Sunrun Inc. is a United States-based provider of residential solar electricity, headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Incorporated in 2007, Sunrun has so far installed over 1460 Mwatts of solar panels and created over 3000 jobs. Todate they off avoided over 2.7 million tonnes of CO2. Using the calculator from the EPA this equates to removing 573,248 combustion engine cars from the road. ( as of February 2019). Another way to look at this is that this equates to not burning 308 million gallons of gasoline, or almost 3 trillion pounds of burned coal
Here is the vision of Sunrun according to their CEO and co-founder :
Sunrun believes there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. With Sunrun’s residential rooftop solar, storage and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) they release into the atmosphere. After 10 years, Sunrun is still a steadfast believer in the power of the sun, and we aren’t alone. Continued, growing demand for our products and services proves that more and more Americans want better energy options. Our mission is simple – create a planet run by the sun.
Sunrun customer Bill explains how his Sunrun home solar system works. The solar arrays bring in 6000 watts of direct current, which gets switched to AC power by the inverter. The Sunrun meter continuously monitors the power produced, and also connects to the bi-directional PG&E net meter.
Sunrun customer Bill
Sunrun working with LG Storage created a home solar electricity product called the BrightBox. Cost effective electricity storage is seen as the holy grail in the quest move to 100 % renewable energy.
About BrightBox from Sunrun.
Depending on your utility’s rate structure, Brightbox can offset energy costs when electricity rates are at their peak. And in a blackout, your Brightbox offers a sustainable power source so you don’t have to spend on unruly and expensive generators. Check it out.
Imagine the freedom using free energy from the sun, even when the sun does not shine using your own Battery Box from Sunrun.
It is not so often that you hear that a CEO of a company has a vision that includes making the planet a better place.
“I started Sunrun because I love the planet. I was working in China and I was shocked by the pollution. I knew I wanted to have kids one day and I was convinced this was the biggest problem of our generation to solve, so I was committed.”