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Solar Bakersfield, CA - Go Solar with Sunrun

Sunrun Can Give You More Peace of Mind during Outages and Bill Spikes


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


Bakersfield’s residential electricity rates vs. cities in other states.2


Average number of sunny days per year in Bakersfield, CA.3

Rooftop solar panels4 and back-up system prices have plummeted,5 which means that teaming up with a Bakersfield solar company like Sunrun to gain energy independence is exceptionally cost-effective. When you go solar, you’ll get reliable protection during outages, boost control over electricity bills, and reduce your carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in Bakersfield

As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 Sunrun works so you can create and store your own solar power at home. Discover which of our solar plans, with or without battery storage in Bakersfield, is the right fit for your budget and energy needs.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that lets you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar energy you create and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Bakersfield helps you save money on your future electric bills.

A Lease or Purchase Plan? We Have Options

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Regardless of the plan you choose to start your solar journey, you can rest easy knowing that we’re one of the best solar installers in Bakersfield. We want you to benefit from your solar installation in Bakersfield for decades. When possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Bakersfield with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly payments and get our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

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

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system in Bakersfield, and you could build home value. You may qualify for California solar incentives, like the federal solar tax credit,** a property tax exclusion, and a solar rebate for battery storage.11

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Solar, with incentives

Take advantage of the increased federal tax credit by switching to solar!


  • Learn about the 26% federal incentive
  • Find the ideal system and battery
  • Check your cost to switch to solar

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Bakersfield. This can help keep you powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or during Time-of-Use (TOU) rate spikes.9

Wildfires and outages caused by climate change and utility neglect have impacted millions of Californians.

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

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 stores clean and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox is the Bakersfield energy 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 back-up energy solution compared to loud and dirty generators.

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

All monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your home solar energy system runs smoothly. This benefit sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Bakersfield.

California Is a Clean Energy Trailblazer


State electricity generation that will come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2045.12


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.13

A switch to create and store your own Bakersfield solar power can support California’s ambitious clean energy goals while helping to build a more reliable energy system that runs on local, renewable electricity. Ready to change the way you power your life? Try out our Product Selector 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.


Why Choose Sunrun in Bakersfield?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to experience the benefits of solar energy. To date, our customers’ solar panel installations have generated billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, renewable energy and kept millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to preventing billions of pounds of coal or millions of gallons of gasoline from burning.8

See what people say about joining the clean energy revolution.

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*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. 

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

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1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Bakersfield, CA electricity prices

3. Bakersfield, CA sunny days per year

4. California solar price drop

5. California battery storage price drop

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

7. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) net energy metering (NEM) program

8. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

9. PG&E Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing plans

10. California solar incentives

11. California 100% Clean Energy Act (Senate Bill 100)

12. California Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (Senate Bill 350)