Brightbox Vermont

Back up Your Entire Home With Sunrun Brightbox™

In Vermont, we know how to prepare for the unpredictable. Power through unexpected blackouts with clean, renewable back-up electricity from Sunrun’s Brightbox.

Get a Solar-Powered Home Battery in Vermont

Are you prepared for when the next storm strikes? Don’t be left in the dark with clean, affordable energy that puts you in control.

Power Through Outages With Brightbox

Through Sunrun’s affordable Brightbox rechargeable solar energy system, you can now get complete home backup with Tesla Powerwall for as little as $0 down. As America’s leading home solar company, Sunrun is committed to providing industry-leading solar products, superior service and flexible financing options so you can enjoy maximum peace of mind. Brightbox solar battery service is only available for new Sunrun consumers.

Want complete home backup for as little as $0 down? See if you qualify today.

How Brightbox Powers You Forward

  • Uninterrupted Power for the Entire Home

    Now you have the option to power your entire home through a blackout.* In the event of a power outage, Tesla Powerwall provides complete, continuous power and recharges daily when the sun is out.
  • Control and Energy Independence

    We make the power of solar accessible. Our flexible financing options offer low, predictable rates and a customized agreement to meet your family’s energy needs.
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Maintenance

    We do the work so you don’t have to. Our financing options come with 24/7 monitoring. If your solar panels or Tesla Powerwall aren’t working at their full capacity, we’ll send an expert over to fix it.

Power Through the Unpredictable

Not only are extreme weather events challenging the nation’s increasingly outdated energy infrastructure, but Vermont power outages also left residents in the dark for the longest periods of time compared to every other state besides Montana.1,2,3 In the face of blackouts, dirty fossil fuels and rising energy costs,4 Vermonters deserve a reliable, clean and affordable back-up energy solution.

As extreme weather events continue to affect Vermont, Sunrun is ready to deliver clean, resilient and affordable energy to Vermonters across the state. Together, we can unite everyone under the sun.

Get Started Today

When you’re ready, our experienced Solar Advisors are here to help you every step of the way. See if you qualify and receive your free Brightbox quote today.

Make Your home a Brilliant Home with Sunrun Brightbox™

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Frequently Asked Questions

Brightbox is a holistic solar 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 that your solar energy system produces during the day so that you can 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 so you don’t have to pay your electric company for extra power to charge your battery system.

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

Sunrun Brightbox offers uninterrupted back-up power for your entire home. 

The amount of available back-up power depends on how much energy your household uses. If your Tesla Powerwall battery is fully charged, it can provide approximately one full day of backup for your entire home. When the sun comes out, your battery will start to charge again.

A Tesla Powerwall installation is a relatively simple process. One Tesla Powerwall itself is 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 will automatically disconnect from the power grid in the event of a grid outage and restore power to your home in a matter of seconds. Your rooftop solar panels will continue to recharge your Tesla Powerwall until the grid is up and running again.

Our certified electricians will install and configure your Tesla Powerwall 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 get Sunrun service for ten years, while consumers with a monthly service agreement or full-amount service contract get free Tesla Powerwall maintenance and replacement for the lifetime of their contract.

You can monitor your Tesla Powerwall’s performance on your mySunrun app. Sunrun also manages the home battery system remotely through the use of 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 Tesla Powerwall or solar panels aren’t working at their full capacity, we’ll send an expert over to fix it so you don’t have to lift a finger.

Cash incentives through Green Mountain Power’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program are available to Vermonters that purchase a solar battery system with Sunrun. Battery owners could earn up to $10,500 toward their battery purchase if they allow GMP to use electricity from their battery during peak energy times. The incentive amount will depend on your home battery’s capacity, length of discharge and municipality. Learn more.

Another major solar battery incentive for people who purchase a solar system is the federal solar investment tax credit, which covers 26% of the owner’s final cost of the solar system. Starting in 2021, the solar tax credit will step down to 22%. After 2021, the tax credit for home solar ends. We recommend contacting a tax professional to most accurately determine the impact of the federal solar tax credit and local tax credits on your taxes.

Learn more about Vermont Solar Incentives.

You can use a portable generator — however, Sunrun doesn’t offer back-up generators. If you want to install 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 Tesla Powerwall 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 out or during the event of an outage. This is the most reliable and economical way to use your Brightbox system, and it’s the one most strongly recommended by Sunrun’s service experts.

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

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