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Find More Peace of Mind with Solar and a Home Battery in Colorado

Sunrun Can Help You Stay Powered during Outages, Day and Night

+2.3 Mil.

Colorado residents affected by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1 

-43%

Colorado’s rooftop solar panel price drop over the last five years.2

245

Average number of sunny days per year in Colorado.3

Our country’s electric grid doesn’t have the strength necessary to keep up with our increasing demand for more electricity.4 Fortunately, the costs of rooftop solar panels and back-up storage systems have plummeted,2,5 so it could be incredibly cost-effective if you team up with a Colorado solar company like Sunrun. This can help ensure that you get the energy you need, when you need it—especially on hot summer days and cold winter nights. A switch to solar can also protect your home during outages, boost your control over electricity bills, and reduce your carbon emissions for decades.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Colorado?

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.6 We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people gain more energy independence and security. Find out which of our home solar plans, with or without an energy storage system in Colorado, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.

Create and Store Your Own Solar Power for Little to $0 Down

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Regardless of the plan you choose to start your solar journey, with or without battery storage, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your solar panel installation in Colorado for decades to come. We’re one of the best solar installers in Colorado you can team up with. When possible, we’ll even take care of the paperwork.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Colorado 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 Colorado solar energy 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 Colorado, and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal solar tax credit,* property and sales tax exemptions, as well as other incentives and rebates depending on your utility.7,8,9

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Colorado. This can help you keep your devices and appliances running during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.

Power outages impacted more than 2.3 million Coloradans from 2008 to 2017.1

High demand for electricity in summer and winter, along with unpredictable weather, put Colorado at a greater risk of blackouts.

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 Colorado back-up storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid's restored.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that’s dangerous for your health.10

Brightbox is fueled by the sun, so you can forget about the hassle of buying expensive gas and diesel. You can also monitor your Colorado solar power production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

All monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system works smoothly. This perk sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Colorado.

Colorado Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***

Incentive

Value

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.7

Property Tax Exemption for Residential Renewable Energy Equipment

Property tax exemption that excludes the added value of a solar panel system from the home’s value for tax purposes in Colorado.7

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

2.9% to 11.2% home solar system sales tax exemption.7,11

Local Utility Company Incentives and Solar Rebates

Cash incentives for the purchase of new rooftop solar panels.(Varies by utility and system size)8

Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Program

Compensation per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the system.9

Find out If You Qualify for Colorado Solar Incentives

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Join Colorado’s Clean Energy Revolution

100%

State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2040.12 

90%

Colorado’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2005 levels by 2050.13

When you create and store your own clean energy in Colorado, you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renewable, local electricity. What's more, Black Hills Energy, Xcel Energy, and other Colorado electric companies offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.14,15 Net metering in Colorado may help you save money on your future home energy costs.

Ready to bring the benefits of solar and storage into your life? Feel free to use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can keep Colorado clean and beautiful for generations to come.

SOURCES:

1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Colorado solar price drop

3. Colorado annual sunny days

4. The aging U.S. power grid is working overtime: How much more can it take?

5. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

6. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor

7. Colorado state solar incentives and rebates

8. Colorado local electric utilities incentives and rebates

9. Xcel Energy Colorado Solar Rewards Program

10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet

11. Colorado state and local sales tax rates

12. Colorado 100% Renewable Energy Roadmap

13. Colorado Energy Office (CEO) / Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap

14. Xcel Energy Colorado net energy metering (NEM) program

15. Black Hills Energy Colorado NEM program

*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. 

***Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives, and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.