Sunrun becomes first large national installer to try Midwest expansion

Sunrun Inc., still plugging away as one of the largest national residential solar companies in the United States, is making its first bold stride into the Midwest and expanding its home solar service to Wisconsin.

Sunrun says customers in the state can either own their system outright with Sunrun BrightBuy, or own and finance it with Sunrun BrightAdvantage, using a loan arranged by Sunrun.

Sunrun logo“We are excited to bring affordable clean energy solutions to homeowners in Wisconsin,” said Lynn Jurich, Chief Executive Officer of Sunrun. “We see a demand for solar that has been underserved in the state and look forward to giving residents a choice to reduce their electric bills with solar, while providing value to the grid.”

Sunrun is now available to serve homeowners throughout southeast Wisconsin including, but not limited to the following counties: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sheboygan, Walworth, Waukesha, and Washington.

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Midwest jobs

The company’s expansion into Wisconsin marks Sunrun’s entrance into the Midwest region, the first for any major national rooftop solar company. Sunrun is banking on its ability to enter new markets in a low fixed-cost way through collaborating with local partners in the state. Sunrun’s economic investment is adding job opportunities in Wisconsin, and it is currently hiring for several positions for their solar team in Southeast Wisconsin.

“Wisconsin is a great place to do business and we are always encouraged when companies decide to set up shop in the Badger State, especially to see them investing in our talented workforce,” said Ray Allen, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). “The energy sector offers good job opportunities and a path forward for the state to continue growing its economy and developing the workforce.”

Sunrun employs over 3,000 people across the country and has already helped nearly 135,000 homeowners save on their electric bills.

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