Regularly working with spreadsheets for solar project and portfolio management can be challenging, inefficient, and hinder collaboration efforts and transparency. Until recently, most project development documents were kept in separate silos, updates were difficult to share, and important changes were sometimes missed altogether.

That picture is changing for the solar industry with the introduction of project management software. With ATLAS, a portfolio management software, FTC Solar is promising to offer the solar industry a “single point of truth” solution. The software allows for project data to be managed in one place, facilitates cash flow and budgeting, and collaboration is enhanced between departments and even with partners outside of the organization, such as suppliers and subcontractors.

In this pv magazine Webinar, Philip Lonappan, Manager of Software Engineering at FTC Solar will provide an overview of the ATLAS software and discuss its features, from seamless document sharing and reliable notification service to customization. The discussion will also focus on how solar portfolio management software can be implemented across existing organization environments to increase productivity and collaboration amongst teams and reduce wasted time.

Joining Philip is Jennifer Weinstein, Senior Director of Corporate Operations at Summit Ridge Energy. Jennifer will give a high-level overview of how the national developer uses Atlas to manage its documents and create the all-important single point of truth for effective project management.
  • How the solar industry can benefit from sector-specific project management software
  • ATLAS’ main features and integrations (e.g. Salesforce, Oracle, Google Drive, Slack)
  • How Summit Ridge Energy has implemented Atlas Solar Portfolio Management software for all its day-to-day project management tasks
  • Q&A
David Wagman
Moderator | Senior Editor, pv magazine USA
David is a seasoned energy journalist and editor. His career includes work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and in leadership roles on leading energy industry trade publications, conferences and websites. He holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning.
Philip Lonappan
Manager Software Engineering, FTC Solar
Philip joined FTC Solar in 2017 and leads the development of Atlas our flagship Solar Portfolio Management software. Philip has gained almost 17 years of experience in the Software Design & Development and Project Management which includes over a decade in the Solar Industry. He previously was a technical lead and product manager at SunEdison and earlier was a senior software engineer for Fidelity Investments. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
Jennifer Weinstein
Senior Director of Corporate Operations, Summit Ridge
Jennifer Weinstein has been in the renewables space for 13 years spending the last two years plus at Summit Ridge Energy as Senior Director of Corporate Operations. At this time, she has been involved in closing over 500 community solar, BTM, utility and wind projects combined and responsible for the end to end process of transactions with a multitude of financing parties. With her Six Sigma black belt, Jenn has created process mapping cross functionally throughout the organization and implemented ERP systems. She was part of SEIA’s DEIJ Mentorship committee to help promote opportunities for diversity within individual companies as well as on the SEIA board.
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