Building a Better World with Smart Homes + Solar Energy & Battery Storage
Experts from around the world report that we have three years to stop the harmful effects of climate change; if we want to stop the worst of global warming and dangerous CO2 emissions, it’s still possible. And we need coordinated efforts between just about everybody in government, business and the community.1
This includes us: residential homeowners. As homeowners we can play a major part in keeping our planet green by getting smart, going solar and reducing our collective carbon footprint.
Governments across the planet are forging ahead with plans to reduce greenhouse gases.2 In the U.S. thirty percent of all new electric power came from solar last year.3 (The news isn’t all that bad!)
Your Smart Home Begins with Solar Energy
You’ve heard about smart homes with the latest techno-gadgets and energy efficient appliances connected by the Internet of Things, or IoT.4 It was only an idea in the not-so-distant-past. It’s now a fact of life and we’re only getting smarter.
You can unlock your door when you’re not home. Water your yard from another country. Turn on your heat before you reach your driveway, and check on your kids from work. The IoT is doing it all.
But don’t forget that connecting to the IoT requires energy. Everything needs powering up - your smartphone, your smart house and your smart car. You need energy. And a solar system plus battery service is a big part of this connected ecosystem that can provide you with that energy.
Global Warming Means Higher Utility Bills
Did you know that 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have been in this century?5 And this century is still a teenager. Temperatures are rising, and so are our utility bills.
Air conditioning our homes takes an enormous amount of energy and dollars – not to mention keeping other appliances running when we need them the most. Our grid structures are failing,6 and many grids can’t handle increased power demands on a hot day.
China led the world in solar installations in 2016, but the United States came in second.7 Most countries understand the need for solar energy and its critical role in reducing climate change effects. (More good news.)
Sunrun’s™ Solar Battery Storage Service Transforms Your Smart Home – It’s All Connected
Sunrun can boost energy efficiency in your smart home. Our Brightbox™ battery is optimized to give you control over your power usage and information. This means you get to see how much energy you use and consume in real time, and decide when and where the lights stay on.8
And our smart technology allows you to use solar power stored in the battery when energy rates are at the highest (usually when you get home from work and at suppertime). We continuously optimize your Brightbox system via our 24/7 system monitoring. This helps to maximize the production of your solar panel, and your savings. Also, If you have a power outage or blackout, you determine what is powered in your home.
SOLAR SAVINGS ARE BIG
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3 Reasons Why Brightbox™ is the Smart Home Solar Choice for Immediate and Long Term Savings
Brightbox is simply a smart choice -- for your home and the planet. Going solar could be your first step to building a smart home, with the most benefits across the board. Depending on where you live, you can realize both direct and indirect savings.
If your state has time-of-use energy rates, our battery provides power during peak times so that you don’t need to rely on grid electricity. There has been a steady increase in power outages in the U.S. over the last 15 years - the highest number than in any other developed nation12.
In states where backup power is necessary due to extreme weather conditions, Brightbox can be cheaper than diesel-powered generators. Between the low price of the unit itself, the higher capacity compared to other portable generators, more infrequent maintenance requirements, and zero fuel costs, this just makes financial sense.
No matter where you live or what Sunrun plan and service you choose, you are guaranteed to save when you lock in at today’s rates for two decades. There will be no more surprise and confusion when you open your energy bill - for twenty years. You’ll know exactly what to expect. How sweet is that?
Energy Independence & Energy Resilience with Sunrun™ Solar
We would all like to move away from fossil fuels and our local utilities and become more independent. The rise in extreme weather events and outages is increasing9 and consumers want resilient power. We want to save on everyday energy costs, but we also need to be ready during an emergency. We must recover quickly if the power should go out in the neighborhood.
Going solar can help lower your utility bills and be prepared for the inevitable power outage. Just as important as putting a cap on rising energy costs - a smart home definitely reduces your carbon footprint.
Energy Efficiency through Solar Savings at Sunrun™
Everyone struggles with rising energy prices, and they are rising10. To help combat these costs, more homeowners want to become less reliant on the grid. According to SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) the price of solar has dropped by 60% over the last decade11. Consumers are transitioning to solar at a fast pace, helping to drive the costs down even further.
As we said, embracing new technologies such as Sunrun’s Brightbox™ battery can increase efficiencies in your home and help you with real long term savings. But shifting to a smart home plus solar can be overwhelming. So take baby steps. Start with what is going to save you money now, and keep those savings coming over the long term.
Save the Planet and Make an Impact on the World, All While Saving Thousands
Start with Sunrun solar and begin saving on your monthly utility bill immediately. Get a complimentary solar quote that is specific to your family’s energy needs and start building your smart home today. The planet… our planet… will thank you.