Sunrun Partners With TV's Favorite Real Estate Experts Drew And Jonathan Scott And Design Expert Genevieve Gorder To Inspire Fans With Trends For Today's "Smarter" Home

Home TV Personalities Join the Solar Service Company to Offer Fans One-on-One Design Consultations

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrun, a leading home solar company in the U.S., today announced a partnership with home design expert Genevieve Gorder, and real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott, to show homeowners how connected technology is increasingly influencing trends in home design, energy consumption and ultimately, property value. The home design TV stars will spend the summer illustrating how consumers can leverage the latest connected technologies to maximize the aesthetic and financial value of their homes.  As part of the partnership, now through July 11, homeowners can visit to enter for a chance to meet Gorder or the Scott brothers for a one-on-one home design consultation.

"Today, we find ourselves making dinner from a recipe on our tablets and measuring our heart rate and footsteps with a bracelet," said Genevieve Gorder. "Cultural and societal shifts have shaped style trends for decades, and this is no exception. We will see connected technology continue to play a significant role in how we style and design the spaces around us. I'm so excited to be joining Sunrun to inspire everyone to make simple changes to create a sleeker, 'smarter' home."

"The value of your home is influenced by a variety of factors, both inside and outside," said Jonathan Scott. "My brother and I are joining Sunrun this summer to show homeowners how easy improvements can also save you money or increase your home's value. As an example, one thing to consider with the connected technology movement is all that needs to plug in and charge! At the heart of every smart home is an even smarter way to power it all – Sunrun solar service is simple, looks cool on your house and saves you money on your electricity bill every month."

The smart home industry – homes with inter-connected technologies – is expected to double by 2018, according to a study from Juniper Research. As homes get smarter, and consumers begin to adapt to new technologies in their homes, they must also consider the smartest way to power it all. Sunrun inspires homeowners to take control of their energy consumption in this connected era to build an even smarter, more valuable home with the cleanest and most inexpensive energy source – the sun.

"Much like the allure of the 'smart home' movement, Sunrun's solar service model has always been about making consumer's lives more efficient," said Lynn Jurich, Chief Executive Officer of Sunrun. "We install, insure, monitor and maintain the solar panels on your roof so that they always look good and are optimized to support your electricity needs. We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to inspire our fans with what we believe to be the future of home style, design and value."

As the first company to introduce solar service in 2007, Sunrun has reinvented the way people buy electricity. With solar service, Sunrun inspires homeowners to live a 'brilliant' life, giving them access to the smartest energy source in the world – sunlight – and taking care of everything else so they can focus on more important things, like putting savings back in their pockets each month.

Through Sunrun's Brilliant Design Sweepstakes, now through July 11, 2014, homeowners can visit and enter for a chance to meet Gorder or the Scott brothers for a one-on-one design consultation to 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.

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About Sunrun
Sunrun pioneered solar service, a way for homeowners to go solar without high upfront costs. Sunrun provides all the services homeowners need to choose cleaner, cheaper energy and fix their electric costs for 20 years. The company installs, owns, 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 service in 2007, it has become the preferred way for consumers to go solar in the nation's top solar markets. Sunrun has attracted enough capital to support the purchase of more than $2 billion in solar systems and has raised more than $300 million in equity capital. For more information please visit: