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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

4,297

Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1

+34%

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

287

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

Great news: You live in the ideal place for solar. 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 makes 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 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 lets 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 can help you save money on your future electric bills.

 

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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 Brightbox battery 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 low, 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 through outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or during  Time-of-Use (TOU) rate spikes.10

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.11

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 stores 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 as many times as possible until the grid is 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

100%

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

80%

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

Create and store your own clean energy in Downey and cut your dependence on toxic and dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a 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 through a safe, socially-distanced virtual consultation. 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.9

American families help us create a more resilient 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.

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Sources:

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. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

10. SCE Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans

11. California wildfires

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

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

*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.