Residential solar company Sunrun Inc. has announced the renewal of a national partnership with nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives.
Sunrun says it will support GRID Alternatives through a cash donation of $150,000 and employee volunteerism on projects throughout the U.S. The donation will support solar for low-income families, as well as hands-on job training to help people access careers in the solar industry.
“Building on a relationship that has been in place for more than five years, we are thrilled to renew our partnership with GRID Alternatives,” commentes Paul Winnowski, chief operating officer for Sunrun. “Sharing the same values and mission is extremely important to us here at Sunrun; together with GRID Alternatives, we will continue our work providing low-income families with energy generation and management in a clean, renewable and sustainable way.”
“Getting solar power to the families that need it most is a real community effort,” says Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of GRID Alternatives. “From employee volunteers who get on the roof with us, to ongoing financial support for our work, Sunrun has been a great partner in making this happen.”
Sunrun employees have volunteered nearly 3,500 hours through this partnership to-date, installing solar on nearly 30 homes for a total of $1.7 million lifetime savings for GRID Alternatives’ families.