Sunrun & Ambit Energy Partnering To Bring Affordable Home Solar To More People

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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.

Image Credit: Sunrun

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4 thoughts on “Sunrun & Ambit Energy Partnering To Bring Affordable Home Solar To More People

  • I do know that the world will be a better place when (not if) RE/clean energy systems will the norm rather than the exception. :))

  • These companies are actually the bottlenecks for solar adoption by jacking up their prices. Sunrun and SolarCity have ridiculous quotes of over $3.25/Watt before tax credits. Make it $2.00/Watt and no tax credits. Let the government provide the loans at just prime rate with no additional fees, and stop all tax credits. Then there will be massive adoption. As for now, it is going to take a long while before Sunrun or SolarCity would really compete hard enough to bring their prices down. The panels themselves now costs $0.50/Watt and I don’t know why they have to jack it up several times over when it is installed by these companies. DIY is the best option so far, just hire a licensed electrician for a half-day for checking your wiring and then let the electrician connect your setup to the main circuit panel.

    • I do have one word for you why, that is “greed”, that runs a large part of the world, at least in my opinion.

  • 2 great company’s helping people save money in a time where consumers needs the help the most

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