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Solar and a Home Battery in Oakland, California: True Energy Control

Sunrun Welcomes You to a Life with Less Outage and Energy Bill Worries

4,297

Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1 

+31%

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

261

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

The cost of rooftop solar panels has fallen drastically over the last five years.4 Battery storage prices have also plummeted,5 so it could be a cost-effective move if you team up with an Oakland solar company like Sunrun. When you go solar, you can get reliable outage protection during outages and more control over electricity bills while lowering your carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in Oakland

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.6 We work to make solar power accessible for all families in America. Find out which of our home solar plans, with or without battery storage in Oakland, 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 could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar energy you produce and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Oakland could help you save money on your future electric bills.

 

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We Offer Several Choices to Start Your Solar Journey

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, with or without solar battery storage, rest easy knowing that we’re one of the best solar installers in Oakland. We’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your Oakland solar installation for decades. When possible, we’ll even take care of the paperwork.

 

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Oakland for little to $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 power in Oakland for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own an Oakland 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.8

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Oakland. 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 and utility neglect have made wildfires and related outages more common across California.

Electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which leave millions of homes without electricity for hours or days at a time.

With Brightbox, you can 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 Oakland back-up 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 back-up energy solution compared to loud and dirty generators.

You can monitor your Oakland 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 Oakland.

California’s Commitment to Clean Energy

100%

State electricity generation that will come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2045.10 

80%

California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.11

When you create and store your own clean energy in Oakland, 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 clean electricity made in California. Ready to change the way you power your life? 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.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Oakland?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to experience more energy freedom. To date, our customers’ solar panel 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



Don’t take our word for it. See what people say about being part of the clean energy revolution with Sunrun.

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SOURCES:

1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Oakland, CA electricity prices

3. Oakland, CA annual sunny days

4. California solar price drop

5. U.S. 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. California solar incentives

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)

12. 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.