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Profitable Multifamily Solar for Real Estate Owners

Unlocking a new way for real estate owners to increase profit margins without increasing overhead. Rather than using linear sub-metering, Ivy’s Virtual Grid Service provides a more equitable method and acts as a solar utility inside your community providing a fair distribution of clean energy across multiple units.

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Every year, over $20 Billion is allocated for real estate incentives from various levels of government; however, over 50% goes unclaimed simply because people aren’t aware of available incentives.

Our partner, IncentiFind, has the ONLY database that can connect any U.S. property to ALL real estate incentives using a 2-minute survey. Sign-up to confidentially submit your 2-minute survey and reveal the incentives available to your project.

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Creating a win-win solar experience

Ivy Energy creates a consumer friendly structure in which owners and residents can both benefit from an onsite solar asset. We keep this core value front and center as we design and optimized our service for you.

Virtual Grid Intelligence

Virtual Grid Intelligence


Virtual Grid  empowers real estate owners to become onsite solar energy “hosts” and generate a new automated net operating income (NOI) by distributing clean energy to their residents. This framework ensures solar benefits and associated costs are shared with residents and recovered according to the building owners financial goals.

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Accurate Monitoring & Cost Calculations

Seamless Rent Ledger Integration

Easily integrate our Virtual Grid reporting and ROI tracking with your existing billing system. Part of our turnkey managed support service includes customized data access for your management team making the switch to Virtual Grid hassle-free.

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Customized User Experiences

Distribute Solar Energy in a Compliant, Consumer-Friendly Manner

Clear and easy-to-understand digital billing statements are the key to creating a consumer-friendly solar experience. Residents like to know how much they are saving, through direct solar consumption and energy exports to the grid.

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Virtual grid intelligence

The Only Fair Way To Pay

Ivy software uses smart grid logic to distribute the solar energy benefits of the entire community  according to how much solar power is available and the price of energy in real time. This makes solar savings attainable, accurate to each users energy usage. 

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Accurate Savings

Fairly allocate savings based on real-time energy usage, separating out utility costs from onsite solar energy savings for residents. Residents can trust that their monthly bills are accurate and compliant thanks to Virtual Grid's utility grade data. 

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Simple & User-Friendly Automated Billing

Residents get fair access to onsite solar energy with guaranteed savings with our billing structure.  Making it simple for any resident to see what they used, what they would have paid, what they saved and how it affected the environment. Easy opt in process and paperless billing!

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*All NOI and Revenue figures are based on California’s policy of Virtual Net Metering 2.0.

42,547,020 lbs

of coal avoided through Ivy enabled communities

*numbers calculated using the online EPA Calculator for a total production of 5431.8 MWh

The Challenge

Why Most Owners Haven’t Made the Switch to Solar

  • No clear path to a return on investment
  • Complicated allocation & management issues
  • Margin of opportunity in avoided cost
  • No way to know what is fair to charge
  • Liability concerns
  • Accurate discounting concerns
  • No clear financial benefit to residents

The Problem

The Ivy Solution

  • Ivy enables a new type of property income
  • Ivy handles operations & fair allocations
  • Ivy creates predictable investment returns
  • Ivy provides the most accurate solar billing available
  • Ivy offers limited liability
  • Ivy provides discount logic for residents automatically
  • Ivy guarantee's clear savings to residents

The solution to the shared solar dilemma

A new revenue stream for your property

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Ivy Virtual Grid generates positive cash flow for owners by unlocking energy revenue for multi-tenant properties. Determining and sharing the real time benefits of an onsite energy resource accurately, fairly and economically.

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1 Lock in your Solar Income Forecast with Ivy Switch

You wouldn't buy a new property without having it appraised, so why invest in solar for your residents without verifying its payback. With the Ivy Switch program owners can take comfort knowing their solar investment is secured by data driven intelligence.

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2 Install Solar to Start Earning

Property owner gets solar + Ivy Switch for community with their own preferred trusted installer or with an Ivy certified installer. We recommend using our consulting early on to determine the optimized size for the best return on investment. Provide energy savings for your tenants and add a predictable source of income for your property. Need support getting your service contract?

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3 Let Ivy Handle Resident Onboarding and Rollout

Easily On-Board your residents to our Virtual Grid platform with no hardware required. We'll build a customized implementation plan to optimize your communities revenue potential and make it seamless for property management.

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4 Automated Hassle-Free Income

By signing up for Ivy Virtual Grid you are choosing the safest way to maximize your solar investment. lifetime value. Sit back and relax while your property automatically generates energy income and tenants flock from the appeal of innovative clean living. With ongoing customer support and easy opt-in for residents Virtual Smart Grid is the only safe way to bill your tenants for solar energy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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