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SunRun lines up $200 million for solar financing

The residential solar financing model, in which consumers pay a monthly fee and little money up front, gets a capital boost from US Bancorp.

By May. 4, 2011


SunRun bags money to finance residential solar

It's no longer just the greenies who invest in solar. People are attracted by stable electricity prices they get by financing solar panel installations, says SunRun.

By Oct. 27, 2010


SunRun to expand financing for solar panels

Will creative financing bring solar to the masses? SunRun gets $18 million to pursue a model in which consumers pay a monthly fee for solar panels instead of a huge up-front cost.

By Jul. 28, 2009


SunRun lands financing for solar panel service

In a bad economic environment, start-up SunRun gets $105 million commitment from U.S. Bank to bankroll another 2,000 solar installations paid through leases.

By Nov. 20, 2008


Solar financier SunRun pulls in money

Start-up, which helps finance residential solar installation, says decreasing the cost is key in spreading solar power beyond the niche audience of "deep green" homeowners.

By Jun. 24, 2008


Deal brings $100 million for home solar financing

Utility PG&E creates fund to let SunRun offer financing for installation of rooftop photovoltaic panels, a model that cuts the hefty upfront cost.

By Jun. 21, 2010


Lowe's to offer Sungevity quick solar panel quote

Home improvement retailer invests in Sungevity and will offer its solar panel quote service in store displays later this year.

By May. 16, 2011


Home solar costs falling with industry scale

A study of 10 years of data shows that falling solar PV panel prices and more competition among installers are resulting in lower prices, with dramatic price drops in 2010.

By Dec. 16, 2010


Web-friendly solar installer Sungevity widens net

The start-up, which cracked into residential solar with a 24-hour quote based on satellite images, gets $15 million to expand nationwide.

By Dec. 15, 2010


Care for solar panels with your home security alarm?

Vivint Solar secures $75 million in funding to launch solar panel installation to complement its home security and home automation services.

By Oct. 19, 2011