SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced it is expanding its home solar service to South Carolina and bringing new jobs to the state. This year, the company expects to generate at least 50 permanent jobs, ranging from sales consultants to installers to project managers, and plans to open a local office and warehouse facility in Columbia.
Sunrun, which pioneered solar as a service, makes it simple and affordable for homeowners to go solar. Sunrun designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains home solar systems. Initially, Sunrun will offer South Carolina homeowners the option to purchase their solar system or finance it through a third party loan arranged by Sunrun. Later this summer, Sunrun will also offer a lease whereby homeowners can simply pay a fixed monthly amount to Sunrun, reducing their home electric bill by 20 percent on average.
"I'm pleased that South Carolina is leading the Southeast in encouraging solar adoption," said Lynn Jurich, chief executive officer of Sunrun, "We look forward to establishing a presence in the Palmetto State and giving residents the choice to power their homes with solar while reducing their electric bills."
Sunrun will initially offer solar to homeowners serviced by Duke Energy, in the Greenville and Spartanburg area. Over the summer, Sunrun will also be available to residents in regions serviced by SCE&G, including the Columbia, Charleston and Hilton Head areas.
With the addition of South Carolina, Sunrun is now available in 15 states. The company's expansion into the state is largely a result of state policy-makers' leadership and commitment to make home solar available and affordable for more residents.
"We celebrate Sunrun's announcement and its job-creating investment for the Midlands," said Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina. "Sunrun's expansion into South Carolina is a testament to the work our state's doing to create the most competitive environment for business development in the country."
South Carolina residents interested in working for Sunrun can visit Sunrun's Careers page to view open positions and apply.
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 pockets each month.
Sunrun pioneered solar as a service, a way for homeowners to go solar without a significant upfront investment, and is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. Sunrun provides end-to-end service for homeowners to choose clean, solar energy and receive predictable pricing for that solar energy for 20 years. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families pay just for the electricity at a lower rate than they pay their current utility. Since Sunrun introduced solar as a service in 2007, it has become the preferred way for consumers to go solar in the nation's top solar markets. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.