Technet, Sunrun, and Others Host First-Ever "Innovation Celebration" at Arizona State Capitol
PHOENIX, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the State Capitol, 10 Arizona companies and TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy leaders, came together to celebrate new technologies that are driving job creation and economic growth in Arizona. Over 200 Arizona policymakers and innovators mingled on the House Lawn with companies representing the latest in consumer-facing, job-creating technology. Innovative companies, including Sunrun, called on policymakers to continue enabling a pioneering, business-friendly spirit in Arizona, and to empower consumers with the freedom of choice.
Sunrun and other solar companies creating jobs across the state presented cutting-edge products like residential storage solutions. According to the Solar Foundation, Arizona ranks 7th in the nation with over 7,000 solar jobs.
"Today we are celebrating innovation, and asking policymakers to continue fostering an environment that enables freedom of customer choice and job growth in industries like mine, making Arizona a better place to live and work", said Jason Lehmen, Director of Sales, who moved to Arizona to work at Sunrun.
Attendees said that enabling more innovation will bring prosperity to Arizona, enhance global competitiveness, promote job growth, and create the energy system of the future.
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.
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Released March 8, 2017