It’s gearing up to be another stormy season,1 and the question on everyone’s mind is: am I ready for it? Don’t be left in the dark. Now, there is clean, affordable home solar battery storage in Florida that puts you in control.

Keep reading to see how Sunrun Brightbox can power you towards a brighter future, whatever the weather.  

Sunrun Brightbox Battery Storage

Sunrun Brightbox Home Solar + Energy Storage

Keep the Lights On with Sunrun Brightbox

It’s not just in your head—last year was a busy season for hurricanes. At its worst, 15 million Floridians were left without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma.2 In fact, Florida is in the top 10 states when it comes to power outages.3

And it isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.4 While Florida certainly lives up to its reputation as the Sunshine State, it’s all the more reason to store sunshine when the next storm strikes.

So what is the best solution? Emergency generators that eat up gallons of fuel by the day is by no means ideal.5 Now, with home solar batteries like Brightbox, there are clean, affordable options. Florida is looking into ways to use solar panels and battery storage to power up after natural disasters hit.6

We, too, are hard at work creating a brighter future for our kids using clean energy and less fossil fuels. That’s where Brightbox steps in:

1. Power Through Blackouts with a Safe Home Solar Battery Storage Service in Florida

Your Brightbox battery kicks in during a power outage, keeping your lights on while you stay safely inside and in control. The alternative? Unruly generators that have to be kept outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.7

With Sunrun Brigthbox there are no harmful effects, no extra noise, and no gas or diesel. Our lithium-ion battery is charged by your solar panels, and powers on during an outage for up to 10 hours. When the sun comes back out, your panels start recharging again. And if you get sun almost everyday? Your battery has unlimited potential.

2. Lock-In Affordable Financing Options

Sunrun makes Florida solar battery costs flexible and affordable. You don’t have to be at the whim of unpredictable utility bills. Get financial peace of mind with Sunrun today with an upfront investment, monthly payments, or purchase the system outright. You choose—our flexible financial options are designed to offer long-term savings.

3. The Clean Alternative to Diesel or Natural Gas

Our home solar battery is the clean alternative to diesel or natural gas generators. And unlike power generators, Brightbox can give you peace of mind all year long. The research is in—power from the sun is the clean way to energize our planet. Lights out in the neighborhood? Not a problem in your Brilliant Home.

 

 
BrightBox

Throughout the day, your solar energy system powers your home and keeps your battery charged. Now, if there is an outage in the night, Brightbox can power the things you care about most for up to 10 hours* or until the sun comes up again.

 

Keep your food cold, your lights on, and enjoy greater peace-of-mind during a power outage with Sunrun Brightbox.

Stay comfortable
Keep your

food fresh
Stay connected
Watch TV
Power your lights
Open your

garage door
Use the internet

* Backup time estimates are based on a fully charged battery and typical use of standard appliances, lights, and outlets.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Brightbox is a home solar battery service that offers clean, reliable and affordable power. Brightbox can be used for backup when the grid is down, or give you better control over your home energy use and cost.

Brightbox stores the electricity your rooftop solar produces during the day for when you need it most, such as in the evening, at night, or when the electric grid fails.

Yes. Brightbox is part of Sunrun’s holistic solar as a service offering. When you choose to go solar with Sunrun, you can add a Brightbox home battery if it is offered in your market.

Brightbox installation is a relatively simple process. The battery itself is about the size of a water heater and easily mounted on a wall—usually inside your garage or outside of your home. The clearance required for a Brightbox battery and its accompanying components is 6.5’ H x 10’ W.

Our expert electricians will take care of installing and configuring your battery for you. Batteries last anywhere between 10 and 15 years, and manufacturers typically offer a 10-year warranty.

Still, Brightbox is more than home batteries; it’s a holistic service that includes professional maintenance and monitoring during the life of your agreement. Customers who own their battery get Sunrun service for 10 years, while customers with a BrightSave Monthly or Prepaid contract get free battery maintenance replacement for the lifetime of their contract - generally 20 or 25 years.

You can monitor your Brightbox battery’s performance on your mySunrun app. Sunrun also manages the battery remotely using proprietary software so we keep tabs on your system 24/7 to make sure it’s running as it should, and automatically updates your battery’s settings to save you as much money as possible.

Our BrightSave Monthly and Prepaid solar plans come with 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance, on us. So if we notice that your Brightbox or solar panels aren’t working at their full capacity, we’ll send an expert over to fix it without you having to lift a finger.

At this time, Brightbox is only available to new Sunrun customers.  We can’t install Brightbox if you already have an existing solar installation or if it isn’t offered in your area.

However, if you’re still interested in Brightbox please let us know—you’ll be the first to know when we’ve come up with a solution. We’re hard at work on optimizing our technology to provide an even more seamless customer experience.

The amount of available backup power depends on what you choose to back up, what time of day and season the power outage happens, and how much energy your household uses. If the battery is fully charged, it can provide 8-12 hours of backup. If your battery has been discharging throughout the day, it automatically holds a 20% reserve for a backup emergency, or about 3-4 hours for a blackout when the sun is down. When the sun comes back up, your Brightbox will start to charge again!

The electrical circuits in your home that power your lights and appliances are all connected to breakers, safely regulating the amount of power that feeds each circuit. Multiple appliances can be powered by one breaker. For instance, one breaker could power your refrigerator plus nearby outlets or lighting in your kitchen. While you can’t necessarily target individual appliances, with Sunrun Brightbox you can choose which breakers you’d like to back up. What you can back up depends on the current wiring of your home.

You can use a portable generator—however, Sunrun doesn’t offer backup generators. If you’re interested in installing a portable generator, you can contact a local electrician or renewable energy installation company. These experts can recommend a system that will be appropriate for your home.

Please note that Brightbox cannot be installed on homes that already have a standby generator.

Having a home solar battery service in Florida will help you power through blackouts, lock in low rates with flexible financing options, and get a clean alternative to loud and potentially dangerous diesel generators.

Your system is also covered by our Sunrun Guarantee, so we handle maintenance and repairs at no additional charge.

Florida solar incentives like its Property Tax Exemption offers savings at an average of $15,000. Top that off with the generous 30% federal solar tax credit (ITC) and you can save substantially on your home solar system.

For more information on Florida solar incentives, click here.

For most households, one solar battery is sufficient to power your most important appliances. In the event of a blackout, your Brightbox battery provides approximately 8-12 hours of backup power.

 

When the sun rises, your solar panels charge your battery so you can continue to backup your home until utility power is restored.

 

In the event of a power outage, your Brightbox automatically discharges power to your critical home appliances.

To learn more about how home solar batteries work, click here.

In the event of a power outage, appliances like your refrigerator, electronics chargers for cell phones, laptops, and your TV can be backed up by Brightbox for 8-12 hours. When the sun rises again, your solar panels will recharge your Brightbox. The most important rooms and appliances in your home will be powered by your home battery until the grid is up and running again. To learn more about how home solar batteries work, click here.

Brightbox works in tandem with the grid, and is not designed as an off-grid solution.

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