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Imagine: your power on your terms, no blackouts or “fluctuating rates”, lifetime savings and support. Now imagine whole communities powered by solar, and the impact that could have on our natural environments. By switching to clean energy, imagine all you can save. We do. Every day.Estimate your savings
Our Founding Story
Palmetto was founded in 2010 by Chris Kemper, who, after years working for some of the world’s leading organizations on climate change, realized that stopping climate change would not be possible without changing our energy system quickly and on a massive scale. Kemper reimagined the business model for solar energy installs: stripping out costs and accelerating the buying process through tech-enabled tools and a decentralized marketplace of sellers and builders. Through Palmetto, Kemper has aligned stakeholders -- including policymakers, investors, business leaders and consumers --- in a shared mission of leading the world toward a clean energy future. Since 2010, Palmetto has grown to help over 5,000 people across 19 states (and counting!) make the switch to solar.Learn more
10+ Years of Solar Energy SavingsSince 2010, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners throughout the world access clean, solar energy solutions. Now, we’re expanding across the United States, so homeowners from north to south, east to west, can save time, money and resources with Palmetto’s end-to-end solar energy solutions.
Founded in London
Completed first clean energy project in India
In the news | 08.03.20 | Anthony Robledo
Palmetto Solar Raises $29 Million to Expand to Every U.S. State
Palmetto Solar LLC raised $29 million to expand to every U.S. state and help transition itself from a solar platform to an energy management and utility platform...As Palmetto transitions into operating under an energy management model, they plan to focus on establishing consumer trust early on and developing strong brand awareness.
In the news | 08.05.20 | Eric Wesoff
Palmetto lands $29 million for residential solar sales software and home energy spend
Palmetto, a Charleston, S.C.-based software company focused on home energy spend, landed $29 million in Series B funding from investors including Evergy Ventures, Arctern Ventures, Shell Ventures, Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, Box Group, Falkon Ventures and the Leto Family Office. Greycroft led Palmetto’s Series A round in 2018. Palmetto is a software and fulfillment platform focused on helping consumers understand their energy finances. The startup pairs homeowners with solar power and energy storage providers and looks to improve the ease of financing and installation.
In the news | 08.05.20 | Mary Katherine Wildeman
Charleston Solar-Tech Business Raises $29M to Fuel Future Growth
Backers include Greycroft Partners, which was part of previous round of funding in 2018. Will Szczerbiak, a principal with the New York-based firm, said in a statement that Palmetto has “the best platform to bring renewable energy products and services to market. 'The potential for rooftop solar and the electrification of homes in the U.S. is huge and the competitive landscape is fairly fragmented with just a few dominant players,' said Robert Linck, chief investment officer at Shell Ventures.
In the news | 08.05.20 | David Dykes
Charleston Firm Continues To Innovate To Address Climate Change
Charleston-based Palmetto, a software, energy-focused company, said it has completed a $29 million Series B raise with investors from a range of sectors including energy, financial technology and software.
In the news | 09.25.19 | Natalie Parletta
A New Partnership Pursues Democratic Renewable Energy
Solar Sisters are doing it for themselves – and now with a little help from their friends. Pursuing a joint vision to make renewable energy technology affordable and accessible, US company Palmetto has partnered with them to expand the delivery of clean energy to homes across Africa.
In the news | 02.15.19 | Billy Ludt
Energy Impact Partners invests $20 million in Palmetto Clean Technology
Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a utility-backed energy investment firm, announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a solar and platform technology and fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products.
In the news | 02.15.19 | Jonathan Shieber
Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace
For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and software to monitor and manage their equipment.
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