Ford Lightning truck’s battery can serve as backup power, Sunrun picked as home installation partner

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Ford received more than 20,000 reservations for the truck within 12 hours on Wednesday as the F-150 Lightning was unveiled. Image: Ford.

Leading US residential solar and storage provider Sunrun has partnered with automaker Ford as the installer of home charging systems for its F-150 Lightning truck.

As part of the deal, Sunrun will facilitate the installation of Ford’s charging stations and energy integration system for residential customers. The F-150 Lightning, an electric version of the company’s pick up truck, can serve as a backup residential power source, supplying low-carbon electricity to homes during power outages.

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