Sungevity is a solar electricity company based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2007, Sungevity uses its proprietary Remote Solar Design (RSD) tool to offer a quote and system design options without visiting the home. The company designs home solar systems; provides financing options; and manages system installation, maintenance, and performance. Sungevity operates in the United States and Europe. Within the United States, Sungevity installs solar solutions in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Vermont, Delaware, and Washington D.C. In 2012, the company reported having more than 250 employees. Sungevity was founded in 2007 by Danny Kennedy, Andrew Birch (CEO), and Alec Guettel. On September 22, 2009, Sungevity announced that it had raised $6 million to expand its services to Southern California and Californias Central Valley. On May 1, 2010, Sungevity partnered with US Bank and launched its Solar Lease program.