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Protect Yourself during Outages and Peak Rates with Brightbox™ in Nevada

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With Sunrun, You Can Boost Your Peace of Mind

More than one million Nevada residents were affected by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1 In times of increasing uncertainty, you deserve to have a more resilient energy system. With Brightbox, Sunrun’s premium solar and battery service, Nevadans can create and store their own clean, reliable, and affordable energy in the comfort of their own home. Doing this can help you worry less during unexpected outages and rate spikes.

Sunrun is the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company.2 We work so you can gain energy independence and security. See why our made-to-fit home solar plans, backed by our industry-leading guarantee, have positioned us as one of the best solar installers in Nevada. Please note that Brightbox solar battery storage is only available with the installation of a new home solar energy system due to tech compatibility.

How Brightbox Powers You Forward

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Back up What You Need

Brighbox with a Tesla Powerwall can help you back up your entire home during an outage, or you can back up just the essentials with an LG Chem solar battery. Brightbox with either battery storage option can recharge when the sun is out to give you clean energy when you need it most. 

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24/7 Monitoring and Maintenance

We do the work, so you don’t have to. All Brightbox monthly plans come with 24/7 monitoring and maintenance. In the rare case that your solar panels or battery aren’t running as they’re supposed to, we’ll send an expert over to fix it.

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Say Goodbye to Diesel and Natural Gas

Brightbox doesn’t rely on toxic, expensive, and dangerous fossil fuels like traditional generators. It stores clean and affordable energy from the sun, so you can keep the lights on during cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or when the electric grid fails.

Protect Your Home from Extreme Heat with Clean Back-up Energy

As rising summer temperatures continue to break records across the state,3 an overwhelmed electric grid can lead to outages and leave families without desperately needed power.4 Sunrun's Brightbox can protect you and your family during power surges that result from the extreme heat. As a top ten solar state5 with more than 250 sunny days per year,6 making the switch to solar and storage in Nevada could be incredibly cost-effective.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Brightbox is a holistic solar home battery service that offers you clean, safer, reliable back-up power to have better control over your home energy use and cost.

Brightbox allows you to store the excess energy your solar energy system produces during the day and use it when you need it most—such as in the evening, at night or when the electric grid fails due to an extreme weather event, or physical damage to the equipment.

Aside from very rare exceptions, Sunrun’s Brightbox service includes rooftop solar panels. Brightbox stores 100% clean, renewable, home-grown solar power directly from the rooftop panels every time the sun is out so you can use it when you need it most.

Just like solar panels, the number of Tesla Powerwalls or LG Chem batteries you need will be determined by your unique energy needs and habits—though for some consumers, one battery may be sufficient. Your Solar Advisor will help you evaluate your energy usage to customize a solar energy battery system that sufficiently backs up your entire home. Request a free quote to check if you qualify.

An LG Chem solar battery backs up part of your home, while a Tesla Powerwall backs up your entire home. There are also differences in software and app functionality.

One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours. Rooftop solar panels will replenish the battery’s energy storage the following day. Back-up ability will depend on your unique home's power usage.

A solar battery installation is a relatively simple process. Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem solar batteries are about the size of a water heater and easily mounted on a wall by our professional installers—usually inside your garage or outside of your home.

Through Sunrun’s Brightbox service, your Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem solar battery will automatically disconnect from the power grid in the event of a blackout and restore power in your home in a matter of seconds. Your rooftop solar panels will continue to recharge your solar battery until the grid is up and running again.

Our certified electricians will take care of installing and configuring your Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem battery for you. Batteries last anywhere between 10 and 15 years, and manufacturers typically offer a ten-year warranty.

Still, Brightbox is more than just a home battery: It’s a holistic service that includes professional maintenance and monitoring during the life of your agreement. Consumers who own their Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem solar battery get Sunrun service for ten years, while consumers with a monthly service agreement or full-amount service agreement get free maintenance and replacement for the lifetime of their contract.

You can monitor your solar battery performance on your mySunrun app. Sunrun also manages the battery remotely using proprietary software 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 monthly and full-amount solar leasing options come with proactive monitoring and maintenance—on us. So if we notice that your rooftop panels or solar battery aren’t working at their full capacity, we’ll send an expert over to fix it without you lifting a finger.

If you purchase a home solar panel system in Nevada, you may be eligible for the federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which covers 26% of its final purchase price. The residential ITC drops to 22% in 2022 and ends in 2023. We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the ITC on your federal taxes.

Learn more about Nevada Solar Incentives.

You can use a portable generator, however, Sunrun doesn’t offer back-up generators. If you’re interested in installing a back-up generator, you can contact a local electrician or solar energy installation company. These experts can recommend a system that will be appropriate for your home. Please note that a Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem solar battery cannot be installed in homes that already have a standby generator.

Our rechargeable solar battery systems are designed to keep you on-grid during normal service times while still providing reliable backup when the sun isn’t shining or during the event of an outage. This is the best and most economical way to use your Brightbox system, and it’s the one most strongly recommended by Sunrun’s service experts.

At this time, Brightbox with a Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem solar battery is only available to new Sunrun consumers. We can’t install rooftop solar panels or a home battery if you already have an existing solar installation or if it isn’t offered in your area.

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Ready to Build a More Reliable Future?

With the prices of home solar and battery storage systems plummeting,5,7 now’s a great time to go solar in Nevada. Take the first step and use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Check which of our home solar and battery solutions works best with your unique budget and energy needs.

SOURCES:

1. Eaton Annual Blackout Tracker Report

2. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor

3. Nevada extreme heat / Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.

4. NRDC — How NV Can Prepare its Grid for the Next Heat Wave

5. Nevada solar state rank and solar price drop

6. Nevada annual sunny days

7. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

*One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours.