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Solar Panels San Francisco

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


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


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


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

When you team up with a San Francisco solar company like Sunrun you can build a brighter energy future that starts today, especially when you consider that the costs of rooftop solar panels and home batteries have plummeted.4,5 If you go solar, you can protect your home during unexpected outages, boost your control over electricity bills, and significantly lower your carbon footprint for decades.

How to Go Solar in San Francisco

As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 we work to make solar power accessible for you and your family. Discover which Sunrun solar plan, with or without battery storage in San Francisco, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that lets you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.7 Net metering in San Francisco can help you save money on your future electric bills.


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

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or purchase plan along with solar battery storage, rest easy knowing that we’re one of the best solar installers in the Bay Area. We want you to be happy with your San Francisco solar panel installation for decades to come. When possible, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in San Francisco for little to $0 down. Lock in low, 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 San Francisco for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a San Francisco 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 system, to your solar installation in San Francisco. This can help keep you powered through outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or during Time-of-Use (TOU) rate spikes.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 helps 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 San Francisco battery storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid is 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 San Francisco 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 runs smoothly. This benefit sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in San Francisco.

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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Help Us Shape California’s Energy Future, Today


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

A Sunrun system lets you create and store your own San Francisco clean energy and reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. We’ve helped thousands of San Franciscans change the way they power their lives. Check out how one of the "Painted Lady" homes shines with Sunrun solar panels.

Ready to join the clean energy revolution? 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 San Francisco?

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

See what people say about their Sunrun solar installations and battery systems.

Northern California


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. San Francisco, CA electricity prices

3. San Francisco, 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.