Philanthropic support to include $150,000 cash donation as well as volunteer solar installation personpower to low-income families across the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced the renewal of a national partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer. The extension of this important partnership builds on each company’s mission to expand clean, affordable solar energy to more homeowners throughout the United States.
“Building on a relationship that has been in place for more than five years, we are thrilled to renew our partnership with GRID Alternatives,” commented
Paul Winnowski, Chief Operating Officer for Sunrun. “Sharing the same values and mission is extremely important to us here at Sunrun; together with GRID Alternatives, we will continue our work providing low-income families with energy generation and management in a clean, renewable and sustainable way.”
Sunrun will support GRID Alternatives through a cash donation of $150,000 and employee volunteerism on projects throughout the country. The donation will support solar for low-income families, as well as hands-on job training to help people access careers in the fast-growing solar industry.
“Getting solar power to the families that need it most is a real community effort,” said
Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of GRID Alternatives. “From employee volunteers who get on the roof with us to ongoing financial support for our work, Sunrun has been a great partner in making this happen.”
Sunrun employees have volunteered nearly 3,500 hours through this partnership to-date, installing more than 220 kWh on nearly 30 homes for a total of $1.7 million lifetime savings for GRID Alternatives’ families.
Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) provides clean energy to homeowners. It is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States whose mission is to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry by striving to provide homeowners clean energy at a savings to traditional electricity and with end-to-end service. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.
About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is America’s largest nonprofit solar installer, bringing clean energy technology and job training to low-income families and underserved communities through a network of community partners, volunteers, and philanthropic supporters. GRID has installed 7,700 rooftop solar systems with a combined installed capacity of 27.5MW, saving $219 million in lifetime electricity costs, preventing 605,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and providing over 29,000 people with solar training. GRID has eleven regional offices and affiliates serving California, Colorado, the Mid-Atlantic, the New York tri-state area, Tribal communities nationwide, and Nicaragua. For more information, visit www.gridalternatives.org.
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