Sunrun's Solar Terms
Browse our handy solar glossary and get expert definitions along with breakdowns for solar terms you'll be sure to run into.
The bill that a local utility issues to a consumer for the electricity that their home consumes.
Electrical Panel Upgrade
Electrical panels divide incoming electrical power from the grid into subsidiary circuits to distribute power throughout the building.
When a battery stores power from a PV solar system.
Federal Solar Tax Credit
The federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax.
A unit of electrical power equal to one billion watts or 1000 megawatts.
Gases that trap heat in our atmosphere increasing the rate of climate change.
Standard unit for electricity. Customers pay for electricity by the kWh.
Where consumers buy grid electricity and where power is generated at a local level.
A unit of electrical power equal to one million watts.
A device that converts the generated solar energy into usable electricity for a home.
Sunrun proactively monitors your solar system’s production to make sure it's producing properly.
A web app available to Sunrun customers to track and monitor your Sunrun solar system.