Siemens, the creator of the VersiCharge electric vehicle (EV) charging platform for the home, and Sunrun, a leading home solar company in the U.S., today announced a partnership to help consumers make the switch to home solar to power their electric vehicles. The two industry leaders will help EV owners not only reduce their dependence on gasoline but help lower home electricity bills at the same time. New and current Siemens VersiCharge customers who choose to go solar with Sunrun by December 31, 2014 will receive a $500 VISA Prepaid Card.
The Siemens VersiCharge Level II EV charger reduces charging time by up to 70 percent compared to a Level I charger. With a best-in-class, three year warranty, the VersiCharge charging platform is unparalleled in its ease of installation and use, with features like time delay charging to take advantage of lower utility rates at certain times of the day. New models like the VersiCharge Smart Grid will also be available soon with features that allow consumers to better track and manage energy usage in their home.
Homeowners benefit greatly from this partnership by signing up for Sunrun solar service for little to no money down, receiving a $500 VISA Prepaid Card, producing their own power for their home and EV, and getting the full mileage out of their investment in an EV and home solar package. Through its solar service, Sunrun will install, monitor, and maintain the solar panels on a homeowner's roof for the lifetime of their 20-year agreement. Families simply pay for the clean, self-generated energy at a lower rate than their current utility.
Sunrun's partnership with Siemens comes on the heels of its recent partnership with TV celebrity home design and real estate experts Genevieve Gorder and Drew and Jonathan Scott. Through this Friday, July 11, homeowners can visit sunrun.com and enter for a chance to meet Gorder or the Scott brothers for a one-on-one design consultation where they will learn more about how the 'smart home' is influencing home design and value. To submit, entrants only need to provide their name, zip code, email and phone number.
Additionally, Sunrun home solar installations can now be outfitted with the advanced technology of the Siemens Microinverter with integrated ground, applicable for 215 - 310 watt PV modules.
For more information about the Siemens partnership visit www.usa.siemens.com/FreeSolarQuote.
To enter Sunrun's Brilliant Design Sweepstakes, visit http://www.sunrun.com/contest/brilliant-design-sweepstakes.
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities
The Siemens Low and Medium Voltage Division serves the entire product, system, and solutions business for reliable power distribution and supply at the low- and medium-voltage levels. The Division's portfolio includes switchgear and busbar trunking systems, power supply solutions, distribution boards, protection, switching, measuring and monitoring devices as well as energy storage systems for the integration of renewable energy into the grid. The systems are supplemented by communications-enabled software tools that can link power distribution systems to building or industry automation systems. Low and Medium Voltage ensures the efficient supply of power for power grids, infrastructure, buildings, and industry. Additional information is available at www.usa.siemens.com/powerdistribution
Sunrun pioneered solar as a service, a way for homeowners to go solar without a significant upfront investment, and is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. Sunrun provides end-to-end service for homeowners to choose clean, solar energy and receive predictable pricing for solar energy for 20 years. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families pay just for the electricity at a lower rate than their current utility. Since Sunrun introduced solar as a service in 2007, it has become the preferred way for consumers to go solar in the nationâ€™s top solar markets. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.