Product Offering Comparisons

ONtility Pro: The Most Features with Power & Ease » The Leading Software Solution

ONtility ProTM offers the best value in the industry. The most features, at an affordable price. We believe professional software tools should be within the financial means of individuals and small businesses - without sacrificing the power and feature set expected by even the most demanding organizations. Our company and our products are built around this philosophy.

There are several other software packages designed to help estimate solar, wind and/or energy efficiency performance and system cost, run financial analysis and help prepare sales proposal materials. Below is a comparison of features.


O V E R A L L ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPFTools
Take Aways Feature rich, powerful and easy to use. Excellent value.
 
From a veteran solar & renewable energy industry organization focused on software solutions.
 
Used by thousands of professionals.
Expensive. Tries to do a lot. Cumbersome.
 
From a start-up.
Limited to PV. Expensive + added "services" aggressively promoted.
 
From a start-up.
Limited to PV. Expensive + added "services" aggressively promoted.
 
From a start-up financial services broker focused on selling lease & PPA programs.
Sales Proposal Formats Web, PDF
Word (RTF)
Web, PDF Web, PDF Web, PDF
Ease & Speed of Use Very Good OK OK OK, Slow
Training, Service & Support Free Limited Limited Limited
S A L E S   F L O W ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPFTools
Import Sales Leads Yes (API) Yes (API) Yes (API) Yes (API)
Sync to CRM/Ext. Software Yes (API) No No Yes (API)
Sales Lead Widget Yes No $$ Extra Cost No
Sales/Job Management Yes Yes PV Only PV Only
C A P A B I L I T I E S ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPFTools
Optimization Analysis Extensive Limited Limited Limited
Financial Analysis Yes Yes PV Only PV Only
Energy Efficiency Modeling Yes Limited No No
PV Sizing & Modeling Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solar Thermal Sizing & Modeling Yes Limited No No
Wind Turbine Sizing & Modeling Yes No No No
Incentive Programs All Limited PV Only PV Only
Utility Rate Accommodations All Electric
Only
Electric
Only
Electric
Only
Geographic Areas Covered USA USA
Canada Canada
Caribbean
Central America
USA USA USA
P R I C I N G ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPFTools
Set-up or Min. Fee Free Free May Apply May Apply
Single-User Monthly Fee $33 - $55 $89 - $139 $100 + $100 - $140
Multi-User Monthly Fee $16 - $33
per user
$39 - $99
per user
$50 - $100
per user
$100 - $140
per user
Credit Card required for Trial use and then auto-charged No Yes Yes Yes
Login can be Shared * Yes No No No

* - "Login can be Shared" means the account Login can be used/shared by different people, at one time. This is helpful for small organizations that may not have the budget nor need to pay for multiple Login accounts.

 

ONtility ProTM is a trademark of Energy Matters.

"SolarNexus" is a trademark of SolarNexus Inc.

"ModSolar" is a trademark of ModSolar.

"CPFTools" is a trademark of Clean Power Finance Inc. (CPF). The core software was originally developed by Energy Matters the company behind ONtility Pro.

Not shown, above, is "QuickQuotes" which was offered by Clean Power Research. QuickQuotes has been discontinued.

Not shown, above, is "OnGrid Solar" a "Solar Financial Analysis Tool" offered by Mr. Andy Black (sole proprietorship). This is an Excel spreadsheet that you pay to use. It is generally not considered to be a modern, viable software tool, as it is based upon Excel, is cumbersome to use and has many limitations, all at a price which is not competitive either.

 

Other options are summarized by NREL at Building Energy Software Tools Directory