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Solar and Storage in Downey, California: Your Gateway to Energy Independence

Get Protection during Outages and Bill Spikes with Sunrun, Starting Today


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


Downey residential electricity rates vs. cities in other states.2


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

Great news: You live in the ideal place for solar, as the costs of rooftop solar panels and back-up storage systems have plummeted in California.4,5 What’s more, there’s plenty of year-round sunshine3 and excellent solar incentives in Downey.6 This could make it more cost-effective than ever to team up with a Downey solar company like Sunrun to gain energy independence. A switch to solar can give you protection during outages, more control over rising energy costs, and reduce your home's carbon footprint for decades.

How to Go Solar in Downey

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.7 We work so you can experience more energy freedom and security. Find out which of our solar plans, with or without a home battery in Downey, is the best fit for your budget and energy needs.

Southern California Edison (SCE) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that could let you earn credits on your bill for the excess electricity your solar installation produces and sends to the electric grid.8 Net metering in Downey may help you save money on your future electric bills.


Solar with incentives

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


  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to make the switch

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How Would You Like to Start Your Solar Journey?

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

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Downey 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 Downey solar energy 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 Downey 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 a home battery system.6

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

Climate change has increased U.S. wildfires. California alone was impacted by 14 of the 20 biggest wildfires on record in the past 15 years.10

California wildfires, along with their related outages and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (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 back-up power for later use.

Brightbox is the Downey 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 energy storage solution compared to loud and dirty generators.

You can monitor your Downey solar power 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 works smoothly. This perk sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Downey, California.

Join the Golden State’s Clean Energy Revolution


State electricity generation that will come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2045.11


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.12

Create and store your own clean energy in Downey and reduce your dependence on toxic and dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renewable electricity made in California. Ready to take the next step? 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.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Downey?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to change the way they power 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.13

American families can help us create a better energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel system at a time. 

See what people say about their Sunrun solar panel and battery systems.

Southern California


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Downey, CA electricity prices

3. Downey, CA annual sunny days

4. California solar price drop

5. California battery storage price drop

6. California solar incentives

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

8. Southern California Edison net energy metering (NEM) program

9. SCE Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans

10. California wildfires

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

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

13. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*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.