Originally Published on the ECOreport
Viridian Energy has announced that they will be entering into a new partnership with global solar energy provider, Sungevity. With a network of over 20,000 Independent Associates, and providing affordable and responsible energy that is more than 50% renewable, Viridian Energy aims to empower “consumers to be a part of a significant, collective environmental impact”.
“In Sungevity, we’ve found the right strategic partner with optimal platform capabilities to take our solar business to the next level, and offer the most exceptional customer experience in the industry,” said Michael Fallquist, Founder and CEO of Viridian Energy, in a news release.
“Our two companies recognize the importance of providing an exceptional customer experience in bringing clean energy to the masses,” added Andrew Birch, Sungevity’s Chief Executive Officer. “Equipping Viridian’s passionate network of eco-minded entrepreneurs with our market-leading platform will accelerate efforts to improve our local and global communities, while making clean energy a reality for a broader range of American homeowners.”
Their co-branded residential solar electricity will be immediately available to customers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
An integrated Sungevity-Viridian team will provide customers with solar quotes and an estimate of their potential energy savings, using remote satellite design (RSD) technology available through the internet. Experts will also be available seven days a week to answer customer questions and pro-actively manage each installation through to completion.
Sungevity’s Strategic Partnerships
This is the most recent in a series of strategic partnerships that has accompanied Sungevity’s expansion through 12 US states, the Netherlands, the UK, and Germany. Some of their better known relationships are with the Sierra Club, UC Berkeley, E.ON, and Lowe’s, and it seems likely that additional partnerships will be forged in the not to distant future.
According to GTM Research, Sungevity was among the top three solar installers in the US during the first quarter of 2015, falling in behind SolarCity and Vivint Solar.
Image Credit:Viridian CEO, Michael Fallquist, and Sungevity CEO Andrew Birch, upon announcement of partnership – courtesy Sungevity.