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Solar and Battery Storage in Big Island, Hawaii Can Give You More Peace of Mind

Take Control of Rising Electricity Costs with Sunrun, Starting Today

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Hawaii electricity rates vs. the national average.1

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Hawaiians pay the highest electricity prices in the country.2

238%

Hawaii solar energy is more than twice as cost-effective vs. other states.3

Thanks to the plummeting costs of rooftop solar panels and back-up power systems,4,5 along with an annual average of 240 sunny days,6 it can be incredibly cost-effective to team up with a Big Island solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can help boost your control over electric bills and reduce your home’s carbon emissions for decades to come. 

How to Go Solar in Big Island

As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,7 Sunrun works so you can experience the benefits of solar power, simply and affordably. Discover which of our home solar plans, with or without a home battery in Big Island, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.

 

Choose the Best Solar Plan for Your Home Energy Needs

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you decide to get a solar lease or a purchase plan, with or without a back-up storage system, our goal is to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with your Big Island solar panel installation. Sunrun is one of the best solar installers in Hawaii 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 Hawaii with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of Big Island solar power for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a Big Island home solar power system and you could boost your home value. You may be eligible for Hawaii solar incentives, like the federal tax credit** and a state tax credit.8

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

Hawaii's electric utility prices are the highest in the U.S.2

With a Brightbox home battery in Big Island, electricity is as local as you can get.

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 battery.*

When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox can turn on at night. This is the Keaau energy storage solution that puts you in control of your energy usage.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that's dangerous for your health.9

You can monitor your Hawaii solar production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

Brightbox is more than just a solar battery in Big Island. All monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly.

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Help Us Preserve the Beauty of Hawaii

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Hawaii is the most fossil-fuel dependent state in the nation.10

100%

State electricity generation that will come from clean energy sources by 2045, thanks to the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI).11

Create and store your own clean energy in Big Island and reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renwable electricity made locally. Ready to make rising energy costs a thing of the past? Use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can ensure Hawaii continues to shine as a natural wonder.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Big Island?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to experience more energy independence and security. 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.12

American families help us create a more resilient energy future for the whole nation, one home solar installation at a time. These are their stories.

Hawaii Spotlight Group

Universities & Colleges

Hawaii: One of the 1st states to tap into sun power. The University of Hawaii on the Big Island supports clean energy by offering classes in global warming and climate change

University of Hawaii at HiloUniversity of Hawaii

Municipal & Government

The Hawaii Green Business Program is a free state program that recognizes businesses that strive to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Official Website of the Aloha StateHawaii Green Business Program

Parks

The Big Island supports sustainable industries using sunshine, seawater and ingenuity. Do you believe in sun power? Visit HI Ocean Science & Technology Park while you're there.

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Things to Do

Begin your solar journey when you visit the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park. This Big Island park provides resources and facilities for energy and ocean-related research.

Things to Do on the Big IslandHawaii Ocean Science and Technology

SOURCES:

1. Hawaii electricity prices

2. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) — Electricity prices by state

3. Hawaii solar cost-effectiveness

4. Hawaii solar price drop

5. U.S. battery storage price drop

6. Hawaii annual sunny days

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

8. Hawaii solar incentives

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

10. EIA — Hawaii state energy profile

11. Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI)

12. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*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.