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Get More Peace of Mind with Solar and a Home Battery in New York City

Sunrun Can Help You Stay Protected during Outages and Rising Energy Costs

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New York State residents hit by outages from 2008 to 2017.1


New York City's residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2


New York’s solar price drop over the last five years.3

New York City basks in an average of 224 sunny days per year.4 What's more, with the costs of residential solar panels and energy storage systems at an all-time low,3,5 it could be incredibly cost-effective to team up with a New York City solar company like Sunrun to gain energy independence. This move can give you protection during outages, boost your control over expensive electric bills, and reduce your home carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in NYC

As the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.,6 we work so you can create and store your own solar power at home. Find out which of our solar plans, with or without battery storage in NYC, is the best match for your needs.

Consolidated Edison (ConEd) and New York State’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) program could let you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar energy you create and send to the grid.7,8 In fact, the VDER program may help you save money on future electricity bills. In other states, this arrangement is known as net metering (NEM).


We Have a Solar Plan for Almost Any Budget

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. As one of the best solar installers in New York, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands. Our goal is to ensure that you're completely satisfied with your New York City solar panel installation for decades. When possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you. 

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in New York City 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 New York City solar energy for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a New York solar panel system and you could build home value. You may qualify for New York State solar incentives, like the federal tax credit,** a state tax credit, and solar rebates, as well as property and sales tax exemptions.9

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

New York State endured 1,528 power outages from 2008 to 2017.1

As extreme weather events continue to affect the East Coast, you can prepare for the unexpected with Brightbox.

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 NYC 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.

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

Solar, with incentives

Take advantage of the increased federal tax credit by switching to solar!


  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to go solar today

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New York State Steps up Its Clean Energy Efforts


State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2030.11


New York’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.11

Create and store your own New York City clean energy with Sunrun and reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renewable electricity made in New York. Ready to start your solar journey? 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 New York’s energy future is bright for everyone, starting today.

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Why Choose Sunrun in New York City?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to change the way they power their lives. To date, our customers’ solar arrays have generated billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean 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

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

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New York City Schools

Universities & Colleges

Institutions of higher education in NY City offer courses on complex energy and environmental issues, training the global leaders of tomorrow in earth and atmospheric sciences.

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New York City Government

Municipal & Government

NY City is determined to play a positive role in the health of our climate by tapping into solar energy and providing economic opportunities through power from the sun.

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New York City Parks


Last year, the NY city parks commissioner and community members extended free wifi and free solar mobile charging stations for the public at 15 parks and beaches.

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New York City Things To Do

Things to Do

Visit the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn - the first official community facility to use a back-up solar system as part of its resiliency initiative.

Things to See and Do


1. Eaton Annual Blackout Tracker Report

2. New York City electricity prices

3. New York State solar price drop

4. New York, New York annual sunny days

5. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

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

7. Consolidated Edison (ConEd) Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) value stack credits

8. Solar Program NY-Sun / New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) program / The Value Stack

9. New York solar incentives

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

11. New York Gives Big Boost to Renewable Energy

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.