Residential solar company Sunrun Inc. has expanded into Texas and is now operating in 19 states. The company will start by serving homeowners throughout Houston and surrounding areas, with plans to expand to other cities in the Lone Star State in the coming months.
In addition, Sunrun has announced an offer in Texas with ENGIE Resources to bundle retail energy, inclusive of a 20-year net metering agreement, with ENGIE’s residential retail energy company, Think Energy. Under the partnership, Sunrun says its Texas customers will have Think Energy as their retail energy provider, enabling them to get retail energy credit for every kilowatt of excess generation that flows to the grid, access that credit when they consume energy from the grid, and purchase energy at a fixed rate when they consume in excess of their solar generation.
“Solar is a win-win for Texas,” says Lynn Jurich, CEO of Sunrun. “We look forward to working with Think Energy by ENGIE to give Texas homeowners a choice to better control their electric bills and demonstrate the value of distributed energy resources in meeting Texas’ energy infrastructure needs.”
“We know well the power of the sun in Texas and are excited to create a new option for homeowners in Houston and other Texas cities by working with Sunrun,” says John Henderson, head of Think Energy. “Combining rooftop solar with, when needed, grid power at a transparent, fixed rate is a great demonstration of Think Energy’s commitment to make it easy for customers to integrate renewable energy into their daily lives.”