Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 21st May
Sunrun is partnering with Ford Motor Company to be the preferred installer for Ford Intelligent Backup Power that is being pitched as part of the all-electric F-150 Lightning. With Ford Intelligent Backup Power, enabled by the available 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home integration system, Ford says the F-150 Lightning can serve as a reliable home backup energy source by dispatching power to the home during a power outage event.
“F-150 Lightning is built for seamless transitions between charging your vehicle and powering your house when needed – and Ford is the first in the U.S. to offer this capability on an electric truck,” Ford says in a statement.
Sunrun will facilitate the installation of the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home integration system. Customers will also be provided with the opportunity to install a solar and battery system on their home.
“Ford is a trusted brand that’s been at the forefront of American innovation for over 100 years, and it is exciting to see them electrifying their most popular truck in company history,” said Lynn Jurich, Sunrun CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re at the beginning stages of a partnership that can bring energy resilience to millions of Americans across the country.”
Reservations for the F-150 Lightning are open now at ford.com, and deliveries will begin in mid-2022. Sunrun will provide customers with installation services and access to home solar energy systems.