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Solar and a Home Battery in Sunnyvale, California Offer More Peace of Mind

Sunrun Can Put You in Control during Outages and Rising Energy Costs


Power outages that hit California from 2008 to 2017.1


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


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

Solar panel costs in California have fallen 45% over the last five years,4 while battery storage prices have also plummeted in the state.5 If you choose a Sunnyvale solar company like Sunrun to create and store your own energy at home, it can be a cost-effective move to get protection through unexpected blackouts. A switch to solar can also boost control over your electricity bills and lower your carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in Sunnyvale

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.6 We work so you can gain energy freedom and security. Find out which of our solar plans, with or without back-up power, is the best match 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 produce and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Sunnyvale, California can help you save money on your future electric bills.

We Have Several Plans to Help You Start Your Solar Journey

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or own your solar panels outright, with or without a Brightbox battery storage system, you can benefit from your Sunnyvale solar panel installation for decades to come. We’re one of the best solar installers in Santa Clara County, California, and whenever possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

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

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System Purchase

Own a Sunnyvale 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.10

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun's battery storage system, to your solar installation in Sunnyvale. This can help keep you powered during 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 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.

It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid's restored. Brightbox is the Sunnyvale battery storage solution that puts you in control.

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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale.

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California Is Going All-in with Carbon-Free Energy


State electricity generation that will come from clean and renewable energy sources by 2045.11


California’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.12

When you create and store your own clean energy in Sunnyvale, you can cut your dependence on fossil fuels and help build a more resilient system that runs on solar power made in California. Ready to take control of your home energy? 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 Sunnyvale?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to build a brighter energy future for their families and the whole nation. 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.8

See what people say about their Sunrun solar power systems and home batteries.

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*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.


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Sunnyvale electricity prices

3. Sunnyvale 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) program

8. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

9. PG&E Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan

10. California solar incentives

11. California 100% Clean Energy Act (Senate Bill 100)

12. California Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (Senate Bill 350)