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Leading Residential Solar Company Donates Solar Car Kits to KIPP Public Charter Schools with Impact4Good<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>
SAN FRANCISCO – February 29, 2016 – Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN) the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, has partnered with Impact4Good and KIPP to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in California schools. Impact4Good plans and facilitates teambuilding activities focused on community giving and KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory public charter elementary, middle and high schools. As part of the partnership, Sunrun employees built and donated solar car kits for classroom instruction at KIPP schools serving students from low-income communities in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego.
“STEM education is a critical component of our curriculum,” said Angella Martinez, Chief Academic Officer for KIPP LA Schools. “Solar car kits are a fun way to get students excited about technology and sustainable energy. We’re glad Sunrun shares our vision to motivate more students to pursue STEM careers.”
The kits provide an engaging way for students to learn about energy conservation, innovation and alternative methods of transportation. Sunrun employees came together during the company’s Ascent Sales Conference in February to build more than 300 kits, which include all the materials students need to construct their own solar cars. Sunrun employees also included “STEM messages of encouragement” to motivate students to pursue careers in science and technology.
“Sunrun employees are passionate about creating a planet run by the sun and inspiring new renewable energy advocates,” said Chad Herring, vice president of human resources at Sunrun. “With more solar supporters we can move faster toward a cleaner, more reliable electric grid. We’re happy students in California, Sunrun’s largest market and a state with a bright future for solar, will have the opportunity to learn about renewables with the solar car kits.”
Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN) is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity. 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.
Impact 4 Good (www.impact4good.com) plans and facilitates community-service based activities nationwide for corporate groups which meet corporate objectives while giving back to those in need.
KIPP – Knowledge Is Power Program – is a national non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving nearly 70,000 students in 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and Washington, DC. Nationwide, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than students of similar economic backgrounds.
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