The 10th floor of the Ford Building in downtown Detroit is now home to one of the clean economys rising starts. Solar freelance engineering enabler GreenLancer has moved into the building, breathing new life into the city and tapping into its emerging startup scene.
GreenLancer allows solar installers to connect with an online community of solar engineers to get certified solar designs completed to order. The service allows installers to do away with expensive in-house engineering teams and can potentially bring down installation costs.
The startup has reported that it has raised the $5 million B Round from new and existing investors.
The investment will be used to expand GreenLancers services and to meet growing demand for remote residential system design.
We strive to be the industry’s premier choice for residential solar system designs. As we continue gaining market share, we’re ramping up investments that revolve around technology improvement, our product, and customer experience, said CEO Zac MacVoy.
The company has noted that by moving into the Ford Building in downtown Detroit it is well situated to source the best talent.
Downtown Detroit is transforming into an explosive high-tech corridor and technology has become the cornerstone of its revival. It’s very exciting to be part of today’s generation of innovators helping to rebuild the city and breathe in new life that has been missing for decades, said EVP Michael Sharber.
In 2013 Greenlancer took out first place in the Solar Power International Startup Alley competition.