Pineapple Energy, a sustainable solar energy and backup power company, has purchased Sunation Energy, a New York-based installer of solar and battery energy storage systems for residential and commercial customers.

Sunation has served the Long Island area for 19 years, offering solar energy services including residential, commercial, battery storage and roofing, and currently services over 12,000 photovoltaic systems. The acquisition looks to enforce Pineapple’s strategy as a customer-centric company, focusing on building customer relationships through its “white-glove” customer experience. Sunation’s commitment to customer service was an important factor in the acquisition.

“This acquisition is an indication of the growth potential inherent in our strategy of consolidating and building a nationwide solar, battery storage and home energy management business,” says Kyle Udseth, CEO of Pineapple Energy. “We believe the acquisition will give us more scale, increase our revenue substantially, and move us toward achieving the important goal of reaching cash flow positive in 2023. Further, it expands our footprint into the northeastern United States, a region with strong demand for solar energy.