Sunrun Partners With Minor League Baseball to Educate Fans on Home Solar Power
Leading Residential Solar Company Selects “The Future is Bright” Lineup
SAN FRANCISCO, April 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunrun (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced a new multi-year sponsorship with Minor League Baseball, continuing its support of America’s national pastime. As the “Preferred Residential Solar Power Provider of Minor League Baseball,” Sunrun will share how baseball fans across the country can save 20 percent on their home electricity bills with clean power from the sun. Sunrun enables homeowners to easily lock in predictable electricity rates that are lower than their traditional rates by installing home solar energy systems with no hassle or high upfront costs.
To kick off the partnership and the 2016 season, Sunrun unveiled its “The Future is Bright” list, highlighting top prospects in 16 select MiLB markets. Sunrun will host “Sunrun Sundays” at each club throughout the season, offering young fans the opportunity to escort players to their on-field positions as a part of Sunrun’s Jr. All-Stars program.
Sunrun’s “The Future is Bright” lineup:
- Aberdeen Ironbirds P Ryan Meisinger
- Bakersfield Blaze SS Gianfranco Wawoe
- Bowie Baysox P Chris Lee
- Columbia Fireflies 1B Dash Winningham
- Fresno Grizzlies 1B A.J. Reed
- High Desert Mavericks P Luis Ortiz
- Lake Elsinore Storm SS Javier Guerra
- Lakewood BlueClaws OF Cornelius Randolph
- Lancaster JetHawks P Akeem Bostick
- Lowell Spinners OF Andrew Benintendi
- Modesto Nuts 2B Forrest Wall
- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes OF Yusniel Diaz
- San Jose Giants 1B Chris Shaw
- Stockton Ports SS Mikey White
- Trenton Thunder SS Tyler Wade
- Visalia Rawhide P Alex Young
“Minor League Baseball offers family-friendly, affordable entertainment in sunny communities across the country. Sunrun’s focus on providing families affordable solar electricity made this partnership a natural fit,” said Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer of Sunrun. “We're excited to watch outstanding plays on the field by "The Future is Bright" prospects, while we deliver solar savings in local communities this season.”
Through unique gameday experiences, MiLB fans will have the opportunity to learn more about how to lower their electricity bills with solar. Sunrun will shine the light on solar savings at concourse booths with consultants available to discuss the ease and affordability of home solar. Fans will also have the chance to win prizes in the “Save with the Sun Sweepstakes.”
“Solar power is the smartest energy source available today, and Sunrun is the leader in residential solar,” said David Wright, Minor League Baseball’s chief marketing & commercial officer. “Nearly two-thirds of MiLB fans are homeowners, and our ballparks provide the perfect environment to drive awareness amongst more than 100 million passionate fans. When fans visit their hometown ballparks this season, they can also learn about innovative and practical ways to use solar energy in their homes.”
Sunrun introduced solar as a service, the model that has reinvented the way people buy electricity. Sunrun designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains solar systems on a homeowner's roof, while families pay for the electricity at a rate lower than their current utility. Everything is taken care of, so consumers only need to decide how to spend their savings each month.
To learn more about the partnership, visit our website.
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.
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada and Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2015, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.5 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding customer savings. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements. You should read the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Sunrun's annual report on Form 10-K, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and identifies certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Sunrun Media Contact Sarah Mier Sarah.Mier@sunrunhome.com 415-580-6817
Released April 5, 2016