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Solar Panels and a Battery in San Diego, CA: The Bright Side of Your Energy Future

Create and Store Your Own Power With Sunrun, Right at Home

California suffered almost 4,300 outages in the past decade, impacting more than 22 million households.1 Recent data also shows residential electricity rates in San Diego are nearly 38% higher compared to cities in other states.2 

Fortunately, with higher efficiency, government incentives and improved technology, home solar panel installation prices are falling.3 And since there are 266 sunny days per year on average in ‘America’s Finest City’,4 teaming up with a San Diego solar company like Sunrun is a smart way to get clean, affordable power.

How to Go Solar in San Diego

As the largest residential solar, storage and energy services company in the country,5 Sunrun ensures you can go solar in the most affordable way possible. Check out our home solar plans to see if leasing or purchasing is more suitable for you.

In addition, with San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) net metering program, you can earn credits for the excess electricity you produce.6 So you’ll have more control over your electric bills.

Why Sunrun?

For over a decade, Sunrun has helped hundreds of thousands of households take control of their energy bills and get outage protection while generating billions of kilowatt-hours of carbon-free energy.

Learn how creating and storing solar power has improved Sunrun customers' lives.

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Dan Wolfson | San Diego, CA | Customer Testimonial

Dan Wolfson Sunrun Solar Customer

"The thing that convinced me was that [Sunrun] had the leasing option which allowed us to get [solar panels] for a low upfront payment and have them right away!"

California Solar Incentives, Rebates & Tax Credits

Solar Savings Types Value of Savings
Federal Solar Tax Credit  26% of the final cost of the solar system
Local utility solar rebates $0.20 to $1.25 per watt
Learn More About California Solar Incentives

**Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a solar system from Sunrun.

Brightbox™: Affordable and Reliable Outage Protection

As the climate changes, power outages are happening more often and lasting longer. The Golden State’s fire season has evolved into a year-long battle against stronger, faster wildfires. To keep communities safe, California electric companies are conducting Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) to reduce the risk of wildfires sparked by electrical lines.8 

Nobody knows when the next outage will strike, but with a home solar and battery storage solution like Brightbox, now you can be prepared. Charged by your rooftop solar panels, Brightbox delivers clean, affordable energy that regenerates daily. Meaning, you can run your devices and appliances for approximately 8 to 12 hours* during blackouts, at night or when electric rates are highest. You can stay in control even under California’s Time-of-Use rate spikes

Brightbox comes with free maintenance and monitoring for 25 years to help prolong your battery’s life. A unique benefit other home batteries in San Diego don’t offer.

Clean, Safe Energy for San Diego

Put Solar Panels on Your Roof for Little to $0 Down

With BrightSave™ Monthly, you can lease new Sunrun solar panels for as little as $0 down, and enjoy the same renewable energy as with solar ownership. But with the added perks of low, predictable monthly solar payments, as well as professional monitoring, maintenance and insurance for 25 years, thanks to our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

If you prefer the worry-free benefits of a solar lease without paying monthly bills, BrightSave™ Prepaid may suit you better. Just make a simple, one-time upfront payment, and you’ll lock in lower electricity rates than what you pay your electric company now. BrightSave Prepaid gives you the best value in solar, and it includes our Sunrun Guarantee, too, for your peace of mind.

Home Solar System Owners Get More Benefits

With Sunrun, you have the choice to own new San Diego solar panels by paying upfront with BrightBuy™ or, for a $0 down financing option with low, fixed monthly payments with BrightAdvantage™. Both solar plans allow you to own the system and power for life while building home equity.

As a new home solar system owner, you’re eligible for San Diego solar tax credits, including a federal solar tax credit,9** and a property tax exclusion from the added home value of your new system until the end of 2024.10 

If the average solar payback time in San Diego is less than 4.5 years,11 and solar panel systems are designed to last 30 years or longer, we’re sure you’ll be a happy San Diego County system owner for decades.

The Time for Clean Energy Is Now, and California Is Ready

California is working to transition to 100% clean, carbon-free electricity by 2045.12 The Golden State is also committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.13

You can support California’s ambitious clean energy goals by choosing to create and store your own solar energy in San Diego with Sunrun. Request a free, personalized solar quote to find out if Sunrun is a good match for you and your family’s energy needs.