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.
|Tries to do a lot. Expensive.
Material procurement & management tasks could be better served by a true MRP/ERP system or accounting software.
From a start-up.
|Limited to PV. Expensive + added "services" aggressively promoted. Unproven in the market.
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
|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)|
|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|
|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
|Geographic Areas Covered||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
|$39 - $99
|$50 - $100
|$100 - $140
|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.
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