Brightbox Florida

Premium Home Solar Battery Storage in Florida

Storms and winds can be hard to predict in Florida. Don’t be left in the dark. Now, there is clean, affordable home solar battery storage in Florida that puts you in control.

With Sunrun’s Brightbox™, you can prepare for the unpredictable. Our home solar battery system equips you with reliable backup power, energy independence, and peace of mind. So when the next storm strikes, you have clean energy powering you forward. When you live in a state with the second highest solar potential in the country, you know you can count on the sun.2

*Note: Brightbox solar battery service is currently only available for new Sunrun customers.  

Battery Storage Technology

Energy storage technologies are crucial to a clean energy future. Sunrun’s Brightbox includes a powerful lithium-ion battery made to optimize affordability, efficiency, and durability. When fully charged, your battery system can provide approximately 8-12 hours of backup power on reserve, storing the solar power produced by your panels so you can use it when you need it most.

3 Ways Brightbox Powers You Forward

1. Peace of Mind During an Outage

We don’t know when the next big storm with strike. With Brightbox, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t be left in the dark.

Your home battery will have a constant reserve of power. You’ll also be able to choose which rooms and appliances you want to back up. That means you can keep your food cold, your phones charged, and the lights on during a power outage. When the sun’s back out, Sunrun’s solar panels will recharge your Brightbox home battery so you can continue to get backup power until the electric grid is up and running again.

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 electricity bills. Get 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 .

3. The Clean Alternative to Diesel or Natural Gas

Our home battery storage system is the clean alternative to diesel or natural gas generators. With Brightbox there are no harmful effects, no extra noise, and no gas or diesel.3

Since you don’t have to refuel Brightbox with gasoline, you’ll also be saving on energy costs. Instead, our lithium-ion battery is charged by your solar panels, and has a storage capacity of approximately 8 to 12 hours of essential electricity. When the sun comes back out, your panels start recharging again. With the sun, you have unlimited power potential.

How Does Sunrun Brightbox Protect Me From Outages?


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 approximately 8-12 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.

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Watch TV
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Use the internet

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

Power Through the Storm

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.4 In fact, Florida is in the top 10 states when it comes to power outages.5

And it isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.6 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. With a battery storage system like Brightbox, there are clean, affordable options. Florida is looking into ways to use rooftop solar and battery storage to power up after natural disasters hit.7

We, too, are hard at work creating a brighter future for our families using renewable energy and less fossil fuels. That’s where Brightbox comes in.

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The time to go solar with battery storage is now. See if you qualify today. Our solar advisors are here to help you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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

Learn more about Florida solar incentives

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 approximately 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. Learn more about how home solar batteries work

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 approximately 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.

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.

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.

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

Learn more about how home solar batteries work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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