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Title: Final Report Ra Power Management 1255 10-15-16 FINAL_Public

Abstract

Ra Power Management (RPM) has developed a cloud based software platform that manages the financial and operational functions of third party financed solar projects throughout their lifecycle. RPM’s software streamlines and automates the sales, financing, and management of a portfolio of solar assets. The software helps solar developers automate the most difficult aspects of asset management, leading to increased transparency, efficiency, and reduction in human error. More importantly, our platform will help developers save money by improving their operating margins

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Ra Power Management, Inc., Oakland, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ra Power Management, Inc., Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1331874
Report Number(s):
DE-EE0007202
9166060303
DOE Contract Number:
EE0007202
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; Solar; Software; Asset Management; Financial Management; Investment; Operations; Investment Reporting & Management

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Iverson, Aaron. Final Report Ra Power Management 1255 10-15-16 FINAL_Public. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1331874.
Iverson, Aaron. Final Report Ra Power Management 1255 10-15-16 FINAL_Public. United States. doi:10.2172/1331874.
Iverson, Aaron. 2016. "Final Report Ra Power Management 1255 10-15-16 FINAL_Public". United States. doi:10.2172/1331874. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331874.
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