The Bay Area is at the forefront of clean energy.

Find out how easy it is to go solar with Sunrun and save on your electric bills.

Home solar in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area has always embraced smart technology. Home to many solar companies and many more solar homes, the Bay Area is a great place to look into solar panels for your home.

Tom & Glorianne's Story

Tom and Glorianne needed advice. They wanted to reduce their energy costs and fight global warming by getting their San Jose solar panels installed. After considering proposals from several traditional PV installation companies which required them to purchase panels and perform their own maintenance, they heard about Sunrun.

Tom and Glorianne chose Sunrun because it gave them the lowest overall cost, in addition to the peace of mind that comes with Sunrun’s maintenance and repair, and monitoring services.

Like many people, they were used to writing big monthly checks to their power company in San Jose. With their electricity rate rising steadily every year, it is no wonder they wanted to get a home solar system.

Because Sunrun offers a low fixed rate for home solar electricity that's less than their utility rate, Tom and Glorianne were able to reduce their monthly energy costs and easily budget for electricity over the long term.

Tom and Glorianne got proposals from several other companies for home solar in San Jose, Sunrun was able to save them over 50% of the upfront cost to make their San Jose home solar, and offer unbeatable long-term savings as well. For Tom and Gloriane, the long-term economic benefits of Sunrun's power purchase agreement was undeniable. It was easy to see that Sunrun was the best deal available for solar in San Jose.

Since Sunrun guarantees the electricity generation from their system, Sunrun is on the hook to monitor and maintain the system at no additional cost. Because Sunrun only gets paid for performance, Tom and Glorianne are confident knowing that Sunrun will be watching their San Jose solar system like a hawk to make sure it delivers all the electricity Sunrun promises. Or they'll get money back.

How Sunrun works

We offer a guaranteed rate for your electricity.

  1. We buy the system and have it installed on your roof.
  2. You pay a low monthly fee for your electricity
  3. It generates power for you – with rates that are locked in.

Solar Energy in California

California has an extensive history of supporting solar power through its policies and incentive programs. California utility companies charge for electricity in tiers. This means that the more energy you use in your home, the higher your rate will be. With tiered electric rates, it's difficult to avoid high power bills, especially in the summer months.

With Sunrun, you can offset part of the electricity you use from your utility company with affordable solar electricity from Sunrun. This way, you avoid the utility company's highest rates for electricity. See if Sunrun works with your CA utility.

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