Sunrun has announced that it is expanding its partnership with GRID Alternatives. Sunrun will support solar power installations for low-income families, job training, volunteerism, and provide a philanthropic donation. Both Sunrun and GRID Alternatives will support a solar power project managed by the NAACP. This particular project is committed to installing solar panels at 10 community centers and 20 homes for low-income people. It also will provide job training for 100 individuals. Through leasing and power purchasing agreements, Sunrun will keep up its role as a third-party owner of GRID’s solar power projects. It will own and manage the projects and GRID will fund the long-term PPAs or leases.
Sunrun has been collaborating with GRID for about six years and in the that time has installed over 2,000 kW of solar panels. Sunrun employees have volunteered 4,200 hours.
“Solar has tremendous benefits for low-income communities. We’re incredibly grateful for partners like Sunrun that share our vision of a transition to clean energy that includes everyone, and are willing to roll up their sleeves with us and make that happen,” explained Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of GRID Alternatives.
In 2016, Sunrun donated $150,000 to GRID along with similar volunteer supports services.
“We are committed to providing resilient, affordable solar access for all. This foundational idea shapes both Sunrun’s business philosophy and our values, and we’re thankful to GRID Alternatives for our long-term, growing partnership,” said Lynn Jurich, Chief Executive Officer for Sunrun.
GRID Alternatives is the largest non-profit solar power installer in the US and Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar power installer.
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