Today in APIs: PowerClerk Interconnect Reduces Solar Install Cost, Integrates Via API

Clean Power Research launches PowerClerk Interconnect to dramatically reduce software costs associated with solar power installs. Google has announced the launch of a new Tag Manager API. Plus: Tech Crunch and Makers Academy search for rockstar developers at London hackathon. 

Clean Power Research Reduces Solar Software Costs with API

Clean Power Research; research, consulting and software for solar prediction, energy valuation and program optimization firm; has launched PowerClerk Interconnect. PowerClerk Interconnect transforms a previously paper-intensive process (interconnection applications) into an online, paperless process.

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The PowerClerk Interconnect API allows users to integrate application submittals directly within an existing CRM system or other third party workflow. 

"PowerClerk Interconnect builds on the success of PowerClerk Incentives, which has been used to efficiently process incentive applications for more than 6 GW of distributed solar since 2006....This latest PowerClerk platform preserves the most-loved features of PowerClerk, while giving program administrators powerful new tools to define and modify application workflows, in real-time, right from their desk, as program requirements change. PowerClerk has a history of reducing incentive administration costs for utilities by up to 65%, and we expect similar cost savings for solar interconnection," Jeff Ressler, Clean Power Research President of Software Services, said in a press release

Clean Power Research will demonstrate PowerClerk at Solar Power International 2014, October 20-23. Online interconnection platforms dramatically reduce the soft costs associated with utility applications. PowerClerk Interconnection provides such a platform for installers and utilities in the solar space. To learn more about the RESTful API, visit the PowerClerk API site

Google Tag Manager Gets New API

Google has announced the launch of the new Tag Manager API. The API arrives as part of a broader Tag Manager makeover that includes a new interface and more third party templates. Tag Manager users utilize Tag Manager to simplify website and mobile app tagging.

For example: "Before, we missed opportunities because tag changes required a website release. Since we’ve enabled Google Tag Manager on the site, it’s enabled the marketing team to measure more on-site actions. For example, using Google Tag Manager to track on-page events such as specific clicks and form submissions helps us understand more granular customer actions, how to market and what to sell. We can make decisions much quicker and see within a few weeks whether the strategy has worked, whereas before it would have taken six to nine months,” said Simon Everett, Head of Marketing at InsureandGo.

The API enables users to create and manage users, preview and publish tags, and utilize all the other features of the web interface. For more details on the Tag Manager API, visit the API reference site.

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