Get More Peace of Mind with Solar and Battery Storage in Chico, California
Sunrun Can Help Protect Your Home during Outages and Rate Spikes
Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1
Chico’s residential electricity rates vs. cities in other states.2
Average number of sunny days per year in Chico, CA.3
Did you know that California is the best state for solar in the country?4 Thanks to the plummeting costs of rooftop solar panels and backup power systems,4,5 along with great solar incentives in California,6 it could be cost-effective if you team up with a Chico solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can give you protection during planned and unexpected outages, boost your control over electric bills, and reduce your home carbon emissions for decades.
How to Go Solar in Chico
Sunrun is the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company.7 We work so you can worry less about your home energy and focus more on what’s important to you. Find out which Sunrun solar plan, with or without a home battery in Chico, is the ideal match for your budget and energy needs.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.8 Net metering in Chico, California could help you save money on your future electricity bills.
Solar made better
- Learn about the federal tax credit
- Find your ideal system and battery
- Get your cost to go solar today
A Solar Lease or an Outright Buy? It’s Your Decision
Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a system purchase plan, our goal is to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with your Chico solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in California that you can team up with, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you whenever possible.
Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Chico for little to $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly payments and get our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.
Full Amount Lease
Prepay for up to 25 years of solar power in Chico for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.
Own a Chico 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.6
Solar + Brightbox™
Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Chico. This can help keep you powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or when Time-of-Use (TOU) rates spike.9
California wildfires and related outages caused by climate change and utility neglect have wreaked havoc on millions of homes.
To protect communities and the grid, electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). PSPS can 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 can store clean and affordable backup power for later use.
Brightbox is the Chico solar 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 Chico solar energy production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.
Our monthly lease and prepaid 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 Chico.
Be on the Right Side of California’s Energy Future, Starting Today
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 Chico, you can also reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and resilient energy system that runs on renewable, local electricity. Ready to experience more energy freedom and security? 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.
Why Choose Sunrun in Chico?
Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to simplify their lives. 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 can help us create a better energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel installation at a time. See what people say about their Sunrun solar and storage systems.
1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report
2. Chico, CA electricity prices
3. Chico, CA annual sunny days
4. California solar state rank and solar price drop
5. California battery storage price drop
6. California state solar incentives
7. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor
8. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) net energy metering (NEM) program
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)
*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.
**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.