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Orange County Solar Panels

Sunrun Can Help You Experience More Energy Freedom and Security


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


Orange County residential electricity rates vs. cities in other states.2


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

California is the best state for solar energy in the country.4 What’s more, the costs of rooftop solar panels and back-up storage systems have plummeted in California,4,5 so there hasn’t been a better time to team up with an Orange County solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can be a cost-effective move to protect your home during outages, boost your control over rising energy costs, and lower your carbon footprint for decades.

How to Go Solar in Orange County

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.6 We work so you can power your home in a cleaner, more affordable, and resilient way. Find out which of our solar plans, with or without a home battery in Orange County, is the best match for your budget and energy needs.

Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your bill for the excess electricity your solar installation produces and sends to the electric grid.7,8 Net metering in Orange County 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 go solar

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Our Made-to-Fit Solar Plans Start at $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with a battery storage system, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your solar panel installation in Orange County for decades to come. As one of the best solar installers in Orange County that you can team up with, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you when possible.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Orange County for 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 Orange County solar power 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 Orange County 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.9

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun's battery storage service, to your solar installation in Orange County. This can help keep you powered through outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or during Time-of-Use (TOU) rate spikes.10,11

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.12

California wildfires, along with their related outages and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS),13,14 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 Orange County home battery 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 Orange County solar energy 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 Orange County, California.

Join California’s Clean Energy Revolution


State electricity generation that will come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2045.15


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.16

If you decide to create and store your own clean energy in Orange County, you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renewable electricity made in California. Ready to bring the benefits of solar and storage into your home? 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 Orange County?

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.17

American families help us create better energy future for the whole nation, one home solar installation at a time. These are their stories.

Southern California


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Orange County, CA electricity prices

3. Orange County, CA annual sunny days

4. California solar price drop

5. California battery storage price drop

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

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

8. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) NEM program

9. California solar incentives

10. SCE Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans

11. SDG&E TOU pricing plans

12. California wildfires

13. SCE rolling blackouts

14. SDG&E rolling blackouts

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

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

17. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*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.