The average monthly residential electricity bill in Texas is approximately 20% higher compared to other states.1 Recent data also shows there were more than 1,600 power outages in the Lone Star State during the last decade, impacting almost 11.5 million households.2
On the bright side, there are 234 sunny days per year in Dallas3 and the cost of solar panels is rapidly declining in the U.S.4 So teaming up with a Dallas solar company like Sunrun is one of the most effective and affordable ways you can take control of your home energy, beat outages and reduce your carbon emissions for decades.
Texas solar consumers are eligible for attractive solar incentives, rebates and tax credits, such as MP2 Energy's Solar Buyback Program,5 which allows you to earn bill credits for the excess energy you create.
And if you decide to become a home solar owner in Texas, you’ll also get the federal solar tax credit6 and a property tax exemption on your total system cost.7
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.
When you go solar with Sunrun, you can sign up and participate in MP2 Energy’s Solar Buyback Program. That way, if your Dallas solar panels produce 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 generate 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 that other Texas solar companies don’t offer.
As the nation’s largest residential solar, storage and energy services company,8 Sunrun can help you switch to solar in the simplest and most affordable way possible.
|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.
Since 2007, Sunrun has helped hundreds of thousands of households gain energy independence and have more energy security while preventing 2.7 million tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.9
At Sunrun, we’re proud of how our customers are supporting the environment with their home solar installations. Here are some of their stories.
Power outages are inconvenient and disruptive to everyday life.10 And while it’s impossible to prevent outages from happening, with a Dallas solar battery storage service like Brightbox, you can have the backup energy you need for any scenario at any time.
Brightbox gives you clean energy that regenerates daily, so you can continue running your devices and appliances when the power goes out, or at night, for approximately 8 to 12 hours.* Brightbox is available for lease or purchase for little to $0 down.
Lease a new home solar system in Dallas for as little as $0 down with our BrightSave™ Monthly plan, and enjoy the same dependable power as full ownership. But with the added benefits of low, predictable monthly rates along with professional monitoring, maintenance and insurance for 25 years, thanks to our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.
Or, if you prefer the worry-free benefits of a lease without monthly solar bills, BrightSave™ Prepaid might suit you best. Just make a simple, one-time upfront payment, and you’ll lock in 25 years of power at a lower price than what you pay your electric company today. BrightSave Prepaid includes our Sunrun Guarantee, too, for 100% peace of mind.
Interested in owning a home solar system in Dallas? With Sunrun, you have the choice to purchase your system upfront with BrightBuy™ or, for $0 down and low, fixed monthly payments with BrightAdvantage™. Both solar plans will put your name on the panels and the power for life while boosting your home value.11
As a Texas home solar owner, you’re eligible for a federal solar tax credit** and a property tax exemption on the added home value from your system’s cost.12 And since home solar installations are designed to last 30 years or longer, we’re sure you’ll be a happy home solar owner for decades.
A recent federal climate report has stunning revelations about the effects extreme weather could have on our country during the next decades. In Dallas alone, the average summer temperature may go up as high as 100 degrees by 2050.13 Rising temperatures mean climate events like droughts and heat waves can become more frequent and last longer.
Choosing to create and store your own Dallas solar energy is a smart and cost-effective way to prepare for the future. Plus, this move will support the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA), a network of individuals and organizations committed to modernizing the electric grid, as well as powering the state with 50% renewable energy sources by 2030.14
If you’re interested in going solar with Sunrun in the Lone Star State, you can start by requesting a free, personalized solar quote to see if you qualify.
*Estimated savings based on a projected annual electric rate increase of 3.16% over the life of the system. Actual savings will vary. Savings depends on several factors, including product type, system production, geography, weather, shade, electricity usage, full utilization of the 30% solar Investment Tax Credit by the system owner, and electric rate structures and rate increases. Analysis based on customers who enrolled with Sunrun between October 15, 2014; and October 15, 2015.
**We recommend contacting a tax professional to most accurately determine the impact of the federal solar tax credit on your taxes.