Sunrun’s BrightPath software platform recognized in U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced it has been named a SunShot Prize Change Champion by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative for slashing the time it takes to get solar on a home. BrightPath, Sunrun's innovative software platform, powered the substantial time reduction by streamlining Sunrun's installation process.
"Sunrun's proprietary technology, BrightPath, is designed to make the process of getting solar simple, quick and affordable for homeowners," said Gary Wayne, vice president of strategic projects at Sunrun. "We're honored to announce that with BrightPath we've successfully exceeded DOE's installation challenge and earned the distinction of Change Champion."
BrightPath was developed in part with support from a SunShot Initiative Incubator 8 award. The software provides workflow automation, automatic design generation, shade analysis, energy simulation, pricing and contract generation, real-time change order management, and automatic permit-set generation. It significantly reduces wait times and lowers soft costs of installing residential rooftop solar, which can account for more than half the price of the solar system.
Sunrun invented solar-as-a-service to help homeowners go solar without the high upfront cost and hassle. Today Sunrun is focused on innovating new solutions like BrightPath and Sunrun BrightBox™, a solar power plus energy storage product, to continue to drive down the cost of electricity and offer customers more choice and control.
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 the SunShot Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, the Energy Department supports efforts by private companies, universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. Learn more at energy.gov/sunshot.