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

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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