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Home Energy Is Yours to Control with Solar Panels & A Home Battery in San Marcos, CA

Gain Energy Independence & Take Control of Your Electric Bills with Sunrun

San Marcos has a perfect year-round climate. And although warm weather isn’t really an enemy to daily productivity in this lplace, things change when we talk about electric bill payments. That's because electricity rates in San Marcos are almost 38% higher compared to cities in other states.1

So if you’re looking for ways to take control of your electric bills in San Marcos, why not use the 265 sunny days your city receives each year2 to put them in the past? Not only that, but partnering with a San Marcos solar company like Sunrun, will also help you reduce your carbon emissions and protect your home from outages for decades.

CA Solar Incentives Can Make Your Home Solar Installation in San Marcos Even Brighter

Aside from the savings you could generate from your roof, Californians are eligible for some attractive solar incentives. These local rebates depend on the performance of the home solar system, as well as a 30% federal tax credit if you choose to become a solar owner in the Golden State.3

How to Go Solar in San Marcos

As the nation’s largest home solar company, we put our experience to work to ensure your switch to clean, renewable power with one of our customized solar plans is done in the simplest and most affordable way possible.

So regardless if you choose to lease or purchase your Sunrun solar panels, with or without a home solar battery, you can rest easy knowing you made a smart choice.

Plus, with California’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) policy, which allows you to receive bill credits for the excess energy you create,4 you’ll have better control over your home electricity and the price you pay for it.

Made-to-fit solar solutions

 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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Why Choose Sunrun?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of Americans have chosen Sunrun to power their homes with solar. This has helped households save hundreds of millions of dollars on their electric bills* while producing nearly 4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy.5 Yes, keeping the environment healthy does pay off.

Get Peace of Mind During Outages & Wildfires with Solar Energy

As energy demand increases and extreme weather events make power outages and related wildfires more common in California. Now more than ever, American families deserve access to cleaner, safer and more reliable energy solutions.

In fact, studies have shown solar panels with home batteries can provide continuous electricity to meet community needs at times when the electric grid fails or needs to be turned off for safety reasons.6

Brightbox™ Home Battery Puts the Power in Your Hands

Brightbox is not just a solar battery in San Marcos. It’s a holistic service with a battery unit, charged by the panels on your roof, capable of storing the excess energy you create to use it when you need it most, such as during a power outage or at night — approximately 8 to 12 hours.**

Brightbox also includes professional maintenance and monitoring for 25 years, two actions which may prolong your battery’s life. And since Brightbox lets you store energy when electricity rates are low and use it as they increase, you’ll stay in control even under California’s Time-of-Use rate spikes. Welcome to the future of home energy.

Start Creating Your Own Clean, Renewable Power for Little to $0 Down

With BrightSave™ Monthly, you can lease a brand-new set of San Marcos solar panels, and enjoy the same dependable power as full ownership. But with the added benefits of professional maintenance, monitoring, and predictable rates for 25 years. BrightSave Monthly is such an affordable solar plan; it’s far too bright to look the other way.

Or if you prefer the worry-free benefits of a lease without monthly solar bills, here’s BrightSave™ Prepaid. With this plan, you can lock yourself to 25 years of power at today’s prices by making a simple, one-time upfront payment. BrightSave Prepaid comes with bumper-to-bumper coverage for the life of the system, as well. Solar plans don’t get much simpler than this.

Own Your System, Get More Benefits

Generally speaking, you’ll see more solar benefits over time if you decide to become a solar owner.7 And with our BrightBuy™ or BrightAdvantage™ plans, you have the option to pay for your home solar system upfront or, for $0 and low, fixed monthly payments.

With both plans, you’ll be eligible for full ownership benefits. Putting your name on the system, the savings, and the power for life, while building equity in your home;8 along with a 30% federal tax credit and a nearly $11,000 property tax exemption.9

In addition, with solar payback times at less than five years in San Marcos,10 and home solar systems designed to last 30 years or longer, we’re sure you’ll be proud of being a solar owner for decades.

Now’s Your Time to Create a Better Energy Future in San Marcos

Whenever you want to talk about your solar options, our team is here for you. Best of all, with Sunrun, taking the first step won’t cost you a thing. Because with us, personalized solar quotes are always free.

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San Marcos Schools

Universities & Colleges

CSU has long been involved in climate change issues since 1990, and the CA Community Colleges are certifying students for businesses supporting new green technologies.

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San Marcos Government

Municipal & Government

Since 2006 San Marcos, CA has been hard at work on global warming solutions to support projects that reduce its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions 15% by 2020

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San Marcos Parks


The city of San Marcos has 60 miles of trails in its parks. Park rangers have assisted with events such as solar power exploration, bird basics, reptile day and more!

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San Marcos Things To Do

Things to Do

Check out Jack's Pond Park and Nature Center. There are sure to be events covering everything from arthropods and climate, to solar and weather exhibits.

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