New DC Solar Law Adds Value To Solar Homes!

Today we updated our solar rating algorithms for Washington DC to capture the value of recent legislation extending solar incentives

We calculate that recently installed DC solar systems that own SRECS will see an overall increase in their system lifetime cash flows of around 20% as a result of this new law. For a solar system size of 8kW, this translates into an increase of around $15K. This is on top of the very attractive incentives already in place in DC for solar homeowners.

Savenia will incorporate these changes into all new DC solar ratings from today. Savenia Solar Ratings are available in all 50 states.

Savenia Solar Ratings for Installers – Provide solar customers with a powerful, 3rd party independent report on the value added to the home as a result of solar installation.

Savenia Solar Ratings for Home Sellers – Provide potential home buyers with a 3rd party, independent report and marketing materials to help differentiate a solar home, sell faster and capture more value.

 To get Savenia Solar Ratings for your organization – contact us at

Savenia Wins ‘Best For Environment’ from B Lab

Today we are delighted to announce that Savenia was once again recognized for creating the most positive overall environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fifth annual ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list.

Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 1.19.51 PMThe list honors businesses that earned an environmental score in the top 10% of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations worldwide from over 120 industries on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment.

This is the 2nd consecutive year that Savenia has received this honor.

This year’s winners include Seventh Generation, New Belgium Brewing and Sungevity.

“Savenia has been a proud member of the Certified Benefit Corporation movement since 2011 to help re-define the role of business as a force for good”, said John Jabara, Founder of Savenia.

Thank you for all of your support!


Savenia Ratings Reduce Solar Sales Barriers in Pilot Study!

Today we announced exciting new results from a 2nd pilot study assessing the impact of Savenia Solar Ratings on prospective solar customers.

PrintThe pilot study demonstrated that independent solar ratings from Savenia, when presented alongside a standard solar agreement to prospective buyers, reduced some of the most common concerns buyers face around system costs and fees when making the decision to go solar. Full release is here.

This builds on the results from Savenia’s first pilot study, which demonstrated Savenia Solar Ratngs increased interest in purchasing a new solar system and increased trust in solar proposals.

Savenia Solar Ratings demonstrate the power of certification effects, the well-known impacts of 3rd party marks that signal trust, quality and often support higher pricing on associated products and services.

Savenia is now signing up partners nationwide to bring the power of Savenia Solar Ratings into the proposal process. Interested partners can request more information at

Savenia Ratings Increase Solar Conversion in Pilot Study!

Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 3.38.53 PMToday we are happy to announce some exciting new results from a pilot study assessing the impact of Savenia Solar Ratings on prospective solar customers.

The study, implemented in collaboration with the community organization Bethesda Green, demonstrated Savenia Solar Ratings increased interest in purchasing a new solar system, increased trust in solar proposals and increased willingness to recommend solar to friends and family. Find the full release here.

Potential solar customers were much more likely to go solar when a Savenia Solar Rating accompanied the solar proposal. When given the opportunity to name top concerns, respondents with the Savenia rating were far less likely to mention ‘solar home future sale’ and ‘solar panel obsolescence’ than the group that did not receive one. These two issues were some of the most common negatives volunteered by respondents when presented with the non-Savenia solar proposal.

Savenia is now signing up partners nationwide to bring the power of Savenia Solar Ratings into the proposal process. Interested partners can request more information at

Savenia Unveils Award-Winning Solar Value Calculator

PrintToday, we’re proud to announce that we’ve brought our award-winning Solar Ratings online – to allow any solar homeowner across the country to find the potential value their system adds to their home at sale. See the full release here.

Selling a solar home can be hard work. And continued media coverage is turning this into a selling issue for installers. Many Realtors and appraisers aren’t fully trained on solar, price premiums vary widely, and solar leases and incentive income have been ignored. We can help.

Homeowners can now get a 30-second FREE online value estimate at When ready to sell, they can easily upgrade to a verified Premium Savenia Solar Rating Label – the gold standard in the United States that comes with tailored marketing materials to be used at open houses, showings and online advertising to help differentiate a solar home, sell faster and capture more value.

Industry leading solar installers and allies nationwide are unveiling Savenia’s services to their clients to promote the value of solar, differentiate their offerings and provide a great customer experience. We’re now recruiting more innovative companies to be on the cutting edge of this movement to support the value of solar from beginning to end of the ownership process.

Thank you for the continued support

Savenia Re-Certified as BCorp!

UnknownToday we achieved re-certification as a B Corporation (BCorp), a proud designation we’ve held since 2011. This was accomplished after rigorous documentation reviews and an onsite audit by B Lab HQ staff to verify our environmental policies and other business practices.

You can see our latest rating here.

We were proud to be awarded the 2015 ‘Best for Environment’ award by B Lab, and continue to believe strongly that B Corps represent a better way to do business – by using business as a force for good.

Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,400 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can take a free survey and get recommendations on how to get started at

“Having the confidence to be transparent in your environmental impact and policies not only forces you to be rigorous internally,” said John Jabara of Savenia Labs, “but the disclosure of this information educates and motivates others (like suppliers, customers and competitors) to take action. This creates a positive reinforcement loop for change.”

Savenia provides a free solar value calculator and premium verified solar system ratings for home sellers and solar installers at

Thanks for your continued support!


Savenia Announces Collaboration with NREL

UnknownToday we announced that the company has been accepted into the US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory NCAP program for the solar technology project titled ‘Validation of PV Lease / PPA Valuation for Catalyst Awardee’. The NREL Commercialization Assistance Program (NCAP) helps emerging companies overcome technical barriers to commercializing clean energy technology. More information on the NCAP program is available at

Thanks for your continued support of Savenia Solar Ratings!

Savenia Expands California Footprint!

Following our big win in May from the US Department of Energy ‘SunShot’ Catalyst Program, we will be increasing our presence in California, where solar penetration is the highest in the US. See the full release here.

225px-Flag_of_California.svgNew Digs
Savenia is opening a new office at SfunCube in the Bay Area, the world’s only incubator / accelerator dedicated to solar innovation. Just minutes from San Francisco, our new west coast office puts us closer to leading solar companies, suppliers and homeowners as we expand our Savenia Solar Ratings. We will maintain our HQ operation in Bethesda, MD.

New Friends
Savenia has joined the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)the nation’s oldest state-based solar energy association. We are delighted to work with their diverse membership to further our collective mission of accelerating solar development.

Big Stage
Savenia’s John Jabara will be a featured speaker at The Growth Company Forum: Next High-Flyers & Industry Movers in the PV Space on July 15th at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco during InterSolar 2015. John will speak about the need for independent, 3rd party solar ratings to better communicate solar system value to prospective buyers. Please stop by if you can!

Global Exposure
Savenia’s new exhibition booth will be on display at InterSolar, North America’s largest solar conference during July 13th-15th at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. With almost 30,000 visitors expected, this will be a great opportunity to showcase our award winning ratings platform.  Please visit us at booth 8827 in the West Hall!

Thanks for your continued support!

US Photovoltaics Inc. Partners with Savenia

uspv_logoToday we are delighted to announce the signing of a referral agreement with US Photovoltaics Inc. (USPV). USPV is one of the nation’s leading Solar Renewable Energy Certificate aggregators and provides brokerage services to homeowners with solar systems across the mid-Atlantic. You can see the full release here.

Effective immediately, this agreement allows the customers of USPV to utilize Savenia’s proprietary Solar Ratings to capture and communicate the value of solar when selling their homes.

“Savenia provides a much needed service for our solar customers in the process of selling their homes”, said Fred Ugast, President of USPV, adding “Solar is a great resource but the real estate and appraisal industries have been slow to recognize the savings and revenues a solar system adds to a property. Many homeowners struggle to quantify and explain the financial and other benefits of solar to potential buyers. Savenia provides the solution”

John Jabara, Founder of Savenia, stated: “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking partner like USPV, a Maryland based innovator in the solar industry with a sharp focus on excellent customer service”.

Savenia Wins 2nd DOE SunShot Catalyst Award

photo (1)Last Friday in SFO we won a 2nd award from the US Department of Energy’s ‘SunShot’ Catalyst Program, a prize that acknowledges the most cutting-edge ideas to transform the US solar marketplace. The company’s winning application highlighted an IT prototype of Savenia Solar Ratings, a rating label like CarFax but for home solar systems. Savenia Solar Ratings help home sellers and buyers more easily understand and unlock the monetary value in solar systems with innovative rating labels and marketing materials.

Savenia will receive up to $100,000 from DOE to enable further development of Savenia Solar Ratings. This builds on the $25,000 in IT support received in 2014 when Savenia won the SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation Award.

Savenia Solar Ratings were launched in 2014 to help home sellers capture the full value of their solar systems when selling. Savenia Solar Ratings are part of a platform of Savenia Home Ratings that help unlock the value of various home efficiency upgrades, so sellers can differentiate, sell faster and capture more value. Savenia has rated homes in 6 states, including the solar system on The White House.

A big thank you to Jane Fairweather, Sandy Spring Builders, Bethesda Green, US Photovoltaics and the MDV-SEIA for the support during the development of our solar ratings.