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Solar Panels and a Home Battery in Austin, Texas Put You in Control

Sunrun Can Give You Protection during Planned and Unexpected Blackouts

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Texans affected by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1 ​


Texas's solar price drop over the last five years.2


Average number of sunny days per year in Austin, TX.3​

Winter Storm Uri brought historic cold weather to Texas, which damaged Austin Energy’s transmission and distribution system and caused multiple power outages across the city.4 Austin’s water system also collapsed during this unprecedented snowstorm, and thousands of Austinites were left without water for days.5 On top of revealing how fragile the Lone Star State’s electric grid is, Winter Storm Uri made electricity prices spike more than 10,000%.6

With Sunrun’s industry-leading solar panels, energy storage products, and services in Austin, Texas, you can power your home in a more reliable way. We’re here to help you take control of your home energy in rain, shine, or snow.

How to Go Solar in Austin

Texas is one of the best states for solar in the U.S.2 What’s more, rooftop panel and energy storage system costs have plummeted.2,7 It could be cost-effective to go solar with an Austin solar company like Sunrun. 

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and storage company in the country.8 We’re here to help you understand how solar may power your home during outages, how much it might save you, how your Austin solar installation can reduce your impact on the environment, and even what the panels would look like on your roof.

Find out in minutes if a system purchase or solar financing plan is the ideal fit for your budget and energy needs with our easy-to-use Product Selector. Plus, several solar incentives in Texas could help you go solar for less.


Solar made better

Federal Tax Credit (ITC) schedule: 26% in 2022, 22% in 2023, and ends in 2024.


  • Learn about Texas' solar incentives
  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to switch to solar

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Get More from Your Solar Energy Production in Texas

  1. Qualify and make the switch to solar with Sunrun in Texas.
  2. Sign up for TXU Energy’s Renewable Buyback Plan. (Must live in a service area)
  3. Earn credits on your bill for the excess energy you produce and send to the grid.
  4. Use your earned credits to save money on future electric bills. In other states, this type of arrangement is known as net metering (NEM).


Enjoy the Benefits of Solar for Decades

Each Sunrun system purchase plan offers unique advantages for Austin, Texas homeowners. Regardless of how you decide to own a system, with or without a solar battery, our goal is to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with your Austin solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in Austin that you can team up with, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you whenever possible.


Monthly Loan

Finance your home solar energy system in Austin with predictable, fixed monthly loan payments, a competitive interest rate, and little to no up-front cost. You may qualify for the same Texas solar incentives as paying for your system outright.

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System Purchase

Buy new Sunrun solar panels in Austin, and you could boost your home value. You may qualify for excellent solar incentives and rebates, like the federal solar tax credit,*9 a property tax exemption,10 and bill credits for the excess Austin solar energy you create.11 If you’re an Austin Energy customer, you could also qualify for a solar rebate.12 

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

High demand for electricity in summer and winter, paired with unpredictable weather, have put Texas at a higher risk of blackouts—like the major impacts caused by back-to-back winter storms, Uri and Viola.13

To protect the whole grid from going down during snowstorms, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) imposed rolling blackouts. These blackouts left millions of homes without electricity for days.14,15

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, safe, and affordable backup power for later use.

Brightbox is the Austin 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 poisonous and dangerous for your health.16,17​

Brightbox is fueled by the sun, so you can forget about the hassle of buying expensive gas and diesel. You can even monitor your Austin solar power production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

With an energy storage solution like Brightbox, electricity is as reliable and local as you can get.

Solar Can Help Change Texas’s Energy System


Texas is the highest producer of carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the nation.18

We take pride in helping families like yours create and store their own clean energy in Austin. This way, you can reduce your dependence on toxic, expensive, and unreliable fossil fuels while protecting your home during planned and unexpected blackouts.

Want to find out if our Austin, Texas solar and battery storage services are available in your area? Take the first step by using our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can build a cleaner and more resilient energy future for all Texans that starts today.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Austin?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to join the solar revolution. To date, our customers’ residential solar arrays 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.19

American families can help us create a better energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel installation at a time. See what people say about their Sunrun solar and storage systems.


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Texas solar price drop

3. Austin, TX annual sunny days

4. Austin Energy — Winter Storm Recovery Due to Outages

5. Austin Monitor — Before Uri, Austin Water didn’t see winter weather as a threat

6. A deep freeze sends Texas electricity prices soaring 10,000%

7. U.S. battery storage price drop

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

9. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

10. Texas solar property tax exemption

11. TXU Energy Renewable Buyback plan

12. Austin Energy Solar Photovoltaic System (Solar PV System) Rebate & Incentives

13. — Millions of Texans left without power due to winter storms

14. Tech Times — Texas Power Outage 2021 Update: Rolling Blackouts Leave Homes at -40°, People Stuck Uing Car Heaters

15. The Texas Tribune — Texas was "seconds and minutes" away from catastrophic monthslong blackouts, officials say

16. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety facts

17. CNN — Texas carbon monoxide poisonings spike due to winter storms

18. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by state

19. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*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.