Although no longer small, SunRun still enters every new market as if it was a startup. "The rules aren't standard because it's a young industry, so I think of it a little like the Wild West," Jurich says.
|Lynn Jurich, the Sun Queen from SunRun|
Sun Run's plan is to clean up the world's dependency on fuels, not just fossil fuels. The SunRun model offers Americans freedom:Homeowners are cutting their electricity bills dramatically by going solar. Let’s say you’re an average consumer of electricity in California, living in Fresno, paying $240 per month to Pacific Gas & Electric. You can purchase solar electricity from solar power companies like SunRun for $120 per month, saving 50%. Unlike your utility that must adjust your bill every year depending on the input costs of the natural resources they use to generate electricity, solar electricity companies can fix your bill for years to come.
And just how did the company come by the name of SunRun?Nat [Kreamer] and his team founded SunRun in January of 2007 with the belief that a new way of doing business can help pave the way to freedom – freedom from the “addiction to oil” and fossil fuels ...
Unplggd: "One last question, Nat: How did you come to the name Sun Run?"Nat: "Hehe, it was a cold, January day... and uh, we were actually in Brooklyn Heights, about as far from California sun and solar as you can be, and I said, gosh, you know... what do you think about Sun Run? We kind of tried it out and before you knew it, that's what it was... And it just sort of stuck! We wanted something that would be active... and we joke about it all the time... this all started in Brooklyn Heights!"