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Protect Your Home with Solar and Battery Storage in Massachusetts

Sunrun Can Help You Take Control during Outages and Rising Electricity Costs

+4.3 Mil.

Bay Staters hit by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1 

+25%

Massachusetts’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2

#8

Massachusetts is one of the top ten states in the U.S. for solar.3

Did you know that the costs of rooftop solar panels and energy storage systems in Massachusetts are at an all-time low?3,4 It could be an incredibly cost-effective decision if you team up with a Massachusetts solar company like Sunrun today. A switch to solar can give you protection during outages, more control over electric bills, and lower home carbon emissions for decades.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Massachusetts?

As the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,5 we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people gain energy independence and security with their solar arrays. Find out which Sunrun solar plan, with or without a home battery in Massachusetts, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.

 

We Have a Solar Plan for Almost Any Budget

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with energy backup, we’ll work hard so that you’re happy with your solar panel installation in Massachusetts for decades to come. As one of the best solar installers in Massachusetts, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you whenever possible.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal tax credit,*6 a state tax credit,7 bill credits for your excess solar production,8,9 as well as a property and a sales tax exemption.10

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

From 2008 to 2017, Massachusetts endured 823 power outages.1

Severe storms and outages are hard to predict, but with Brightbox, you can be better prepared for any scenario at any 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 Massachusetts back-up solar 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.11

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

Our monthly and prepaid lease plans include proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system works smoothly. This unique perk sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Massachusetts. 

Massachusetts 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, 2022.6

Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit

The 15% state solar tax credit is available for a purchased rooftop panel system installed on an individual’s primary residence in Massachusetts. (Max. $1,000 state tax reduction)7

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

Compensation per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the system.8,9

Solar Installation Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption on the added home value from a solar panel system.10

Home Solar Project Sales Tax Exemption

6.25% home solar system state sales tax exemption.10,12

Mass Solar Loan Program

Qualified low-income homeowners can get access to a low-interest loan to install a residential solar project.13

Find out If You Qualify for Massachusetts Solar Incentives

Support the Bay State's Shift to Clean Energy

35%

State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2030 and an additional 1% each year after.14 

80%

The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) calls for a cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.15

Create and store your own clean energy in Massachusetts, and you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renewable and local electricity. Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil Corporation offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess energy you produce and send to the grid.16 Net metering in Massachusetts can help you save money on electricity bills.

Whenever you’re ready to take the next step, use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can keep Massachusetts on the right track towards a cleaner energy future.

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SOURCES:

1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Massachusetts electricity costs

3. Massachusetts solar state rank and solar price drop

4. U.S. battery storage price drop

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

6. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

7. Massachusetts Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit

8. Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program / Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

9. Massachusetts SREC market value

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

11. Massachusetts solar incentives, solar tax credits, and solar rebates

12. Massachusetts state sales tax

13. Massachusetts Mass Solar Loan / Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass)

14. Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

15. Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA)

16. Massachusetts net energy metering (NEM) programs

*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.