This week I’m doing a series of posts on the startups that will be going to the Cleantech Open national finals. First up is a company called Amply Energy. Amply is a software company based in Maine. And on the surface, one might question why they are considered a cleantech company.
But Amply is targeting a real world problem with a solution that can be implemented today, and perhaps, make a real difference in the energy efficiency space. I for one am a fan of such solutions because they don’t require massive infrastructure changes and they can have a near-term impact. We need more of that because all the grand plans either will take years (if not decades) to implement, or might not happen at all. The old saying – how do you eat an elephant comes to mind. The answer is one bite at a time. Amply is taking a bite out of the elephant.
The company is targeting the transition to residential electrification by making it easier for homeowners and installers to adopt heat pump technology. According to the company it’s no easy task for homeowners or installers to navigate the multiple steps involved in the decision-making and installation process.
To address the complexity Amply has developed a software platform that digitizes and automates the process of evaluating a home’s efficiency deficiencies. The goal is to quickly provide tailored and optimized solutions. They are partnering with homeowners, utilities, capital providers, and local installers to identify, install, finance, and manage residential energy retrofit projects. Their platform can dramatically increase the productivity of installers and turn what can be a frustrating experience for a homeowner into a positive one.
The ultimate goal is to help eliminate the 20% of U.S. emissions that stem from as the company puts it “kitchen table decisions.”
Best of luck at the finals.