SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunRun, the nation's leading home solar power company, continues its track record of industry acclaim with a Project Merit Award from the Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ). SunRun's solar power service makes it easy and affordable for homeowners to go solar, and CCBJ honored SunRun for the Company's contributions to mitigating climate change in 2010. CCBJ is a business research publication that provides business intelligence to the climate change industry.
With solar power service, SunRun owns, installs, repairs, and insures the solar panels, while the homeowner just pays monthly for the power they use. Typically, a homeowner will save between 10-15% right away on total electricity bills, plus tens of thousands over time as utility rates increase.
"We're pleased to receive an award that recognizes our efforts to bring affordable solar to more homes in 2010," said Lynn Jurich, SunRun president and co-founder. "So many people still don't realize an affordable solar option exists today, and it's our mission to educate Americans about solar power service so millions of homes can have clean, renewable power."
Solar power service generated 300 percent growth for SunRun in 2010. The company has over 8,000 customers in seven states and places in service over $1 million in solar systems every day. In addition, SunRun's network of partners employs over 3,000 green collar workers to create local jobs in each of its markets.
"In this fast-emerging industry just about everyone by definition is an early mover and a risk taker and thereby deserving of recognition, but certain companies and organizations stood out in 2010," said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (San Diego), the publisher of Climate Change Business Journal.
For more information on the 2010 CCBJ awards visit http://www.climatechangebusiness.com/2010_CCBJ_Awards.
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 to upgrade their home to solar for as little as $0 upfront and simply pay monthly for solar electricity. More than 8,000 homeowners have chosen SunRun across Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, 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: www.sunrunhome.com.
About the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards: In October-December 2010, Climate Change Business Journal solicited nominations for the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of CCBJ staff and CCBJ editorial advisory board members. (Disclaimer: company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations.)