Take Control of Your Home Energy with Solar and Battery Storage in Vermont
Sunrun Can Give You Protection during Outages and Rising Electricity Rates
Vermonters affected by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1
Vermont’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2
Solar power in Vermont is more cost-effective vs. other states.3
Did you know that the costs of rooftop solar panel systems and home batteries in Vermont are at an all-time low?4,5 Now could be more affordable than ever to team up with a Vermont solar company like Sunrun to start your solar journey. A switch to solar can protect your home from unexpected outages, boost your control over electricity bills, and drastically reduce your carbon footprint.
Why Choose Sunrun in Vermont?
As the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.,6 we work so you can gain energy independence and security. Find out which Sunrun solar plan, with or without a home battery in Vermont, is the best fit for your budget and energy needs.
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- Find your ideal system and battery
- Understand how incentives work
- Get your cost to go solar today
Bring Solar into Your Life for as Little as $0 Down
Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, along with a back-up power system, we’re here to ensure that you’re happy with your Vermont solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in Vermont, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you when possible.
Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Vermont with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.
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Prepay for up to 25 years of solar energy in Vermont for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.
Own a Vermont home solar system, and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal tax credit,*7 property and sales tax exemptions,8 as well as an up-front cash incentive if you decide to add a battery to your solar panel system.9
Solar + Brightbox™
Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage system, to your solar installation in Vermont. This can help you keep your devices and appliances running during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.
From 2008 to 2017, Vermont’s power outages left hundreds of thousands of residents in the dark for longer periods compared to other states.1
As extreme weather events continue to affect the aging U.S. power grid, blackouts threaten to be more frequent and longer-lasting.10
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 Vermont solar 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 dangerous for your health.11
You can monitor your Vermont solar power production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.
All monthly plans include proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly. This unique perk sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Vermont.
Vermont Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***
Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*
The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.7
Renewable Energy System Property Tax Exemption
Property tax exemption on the added home value from a purchased solar panel system.8
Home Solar System Sales Tax Exemption
6% home solar system state sales tax exemption.8,12
Green Mountain Power (GMP) Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program
GMP customers can get up to $10,500 toward the purchase of a new home battery when they enroll in their BYOD program.9
Learn More about Vermont Solar Incentives
Help Keep Vermont Clean and Beautiful for Decades to Come
State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2050.13
Vermont’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.14
When you choose to create and store your own clean energy in Vermont, you can reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and resilient energy system that runs on affordable, renewable electricity made in Vermont. What’s more, Green Mountain Power (GMP) and other utilities offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your electric bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.15 Net metering in Vermont may help you save money on your future home energy bills.
Want to find out if Sunrun’s solar and storage solutions are available in your area? Use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can build a more resilient energy future for all Vermonters that starts today.
1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report
3. Vermont solar cost-effectiveness
5. U.S. battery storage systems price drop
6. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor
7. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
9. Green Mountain Power (GMP) / Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) / Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program
10. U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) National Climate Assessment
11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet
13. Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) clean energy goal
14. State of Vermont greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal
15. GMP net energy metering (NEM) program
*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.
***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.