Solar installer Lumio acquires home services tech company Unyte

Major regional solar installer Lumio has acquired Unyte Home Services and will begin offering solar systems with artificial intelligence (AI) service technology across its installation network spanning 37 states.

Unyte’s technology platform provides Lumio customers an AI concierge that intelligently answers users’ questions via SMS so they get real-time answers without the need to navigate complex enrollment sites or customer service phone trees.

This partnership also layers TV, Internet, home security, pest control, and other services for over 200 million Americans into the Lumio suite of Home Experience (HX) offerings. The resulting platform will simplify and save consumers money by automating and uniting their selection and connection of home services like TV and Internet, with home systems like solar, security, property management, flood sensors, smart sprinklers and HVAC.

“HomeSphere is excited to further strengthen the relationship we have developed with Kevin Copeland and team. With Lumio, we’ll work to accelerate the platform vision and deliver best-in-class home services and renewable energy solutions to our large builder base and, most importantly, their homebuyers,” said Greg Schwarzer, president and CEO of HomeSphere, a Unyte partner.

This acquisition folds another home service platform under the Lumio masthead, streamlining Lumio’s product offering and delivering a more comprehensive and industry-leading technological solution to the Lumio HX stack.

Lumio Co-founder and Chairman, Greg Butterfield commented, “With Unyte’s technology and partnerships Lumio now extends value beyond the rooftop and into the home with the services homeowners use every day. This acquisition is yet another meaningful step toward establishing HX as a new category that Lumio is uniquely positioned to lead.”

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