The noted residential solar energy company Sunrun is partnering with the large electricity + natural gas utility provider Ambit Energy to provide ‘affordable’ home energy systems to the customers of the utility — in the states of New York, California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts — according to a recent press release.
The new partnership represents the first strategic partnership for Sunrun involving a national retail energy provider — and serves as a good example of the growth of the wider industry, as well as the company’s own affairs.
Considering that Ambit Energy currently counts over 1.2 million people amongst its customer base, the new partnership represents a fairly large potential gain in customers for Sunrun. The utility company’s customers (+ the utility company itself) of course benefit as well, gaining access to Sunrun’s solar services.
“Our partnership with Ambit means consumers now have another way to learn about and purchase home solar — essentially a friends and family network of hundreds of thousands of Ambit sales consultants across the US,” stated Matthew Woods, senior vice president, partners at Sunrun. “This presents Sunrun with a unique opportunity to connect with consumers that already have energy top of mind and are looking for a customized energy solution that meets their needs and savings goals.”
“Residential solar is a rapidly growing segment of the energy market and one we believe provides great upside potential for our enthusiastic network of sales consultants,” stated Chris Chambless, Ambit Energy’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are excited to partner with Sunrun because they share our goals to provide our customers with outstanding value, great service and an exceptional customer experience.”
Ambit Energy customers (those in California, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts) will gain access to Sunrun’s offerings starting in the second quarter of 2015.
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