SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced its San Diego branch office has expanded to a new location to accommodate its growing workforce. Earlier this year, Sunrun also opened a new branch office in Escondido. Between the two facilities, Sunrun expects to bring more than 60 new jobs to the area across a range of functions in the coming months, increasing its local workforce by more than 70 percent.
"San Diego has the highest rates for power in California, so it's no surprise more consumers are looking for ways to save money on their electricity bills," said Ethan Miller, senior vice president of operations at Sunrun. "We're expanding our San Diego facilities to help support increasing consumer demand as more San Diegans look to go solar."
According to the recently released Solar Foundation National Solar Jobs Census 2014, the solar industry employed more than 54,000 people in California last year with solar employment growing 10 times faster than overall employment in the state during the same period. California solar employers expect solar jobs in the state to total more than 64,000 by the end of 2015.
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 consumers can focus on putting savings back in their pockets each month.
To view open positions at Sunrun's San Diego offices and learn more about working at the company, visit the Sunrun Careers page. Sunrun will also be present at the San Diego Career Fair April 30 and the HireLive San Diego Job Fair May 7 to meet and interview candidates.
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 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 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.