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Take Back Your Power With Solar Panels and a Home Battery in California

Sunrun: Your Ally Against Power Outages and Rate Spikes


Blackouts that have hit California in the past decade.1


California’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2


California is the best state in the U.S. for solar.3

The Golden State gets plenty of sunshine year-round, and it’s no surprise that many California homeowners are choosing to go solar. With the cost of solar panels4 and home batteries rapidly decreasing,5 now is the best time to start creating your own solar power at home with a California solar company like Sunrun.

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Switch to Solar for as Little as $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages, but regardless of the one you choose, we’re here to make home solar as streamlined as possible for you. We’ll even handle the paperwork whenever we can.

Monthly Lease

Lease new Sunrun solar panels for as little as $0 down. You can expect low, predictable monthly payments, and our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Lease rooftop solar panels in California by making one upfront payment for up to 25 years of your energy costs at a low rate with no monthly bills. It’s backed by our Sunrun Guarantee, too.

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System Purchase

Own a California home solar system and build home equity. You’ll qualify for a federal tax credit9** and a property tax exclusion.10

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California Solar Incentives, Rebates, & Tax Credits

Incentive Value
Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit** (ITC) 26% federal solar tax credit is available for home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.
Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion Property tax exclusion from the home solar system.
Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Rebate for installing a home solar battery. Varies by storage capacity.11
Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing Program (SASH) Eligible lower-income homeowners who get their electricity from PG&E, SCE and SDG&E can receive $3,000 for every kilowatt (kW) of solar power installed.12
Local Utility Company Rebates (San Francisco and Sacramento only) Cash incentives for installing a home solar system. Varies by utility.13
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Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives, and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.


Wildfires and their resulting California power outages have impacted millions of homes.

Electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which leave families without electricity for hours or days at a time.7

Brightbox can keep your devices and appliances running through blackouts for up to 12 hours.*

Time-of-Use (TOU) rates tie you to specific usage schedules if you want to cut down on your home energy costs.8

Electricity is significantly more expensive during times of high demand, such as weekday evenings.8

Brightbox powers your home when rates are highest, so you can control your electricity bills without changing your lifestyle.

Control Your Energy during TOU (Time-of-Use) Electricity Surge Prices

  • Grid Only
  • Solar
  • Solar +
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No fuel, no fumes, no noise, no hassle. Brightbox is a superior backup energy solution compared to loud and dirty generators.

Brightbox is more than a solar battery in California. It’s a comprehensive energy storage service that puts you in control.

Brightbox monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system is working smoothly.

Brightbox Home Solar Battery is a Better Choice Compared to These Typical Fuel Options

Home Solar Battery

Provides backups automatically
and refueled by the sun

No emissions No emissions

Quiet Quiet

Clean and renewable Clean and renewable

10 or 25 year warranty 10 or 25 year warranty




Requires gasRequires gas

Emits hazardous gassesEmits hazardous gasses


Dirty and pollutingDirty and polluting

3-5 year warranty3-5 year warranty


Be on the Right Side of California’s Future


State electricity generation that will come from clean energy sources by 2045.14


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.15

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Why Sunrun?

As the nation’s leading residential solar, storage and energy services company,6 we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people protect their homes from outages, control their electric bills, and reduce their carbon footprint.

If you’re a Californian curious about gaining energy independence, we have a solar plan for almost any budget. Find out which Sunrun solar plan, with or without a home battery, works best for you and your family’s energy needs.