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Monthly Solar Lease from Sunrun

Offset Rising Energy Costs for as Little as $0 Down

Solar power and battery storage don’t have to come at a premium. With utility rates and blackouts on the rise, you deserve control and confidence over your electricity. That’s why Sunrun’s monthly solar lease plan offers predictable rates while providing clean, affordable, and resilient energy with little to no up-front costs. It includes our industry-leading Sunrun Solar Guarantee for maximum peace of mind. You can also add a solar battery to get protection during blackouts.

The Benefits of a Monthly Solar Lease with Sunrun

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Lock in Low Up-Front Costs

For as little as $0 down, you can take advantage of customized clean energy, resilient back-up power, and predictable rates with an affordable monthly plan.

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Expert Solar Support

We’re here for you every step of the way. From paperwork to permits, our experienced Solar Advisors will handle all aspects of your home solar system's installation.

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Industry-Leading Guarantee

Sit back and soak up the sun. Our monthly solar lease includes free 24/7 system monitoring, maintenance, and insurance for up to 25 years.

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Benefit Low upfront cost Pay now, save later Own your system outright Purchase and finance
System ownership Sunrun Sunrun Homeowner Homeowner
Upfront payment $0 to little down ~25 years of energy cost Full system cost $0 down
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Benefit: Low upfront cost
System ownership: Sunrun
Upfront payment: $0 to little down
Monthly payment: To Sunrun
Rate hike protection Green Check
Warranty Green Check
Full Service Green Check
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Benefit: Pay now, save later
System ownership: Sunrun
Upfront payment: ~25 years of energy cost
Monthly payment:
Rate hike protection Green Check
Warranty Green Check
Full Service Green Check
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Benefit: Own your system outright
System ownership: Homeowner
Upfront payment: Full system cost
Monthly payment:
Rate hike protection Green Check
Warranty Green Check
Full Service With Protection Plus
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Benefit: Purchase and finance
System ownership: Homeowner
Upfront payment: $0 down
Monthly payment: To loan provider
Rate hike protection Green Check
Warranty Green Check
Full Service With Protection Plus
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can. Qualifying Sunrun customers can secure long-term savings for as little as $0 down with our monthly lease plan. Contact one of our Solar Advisors today for more information.

Figuring out if your home is good for solar relies on several factors, like where your house is located, the angle of your roof, roof shading, and how old your home is.

In order to understand if your home is suitable for solar, get in touch with one of our Solar Advisors. They’ll run a personalized analysis of your home with BrightPath™, our proprietary solar design technology. We’ll only recommend solar if it’s the right fit for your home energy needs.

The difference between a solar lease and a solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is simple: With a solar lease, you pay a fixed monthly “rent” to use a home solar system. With a PPA, you pay a fixed price for the power the system produces.

When you request a free quote, our Solar Advisors will work with you to determine how much you can expect to save on your monthly energy bill. This relies on factors like the utility you get your power from, how much electricity you use, and how much sunlight your home gets during the day. We’ll only recommend solar if it’s the right fit for your home energy needs and lifestyle.

Every household will need a different number of panels based on how much energy it uses, the climate in the area, and how much direct sunlight hits its roof. To learn more about these factors, click here.

We’ll determine how much energy a home solar system will need to produce to power your home during your free consultation.

All of our solar and storage products are backed by robust manufacturer warranties. However, if you choose our monthly solar lease plan, your home solar system will also include 24/7 monitoring and maintenance. So if your system doesn't work as expected, we’ll fix it, free of charge. Learn more about our comprehensive home solar system support here.

Solar panels can last anywhere between 25 to 30 years, sometimes more. But this doesn’t mean the panels on your roof will stop producing electricity after a couple of decades. It just means that their energy production will decrease to what solar panel manufacturers consider optimal to meet the average household's energy needs. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect to receive solar production for the next 20 to 30 years. What's more, our monthly solar lease plan includes our comprehensive Sunrun Guarantee to keep your system in top shape during the lenght of your Sunrun agreement.

Once you’re approved for a solar installation, your home will undergo a site assessment so our Solar Design Experts can create a personalized solar panel system design for your unique needs.

After that, our Solar Design Experts will make any necessary adjustments to your system design and get your final approval. Once it’s approved, we’ll submit your system design to the city for permitting, which can take up to eight weeks. From there, either Sunrun or one of our local certified partners will perform your solar installation. We only partner with the top-rated solar installers, so rest assured that you’ll have the highest quality solar installation possible.

When your installation is finished, the city or county will perform a final inspection of your system. Once it’s approved, it’ll be connected to the grid, and we’ll submit your documents to your utility company. After your utility grants your Permission to Operate (PTO), you’ll be ready to power your home with the sun.

Visit our Where’s Sunrun? page to check if our solar and storage products are available in your area. Don’t see your state on the page? Stay tuned—we might be heading your way soon!

Brightbox, our holistic home solar battery storage service, can help you power through outages and bill spikes, day and night. It could also help you save money compared to gas- or diesel-powered generators. No fumes, no noise, and no-hassle—Brightbox is fueled every time the sun is out.

Due to tech compatibility, Brightbox is only available with the installation of a new Sunrun home solar system. Check if Brightbox battery storage is offered in your area.

See the states where Sunrun is currently available and which solar incentives might be offered in your area. Some of the most common incentives include state tax credits, property and sales tax exemptions, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), and rebates from your local utility. No matter what state you live in, you can also be eligible for the federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) if you purchase your own solar system.

When you choose our monthly solar lease plan, you’ll enjoy free, daily monitoring and maintenance from our experienced Monitoring Team. They oversee all Sunrun systems, so if something happens or its performance dips, they’ll reach out to you ASAP to get it fixed. Learn more about our Sunrun Guarantee.

We get it. Life happens. That’s why Sunrun makes it easy to transfer your solar lease agreement to the new homeowners. Our Service Transfer Specialists handle everything from educating realtors and potential buyers to working with escrow officers, title agents, home inspectors, and anyone else who might need to know about your system or solar lease agreement. Learn more about how Sunrun works to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Take it from the more than half a million customers that have already gone solar with Sunrun. As the #1 home solar and energy storage company in the U.S., we work so that you can benefit from your solar and storage installation for decades to come. Read the reviews.