.

Pros
The software is the easiest that our team has ever used. The design tool is very easy to use and has proven to be accurate from the air many times.

Cons
The payments sometimes don't line up exactly. The worst part is that you NEED TO BE ABLE TO CREATE MULTIPLE QUOTES FOR THE SAME CUSTOMER. THERE SHOULD BE A "DUPLICATE THE BID" FEATURE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP ALL THE BASIC INFO THE SAME, BUT JSUT CHANGE THE PANELS AND THE PRICING. THIS IS THE WORST PART OF THE PROGRAM BY FAR!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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ERIC MILLER

Great help

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
easy to use for sales team. made it so i do not have to design each and every system

Cons
to many small glitches. everytime there is a new update we have found many glitches

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Solargraf pricing

Starting from
$159/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Unlimited projects and up to two users for $159/month when paid yearly.

Solargraf features

Collaboration Tools
Project Management
Projections
Task Management

API (216 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (148 other apps)
Activity Tracking (135 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (135 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (136 other apps)
Gantt Charts (134 other apps)
Multiple Projects (119 other apps)
Prioritizing (142 other apps)
Progress Tracking (136 other apps)
Project Planning (138 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (179 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (127 other apps)
Task Planning (118 other apps)
Task Tracking (159 other apps)
Third Party Integration (147 other apps)

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Additional information for Solargraf

Key features of Solargraf

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Electronic Signature
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Templates
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