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Solar and a Home Battery in San Luis Obispo, California: More Peace of Mind

Keep Control during Outages and Rising Energy Rates with Sunrun


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


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


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

Now’s a great time to switch to solar. Rooftop solar panels and home battery system costs have plummeted.4,5 What's more, Sunrun is one of the best San Luis Obispo solar companies that you can team up with. This move can give you protection during outages and more control over electric bills while reducing your carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in San Luis Obispo

As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 we work so you can gain energy independence and security. Check out our solar plans, with or without battery storage in San Luis Obispo, to see which 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 lets you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar energy you create and send to the grid.7 Net metering in San Luis Obispo might help you save money on your future electricity bills.

Lease or Own a New Solar System with as Little as $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, with or without a Brightbox back-up energy system, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your solar panel installation in San Luis Obispo for decades. As one of the best solar installers in San Luis Obispo, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you whenever possible.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in San Luis Obispo with as little as $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 energy in San Luis Obispo for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system in San Luis Obispo, 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 Luis Obispo. This can help keep you powered through outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or during Time-of-Use (TOU) rate spikes.9

Wildfires and outages caused by climate change and utility neglect have impacted millions of Californians.

Electric companies are rolling out Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which leave 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 Luis Obispo energy 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 Luis Obispo solar power production 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 Luis Obispo.

Solar, with incentives

 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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California’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goals


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 solar power in San Luis Obispo, you reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. Sunrun is one of the best solar installers in San Luis Obispo that you can choose to start your solar journey. Ready to take the next step? 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 Sunrun in San Luis Obispo?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to change the way they power their lives. To date, our customers’ solar panel installations 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 joining the clean energy revolution.

San Luis Obispo, CA Spotlight Group

San Luis Obispo School

Universities & Colleges

Cal Poly’s motto is to "learn by doing." Its students are prepared to drive change in sustainability and be stewards of the environment for a better tomorrow.

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo Government

Municipal & Government

San Luis Obispo has declared June 20th "Net Zero Energy Day." What better day than the Summer Solstice to address climate change - a major issue for this city.

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San Luis Obispo Parks


Solar panels will be installed on parking canopies at Sherwood and Centennial parks. The energy collected will also be used to power facilities, saving millions of dollars.

Visit and Reserve Parks
San Luis Obispo Things To Do

Things to Do

Wineries in San Luis Obispo are known for their whites and reds. And most SLO vineyards are also under green management and SIP certified - Sustainability in Practice.California Polytechnic State University

Things to Do
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1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Report

2. San Luis Obispo, CA electricity prices

3. San Luis Obispo, CA annual sunny days

4. California solar price drop

5. U.S. battery storage systems 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 plans

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

*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. 

**We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.