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Solar Club is a great way to generate a new income stream by promoting solar energy in your community. With our online solar energy platform, you can instantly tailor a solar energy plan to best meet the unique needs of each individual home or business.
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Patented “Big Data Geomatics” Platform Protected in US, EU & China
Competitively Selected by 3M, Cisco, J&J, Intuit, Bosch and other Fortune 500 Companies as Exclusive Solar Employee Benefits Program Provider
Over $1.3M in DOE SunShot Awards, including current Solar In Your Community Challenge for low- and middle-income shared solar in Washington, DC
146% year over year revenue growth 2014 through 2016, over $3.5M revenue in 2016
Investors include Matador Capital, Select Venture Partners, Panacea Capital, Valentis Capital and angel investors from across the country
Climate change, caused by greenhouse gas emissions, is a threat to the whole planet.
The burning of coal, oil and natural gas for energy is a major contributor to climate change. Pollution from fossil fuels also contributes to lung diseases such as childhood asthma and poisons the water with mercury that makes its way into our food supply.
Grid electricity is not just dirty, it’s also expensive. Rates on average are almost 50% higher across the US than they were a decade ago!
Solar energy is cleaner and cheaper than grid power, and we are making it accessible and affordable for everyone with Solar Club.
Solar Clubs are springing up around the country, in companies, churches, schools and towns, led by solar enthusiasts just like you.
Join a club or start your own. Geostellar helps you manage every detail with our online platform and our team of Solar Guides, designers and project managers. We'll provide training, support, guidance and love. You bring the mojo!
Solar Club is a program for entrepreneurs and businesses to do well by doing good. Solar promoters share a love for their planet, a passion for service and an infectious enthusiasm. With the help of Geostellar technology, solar promoters make a profit by encouraging households and business to switch to clean, affordable solar energy.
Solar promoters form Solar Clubs with local organizations like schools, churches, town councils, clubs, charities and hospitals to coordinate and organize groups that go solar together. Group solar programs reduce the cost of solar and increase savings on energy bills for every participant.
Each solar promoter and partnering organization establishes a Solar Club profile on Geostellar to attract customers and generate revenue.
Every community has realtors to help folks buy and sell homes, insurance agents to provide coverage, and bankers to finance major purchases and improvements.
There is a similar role in each community for a solar promoter to help friends, neighbors and associates switch to clean, affordable solar energy .
When you start or join a Solar Club, you earn compensation by helping homes and businesses switch to solar energy.
You can also build a team or enroll whole organizations in your Solar Club and share in the total revenue!
Geostellar brings together high quality equipment, qualified local contractors and favorable financing terms on our solar platform, so you'll have everything you need to start your Solar Club and begin promoting solar energy.
Geostellar's solar platform assesses each site's solar potential, manages Solar Club members and much
The magic happens on Geostellar, our patented solar energy platform. Our advanced "big data geomatics," protected by patents issued in the US, Europe and China, simplify the process of going solar.
Our web, mobile and tablet apps draw on sophisticated simulations of each individual rooftop and ground site. We collect laser imaging from state, local and federal government sources that fly aircraft mounted with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors, which precisely measure the heights of each structure and tree by timing the returns of laser beams. The data is delivered as dense point-clouds, which often provide sub-millimeter resolution.
With the LiDAR data, we can generate a virtual world and move the sun through the sky to determine the precise amount of sunlight that shines on each square meter of rooftop and the amount of energy that would be generated over the course of the year if solar panels were placed in that spot, based on the slope, orientation and shading.
We add data on energy usage patterns, utility rates, installation costs and federal, state and local incentives to provide a complete model of the energy, environmental and economic aspects of solar energy unique to each individual property.
The result is an instant, interactive assessment of the solar benefits that is easy to understand, with summaries, cash-flow models and a recommended system configuration.
Here is an example high-level summary for a home in White Plains, NY:
Working with a Solar Guide, you can adjust the equipment configuration, financing plan and installation options until you're satisfied that solar energy is right for you. Then we'll produce a detailed design and dispatch a qualified local contractor to conduct measurements and verify the accuracy of our computer model.
Our platform provides integrated communications to keep everyone in the loop, increasing efficiency and reducing costs associated while dramatically improving the go-solar experience!
Despite the growing popularity of solar energy, many people are stuck with more expensive, dirty power from the electric company because don't own their own property, have too much shading or don't qualify for financing.
That's why we now offer Community Solar.
Community Solar is a shared solar facility, where multiple homes and businesses can subscribe to the energy generated by a remote solar garden.
With Community Solar, there are three great ways for homes and businesses to benefit from the switch to solar energy:
Before Community Solar, solar energy was only for owner-occupied properties that could host solar panels on site. Now, everyone who lives or works in an area with Community Solar can save money by switching to solar. Homes or businesses, such as offices, shops and restaurants, can subscribe to clean solar energy generated off-site and reduce their electricity bills.
The energy for Community Solar is generated in a solar garden hosted on any unused roof or ground space. This is a great new way for schools, churches, malls, car dealerships, municipal properties, factories and farms to produce a new revenue stream at no cost by hosting solar panels for Community Solar.
Like cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service, Community Solar provides recurring revenue and high margins. We will own and operate the solar gardens, and our Solar Clubs and solar promoters will offer subscriptions for the energy produced.
Customer acquisition represents a significant part of the installed cost of solar energy. By compensating individuals and organizations for their success in promoting solar through Solar Club, we are creating a low-cost, high-value distribution channel. In areas where solar energy costs less than retail electricity from the grid, solar market penetration explodes.
Geostellar, an online solar energy platform, makes it easy for Solar Club promoters to build teams, launch campaigns and gain customers for solar energy. We believe our solar energy platform will change the energy market as dramatically as Airbnb changed the hospitality industry and Uber changed transportation.
When prospects learn about solar energy from friends, neighbors and community organizations, such as their schools, churches and employers, they are much more likely to go solar. For this reason, our Solar Clubs have a higher conversion rate and lower cost of customer acquisition than the sales and marketing models used by most solar energy companies.
We are able to pass some of this savings along to customers in the form of lower cost energy, reward individuals and organizations that promote solar and earn a profit for Geostellar. Geostellar makes a profit in two ways, by installing complete solar energy systems on-site for “Behind the Meter” generation and consumption, and by selling subscriptions to energy generated by “Community Solar” facilities.
1. Behind the Meter
Homes and businesses reduce electricity costs by installing solar panels on their property. Geostellar procures the solar equipment and installation labor at low wholesale rates and offers attractive financing terms. The property owner typically switches to solar with no money out of pocket. We provide a fully-installed system at a competitive retail price.
2. Community Solar
Geostellar owns and operates the solar gardens, and collects recurring revenue from subscriptions to the solar energy generated. Our customers subscribe to solar energy produced in remote solar gardens, and the savings are credited by the utility directly on their monthly electric bills.
Together, the complementary solar offerings will allow us to expand the market for solar energy, achieve positive cash-flow and provide exceptional returns to shareholders.
We were competitively selected by these and other significant organizations as the solar energy partner of record.
Based on the examples of these leading organizations, new Solar Clubs are forming every day!
We're growing rapidly by continually attracting new partners, promoters and customers. As we grow, we are also improving our margins and plan to become cash-flow positive within the next twelve months.
Solar energy costs continually fall, as higher-capacity solar panels become less expensive to produce and systems become easier to install. Geostellar also drives down the price of solar by reducing customer acquisition costs. At the same time, electric utility rates steadily rise at an average rate of 4.8% a year.
When the price of solar energy is less than that of retail grid electricity, market penetration of solar explodes.
Solar energy is the fastest growing form of new electrical generating capacity in the US and promises to provide over 25% of global electricity generation by 2050.
We're the original solar energy platform, delivering a complete solution tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual customer.
Our competitors include vertically integrated providers that are less competitive on price, due to their high costs structures, lead generators that tend to confuse customers with competing offers and network marketing companies that make most of their revenue from membership fees.
As a solar energy platform, we provide unparalleled solar value and exceptional customer experience. The internet only needs one major solar energy platform, supporting suppliers, customers, promoters and partners in an integrated, holistic system, and we are building it. We encourage business model innovation that creates new efficiencies, improves our customer experience and increases the value of solar for everyone.
Join us in making solar our mainstream energy source by promoting clean, affordable solar energy in your community. Love solar? Join the club!
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Basic Solar Club promoter kit, includes training materials, webinars, email address @solar.club, access to the team drive and private groups.
Professional Solar Club promoter kit, includes training materials, webinars, email address @solar.club, customized videos, access to the team drive and private groups, t-shirt, business cards & stickers.
10% off a home solar energy installation between 5 and 10 kW of power, transferrable if you already have solar or can't go solar (plus everything above).
Wink Smart Home Kit, includes choice of Leviton lighting or Nest thermostat plus everything above.
A Solar Power Happy Hour on us! Kick off a Solar Club in your community, plus everything above.
Free travel, lodging and 3-day Solar Promoter Training at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV plus everything above.
Major investor designation (see Form C for details) plus everything above!
A solar way of life. That's what Geostellar believes in. This week's Crowdcast features David Levine, the Founder of Geostellar.
We procure equipment at wholesale prices, and lock in low labor rates with local contractors. We are able to offer solar energy installations at competitive prices, while still making a good profit margin.
For Community Solar, Geostellar secures sites, constructs solar gardens and sells the electricity under subscription agreements to remote customers. Geostellar owns and operates the solar gardens.
The development costs are typically paid back in three to six years, with another 25 to 30 years of high margin subscription revenue.
For solar installations, the gross margins are about 15% to 22%. For Community Solar, the gross margins range from 55% to 80%.
Geostellar is currently available in all 50 states of the United States. We plan to expand into Canada next, then ultimately Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and across the globe.
I have met the CEO and deem him a hard working honest man. Geostellar already has awards to show where it is going in the future, would like to be a part of that.Marjorie EdwardsInvested 1 day ago
Seems like you've made a lot of progress. I'm excited about the proliferation of solar.Stonly BaptisteInvested 2 days ago
We just saw the new "An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power" and are inspired to take action and support Crew Solar and Geostellar.Helen PeakInvested 4 days ago
I invest to build wealth and for the future generations to come.WHG LLCInvested 5 days ago
I am happy to help a company with a vision that I believe in succeed. If I make a small profit that is a great bonus.Jeff LanierInvested 5 days ago
Solar is growing exponentially, and Geostellar has the best platform for going solar in the marketplace PERIOD!Donnie CrispInvested 6 days ago
Geostellar has developed an incredible solar technology platform and is made up of an incredible leadership team that is revolutionizing the deployment of solar. This will not be my last investment to this campaign!!Joshua MayInvested 6 days ago
The CREW/Geostellar partnership is a game-changer! Together we are building a winning community that is poised to disrupt the energy sector and empower the people to make a real/positive difference in our world. Grateful for this amazing opportunity!Raina RussoInvested 7 days ago
I am passionate about sustainability and technological solutions to pressing global issues.Aaron BlaisdellInvested 7 days ago
The software is tremendous and I believe in the advancement of Solar now and in the future and a team that has experience in the industryDavid JoyceInvested 7 days ago
Giving forward to other founders on Republic :)Desiree Vargas WrigleyInvested 8 days ago
I believe in the future of renewable energy sources and solar is poised to be a forerunner in that space.Rohan ChandrashekharInvested 8 days ago
A good way to promote a clean energy and to help our country to be energy independent.David WebleyInvested 8 days ago
I invested in Geostellar because I love their business model and how it is helping America convert to clean renewable energy so my children and future generations can live on our planet!Karen WatanabeInvested 9 days ago
Platforms are the future. As demonstrated by Geostellar's hockey-stick growth last year. Excited for what you all are doing!Joshua de GastyneInvested 9 days ago
Solar is everyone's long term future.PAUL WALSHInvested 9 days ago
I believe in the Company, its management, and its message!Mike RhodesInvested 9 days ago
I believe in Geostellar's mission, the future of solar and the people behind this companyCathy MarisInvested 9 days ago
Patented technology, and a business model that makes solar more affordable to consumers. Lower cost drives adoption. If this company benefits from my investment, the environment will also. Could be one of the most impactful investments of my life.Steven ArmijoInvested 9 days ago
I am the founder of CREW. Having been in solar for 12 years, I have never seen a better platform than the "high tech" of Geostellar with the "high touch" of CREW. Solar it "relational" not "transactional." Together we have the winning combination.Robert StylerInvested 9 days ago
I am here. We are here. We are together.Daniel StoufferInvested 9 days ago
Any company supporting solar is worth supporting. Go Geostellar!Jeremy MonfriesInvested 9 days ago
I belive in renewable energy and we have to support companies that work for itRosa ZamoraInvested 10 days ago
go solar goYasser AljarbouInvested 10 days ago
The futureRandall BehreInvested 10 days ago
I believe Geostellar has created one of the bet solutions to help create a greener future for us all.Ron MaurerInvested 10 days ago
Geostellar is the future with CREW for Solar across the Nation. Innovative software. Great people willing to help in anyway for the Customers and the Sales personnel. Solid investment for the future!Lane JohnsonInvested 10 days ago
I believe in the mission and purpose of the Geostellar teamTimothy BoddieInvested 10 days ago
Bring Solar to All. Let the environment breath.Conrad BennettInvested 10 days ago
I believe renewable energy is the future and a CREW/GeoStellar partnership will take us there sooner!!!!Robert ContrerasInvested 10 days ago
The future is now ,Geostellar is leading the industry with cutting edge technology in the field of solarGeorge ReidInvested 10 days ago
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