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Residential electricity rates in Vermont are more than 43% higher compared to the national average.1 In addition, more than 600,000 Vermont households were affected by power outages during the past decade.2 Luckily, rooftop solar prices have fallen 34% over the last five years.3 So teaming up with a Vermont solar company like Sunrun is now more affordable than ever. And going solar means you’ll have the power to forget about high electric rates and outages for decades.
As the largest residential solar, storage and energy services company in the U.S.,4 Sunrun has helped hundreds of thousands of households take control of their electric bills, get outage protection and reduce their carbon emissions. Discover which Sunrun solar plan is the best one to start your solar journey in the Green Mountain State.
A federal climate report shows extreme weather events are affecting the aging U.S. power grid and outages threaten to be more frequent and longer lasting.5 While it’s impossible to predict the next power outage, with a Vermont solar battery storage service like Brightbox, now you can be prepared.
Brightbox is a safe and reliable Vermont home battery solution that allows you to produce and store clean, affordable energy every day, to continue using your devices and appliances during outages, or at night, for approximately 8 to 12 hours.* You can lease or purchase Brightbox for as little as $0 down, along with professional monitoring and maintenance for 25 years to help prolong your battery’s life.
Also, with Brightbox, you can participate in Green Mountain Power’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program. BYOD is an innovative solution that credits residential solar consumers for the stored energy they add to the grid to meet power demand during critical times.6
Lease new Sunrun solar panels with BrightSave™ Monthly, our most popular solar plan, and start creating your own Vermont solar energy for as little as $0 down. You’ll lock in low, predictable monthly solar payments for 25 years, along with the added perks of professional maintenance, monitoring and insurance, thanks to our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee. BrightSave Monthly is so affordable, it’s far too bright to ignore.
Or, you can enjoy the worry-free benefits of a solar lease without monthly bills with BrightSave™ Prepaid by making a simple, one-time upfront payment. With our full amount solar lease plan, you can secure lower electricity rates than what you pay your electric company today for the next 25 years. BrightSave Prepaid offers you the best value in solar, and it comes with our Sunrun Guarantee, too, for 100% peace of mind.
With Sunrun, you have the choice to purchase your Vermont home solar system upfront with BrightBuy™ or, for $0 down and low, fixed monthly payments with BrightAdvantage™. Both solar plans give you access to full solar benefits: Putting your name on the system and the solar power for life while building home equity.
As a new home solar owner, you’re eligible for several Vermont solar tax credits, including a federal solar tax credit7** and a property tax exemption on the added home value from your system’s cost. Also, purchased systems are 100% free from state sales tax,8 which can save you 6%.
In addition, Vermont’s Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) offer residential solar consumers the chance earn 3 cents for every kilowatt-hour their system creates during the first 10 years.9 An average-sized 6-kilowatt system produces between 17.4 and 27.6 kilowatt-hours per day, on average, over the year.10 So you could earn about $200 annually from your SRECs.
With solar payback times in Vermont averaging less than six years,11 and home solar panels designed to last 30 years or longer, we’re sure you’ll benefit for decades.
The U.S. power grid is aging and doesn’t have the necessary strength to meet our increasing electricity demands.12 States like Vermont have taken action to build a cleaner, more resilient energy system and boost renewable energy sources.
Vermont works to obtain 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.13 And Green Mountain Power , one of the state’s largest electric providers, has pledged to have a 100% carbon-free energy supply by 2025, and 100% renewable energy by 2030.14
By going solar with Sunrun, you’ll reduce your home’s carbon emissions and support Vermont’s clean energy goals. And, with the state’s net metering program, which credits residential solar consumers for the electricity they add to the grid,15 you’ll have better control over your home energy, as well.
See if Sunrun is a good match for you and your family’s energy needs by requesting a free, personalized solar quote. Together, we can create a brighter energy future for all Vermonters.
*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.