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Post-SunEdison Collapse, Vivint Solar Is Going Home Again

  • Rooftop solar company is pursuing smart-home strategy
  • CEO Bywater shifts goal after aborted SunEdison acquisition
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Vivint Solar Inc. is getting back to its roots.

This time last year, the Blackstone Group LP-backed rooftop solar installer was trying to close its proposed acquisition by SunEdison Inc., then the world’s largest clean-energy company. Now, 11 months after that deal fell apart, it’s again partnering with sister company Vivint Smart Home.