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Solar and a Home Battery in Rhode Island: Real Peace of Mind

Control Your Home Energy Simply and Affordably with Sunrun

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Rhode Islanders hit by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1


Rhode Island’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2


Solar price drop in Rhode Island over the last five years.3

The cost of rooftop solar panel systems and solar batteries are at an all-time low.3,4 It could now be more cost-effective than ever to make the switch with a Rhode Island solar company like Sunrun. This move can give you protection during outages and more control over electricity bills while efficiently reducing your carbon footprint for decades.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Rhode Island?

As the nation’s leading residential solar, storage, and energy services company,5 we work so you can gain energy freedom and security, simply and affordably. Discover which Sunrun solar plan, with or without battery storage in Rhode Island, is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs.

Take the First Step of Your Solar Journey

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan along with a back-up storage system, our goal is to ensure that you're completely statisfied with your Rhode Island solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in Rhode Island, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you when possible.

Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Rhode Island 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 solar power in Rhode Island for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system and you could build home value. You might qualify for Rhode Island solar incentives, like the federal tax credit,6* and solar grants,7,8,9 as well as property and sales tax exemptions.10

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

From 2008 to 2017, Rhode Island power outages left more than one million residents in the dark.1

As extreme weather events continue to affect the aging U.S. power grid, blackouts threaten to be more frequent and longer lasting.11

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 Rhode Island battery 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.12

You can monitor your Rhode Island solar energy 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 runs smoothly. This benefit sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in New York.

Rhode Island Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***



Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*

The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.6

Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund (REF)

The REF offers to fund up to $7,000 for eligible residential, small-scale solar arrays.7

Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption

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

Renewable Energy Sales Tax Exemption

7% home solar system state sales tax exemption.10,13

National Grid’s Renewable Energy Growth Program (REG)

National Grid customers not eligible for the state’s REF programs may qualify for their REG program to get compensation for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) created by their home solar power system.8,9

Your home energy, customized

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 make the switch

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Join Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Movement


State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2035.14


Rhode Island’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.15

When you create and store your own Rhode Island solar power, you can support the state’s clean energy goals and help create new jobs. What's more, National Grid, Pascoag Utility District, and other electric companies offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar energy you produce and send to the grid.16 Net metering in Rhode Island may help you save money on future electric bills.

Ready to bring solar and storage to your home in Rhode Island? 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 Rhode Island grows strong in America’s clean energy revolution.


1. Eaton Annual Blackout Tracker Report

2. Rhode Island electricity prices

3. Rhode Island solar price drop

4. U.S. battery storage system price drop

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

6. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

7. Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Small-Scale Program

8. National Grid Rhode Island Renewable Energy (RE) Growth Program

9. National Grid 2020 Renewable Energy Growth (REG) Residential and Small Business Solar Incentive Program

10. Rhode Island solar incentives and rebates

11. The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)

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

13. State of Rhode Island Division of Taxation Department of Revenue

14. Rhode Island Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

15. Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Plan

16. Rhode Island electric companies 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.