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Solar Panels Bay Area, CA

Sunrun Lets You Worry Less about Outages and Rising Energy Costs


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


The Bay Area’s residential electricity rates vs. cities in other states.2


Average number of sunny days per year in the Solar Panels Bay Area | Sunrun | Bay Area Solar Company.3

Thanks to a booming California solar industry, the costs of rooftop solar panels and back-up power systems have plummeted.4,5 It’s now more cost-effective than ever to make the switch with a Bay Area solar company like Sunrun to create and store your own clean energy at home. This move can give you protection during outages, boost your control over electric bills, and lower your carbon emissions for decades

How to Go Solar in the Bay Area

As the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.,6 we work so you can gain energy freedom from your utility company. Find out which Sunrun solar plan, with or without back-up power, is the best match 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 power you create and send to the grid.7 Net metering in the Bay Area can help you save money on your future electric bills.

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  • Understand how solar incentives work
  • Find out your solar cost and energy usage

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We Offer You Several Plans to Switch to Solar

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with a Brightbox battery storage system, you can benefit from your Bay Area solar panel installation for decades to come. We’re one of the best solar installers in the San Francisco Bay Area that you can team up with. If possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in the Bay Area for little to $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 power in the Bay Area for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a Bay Area home solar system and you could build home value. You may be eligible for California solar incentives, like the federal solar tax credit,** a property tax exclusion, and a solar rebate for battery storage.8

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

Climate change and utility neglect have made wildfires and related outages more common across California.

Electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which leave millions of 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.

It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid's restored. Brightbox is the Bay Area battery storage solution that can put you in control.

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 Bay Area 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 perk sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in the Bay Area.

Be Part of California’s Clean Energy Revolution


State electricity generation that will come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2045.10


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.11

When you create and store your own clean energy in the Bay Area, you can cut your dependence on toxic and expensive fossil fuels. We’ve helped thousands of families in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland go solar. Check out how one of the "Painted Lady" homes shines with Sunrun solar panels. 

Ready to take the next step? Use 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.

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Why Choose Sunrun in the Bay Area?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to experience energy freedom. To date, our customers’ solar arrays 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.12

American families are helping us create a more resilient energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel installation at a time. These are their stories.

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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.


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Bay Area electricity prices

3. Bay Area annual sunny days

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. California solar incentives

9. PG&E Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan

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

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

12. Sunrun Impact Report 2020