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Real Energy Control with Solar and a Home Battery in Petaluma, California

Sunrun Can Help You Break Free from Outages and Rate Spike Worries


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1 


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


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

Did you know that California is the #1 state for solar in the U.S.?4 Over the last five years, California’s rooftop solar panel costs have fallen 43%,4 and U.S. battery storage prices have also plummeted by about 80%.5 It’s no surprise more homeowners are choosing to team up with a Petaluma solar company like Sunrun. If you go solar, you can protect your home during planned and unexpected outages, boost your control over electricity bills, and effectively lower your carbon footprint for decades.

How to Go Solar in Petaluma

As the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 we work so you can have access to cleaner, more affordable, and reliable energy at home. See which Sunrun solar plan, with or without back-up power in Petaluma, 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 power you produce and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Petaluma may help you save money on future electric bills.


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Choose the Ideal Solar Plan for Your Home

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, with or without solar storage, our goal is to ensure that you're completely satisfied with your Petaluma solar panel installation for decades to come. As one of the best solar installers in California, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you when possible.

Monthly Plan

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

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System Purchase

Own a Petaluma 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 Petaluma. 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.

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 Petaluma back-up energy 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 Petaluma solar energy 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 perk sets Brightbox apart from other solar batteries in Petaluma.

California Is at the Front of the Clean Energy Revolution


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

Create and store your own clean energy in Petaluma and 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, affordable electricity made locally. Ready to bring solar and storage to your home? 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.

Sunrun solar installers on roof installing a solar array

Why Choose Sunrun in Petaluma?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to gain more energy independence and security. 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 experience with Sunrun.

Northern California


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Petaluma, CA electricity prices

3. Petaluma, CA annual sunny days

4. California solar state rank and 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)

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.