The clean energy transition is a truly historic opportunity. It’s a chance for us to build large, successful businesses while making our world a better place.
This transition will have to be driven not by just new energy technologies but also new business models. Renewables, storage batteries, and behind-the-meter IOT devices will require businesses and utilities to re-think how they do business. The $5 trillion of funding required for the clean energy transition will require investors to get familiar with new assets.
We’re here to make that happen, with open source software to support the new energy business models of the future and capital to fund investments in transformational clean energy projects.
We believe that clean energy requires a new energy-as-a-service business model, so customers can adopt new technologies without having to invest their own capital or take on energy technology risk.
We believe that the software to support it should be open source, so that it could meet the diverse needs of people all over the world who need clean energy, and the utilities and businesses who will provide it to them.
We believe that if open source software could help gather data from clean energy projects, it could help bring in investors and more funding for clean energy.
Based on our experience developing enterprise-grade open source ERP and CRM, we’ve created opentaps Smart Energy Application Suite (SEAS). Think of it as ERP for the new energy-as-a-service business model. Click here to learn more.
For our society, energy efficiency and renewable energy are critical for avoiding catastrophic climate change. For our businesses, they’re good investments that make financial sense.
So why are we moving so slowly to a zero carbon future?
Because key sectors of our economy are still locked in complex and outdated business processes, and the benefits of clean energy are not properly valued.
We believe that making clean energy a reality will require businesses innovating. We will need to turn energy from a cost to an asset.
With our Measurement & Verification (M&V) platform and fully-funded, guaranteed energy efficiency retrofits for commercial buildings, we’ve taken our first steps. Stay tuned for more.