Sunrun Plans Further Expansion Nationwide as Consumer Demand for Home Solar Remains Strong
Leading Home Solar Company Plans to Hire More Than 800 Workers Across All Markets and Expand or Open New Offices in Arizona, California, Hawaii & Nevada by Year End
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced its plans to hire more than 800 additional employees and to expand or open 10 new offices across Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii by the end of 2014.
The company's rapid expansion is being fueled by increasing consumer demand, with home solar installations already up 45 percent industrywide last quarter over Q2 2013 and a yearly growth projection of nearly 50 percent – more than any other segment of the market, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
"Home solar installs have more than doubled in the last two years alone as Americans demand cleaner and more affordable energy like home solar," said Lynn Jurich, chief executive officer of Sunrun. "We continue to invest in the areas of our business that support high demand and high customer satisfaction, from Sunrun BrightPath™, which ensures customized solar and fast installation to the quality assurance testing we perform on our hardware. Sunrun's plans for continued expansion further reinforce our commitment to having the teams, operations and resources in place for long-term growth and providing a high quality customer experience."
Through the end of the year, Sunrun plans to hire new employees, build new operations centers or expand existing facilities in the following locations across the country:
- North Hollywood
- Orange County
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
- San Jose
- San Luis Obispo
- Las Vegas
- Valley Cottage
- Staten Island
- White Plains
- Cherry Hill
The range of positions to be filled is concentrated in sales and field operations, including field marketing associates, installers, electricians, site technicians, project and inspections coordinators, and branch coordinators. Interested applicants may visit Sunrun's Careers page to view and apply for open positions.
As the first company to introduce solar as a service to American homeowners, Sunrun has reinvented the way people buy electricity. Sunrun gives homeowners access to the smartest energy source – sunlight – and takes care of everything so families can focus on more important things, like putting savings back in their pockets each month.
Sunrun pioneered solar as a service, a way for homeowners to go solar without the high upfront cost, and is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. Sunrun provides end-to-end service for homeowners to choose cleaner, cheaper, solar energy and fix their electric costs 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 nation's top solar markets. Sunrun has deployed more than $2 billion in solar systems and has raised more than $300 million in equity capital. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.
Released September 24, 2014