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The Denver Post: Leading Residential Solar Company Expands Denver Headquarters, Expects More Growth

Posted by Judith Kohler on Oct 22, 2019

The Denver Post covered the expansion of Sunrun's Colorado operations at an event with Governor Polis, including excerpts of AEE's 2019 Colorado Jobs Fact Sheet. Read excerpts below and the entire Denver Post piece here. (Sub. req.)

A national leader in residential solar and storage services is expanding its Denver-based operations, officially opening its larger downtown office space Monday. Sunrun Inc. hosted Gov. Jared Polis and others at the grand opening of the 120,000-square-foot office at the Johns Manville Plaza on 17th Avenue. The San Francisco-primarily based firm, founded in 2007, determined in 2015 to start its second company headquarters in Denver, acknowledged Ed Fenster, Sunrun’s co-founder and govt chairman.

The company decided that Colorado was a good place to do business, too, Fenster said. “It was clear that the state policies and lawmakers share our views. The labor pool in Denver is attractive and people like to live here,” Fenster said. The company’s Denver-based workforce of more than 700 is larger than its California-based workforce, Fenster added. Sunrun provides solar residential services. It designs, installs, finances and maintains the solar systems... 

A recent analysis said that job growth in Colorado’s so-called “advanced energy” industry — including renewable energy, energy efficiency, electrified transportation, biofuels — is expected to expand by about 9% this year. The trade organization Advanced Energy Economy said the number of Colorado-based workers in the industry increased by 4% last year to 65,400, compared with the state’s overall job growth of 2.4%...

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