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Welcome to Energy Independence with Solar and Battery Storage in Virginia

Choose Sunrun to Get Protection during Outages and Electric Bill Control

+5.3 Mil.

Virginia residents affected by blackouts from 2008 to 2017.1


Virginia’s residential electricity bills vs. the national average.2​


Virginia’s solar price drop over the last five years.3

Sunrun’s industry-leading solar panels, energy storage products, and services are now available in Virginia. What’s more, residential rooftop solar panels and back-up power systems costs have fallen significantly.3,4 If you choose to team up with a Virginia solar company like Sunrun today, it could be much more affordable than in the past. This move can give you protection during unexpected outages, increase your control over electricity bills, and lower your home’s carbon footprint for decades.

Own a System and Enjoy the Benefits of Solar for Decades

Each Sunrun system purchase plan offers unique advantages for Virginia homeowners. Regardless of how you choose to own a system, with or without a solar battery in Virginia, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your Virginia solar panel installation for decades. We’re one of the best solar installers in Virginia that you can team up with. When possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you.

Monthly Loan

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

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system in Virginia and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal solar tax credit* and a property tax exemption.5​, 6

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Solar + Brightbox™

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

From 2008 to 2017, Virginia endured almost 870 power outages.1

Extended outages may cause significant damage to Virginia’s communities and its economy.7

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 Virginia back-up solar 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.8

You can monitor your Virginia solar power production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

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

Virginia Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***



Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*

The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for purchased solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed by December 31, 2022.5

Virginia Property Tax Exemption for Solar Equipment


Property tax exemption on the added home value from the solar equipment. (Exemption tax value varies by county, city, or town.)6

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


  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to make the switch

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Virginia Is Going All-in on Renewable Energy


State electricity generation that will come from carbon-free sources by 2050.9 

Create and store your own clean energy in Virginia and you can reduce your fossil-fuel dependence. This will help build a more modern and more resilient energy system that runs on renewable, local electricity. Plus, Dominion Energy and other utility companies offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.10 Net metering in Virginia may help you save money on your future electric bills.

Ready to equip your home with solar and storage? Take our Product Selector for a spin or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can help Virginia meet its ambitious clean energy goal.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Virginia?

As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,11 we work so you can experience more energy freedom and security. Discover if a Sunrun monthly loan or purchase plan, with or without a home battery in Virginia, works best for your budget and energy needs.


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Virginia electricity prices

3. Virginia solar price drop

4. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

5. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

6. State of Virginia solar property tax exemption

7. Virginia Department of Emergency Management power outage preparedness tips

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

9. Virginia Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

10. Dominion Energy net energy metering (NEM) program

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

*We recommend contacting a tax professional to most 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.