Airbnb partners with SolarCity to bring solar power to the home sharing community

Through the partnership, SolarCity will offer members of the Airbnb community a rebate on solar PV systems
Through the partnership, SolarCity will offer members of the Airbnb community a rebate on solar PV systems

Hospitality company Airbnb (San Francisco, CA, U.S.) and SolarCity Corporation (San Mateo, CA, U.S.) on October 18th, 2016 announced  a new partnership that will connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy, and released estimates of the environmental benefits of home sharing for travelers.

Through the partnership, SolarCity will offer members of the Airbnb community a rebate – up to USD 1,000 cash back – on all solar PV systems.

The rebate is available to Airbnb members in each market where SolarCity currently operates, and homeowners can choose the solar option that works for their homes, reads the press release.

Additionally, new and current SolarCity customers who become Airbnb hosts will receive a USD 100 Airbnb travel credit.

“We're excited to work with SolarCity to make renewable energy more affordable and accessible to everyone in the Airbnb community,” said Chris Lehane, Airbnb's Head of Global Public Policy & Communications.

The average SolarCity solar power system is estimated to offset over 150 metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution over its lifetime, which is equivalent to leaving more than 166,000 pounds of coal unburned or offsetting 125 road trips from San Francisco to New York.

“Our partnership with Airbnb demonstrates the important role energy plays in our everyday lives – including travel – and how clean energy can reduce everyone's carbon impact on the world,” added Toby Corey, President of Global Sales and Customer Experience, SolarCity.

 

2016-10-19 | Courtesy: SolarCity | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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