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WHY CHOOSE SUNRUN

The #1 home solar & battery company in America

Unrivaled home solar and battery experience

With 900,000 homes and counting, no one has more installation expertise.

Smart technology

An ecosystem of innovative products that put you in control of your home energy needs.

Payment solutions for every home

Tailored plans including predictable monthly payments, little-to-no money down, and no-debt options.

The Sunrun Guarantee

The industry’s most comprehensive repairs, maintenance & monitoring program.

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What people are saying about Sunrun

Easy process. Better technology. Happy customers.

900,000 homes and counting

Haley - Litchfield Park, AZ

"It’s convenient, we don’t have to worry about it. Sunrun monitors it for us. If anything happens they will come out and fix it so we like that part."

Steve - Corona, CA

"We looked outside and, sure enough, everything was off. Everyone’s power, no street lights, nothing. They all lost power except for us!"

Michael - West Orange, NJ

"The whole process was quick, easy and painless. We did almost nothing. The next thing we knew, [the panels] were on our roof and generating solar power!"

Anthony - Honolulu, HI

"It’s so easy…Sunrun comes in, puts in the panels, puts in the battery, takes care of everything, and the price you pay for your electricity is going to end up being cheaper than what you get from the utility."

Sunrun Subscription Plan vs. solar panels ownership

Our solar lease subscription plan offers predictable, affordable rates for as little as $0 down in upfront costs, or you could purchase solar panels outright.

Sunrun Subscription Plan
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Sunrun Subscription Plan

Leasing solar panels

Benefits

  • Predictable, affordable payments
  • Protect against rising utility costs
  • 25-year warranty on equipment and workmanship, 10 year warranty on roof penetration, and 24/7 system monitoring. Sunrun will replace equipment for life of contract

Who maintains?

  • Sunrun owns and maintains
  • Plan transfers to new owners if you sell your home

Payments

  • $0 to little down
  • Locked in monthly solar lease

Solar panels ownership

Purchasing solar panels

Benefits

  • Own your system outright
  • Protect against rising utility costs
  • 10 year guarantee on workmanship and production, 10 year warranty on roof penetration, and 24/7 system monitoring. Equipment covered under manufacturers’ warranties

Who maintains?

  • I service and care for my system myself
  • Transfers to new owners if you sell your home

Payments

  • Full system cost (cash upfront) or monthly payments (loan)

FAQs

A home solar panel array is made up of components that all work together to convert solar energy into usable energy for your lights, appliances and devices.


1. Solar panels
Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to direct current electricity (DC electricity). As long as the sun ray’s are making contact with your roof, your panels are converting solar radiation into DC electricity. Even when it’s cloudy, you can still expect your solar panels to produce 10% to 25% of their normal output. But your electricity isn’t ready just yet. You’ll need an inverter to get the kind of power you need to turn the lights on.


2. Inverter
The inverter takes the DC electricity produced by your solar panels and turns it into alternating current electricity (AC electricity). It’s typically installed on an exterior wall of your house, or in the garage.


3. Main electric service panel
Solar electricity from your inverter flows to the electrical panel, and then into your home where it powers your lights and appliances. If your solar panels generate more solar power than you use, the excess power will flow to the utility grid. Even better? You might even earn energy credits from your local utility for the power you send.


4. Sunrun meter
Your Sunrun meter monitors your solar panels and overall system production, sending the information to us through a wireless signal. Since it tracks your energy production 24/7, it will automatically alert Sunrun if it detects problems or irregularities. That way, we can make sure your solar panels and entire system are in the very best shape without you ever having to lift a finger.


5. Utility meter
When your solar panels produce more than you need, the excess energy is sold back to your utility and credited to your monthly electric bill. When you need more energy than your solar panels can produce, your home will automatically pull the energy from your utility. Your utility meter measures how much energy comes from and goes to the grid.

Our solar panels and all of our solar equipment is backed by factory warranties. On top of that, our monthly solar panel lease plan and prepaid solar panel plan (also known as a solar PPA) come with 24/7 proactive monitoring and free maintenance. If we detect that your rooftop solar panels or solar battery aren't performing optimally, we'll dispatch a specialist to repair your solar panels, ensuring they're back to full capacity without any effort on your part. This benefit distinguishes Sunrun from other companies offering solar panels and solar storage.

Once approved for a solar installation, your property will undergo a site assessment, and an expert technician will schedule a visit with you to confirm the design of your solar panels and full solar energy system.

After that, our Solar Design Experts will make any necessary adjustments to the design of your solar panels and get your final approval. Once it’s approved, we’ll submit your design to the city for permitting, which can take up to eight weeks. From there, either Sunrun or one of our local certified partners will install your solar panels. We only partner with top-rated solar installers, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll have the highest quality solar installation available.

When your installation is finished, the city or county will perform a final inspection of your system. Once it’s approved, it’ll be connected to the grid, and we’ll submit your documents to the utility company. After your utility company grants Permission to Operate (PTO), you’ll be all set to start powering your home with the sun.

We have an entire team of professionals standing by to help you transfer your contract, if applicable, to the new owners. Sunrun makes it easy to pass your solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) to the new owners. Our Service Transfer Specialists handle everything from educating realtors and potential buyers to working with escrow officers, title agents, home inspectors, and anyone else who might need to know about your system and solar lease or PPA agreement.

When considering investing in solar, you might wonder how long home solar panels last. Studies show that solar panels can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years or sometimes longer.9 Still, this doesn’t mean that the solar panels on your roof will stop producing electricity after a couple of decades. It just means their energy production will decrease by what solar panel manufacturers consider optimal to meet the average household’s energy needs.

Your home battery allows you to store the electricity your solar panels produce during the day and use it when you need it most—such as in the evening during the time of use (TOU) peak pricing or when the electric grid fails due to an extreme weather event or physical damage to the equipment.

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