Beta Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction.
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?
The dashboard is called Sol Report
What problem does this solve and what was the “aha” moment?
Solar technology and policy is evolving and growing faster than ever and I was having trouble finding an intuitive, centralized resource to keep tabs on the space. I was pulling feeds together for my own reference, and starting receiving some promising conversations with others interested in access. Ultimately, the value prop goal for industry professionals & investors is more efficient access to relevant, time-sensitive content.
What is the full launch/release date planned?
I’m hoping to promote a full-launch this spring that will include a stronger focus on local business & consumer resources, as well as blog content contributions from industry pros.
Who is on the team?
What is the specific technology or combination of technologies is used? Is there any IP?
What is the size/scope of your market and how will you scale?
The number of professionals supporting the development, sale & installation of PV systems is estimated to be around 100K in the U.S. and growing quickly – scaling will depend on earning attention and trust early on. Long term scaling may involve expansion into other niche energy industries.
What is your revenue model?
Revenue is ad based for the time being – first priority is building something useful. Longer term plans may include a revenue model applied to local business resources.
What is your greatest strength?
Flexibility – any ideas that support the core platform goals can be considered and integrated rapidly.
What is your biggest weakness?
Exposure – working on connecting with more solar professionals and investors to get feedback and fine-tune the types of information demanded on a daily basis.
What is one resource you could use that would take this to the next level?
More feedback from users and contact with people/brands interested in contributing content for upcoming blog – shoot me an email if you’re interested in collaborating! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Did I mention I’m looking for feedback? I recently moved to Minneapolis, looking forward to networking at TECHdotMN events!