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Solar and Storage in Palo Alto, California Can Give You the Control You Need

Team up with Sunrun to Reduce Your Worries during Outages and Rate Spikes


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1 


California’s solar price drop over the last five years.2


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

Great news: California is the best state for solar in the U.S.2 Thanks to the plummeting costs of rooftop solar panels and energy back-up systems,2,4 as well as excellent solar incentives in California,5 now could be an ideal time to team up with a Palo Alto solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can protect your home during outages, lower your carbon footprint, and boost your control over electric bills for decades.

How to Go Solar in Palo Alto

Sunrun is the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company.6 We work so you can change the way you power your life. Discover which of our solar plans, with or without a home battery in Palo Alto, is the best match for your budget and energy needs.

If you get your power from The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU), you may qualify to enroll in their net energy metering (NEM) program. CPAU’s net metering program could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Palo Alto, California could help you save money on your future electricity bills.


Solar made better

Federal Tax Credit (ITC) schedule: 26% in 2022, 22% in 2023, and ends in 2024.


  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to go solar today

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Lease or Own a New Home Solar System in Palo Alto

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, along with a back-up storage system, our goal is to ensure that you’re happy with your Palo Alto solar panel installation for decades to come. We’re one of the best solar installers in California that you can team up with. When possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.


Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Palo Alto 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 energy in Palo Alto for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a Palo Alto photovoltaic (PV) system, and you could build home value. You might qualify for California solar incentives, like the federal solar tax credit,* a property tax exclusion, and a solar rebate for battery storage.5

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Palo Alto. This can help keep you powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or when Time-of-Use (TOU) rates spike.8

Utility neglect and climate change have caused a rise in wildfires and related outages across the Golden State.

Electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which leave homes without electricity for hours or days at a time.9

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 Palo Alto battery 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 Palo Alto solar power production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

Our monthly lease and prepaid lease 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 Palo Alto.

California’s 100% Clean Energy Future Is in Sight


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


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

When you create and store your own clean energy in Palo Alto, 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 local, renewable electricity. Ready to join the solar revolution? 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.

Sunrun solar installers moving solar panels from the back of a Sunrun truck

Why Choose Sunrun in Palo Alto?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to choose where their power comes from. 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.12

American families can help us create a better energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel installation at a time. See what people say about their Sunrun solar and storage systems.

Northern California


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. California solar state rank and solar price drop

3. Palo Alto, CA annual sunny days

4. California battery storage price drop

5. California state solar incentives

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

7. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) net energy metering (NEM) program

8. CPAU Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans

9. CPAU Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) 

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.