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Black & Veatch launches solar app out of internal incubator program



Black & Veatch, the Overland Park, Kansas-based engineering firm, this week announced the launch of Solarhood, the company’s first consumer product in a history dating back to 1915.

The Solarhood app is designed to streamline solar power access for homeowners, providing them information about the estimated costs and savings involved in going solar and connecting them with local installers.

SolarHood was built through Black & Veatch’s Growth Accelerator, an internal company program launched in 2015 to incubate innovative ideas. The app has benefited from the firm’s capital and deep talent pool, according to Lucas Oehlerking, Solarhood’s founder.

The app is now available to customers in the Kansas City area, Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The company plans to eventually expand Solarhood nationwide.

The Solarhood team is hosting a kickoff event for the app on Thursday.

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