Haleiwa, Hawaii –November 11 2015: Rising Sun Solar and Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, announced today the sponsorship of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which is professional surfing’s premier annual event held on the North Shore of Oahu. The sponsorship between Rising Sun Solar and Vans Triple Crown of Surfing demonstrates the commitment to provide homeowners with a simple and affordable way to get all the benefits of solar while promoting a conscientious and sustainable lifestyle.

“We’re excited to be the first to integrate home solar awareness into professional surfing,” said Joti Mangat, Rising Sun Solar Director of Marketing and Sponsored by the Sun Co-Founder. “Rising Sun Solar is a local Hawaii company with people who share the same ocean-minded values and lifestyle as the athletes and fans. Our partnership with Sunrun helps Hawaii homeowners go solar without the high costs and hassle of owning and maintaining a solar PV system.”

Making its official debut at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will be Rising Sun Solar’s “Sponsored by the Sun” project, which sponsors anyone to become a “solar activist” and raise solar awareness in their local community. Helping to showcase the campaign are Sponsored by the Sun Ambassadors – 2015 HIC Pro winner Ian Walsh, 7 times world Stand-up Paddling champion Kai Lenny, father and son watermen Kody Kerbox and Buzzy Kerbox, Robby Swift and Kaleo Amadeo — some of Maui’s most accomplished surfers and watermen.

Since 2007, Sunrun has made going solar simple for homeowners by customizing their solar system to their lifestyle and savings goals. Through its solar as a service model, Sunrun makes it simple and accessible for consumers to learn about and get solar for their home – whether online, over the phone, in retail environments or even at professional surfing competitions.

About Sponsored by the Sun: Sponsored by the Sun is a Hawaii non-profit company that helps create awareness that solar savings are equivalent to a sponsorship for sport, team or organization. By going solar the money consumers save is the same as getting a free surfboard every few months. Consumers can also earn money by referring themselves, their families, their companies or schools. About Rising Sun Solar: Rising Sun Solar is a Maui-based solar contractor which started over 13 years ago when they installed the 7th Net Metered PV system on Maui. Rising Sun is a Sunrun Certified Partner of Sunrun. The company has been a leader in efforts to promote sustainability, encourage environmental stewardship, and illuminate the pathway to energy independence, and was chosen as Maui’s Best

Green Business in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Website: www.risingsunsolar.com.

About Sunrun: Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner’s roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.

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