SunRun Introduces Solar Power Service to Reduce Monthly Bills for Oregon Families

National home solar leader makes solar more affordable for Oregonians

Apr 27, 2011, 11:00 ET from SunRun

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunRun, the nation's leading home solar company, today announced the availability of a new option in Oregon that helps homeowners get more affordable solar power.  With SunRun's solar power service, Oregonians make a low initial investment to receive clean solar power without the hassle and expense of panel ownership.  SunRun owns, installs, insures, and maintains the system for 20 years.

"I've wanted to go solar for years now, but haven't had an option that makes it affordable and easy," said Beatrice Rose, a new customer from Alpine, OR.  "SunRun takes the hassle and high cost out of it and they take care of everything.  I'm looking forward to getting my system up and running!" Beatrice discovered SunRun through one of the company's local installation partners, SunWize.

"Oregon is an exciting new market for us because we found a way to make solar even more affordable than other available options," said Lynn Jurich, SunRun president and co-founder.  "We are working with the state's top installation companies to make it easy for Oregonians to do the right thing financially and for the planet."

In just four years SunRun has become the leading residential solar company.  The company's mission is to make it easy for people to switch to affordable clean energy.  One in eight homeowners in the United States who switched to solar in 2010 chose SunRun, making the company the market leader.  

"Solar energy is a great source of non-polluting renewable energy," said United States Senator for Oregon Ron Wyden, "Making it cost-effective for more Oregonians to switch to solar helps our air and environment and is a step towards energy independence."

SunRun does business through a network of local installation partners who employ more than 3,000 workers in communities across eight states.  Oregon partners include Imagine Energy, REC Solar, RS Energy, Sunlight Solar Energy, and SunWize.

"The current rise in gas prices highlights the need to do much more to increase use of clean energy sources such as solar power," said United States Senator for Oregon Jeff Merkley.  "Putting solar panels on roofs creates local jobs and helps families reduce their energy costs.  These innovative strategies make it easier for families and small businesses to move to solar and other clean energy sources."

Oregon has already demonstrated its commitment to affordable home solar through community solar programs such as Solar Beaverton, and SunRun solar power service is structured to integrate with these programs and reduce group discount rates even further.  SunRun is immediately available for Oregonians in Portland General Electric and Pacific Power service territories.

About SunRun

SunRun, the nation's leading home solar company, is the smart and affordable choice for homeowners who want a clean alternative to their utility. SunRun offers solar power service, similar to a lease, allowing homeowners an affordable way to upgrade their homes to solar. More than 10,000 homeowners have chosen SunRun across Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.  SunRun partners with over 25 leading local solar installers, who together employ more than 3,000 green-collar workers. SunRun has raised financing for more than $400 million in solar systems from PG&E Corporation and U.S. Bancorp and $85 million in venture capital from Accel Partners, Foundation Capital and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit: