This program opens the floodgates for every homeowner who wants to switch to solar. Thanks to SunRun, Hawaii will reduce its dependence on fossil fuels while taking control of its power bills. Additionally, Sunetric will be able to grow its team and stimulate much-needed job growth in the Islands.In researching this announcement. I found this video of Lynn Jurich, President and co-founder of SunRun speaking on a panel at the Scientific American Rountable: Meet the Future. In section 7, Lynn describes the challenge of solar power adoption and SunRun's solution. It is an informative overview of what they have in mind for homeowners in Hawaii. If you find this interesting and want to find out more, tune in on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 5:00pm to Bytemarks Cafe on 89.3FM KIPO - Hawaii Public Radio. We will have Lynn Jurich on the show by phone. Joining her in the studio will be Mark Duda of RevoluSun and Alex Tiller from Sunetric. If you have any questions on how this "Power Purchase Agreement" works this will be a perfect time to call in (808) 941-3689.
SunRun announced today that it will offer its solar power service in Hawaii to residential customers. SunRun will offer homeowners rooftop solar systems for as little at $0 down. The homeowner then pays SunRun for monthly solar electricity. The estimated monthly savings is up to 15% less than current electric utility rates. SunRun owns, monitors, insures and maintains the solar panels at no additional cost. In the States that SunRun offers this service (which include Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania), SunRun teams up with local solar system installers. In Hawaii, they've teamed up with two major solar integrators, Sunetric and RevoluSun. This supports the local economy with jobs and opportunities. According to Alex Tiller, CEO of Sunetric,