About Us

Over 80% of Solar & Renewable Energy Contractors Use Our Software

EnergyPeriscopeTM is a service of Energy Matters, a leading provider of software solutions for the renewable energy market space.

Unsurpassed: The original and the industry innovator. Energy Matters was the first company to successfully develop and commercialize professional web-based sales proposal tools for the solar industry. Over the years many companies have tried to imitate our products and emulate our success. But for well over a decade our focus on providing ever-expanding software features, personal customer support and a solid value proposition have continued to set the pace in the solar industry.

The Company has a refreshing, customer-based mindset. Renown for developing professional software tools with features expected (and used) by the most demanding enterprises, but priced within the financial reach of most individuals and small businesses. In addition to the products bullet pointed below, the Company provides consulting services to many leading corporations and organizations.

  • When Solar-Estimate.org was developed and launched by Energy Matters, it was the first website in the solar industry to offer internet-based sales leads, customer reviews and self-service solar estimators. Over more than a decade, it grew to offer the largest listing of renewable energy professionals and the largest depository of customer reviews. And, it had provided more than 70,000 sales leads to solar professionals. In 2013 the site was sold, allowing Energy Matters to focus on its professional-level software services -- an area where The Company is also a leader and setting new trends in the industry.
  • Energy Matters' founder developed the core technology and led the launch of a solar electric (PV) sales proposal platform offered by Clean Power Finance Inc. (CPF, now "Spruce Financial"). EnergyPeriscopeTM is next generation software, wholy separate and unaffiliated with "Spruce Financial" or the CPF "Tools" software.
  • Developed and operated Taxhead.com (sold in 2012), to provide an easy, low-cost and secure way for individuals to prepare and file their income tax return. Energy Matters was an IRS-Authorized income tax software developer and an IRS e-File Partner, one of less than 30 companies, worldwide, to have held this distinction.

The Company's offices and servers are "net-zero" energy consumers. The organization practices energy and water use reduction and has incorporated extensive energy and water efficiency measures. Facilities are powered by a grid-tied solar electric system. Power backup facilities (solar-charged battery systems) are maintained to help insure service reliability.

100% American owned and operated.

Scott Cronk Scott Cronk founded and leads Energy Matters. He brings a unique blend of experiences from large multi-national corporations, innovative small companies, and nonprofits. He has been a leader in the renewable and alternative energy industries for almost 2 decades. » Scott's Bio