How We Sell and Deliver the PowerBloc® and Make Money
We have a growing pipeline even with no marketing. Builders of luxury homes are currently our prime partners for lead generation. We also have strong interest from operators of critical facilities. Our database of over 1,500 potential customers from in northern California overlaps very well with the location of our first six residential installations.
We Design and Make the PowerBloc. The PowerBloc’s TWIN™ Bi-directional Converter steps up the battery pack’s 50 Volt potential to the 400 Volts of the direct current bus. The photo shows a TWIN during assembly.
At this time, we still make the sale, but we will soon begin working with partners and give them the tools to design, size, and sell our systems. Customers will also be able to purchase the PowerBloc directly through our website.
We partner with solar installers and electricians who install the solar array and connect the PowerBloc to the house. YouSolar technicians install the PowerBloc cabinets. Customers can choose the solar panels, or YouSolar can include the solar array in the proposal.
Commissioning, start-up, and operation of the PowerBloc are automatic. We remotely monitor and troubleshoot all systems.
Monitoring of Customer Systems in the CIRRUS™ Cloud. YouSolar monitors all PowerBlocs remotely.
By developing most power electronics and all controls, firmware, software, and hardware in-house, we have a low-cost structure that allows us to offer a competitive solution with a 40% target margin. The average price of a PowerBloc solar nano-grid, including solar panels, for a modern U.S. single-family home, between $35k to $50k. For the high-end home system cost is between $125k to $150k.
Our revenue stream derives from initial system sales and battery replacements every ten to fifteen years. We also offer monitoring and service contracts to generate recurring annual income.