Vivint Solar expands residential PV in Colorado

Residential solar leader Vivint Solar has expanded availability of its solar energy systems into Colorado. “We’re pleased to bring affordable solar energy systems to Colorado as part of our ongoing expansion strategy,” said David Bywater, CEO of Vivint, in a company statement.

Vivint offers basic solar systems, as well as monitoring, home security and other smart home services. In May, Best Buy and Vivint Smart Home announced a strategic partnership to provide customers with Best Buy Smart Home powered by Vivint, a home energy management system.

Through the Best Buy network, customers can purchase a suite of smart home products from Vivint and other partners; including smart locks, lights, cameras, thermostats and other projects. Accompanying service plans include 24/7 professional monitoring with emergency response, always-on cellular connection, 30-day video storage, online and phone support, in-home service and equipment protection. The program enables customers to purchase products upfront or to utilize financing.

The Vivint smart home technology is compatible with voice assistants, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, enabling consumers to control smart home devices with their voice. Vivint Smart Home has more than 1 million customers and has installed more than 15 million smart home devices in North American homes.

“At Vivint, our vision from the beginning has been to deliver smart home for the mass market,” said Alex Dunn , president of Vivint Smart Home, at the time of the Best Buy announcement, in May. “Together with Best Buy, we are further encouraging adoption by providing customers with a comprehensive smart home offering and a personalized retail experience.”

As part of each residential solar system sale, Vivint designs, installs and maintains the system for customers. Vivint Solar has completed over 100,000 installations throughout the United States, operating in 17 states including: Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Florida; Hawaii; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Texas and Utah, as well as Washington D.C.