Solar power is our most abundant renewable energy source. Fresno basks in 270 sunny days per year1 and homeowners are harnessing their sunshine’s power. It’s not surprising that the city has the third-highest number of California homes with solar.2
Fresno is the state’s fifth largest city3 and supports residential solar to supply resilient clean energy. While there’s numerous home solar companies in Fresno, Sunrun is the local leader. Our solar advisors provide solutions you can count on for charging your appliances, cooling your home and ensuring energy security.
Installing solar panel system and a home battery in Fresno enables you to generate your own energy and control utility bills. Local households pay almost 32% higher electricity costs than other states.4 Reducing household energy costs is driving residential solar in Fresno as thousands of homeowners convert to affordable, renewable solar.2
In 2019, the cost of an average 5-kilowatt installation in Fresno was $15,500. After federal, state and other incentives, your net price could be thousands less. Fresno residents can typically anticipate a payback period of 5.85 years plus a 20-year savings of $64,953. The average cost per watt is $3.10.5 Lock-in long-term, low electricity rates with a Sunrun solar energy system.
|Solar Savings Types||Value of Savings|
|Federal Solar Tax Credit||30% of the final cost of the solar system|
|Other Programs||Variable (Net metering)|
|Local utility solar rebates||$0.20 to $1.25 per watt|
**Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a solar system from Sunrun.
Solar can power homes through unpredictable blackouts due to weather extremes. While Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is implementing preemptive rolling blackouts to reduce wildfire risks,6 the utility may disrupt power to millions of customers and last for days.7
Sunrun knows there’s a better way. Our solar panels8 and Brightbox9 home battery powers your home during blackouts and at night. It provides clean backup energy for approximately 8 to 12 hours and refuels every day with the sun. Also, with a Fresno home battery storage system, you aren’t hit with high time-of-use (TOU) rates.10 The battery stores free energy for later use when electric company rates are high.
Fresno residents may be eligible for the state’s Single-family Affordable Solar Homes Program (SASH), which has been extended to 2021. It provides up-front rebates to help low-income homeowners go solar.11
The state’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program is a driving force in the city’s solar revolution. In 2019, more than 23,300 Fresno homes participated.2 California’s NEM12 policy allows homeowners credits toward their energy bill, regardless if you lease, purchase or finance your solar energy system.13 PG&E is required to provide net metering to all their Fresno solar customers.14
Fresno residential solar installations are also eligible for the federal solar tax credit.15 In 2019, the tax credit is 30%. It drops to 26% in 2020.* Sunrun is the best solar company in Fresno for cashing in on available incentives. For more information, check out DSIRE.16
With Sunrun’s BrightSave Monthly,17 you save on monthly electricity bills for $0 down, and make low monthly payments. Or, maximize savings with BrightSave Prepaid.18 You prepay for 20 years of electricity at today’s rates and avoid rising costs.
Own a system on your terms with BrightBuy.19 Just pay a one-time upfront cost to gain complete ownership and incentives. Or, own a system on terms within your budget via BrightAdvantage.20 Purchase your system with a hassle-free loan, receive a low fixed interest rate and have no upfront payments.
Installing solar is a financial home run in Fresno.14 Getting your Fresno solar panels from a Sunrun installer means you’ll score savings with a custom solar plan for your lifestyle and budget. Plus, to protect your community’s environment and nearby national parks, solar is the healthy, safe alternative to our aging grid powered by fossil fuels.
We’re the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. When you’re ready, Sunrun is the leader among Fresno solar companies. We’re here to help you build a clean, affordable energy future. Contact Sunrun to learn more.
A climate of intellectual curiosity is alive and well in Fresno, Ca - where colleges offer programs in the Earth and Environmental Sciences that will shape our future.Fresno Pacific UniversityFresno City College
The city of Fresno, Ca is committed to building green; constructing buildings and communities that are sustainable and environmentally responsible.City of Fresno
Fresno, Ca has an ongoing, master plan for its parks called Fresno Parks Vision 2050. New parks are designed and maintained for energy efficiency.Parks, Trails & Facilities
* We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the federal solar tax credit on your federal taxes