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Solar and a Home Battery in San Jose, California Can Put You in Control

It’s Time to Leave Outage and Electric Bill Worries Behind


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.


San Jose’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2


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

The cost of solar panels in California have fallen 43% over the last five years.4 As battery storage prices have also plummeted,5 now could be a great time to make the switch with a San Jose solar company like Sunrun. If you go solar, you can get protection during outages, more control over your energy bills, and lower home carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in San Jose

As the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the country,6 we work to make solar power accessible for homeowners like you. Discover which Sunrun solar plan, with or without battery storage in San Jose, is the best fit 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 energy you produce and send to the grid.7 Net metering in San Jose, California may help you save money on your future home energy costs.


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 the federal tax credit schedule from 2021 to 2024 chart. 26% federal tax credit in 2021 & 2022, steps down to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024
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Lease or Own a New System for Little to $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with solar battery storage, our goal is to ensure that you're completely satisfied with your San Jose solar installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in the Bay Area that you can team up with, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you whenever possible.

Monthly Plan

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

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System Purchase

Own a San Jose 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 San Jose. 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 San Jose 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 San Jose 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 perk sets Brightbox apart from other solar batteries in San Jose.

Join California's 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 San Jose and you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and more resilient energy system that runs on clean, affordable power made locally. Ready to get protection during outages and more control over electricity bills? 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 Jose?

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 Sunrun solar panel and battery systems.

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University San Jose


In 2017, SJSU founded a solar power design team. The team plays an important role in the design of a state of the art solar power system for the Spartan Superway.

SJSU Solar Design Team
Government San Jose

Municipal & Government

About a fifth of electricity used in San José comes from renewable sources. They plan on increasing their renewable energy portfolio in the years to come

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Parks San Jose


Enjoy one of the 200+ parks San Jose offers. The Municipal Rose Garden is a must visit. Almost everyday something will be in full bloom.

Municipal Rose GardenSan Jose Parks Foundation
Things to Do San Jose

Things to Do

Children will love learning and enhancing their knowledge at the Children's Discovery Museum. For a full family experience, check out the San Jose Musem of Art.

Children's Discovery MuseumSan Jose Museum of Art
Northern California


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. San Jose, CA electricity prices

3. San Jose, 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. 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.