Leading Residential Solar Company Nearly Doubles Local Workforce
SAN FRANCISCO - August 11, 2015 - Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced the opening of a new branch office in Marlborough, Mass. In addition to making home solar more accessible for local homeowners, this location is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the area this year, nearly doubling the company's local workforce.
Last year, the solar industry employed 9,400 people in Massachusetts, making it the second largest solar employer in the country, according to the Solar Foundation National Solar Jobs Census 2014. Sunrun's new Marlborough office builds on this leadership position by adding a variety of local permanent job positions, ranging from home solar project managers to electricians.
At the ribbon cutting event today, Representative Danielle Gregoire and Mayor Arthur Vigeant expressed their support for the new branch.
"I am thrilled to welcome the folks from Sunrun to Marlborough," said Representative Danielle Gregoire. "Most people today want to be environmentally friendly and reduce the costs of caring for their home. I think it is fantastic that there will be a company in our community that provides this service in an affordable and cost effective manner."
"As a community dedicated to finding innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact, we are pleased to welcome Sunrun to Marlborough," said Vigeant. "By coming to Marlborough, Sunrun will bring new job opportunities for Marlborough residents and provide residents with a local option for going solar."
Sunrun entered Massachusetts in 2009 with its certified partners and since then has saved customers in the state more than $3.2 million on their electric bills. On average, Sunrun customers save up to 20 percent compared to what they typically pay their utility. By opening an office in Marlborough, Sunrun aims to help more Massachusetts homeowners save money on their electric bill.
In addition to reducing bills, Massachusetts homeowners have also been able to reduce their environmental impact in a major way, generating over 11,120,731 kilowatt-hours of solar electricity in the last year.
"We are proud to be part of a community that has historically shown strong leadership in home solar," said Ed Steins, Sunrun's Northeast general manager. "We hope to show even more Massachusetts homeowners how simple it is to go solar and that Sunrun is the right partner to help them save money."
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.
To view the open positions at the Marlborough branch and learn more about what it is like to work at Sunrun, visit Sunrun's Careers page.
Sunrun pioneered solar as a service, a way for homeowners to go solar without a significant upfront investment, and is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. Sunrun provides end-to-end service for homeowners to choose clean, solar energy and receive predictable pricing for that solar energy 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 they pay 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. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.