Rocket Loans, a leading tech-driven lending platform and part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), announced it has partnered with Rocket Solar to provide financing to the company's clients who want to help the environment and save money by generating their own electricity with the power of the sun. Launched earlier this year, Rocket Solar provides consulting, system design, financing, installation and ongoing service to homeowners across the United States.
Through the new relationship, clients who elect to have a solar electricity system installed will have the ability to leverage Rocket Loans' AI-powered, customer-centric lending platform to receive an automated and individualized loan offer for a solar loan in less than 30 seconds.
"We have invested heavily in creating an entire personal finance experience that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver loan offers tailored to the individual – automatically verifying client identity and income with speed and certainty," said Todd Lunsford, President of Rocket Loans and former Chief Technology Officer for Rocket Mortgage. "Even more impressive, while making quick and automated decisions, Rocket Loans technology helps us accurately determine our clients' ability to repay the loans, with default rates and loss coverage ratios that are significantly better than any other personal lending platform on the market today."
Founded in 2016, Detroit-based Rocket Loans was created to leverage a single, automated technology platform – using artificial intelligence – to offer clients a simple, fast and intuitive experience that would fit any loan product and be tailored to the specific need. Since that time, the company has grown to meet the lending needs of consumers, has provided automated data intelligence technology to the federal government and is now adding Rocket Solar to its list of clients.
"It was incredibly important to Rocket Solar that we partner with a lender who shares the same passion for client service we do," said Joel Gurman, President of Rocket Solar. "The Rocket Loans platform is able to give our solar clients quick lending decisions and is also extremely flexible to meet the needs of our rapidly growing business. This partnership is the latest example of how Rocket creates technologies to make once-complicated transactions simple – something our clients tell us they really appreciate."
Rocket Solar currently operates in 42 metro areas across the country, which account for nearly 25% of the American population. Clients utilizing Rocket Solar could achieve an average savings of $1,300 on their electric bill during the first year leveraging solar energy. They also protect themselves against future cost increases from public utilities by generating their own electricity.
The solar industry is growing rapidly, with a 30 percent annual increase in solar panel installations in 2021. Additionally, in September 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Solar Futures Study. In its forecast, the DOE said that, by 2035, solar energy could power 40 percent of the nation's electricity – the equivalent of all homes in the U.S. today. This provides significant opportunity for Rocket Solar and Rocket Loans in the years and decades ahead by solidifying its position as the go-to choice for consumers seeking a simple, reliable and streamlined process.
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