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Sunrun Installs First BrightBox™ Solar Power Plus Energy Storage System in Hawai‘i

SAN FRANCISCO, May 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunrun Inc. (RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced the first completed installation of its Sunrun BrightBox™ energy storage system in Hawai‘i. The combined home solar with energy storage system is also the first ever to be installed under Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) new Customer Self-Supply (CSS) Program. Under the program, Hawaii homeowners can install a rooftop solar system with a battery so they can use clean, affordable solar energy day and night, with power priced below utility prices today. Sunrun’s commitment to affordability means homeowners can get BrightBox now through an affordable monthly or prepaid lease for little to no money down.

Governor David Ige, City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other community leaders joined Sunrun today to celebrate the installation of the first BrightBox system at the home of the company’s first storage customer, Anthony Aalto, Chairman of the Sierra Club O‘ahu Group. Representative David Lee (District 51), Chair of the Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection, presented Sunrun with a proclamation from the State Legislature recognizing the company for installing Hawai‘i’s first ever self-supply home solar plus energy storage system.

“Hawai‘i’s 100 percent clean energy goal requires an aggressive transformation in how energy is generated, stored, and used. The availability of an affordable home solar plus storage option allows the average Hawai‘i resident to be a part of the solution,” said Gov. Ige. “Hawai‘i is happy to partner with forward-thinking companies who are innovating and reducing the cost of living for the average resident.”

“The storage of energy produced...