Ripple Energy Studio is cloud based simulation software permits both design and performance modeling of alternative energy systems from a house to community scale. The basic software (Splash) is web based and free to the users, with or without any technical knowledge, taking them from zero to potential customer. It only requires the user to input the geographic location, type of building(s) use and size. It provides options for electrical and thermal energy designs and generates a reports page including a simple feasibility study. It then encourages the user to connect with local industry experts in the Connect Marketplace for a more detailed quote for a system. These experts range from suppliers and installers, to financial services and engineers, specific to the energy system they created from the software.