Vivint Solar enters into sales agreement with Home Depot in eight states
Vivint Solar has announced it will roll out a sales presence in more than 200 Home Depot stores across eight states. By the end of June 2019, Vivint Solar will have representation in 206 stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.
“Millions of shoppers visit The Home Depot actively seeking ways to improve their homes, and Vivint Solar does just that through simple and affordable home power solutions,” said Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater in a blog post. “As solar gains consumer attention, our in-store team is there to provide helpful guidance and assist shoppers hoping to learn if their home is a good solar candidate and see how much they could save on utilities.”
Vivint Solar will serve as Home Depot’s exclusive residential solar vendor in each of previously mentioned eight states. Shoppers at those store locations today can get Vivint Solar information from Home Depot store reps or at www.homedepot.com/vivintsolar.
The Home Depot collaboration marks Vivnt Solar’s first entry into widespread brick-and-mortar retailing. The solar company has primarily used direct-to-home sales and specialty tele-sales teams.
Also announced this week, Sunrun will enter Home Depot stores in 15 unspecified states.
Tesla (and SolarCity before it) had kiosks in almost 800 Home Depot stores before ending the relationship last summer. Now Tesla’s main residential installation competitors are filling in the gaps.