SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced the opening of its new branch office in Hauppauge, N.Y. to continue supporting the company’s East Coast expansion. With NY-Sun, the Long Island Community Microgrid Project and Community Solar NY initiatives underway, the state is a strong supporter of renewable energy. Sunrun’s local solar service operations will continue to help advance New York‘s goal of installing 3,000 megawatts of solar by 2023, and will create 80 local jobs on Long Island.
“We appreciate the steps New York has taken to support home solar over the past year and are excited to join the Long Island community,” said Ed Steins, general manager of Sunrun Northeast. “Sunrun helps homeowners get clean solar energy and save money on their electric bill. We’re pleased that this growing customer base will contribute toward the state’s energy goals.”
Long Island is a leader in solar adoption with more than 40 percent of the state’s total solar installations. To date, more than 10,000 solar systems have been installed in the region. To meet the growing consumer demand, Sunrun plans to double its current Long Island workforce of 40 with open positions in marketing, operations and installation services. Interested applicants can visit Sunrun’s Careers page to view and apply for open positions.
Sunrun currently serves all the communities of Nassau County and all towns in Suffolk from Riverhead and East Quogue, with plans to expand to the north and south forks of Long Island in 2016. Homeowners can learn more about Sunrun’s customized home solar options and begin saving an average of 20 percent on their electric bills by visiting sunrun.com.
As the first company to introduce solar as a service to American homeowners, Sunrun has reinvented the way people buy electricity. Sunrun gives homeowners access to the smartest energy source – sunlight – and takes care of everything so families can focus on more important things, like putting savings back in their pocket each month.
Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) provides clean energy to homeowners. It is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States whose mission is to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry by striving to provide homeowners clean energy at a savings to traditional electricity and with end-to-end service. 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.
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