From “The Space City” to “The Solar City”
Houston, Texas, the country’s fourth most populous city is home to great food, unmatched cultural diversity, the 2017 World Series Champion Astros and of course, NASA. Houston has been making America proud since it was founded in 1836 and today The Energy Capital of the World1 is doing so in a new and exciting way: by adopting solar as its energy of the future.
Solar panel installation in Houston increased by 19% in 20172 and that number is going to to continue to grow in the coming years. With a Sunrun solar system you can lock in reliable, affordable electricity rates by harnessing Texas’ most abundant resource, the sun.
Solar is Your Simple Electricity Solution
We know that choosing your electricity provider can be confusing and stressful. Sunrun is a simple alternative. By installing home solar panels in Houston you can lock in your electricity rate for 20 years and skip the annual hassle of switching providers to get the lowest rate.
Everything from our installation process to our rate structure is clear and transparent. We tell you upfront exactly what you’ll be paying for your power which means you never have to worry about surprise increases or promo period expirations. This kind of consistency is great for budgeting and planning for the future.
How Houstonians Are Going Solar
By far the most popular way to go solar today is through a solar lease, also known as a Power Purchase Agreement and Sunrun is one of the only solar companies in Houston to offer it as an option. Our BrightSave Monthly plan is perfect for when you want to benefit from solar but don’t want to own the equipment. With this plan you pay for the power, not the panels. With BrightSave Monthly you pay one low rate each month, get free installation and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance.
Invest In The Sun and Watch It Pay You Back
Set on buying your own solar system? You can purchase upfront with BrightBuy™ or sign up for solar financing with BrightAdvantage™. Owning the system means going in to business sun, and there may not be a more reliable partner out there.
In addition to the electricity that the system generates, as a solar owner you may also be able to take advantage of Texas’s best solar incentives, like the Renewable Property Tax Exemption3 and the Federal Investment Tax Credit.4* With these benefits, plus the fact that owning a system can increase your property value, it is easy to see why solar is a smart investment.
4 Simple Steps to Going Solar in Houston
Whether you decide to lease or buy, we guide this process every step of the way.
- Site Evaluation - Once you’ve decided solar is right for you, we’ll send out an experienced technician to take measurements of your roof so we can finalize your design.
- Design + Permitting - When we have a final design ready for you, your sales consultant will be in touch to make sure it meets your preferences and needs. If you give us the green light then we submit plans to your local government and HOA and work with them to get approval for the system.
- Installation - When the big day arrives our installers will review the plans with you once more and then get to work. As one of the most experienced solar companies in Houston we take great pride in our installation efficiency and in most cases we are able to complete install within 2 work days.
- Activation - After the solar system is installed we’ll work to make sure all necessary inspections are completed successfully and once its time, your dedicated project coordinator will assist you in flipping the switch!
Make Your Roof Work as Hard as You Do
Houston is one of the hardest working cities in the country with the nation’s largest port for international commerce, multiple major universities, and many top healthcare institutions.5 However, while you are hard at work during the day, your roof is idle and all the sun that hits it is going to waste.
When you install solar, you make the sun work for you. Whether sunny or stormy, summer or winter, solar produces power so you can come home knowing you made the most of your day both at work and at home. Best of all, our partnership with Think Energy (more on that below) ensures that no matter when you want to use your solar power, it will be there for you.
Maximize Your Solar with Think Energy by ENGIE
When you go solar with Sunrun, we give you the opportunity to sign up with Think Energy and participate in the solar buyback program. You will be eligible to receive credits for any excess electricity your home solar system produces. If you have extra credits, they rollover month-to-month for up to 12 months. We guarantee that Think Energy will buy back any extra power produced and offer you competitive energy rates for 20-years, protecting you from retail energy fluctuations. This is a great deal for you and is an exclusive Sunrun offering.
We have collaborated with Think Energy by ENGIE so you get the most from your solar energy. Think Energy is one of the most trusted electric companies in the country, with easy-on-the-pocketbook pricing, online tools that are easy to navigate, and superb customer service. We think you’ll like working with them as much as we do.
Solar panels & Houston, Texas - Preparing for The Future
In April of 2017, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston City Council committed to solar by switching 10.5% of the municipal facilities to solar power. This included the Hermann Park Zoo and several terminals at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. As the Mayor himself put it, “investing in solar and renewable energy is a critical tool cities must use to prepare for the future.”6
Going solar is an easy way to do the right thing for the community and for future generations. While the powerful Texas sun beats down on your roof, it could be put to use to provide your home with clean, renewable power. The more solar we install in Texas, the cleaner the air will be and the healthier the people will be. Go solar today and don’t let all that good sun go to waste!