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Take Back Your Power with Solar and a Home Battery in California

Sunrun: Your Ally during Blackouts and Rate Spikes

+22 Mil.

Californians hit by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1

+29%

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

#1

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

The Golden State gets plenty of sunshine year-round, so it’s no surprise that more homeowners choose to go solar. With the plummeting costs of solar panels and home batteries,4,5 now could be an ideal time to create and store your own solar power with a California solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can protect your home during outages, increase your control over electric bills, and reduce your carbon footprint for decades.

Switch to Solar with as Little as $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, along with a battery storage system, we'll work hard so that you can benefit from your California solar panel installation for decades to come. Sunrun is one of the best solar installers in California that you can team up with. When possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in California with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of solar power in California for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a California home solar system, and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal tax credit,*6 a property tax exclusion,and a rebate if you get a solar battery.8

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California Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits**

Incentive

Value

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit* (ITC)

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.6

Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion

Add a new solar panel system to a California home, and it’s property taxes won’t go up.7

Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

Rebate for the installation of a home solar battery. (Varies by storage capacity)8

Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing Program (SASH)

Eligible low-income homeowners who get their electricity from PG&E, SCE, or SDG&E could receive up to $3,000 for every kilowatt (kW) of solar power installed.9

Local Utility Company Rebates

(San Francisco and Sacramento only)

Cash incentives for installing a home solar system. (Varies by utility)10,11

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in California. This can help keep you powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or when Time-of-Use (TOU) rates spike.12

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

To protect communities and the grid, electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). PSPS can leave families without electricity for hours or days at a time.13

Brightbox can help you back up your entire home with a Tesla Powerwall, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem solar battery.***

When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable backup power for later use.

Brightbox is the California battery storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid’s restored.

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

You can monitor your California solar energy production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

Brightbox monthly lease and prepaid plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system works smoothly.

Be on the Right Side of California’s Future, Starting Today

100%

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

80%

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

When you go solar in California, you can also reduce your carbon emissions by creating and storing renewable energy at home. With Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and other utilities’ net energy metering (NEM) programs, you could earn bill credits for the excess solar energy you produce and send to the grid.16 Net metering in California could help you save money on future electricity bills.

Ready to change the way you power your life? Take our Product Selector for a spin or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can keep California clean and vibrant for generations to come.

Solar made better

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  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Understand how solar incentives work
  • Get your cost to go solar today

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Why Choose Sunrun in California?

As the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,17 we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people gain energy independence and security.

If you’re a Californian curious about joining the clean energy revolution, check out our solar plans, with or without a backup power system, to see which one works best for your energy needs.

SOURCES:

1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. California electricity prices

3. California solar state rank

4. Solar power cost decrease

5. California battery storage price drop

6. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

7. California solar energy system tax exclusion

8. California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

9. California Solar Initiative Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program

10. GoSolarSF Solar Funding incentive

11. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) solar rebate program

12. CA.gov — What are TOU rates?

13. CA.Gov — Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) / De-Energization

14. California 100% clean energy goal

15. Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act - SB 350

16. CA.gov — California net energy metering (NEM) program

17. Sunrun ranked as leading solar-plus-storage vendor

*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.

**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.

***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.