Find Your Solar Career: Three Upcoming Job Fairs

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Solar is growing like a weed, and we need your help in creating a planet run by the sun! Sunrun is hiring across the country, and we’re looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Career opportunities can be found on Sunrun.com, and we’re also hosting three job fairs to help you learn more about Sunrun.

Are you:
– Ready to solve one of the planet’s greatest challenges?
– Excited to work for more than just a paycheck?
– Motivated to help build a new, cutting-edge business?
If you’re one of these people, then let’s chat. Join us for one of our upcoming job fairs. (more…)

Five Home Efficiency Tips for 2016

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Here at Sunrun, we’re all about saving time and energy. That’s why we put together a few tips for you to weather every season in 2016 and keep your home energy and water efficient.

1) Dry it out. Draining all your hoses and A/C pipes in the winter can help you save cut off any excess water usage and prevent pipes from bursting from low temperatures. Turn off any water shutoff valves on your air conditioner unit for additional savings.

After you’ve drained your hoses, make sure you put them away and turn off any external spigots. During the winter, it’s probably a good idea to bring those window A/C units inside — no need to invite the drafts in! And, if you’re looking for a new energy-efficient air conditioner to prepare your home for spring and summer, you can get up to 10% of the cost back from the government, up to $500. (more…)

Take Action with Sunrun to Protect Rooftop Solar in California

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In late December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a proposed decision on the future of net metering. The proposal keeps net metering intact while suggesting a few changes that serve as a compromise. The solar industry would need to work to adapt to these changes, but we are open to the compromise, particularly because the proposal preserves the underlying net metering structure. Rooftop solar supporters across California applauded the proposal to keep net metering and have urged the five commissioners to stand by that commitment to solar growth.

Unfortunately California’s three investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SDG&E and SCE) don’t share the same outlook. Rooftop solar is a threat to their outdated, monopoly business model and they will take any swipe possible to push energy choice off the table. The utilities made a last-ditch attempt to squander solar by creating a new and procedurally improper proposal that would saddle homeowners with solar taxes and eliminate net metering. (more…)

Solar’s Future is Bright

 photo LYNN_YF6L5117201_zpsgobjqvmm.jpgLynn Jurich, co-founder and chief executive officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of the energy industry and the various factors catalyzing clean energy adoption. Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States.

In 2015, consumers and government leaders demanded cleaner, cheaper energy. As an industry, we heard you and we’re delivering.

Here’s why I believe the future of energy is already here, in 2016 and beyond.

The World is Looking for Climate Solutions
Change starts with a conversation. In 2015, the dialogue around climate change picked up steam – from domestic and global policy makers to the private sector, to our friends and neighbors. It’s clear that climate change is the pressing challenge of our generation and immediate action is critical. Solar is meeting this growing demand to decarbonize our energy sources. (more…)