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Solar and a Home Battery in Connecticut Put You in Control

Sunrun Can Help You Reduce Your Outage and Electricity-Bill Worries

+3.1 Mil.

Connecticut residents hit by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1 

+45%

Connecticut’s residential electric rates vs. the national average.2

38%

Solar power in Connecticut is more cost-effective vs. other states.3

Our country's aging and fragile power grid can’t keep up with our increasing electricity demand.4 Fortunately, the cost of rooftop solar panels and battery storage has plummeted,5,6 so now could be a great time to go solar with a Connecticut solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can give you protection dduring outages, more control over electric bills, and lower home carbon emissions for decades.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Connecticut?

As the leading home solar and energy storage company,7 we work so you can gain energy freedom and security in the most straightforward and affordable way. Find out which Sunrun solar plan, with or without battery storage in Connecticut, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.

Choose the Best Solar Plan for Your Unique Energy Needs

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or purchase plan, with or without an energy backup system, we’ll work hard to ensure that you can benefit from your Connecticut solar panel installation for decades. We’re one of the best solar installers in Connecticut that you can team up with. When possible, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Connecticut with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates, stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee, and potentially qualify for Performance-Based Incentives (PBIs).8

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of solar energy in Connecticut for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee backs it, too, and you could also qualify for PBIs.8

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system in Connecticut and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal solar tax credit,*9 property and sales tax exemptions,10,11 as well as an up-front cost reduction.8

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

Power outages impacted more than three million Connecticuters from 2008 to 2017.1

As extreme weather events continue to affect the aging U.S. electric grid, blackouts threaten to be more frequent and longer-lasting.12

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 Connecticut 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.13

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

Our monthly lease and prepaid 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 Connecticut.

Connecticut 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, 2022.9

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Property tax exemption on the added home value from the Connecticut solar array.10

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar Systems

6.35% home solar system state sales tax exemption.11,14

Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP)

For Leased Systems:

Compensation of $0.30 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the home solar power system.8

For Purchased Systems:

Compensation of up to $0.426 per installed watt. (Max. system size: 10 kilowatts (kW))8

Find out If You Qualify for Connecticut Solar Incentives

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Support Connecticut's Clean Energy Transformation

100%

Connecticut’s call to power the state with carbon-free energy sources by 2040.15 

45%

State’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2001 levels by 2030.16

Create and store your own renewable energy in Connecticut and reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and more resilient energy system that runs on clean, local electricity. What's more, Eversource (previously Connecticut Light & Power) offers a a 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.17 Net metering in Connecticut may help you save money on your future home energy costs.

Ready to take the next step? Try out our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can ensure that the State of Connecticut stays on track to meet its clean energy goals.

SOURCES:

1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Connecticut electricity prices

3. Connecticut solar power cost-effectiveness

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

5. Connecticut solar price drop

6. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

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

8. Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP)

9. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

10. Connecticut Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

11. Connecticut Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar and Geothermal Systems

12. Fouth National Climate Assessment

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

14. Connecticut state sales tax rate

15. Connecticut governor calls for 100% carbon-free power by 2040

16. Building a Low-Carbon Future for Connecticut

17. Eversource Connecticut net energy metering (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.