Home Depot will once again offer rooftop solar in store in at least 23 states, thanks to new partnerships with Sunrun and Vivint Solar. The partnerships expand the home supply giant’s relationship with Sunrun and introduces Vivint Solar’s services in store for the first time.
Under the new partnerships Sunrun will be Home Depot’s leading home solar vendor in 15 states, up from six states, and will offer home solar and energy storage systems to Home Depot customers in some 700 stores. Vivint Solar will offer rooftop solar and energy storage systems to Home Depot customers in eight states, across some 206 stores, when the expansions are completed.
“Bringing solar solutions to our customers is an important part of our business and sustainability strategy,” said Ron Jarvis, Home Depot’s vice president of environmental innovation. “We are committed to selecting best-in-class vendors for our customers to explore their solar options, and we’re confident Sunrun and Vivint Solar will deliver a superior experience.”
Once the expansion of services is completed Sunrun will offer its services in Home Depot stores across Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.
“Through this expansion, Sunrun and The Home Depot are making it easier for households to go solar today. Sunrun’s solar service and Brightbox give people the freedom to create their own energy, contribute to healthier communities, and support a safer, more resilient energy system for everyone,” said Lynn Jurich, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun.
Vivint Solar will offer its services and staff Home Depot stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia. The company expected to complete rollouts by the end of June 2019. It’s the first time that Vivint Solar has introduced services in a major brick-and-mortar retailer.
“Millions of homeowners visit The Home Depot seeking ways to improve their homes, so it’s a great venue to share how Vivint Solar’s simple and affordable home power solutions add value to homes and cuts utility bills,” said Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater. “Our in-store team can help families learn how clean energy and safe home battery systems help them move towards energy independence.”
It’s not the first time that Home Depot has offered rooftop solar power to its customers. It previously partnered with SolarCity and then Tesla to offer home solar power in some 800 stores. However, it then eliminated that partnership as it seeked to reduce the costs of customer acquisitions.Tweet