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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 apps, tools and platforms to run financial analysis, estimate solar, wind and/or energy efficiency performance, and help prepare sales proposal materials and bids. Below is a comparison of some features.

O V E R A L L ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPF
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 Included Limited Limited Very Limited
Expect self-service
S A L E S   F L O W ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPF
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 CPF
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
Storage Sizing & Modeling Yes No No No
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 USA
Canada Canada
Central America
P R I C I N G ONtility Pro SolarNexus ModSolar CPF
Set-up or Min. Fee Free Free May Apply Yes: Must Resell CPF`s Finance
Single-User Monthly Fee $35 - $60 $109 - $139 $295 $100 - $140+
Multi-User Monthly Fee $16 - $33
per user
$59 - $109
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.


SOURCES OF COMPARISON INFORMATION: These comparisons come from published software specifications and feedback we receive from users of our software and that of other software and related services. Please feel free to contact us to share your own thoughts and experiences. Why did you choose a particular software? What features are most important to you? What are your experiences with a particular software, its support and staff, the pace of enhancements, the value received for money paid, etc.?


ONtility ProTM is a trademark of Energy Matters.

"SolarNexus" is a trademark of SolarNexus Inc.

"ModSolar" is a trademark of ModSolar LLC.

"CPF" refers to "Tools" software offered by Clean Power Finance, Inc.

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.


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