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

Sunrun: Your Ally during Power Outages and Rate Spikes

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Californians hit by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1


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, so it’s no surprise that more California homeowners are choosing to go solar. With the cost of solar panels and home batteries at an all-time low,4,5 now's a great time to create and store your own solar power at home with a California solar company like Sunrun. Making the switch to solar can protect your home from outages, increase your control over electric bills, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Switch to Solar for as Little as $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Regardless if you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with a Brightbox battery storage system, we'll work hard so that you can benefit from your California solar panel installation for decades to come. In fact, Sunrun is one of the best solar installers in California that you can team up with. Whenever 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,9* a property tax exclusion,10 and a rebate if you get a solar battery.11

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California Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits**



Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit* (ITC)

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.9

Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion

Adding a new solar panel system to a California home won’t increase its property taxes.10

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 low-income homeowners who get their electricity from PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E can receive up to $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.13,14

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in California. You can back up your entire home with a Tesla Powerwall, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem battery.***

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

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.

No fuel, no fumes, no noise, no hassle. Brightbox is a superior back-up 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 can put you in control.

Brightbox monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system works 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 play

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, Starting Today


State electricity generation that will come from clean energy sources by 2045.15


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.16

When you go solar in California, you can reduce your carbon emissions by creating and storing renewable energy. 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 can earn bill credits for the excess solar energy you produce.17 Net metering in California gives you better control over 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.

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Why Choose Sunrun in California?

As the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 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 back-up power system, to see which one works best for your energy needs.


*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. 

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1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. California electricity prices

3. California solar state rank

4. Solar power cost decrease

5. U.S. battery storage cost decrease

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

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

8. — What are TOU rates?

9. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

10. California solar energy system tax exclusion

11. California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

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

13. GoSolarSF Solar Funding incentive

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

15. California 100% clean energy goal

16. Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act - SB 350

17. — California net energy metering (NEM) program