Brea is turning sunshine into clean solar energy.

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

Home solar in Brea, California

Although the city of Brea started as a center for oil production, Brea now thrives on renewable energy. With sunny weather and high power rates, Brea is a great city for home solar power. Homeowners getting solar panels in Brea home can lock in low solar electric rates and save money on their monthly bills.

Erik's Story

For Erik, going solar in Brea was all about using technology to do things smarter. He knew that owning a Brea solar home was a financially wise investment and that there was great urgency behind renewable energy, given the current energy crisis. Erik believed that the country had to achieve energy independence and free themselves from importing energy. He also knew that there were plentiful natural and renewable resources out there for energy generation. All that was necessary was the right technology, and he knew it was out there.


Installing a photovoltaic system was not all that Erik wanted to do, however, to save money and make a difference in the environment. He had grand plans for his home, but knew that all the home improvements could add up to be quite costly. Erik considered purchasing a system outright but the upfront cost was simply too much to add in conjunction to his other projects. "Do I really want to spend all our savings on this at the time?" he asked himself.


He went back to REC Solar, from whom he had gotten a solar quote, and told them of his predicament. They immediately recommended the Sunrun Solar Service payment option. Erik was able to get started with solar for several hundred dollars and have money left over to install a solar thermal system, purchase a greywater recycling treatment system, and do other things around the house that were beneficial for the environment and the long term investment in his house and home value.


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 in California 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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