LEHI, Utah, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced a strategic collaboration with Porch Inc. (“Porch”), a nationally recognized home services platform, to offer solar energy systems to homeowners. Vivint Solar is the first solar panel provider to make its products and services available on Porch.
“Forming relationships with innovative companies helps us reach new audiences and expand our customer base,” said Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater. “Our collaboration with Porch enables us to bring rooftop solar to a highly engaged community of homeowners interested in improving their home and saving money with clean, renewable energy.”
Porch is the industry-leading partner that connects homeowners with qualified professionals who can fulfill jobs ranging from handyman and electrician services to painting and roofing repair. Porch will connect homeowners directly with Vivint Solar to fulfill rooftop solar needs upon request.
Homeowners will be able to purchase a system from Vivint Solar outright or finance the purchase with monthly payments through one of the institutions Vivint Solar has relationships with, or through their preferred lender. Homeowners can also lease a system or pay for a system via a power purchase agreement (PPA) in states where these solar plans are available.
“With a national footprint and strong track record of delivering high-quality service, we know Vivint Solar is the perfect choice to help us meet the demand for our customers who are going solar,” remarked Matt Ehrlichman, CEO of Porch.
Vivint Solar expects to expand the collaboration to all 22 states in which it operates by the end of the year: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.
About Vivint Solar
Vivint Solar is a leading full-service residential solar provider in the United States. With Vivint Solar, customers can power their homes with clean, renewable energy and typically achieve significant financial savings over time. Offering integrated residential solar solutions, Vivint Solar designs and installs the solar energy systems for its customers and offers monitoring and maintenance services. In addition to being able to purchase a solar energy system outright, customers may benefit from Vivint Solar’s affordable, flexible financing options, power purchase agreements, or lease agreements, where available. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar on Twitter.
Launched Sept 2013 as an online home improvement network connecting homeowners with qualified professionals, Porch has grown into the industry leading partner for the home. With more than 300,000 active professionals across the U.S., Porch partners with large retailers like Walmart, Lowe’s, and Pottery Barn to provide home services fulfillment for their customers, as well as direct-to-consumer access to every home service through Porch.com. Focused on assisting customers at every stage of the “home journey” – including moving in, installations, assembly, repairs and ongoing maintenance – last year alone, the company facilitated over 2 million home-related projects, generating approximately $1 billion in revenue for small business owners and sole proprietors in specialty areas such as plumbing, roofing, electrical work, carpentry, and more.
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