SunRun, Pioneer Of The Solar Lease, Follows SolarCity Into N.H.

Jun 4, 2015

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  Just slightly more than a month after the nation’s biggest solar company moved into the New Hampshire market, another major renewable energy firm has followed suit.

Sunrun solar, a pioneer in the booming practice of leasing solar panels to home-owners announced it will offer its products to Southeastern New Hampshire starting this week.

However, it’s not the abundant sunshine that’s attracting these companies, it's likely has more to do with high electricity prices.

"There have been some massive utility rate increases in New Hampshire, and that presented an opportunity to provide a simple and affordable solution for homeowners," says Ed Steins, the general manager for Sunrun in the Northeast. 

The company says it will start its operations in Nashua, and has plans to hire more than 30 sales representatives, electricians and installers.