Stay in Control with Solar and a Home Battery in Santa Barbara, California
Sunrun Can Help You Stayed Powered during Outages and Rate Spikes
Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1
Santa Barbara’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2
Average number of sunny days per year in Santa Barbara, CA.3
The costs of residential rooftop solar panels and back-up power systems have plummeted.4,5 It could be more cost-effective than ever to team up with a Santa Barbara solar company like Sunrun and gain more peace of mind. A switch to solar can give you protection during outages, more control over electric bills, and lower home carbon emissions for decades to come.
How to Go Solar in Santa Barbara
As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 we work so you can experience more energy independence from your utility company. Discover which of our solar plans, with or without battery storage in Santa Barbara, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.
Southern California Edison has a (SCE) net energy metering (NEM) program that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar energy you create and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Santa Barbara may help you save money on your future electricity bills.
Solar with incentives
- Learn about the federal tax credit
- Find your ideal system and battery
- Get your costs to switch to solar
How Do You Want to Start Your Solar Journey?
Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with a back-up power system, our goal is to ensure that you're completely satisfied with your solar panel installation in Santa Barbara for decades. As one of the best solar installers in California that you can team up with, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you when possible.
Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Santa Barbara with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly payments and get our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.
Full Amount Lease
Prepay for up to 25 years of solar energy in Santa Barbara for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.
Own a home solar system in Santa Barbara, 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 energy storage.8
Solar + Brightbox™
Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Santa Barbara. This can help keep you powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, at night, or when Time-of-Use (TOU) rates spike.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 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 Santa Barbara battery storage 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 energy storage solution, compared to loud and dirty generators.
You can monitor your Santa Barbara 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 works smoothly. This perk sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Santa Barbara, California.
California Goes All-in with Clean Energy
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 clean energy in Santa Barbara, you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on local, renewable electricity. Ready to go solar? 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.
Why Choose Sunrun in Santa Barbara?
Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to change the way they power their lives. 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 more resilient energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel system at a time. See what people say about their Sunrun solar panel and battery systems.
1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report
2. Santa Barbara, CA electricity prices
3. Santa Barbara, 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. Southern California Edison net energy metering (NEM) program
8. California solar incentives
9. SCE 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)
*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.