Solar Universe and Sunrun Form Partnership

Posted by Joe Miller on August 28, 2012
Solar Universe and Sunrun Form Partnership
This 2.64 Kw solar installation in Morgan Hill, California, saves the homeowner $136.65 per month.

Solar Universe Network, a top five consumer solar company in California, recently announced a strategic partnership with Sunrun that will make affordable solar accessible to more American homeowners. Consumers in six states can now opt for Sunrun’s solar service through Solar Universe’s vast network to avoid the high upfront cost of installing solar.

“This really changes the landscape,” said Joe Bono, CEO of Solar Universe. “Along with our local reach we can now offer our customers a superior alternative to grid power that is less expensive.”

One of the biggest barriers consumers face in entering the solar market is the high upfront cost. The average cost of a solar home installation is estimated at around $30,000. The partnership between Solar Universe and Sunrun removes the barrier by allowing more local communities access to low-cost payment options, such as little or nothing upfront.

Sunrun removes upfront costs because the company owns and maintains the system on a customer’s roof.  Homeowners pay for the solar power produced by the system at rates that are less than their local utility rates.

“Solar is becoming more widespread because more families now realize it’s a smart financial choice to use a solar service like Sunrun,” said Sunrun president and co-founder Lynn Jurich. “The highest adoption rates in California are in median-income zip codes, and this partnership with Solar Universe will allow us to continue that growth."

The new partnership will service homeowners in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Oregon. For more information visit or


Joe Miller is the executive vice president of channel and sales for Solar Universe.

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