After successful careers in finance, our founders, Edward and Lynn, chose to do something different.
What they chose to do was tackle one of the biggest, most important challenges our country – and the world – faces. They understood that utilities in this country have scarcely changed in a century and something needed to be done about our air pollution and energy problems.
Solar seemed like the answer, but it was too costly and complex for most homeowners. So what did Edward and Lynn do? They set out to reinvent the way millions of people power their homes by removing the high cost and complexity of going solar.
Over the years as we’ve gained experience, we’ve grown to be (we believe) the best – by providing planet-changing home solar in a simple, inexpensive, low risk way. We've helped <50,000> homeowners switch from buying the same dirty, expensive electricity to clean solar energy from Sunrun.
By partnering with our network of leading manufacturers and installers, Sunrun continues to offer unsurpassed service, high-quality installation and the best beginning-to-end experience you'll find.
We're constantly looking for new ways to innovate the Sunrun business to make solar accessible to even more homeowners. That's why we acquired REC Solar in early 2014. Our combined capabilities will help us lower costs while building high quality systems that we can offer to more consumers.
We're excited for what's ahead and believe this is just the beginning of realizing our vision to create a planet powered by the sun by giving homeowners a cheaper, cleaner choice for power.
Our more than 50,000 customers have produced 344 Gigawatt hours of solar energy.
To shed some light on what that equates to, we did some calculating*. It’s like:
• Recycling over 90,902 tons of waste
• Saving 3,201 tanker trucks worth of gasoline
• Not burning 1,043 rail cars worth of coal
• Or producing energy at a nuclear power plant for 16 days
"Going solar was the biggest, single impact I could have on the environment with no small effect on our future finances. I am a practical person and I know large increases in the cost of electricity are coming!"
Ted & Ruth R, Huntington Beach, California
Customer since 2010