As a Texan, you know how intense the sun is in your part of the country. In fact, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows Texas is one of the top 10 states to go solar. And Texas already has enough solar panels installed to power more than 350,000 homes.1
With an average of 235 sunny days per year2 and solar energy costs rapidly decreasing,3 installing Texas solar panels and a battery is now more affordable than ever. So by teaming up with a Texas solar company like Sunrun, you can get real outage protection, reduce your carbon emissions and take control of your electric bills for decades. The average monthly residential electric bill in Texas is almost 20% higher compared to other states.4
As the nation’s largest residential solar, storage and energy services company,5 Sunrun has several solar plans to choose from, which have helped hundreds of thousands of families switch to solar in the smartest way possible based on their budget and unique energy needs.
Sunrun has joined forces with MP2 Energy to help you boost the value of the solar power you make in Texas. MP2 Energy is owned by Shell Energy North America (SENA), one of the largest energy suppliers in the country.6
When you go solar with Sunrun, you can sign up and participate in MP2 Energy’s Solar Buyback Program. This way, if your home solar system creates more energy than you need, you can earn bill credits with MP2 Energy.
Your MP2 Energy credits are used to cover your electricity use when your panels can’t produce enough power, like on cloudy days or at night. Any unused credits roll over to the next month for up to 12 months, and all unused credits are cleared annually in December.
While MP2 Energy only offers contract terms up to five years to residential solar consumers, Sunrun customers can renew their Solar Buyback Program up to four times. Meaning, you can continue earning bill credits with Sunrun and MP2 Energy for as long as 25 years, a unique benefit other solar companies in Texas don’t offer.
|Solar Savings Types||Value of Savings|
|MP2 Solar Energy Buyback Program||Must live in applicable service area|
|Federal Solar Tax Credit||26% of the final cost of the solar system 4|
|Property Tax Exemption for Residential Solar Systems||Solar system property tax exemption2|
|Solar Rebate Program||Must live in applicable service area, based on utility6|
**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 solar system from Sunrun.
During the past decade, almost 11.5 million households in Texas have been affected by power outages. Between 2008 and 2017, Texans have endured more than 1,600 power cuts.7
Summer and winter high demand for electricity and unpredictable weather put the Lone Star State at risk of outages. Fortunately, now you can be prepared for any scenario at any time with a Texas home battery solution like Brightbox.
Brightbox is available for lease or purchase in the Dallas and Houston areas for as little as $0 down. Our Texas solar battery storage service delivers clean and affordable solar power that regenerates daily. So you’ll be able to continue using your devices and appliances when the next outage strikes, or at night, for approximately 8 to 12 hours.*
In addition, Brightbox comes with 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance for 25 years, two things that may prolong your battery’s life.
With BrightSave™ Monthly, our most popular solar plan, you can start creating your own power at home for as little as $0 down. When you lease Sunrun solar panels, you get the same dependable solar power as full ownership. But with the added benefits of low, predictable monthly rates along with professional monitoring, maintenance and insurance for 25 years. This is the Sunrun Guarantee.
Prefer the worry-free benefits of a lease without monthly solar payments? Check out BrightSave™ Prepaid. Just make a simple, one-time upfront payment, and you’ll lock in lower electric rates than what you pay your electric company today. When you purchase your solar power upfront, BrightSave Prepaid offers the best value in solar, and it also includes our Sunrun Guarantee for 100% peace of mind.
Looking to own a home solar system in Texas? With Sunrun, you can pay for your system upfront with BrightBuy™ or, for $0 down and low, fixed monthly payments with BrightAdvantage™. Regardless of the solar plan you pick, both plans will put your name on the panels and the power for life while helping you build home equity.8
As a home solar owner, you’re eligible for attractive Texas solar tax credits, such as a federal solar tax credit9** and a property tax exemption on the added home value from your system’s cost.10
Plus, several electric companies and local governments in cities such as Austin, El Paso and San Antonio offer solar rebate programs to purchase your system for less or get money back after installation.11 Visit your electric company’s website for details and how to apply.
The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) is a network of individuals and organizations committed to modernizing the electric grid to achieve 50% renewable energy across the state by 2030.12 You can support TREIA’s goal by installing home solar panels and a battery from a Texas solar company like Sunrun today.
At Sunrun, we take pride in helping families gain energy independence and get outage protection. If you’re interested in creating and storing your own Texas solar energy, our team is here for you. See if Sunrun is right for your home by requesting a free, personalized solar quote. Together, we can ensure Texas continues with its clean energy transformation.
*Hours reflect a full battery with a minimum 20% capacity held in reserve.
**We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the federal solar tax credit on your federal taxes.