The Sunrun Plan
America’s Best-Selling Solar Subscription
Get the latest in solar & battery technology – without the costs of ownership
25-year guarantee on all equipment and maintenance with 24/7 monitoring
No debt or upfront costs with locked-in, affordable payments
Backed by the nation’s #1 home solar & battery installer
Why subscribe to solar?
Learn more about how the Sunrun Solar Plan can modernize the way you power your home
Make the switch to solar
Unlock abundant energy
Power your home and more, with reliable, affordable energy from the sun
The amount of solar energy hitting the earth in one hour could power the world for an entire year
Power when you need it most
Power your home and more, with clean, reliable, affordable energy from the sun
Increase in major power outages in 2021 versus the average prior 20 years
Sunrun Plan Subscription
Premium Solar System
Our premium monocrystalline panels are higher efficiency with superior aesthetics. We guarantee their energy production for the life of your contract.
Powerful Battery Storage
Our batteries are made by the most reputable brands in the industry. We repair or replace them at no cost if they're not performing to standard.
Alternative financing options
In addition to the Sunrun Plan subscription, we offer cash and loan options through your solar concierge after system reservation.
“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.”
“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.”
Litchfield Park, AZ
“We looked outside and, sure enough, everything was off. Everyone’s power, no street lights, nothing. They were all out of power except for us!”
“The whole process was quick, easy, painless, and we did almost nothing… The next thing we knew, it was on our roof and working.”
West Orange, NJ
Steps to go solar
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Design and install
Finalize your roof design and coordinate installation with a dedicated Solar Concierge
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How does home battery backup work
Adding a battery to your system will let you keep the lights on, the wifi running, and the food fresh during a power outage. Your battery charges from the excess energy your solar panels produce during the day. At the time of an outage, it automatically kicks into action to power up to eight circuits (i.e., breakers) you select at installation.
Most essentials can be backed up with a battery, but certain large appliances like HVAC units require a lot of power and are therefore not available to be backed up with a single battery. Talk to your installer about the best circuits to back up based on your needs.
Can I sell my excess solar energy to my utility company?
Many utilities offer a way to sell solar energy back to the grid. This is called net metering. Net metering allows customers to send generated power back to the grid and receive credits they can use toward usage at other times of the day, month, or year. Check with your local utility to see if they have a net metering program available or speak to a Sunrun sales representative for more information.
What is the rough timing for installation?
From the initial reservation, the installation process can take anywhere from 30 to 120 days. Timing can vary due to local permitting timelines and the ultimate scope of the project.
The actual installation is quick with most Sunrun installations completed in 1-2 days.
Before our crew comes to your house, it takes several weeks to prepare your project so that you have the smoothest installation day possible. We’ll do the preparation work for you whenever possible, and we’ll keep you updated along the way.
Here’s what we’ll do:
Conduct a site survey to look at your roof, attic and electrical panel
Finalize your custom design
Apply for permits and wait for approval
Collect other necessary approvals and documentation that is specific to your neighborhood (such as HOA approval)
When it comes time to install the system, we’ll let you know how long the construction process will take for your home and what you can do to prepare.
What if I need to replace my roof after solar panels have been installed?
If it’s time to replace your roof, we’ll temporarily remove your solar panels. Our local Sunrun branches are available to remove and later reinstall the panels for a fee. You’ll simply need to reach out to Customer Care for a quote. Once you’ve approved the quote, our local branch will reach out to find the best time. If possible, we ask for 45 days notice for this kind of project.
When and how do I pay?
With a Sunrun Plan, you won’t need to start paying until your panels are installed, activated, and producing energy for your home. Payment is set up once you finalize your design with our Solar Concierge.
What happens when I sell my house?
For no added fee, Sunrun makes it easy to transfer your Sunrun Plan to a new owner. Our team of Service Transfer Specialists handles 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 or solar agreement.
What happens if my panels get damaged?
Your panels are stronger than most roofs, but sometimes they do get damaged during big weather events. With the Sunrun Plan, we cover any damages or repairs so you can rest easy knowing that your system will always be working. We monitor system performance and take care of the service and maintenance for you.
How much will my total electrical bills change?
Your personal Solar Concierge can work with you to help determine how your electrical bills might change with solar. They look at factors like your local utility, how much electricity you use, and how much sunlight your home gets during the day. We’ll only recommend solar if it’s the right fit for your roof, home energy needs, and lifestyle.
How do I know if solar will work for my home?
After placing a reservation, your personal Solar Concierge will refine your system configuration, design the system to fit your roof, and make sure your purchase works for your home and energy needs.
Will I still get a utility bill?
Yes, you will still get a utility bill. You will remain connected to the grid in order to send the excess solar energy you don’t use back to your utility and, depending on your utility’s policy, receive bill credits. You would use those credits and any additional electricity from your utility when the sun isn’t shining or when you’ve used all of your battery power.
Will I get a tax credit?
No. With the Sunrun Plan, we do the tax credit paperwork ourselves and help pass the savings to you immediately through our competitive monthly pricing and full-service offering.