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Take Control with Solar and a Home Battery in Kern County, California

Now’s a Great Time to Put Outage and Rate Spike Worries Behind You


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


Kern County’s residential electricity rates vs. cities in other states.2


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

Rooftop solar panel4 and back-up power system costs have hit an all-time low in California.5 It’s no wonder why more people choose to team up with a Kern County solar company like Sunrun to experience energy freedom. When you create and store your own clean energy in Kern County, you can protect your home from outages, boost control over electric bills, and lower your carbon footprint for decades.

How to Go Solar in Kern County

As the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.,6 Sunrun works so you can gain energy independence from your electric utility and get the peace of mind you deserve. Find out which of our solar plans, with or without battery storage in Kern County, 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 energy you create.7 Net metering in Kern County can help you save money on your future electricity bills.

A Solar Lease or Purchase Plan? We Give You Options

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or purchase plan along with a Brightbox battery storage system, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your solar panel installation in Kern County for decades. We’re one of the best solar installers in Kern County. If possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Kern County 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 solar energy in Kern County 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 Kern County, and you could build home value. You may qualify for California solar incentives, like the federal solar tax credit,** a property tax exclusion, and a solar rebate for battery storage.10

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

Wildfires and outages caused by climate change and utility neglect have impacted millions of Californians.

Electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which 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 Kern County energy back-up system 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 back-up energy solution compared to loud and dirty generators.

You can monitor your solar energy production 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 benefit sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Kern County.

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 costs to make the switch

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Join California’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

When you create and store your own Kern County solar power, you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangereous fossil fuels. This will help to build a modern and more reliable energy system that runs on local, renewable electricity. Ready to experience the benefits of solar and storage? Try out our Product Selector to find the best solar plan for your home 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 Kern County?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have teamed up with Sunrun to build a better energy future for their families and the whole nation. To date, our customers’ residential solar panel systems 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.8

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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.

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1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Kern County, California electricity costs

3. Kern County, California sunny days per year

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. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

9. PG&E Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans

10. California solar incentives

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

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