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Gain Energy Independence When You Buy Solar Panels

When you choose BrightBuy, you choose pure energy independence. With Brightbuy you can purchase an entire solar system up front. That means you own your system and your savings, on your terms. No monthly payments—just clean, renewable energy that puts you in control.

What’s even better? When you buy solar panels for your home, we’ll walk you through everything from creating a custom system design to approvals to installation so you can count on a solar system that’s tailor-made just for you.

Why buy your solar system from Sunrun?

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Best-in-Class Solar & Batteries

When you buy batteries and solar panels for your home, you’ll also enjoy industry-leading equipment and roof warranties.

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Your Home & Lifestyle are Personal

We’ll even take care of any paperwork, permits, and handle all aspects of your battery and solar panel installation.

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Solar Incentives, Directly to You

When purchasing your solar system you can own your system and savings for life. You might qualify for local incentives like solar rebates, sales and property tax exemptions, and more. 

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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
Monthly payment To Sunrun To loan provider
Rate hike protection Green Check Green Check Green Check Green Check
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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
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

Leasing and buying solar panels come with their own unique advantages.

Going solar can be costly. That’s why Sunrun offers stress-free solar leasing so you can go solar for as little as $0 down. You’ll only be responsible for paying a low monthly bill or pay the lease upfront, locking in long-term savings. Because Sunrun owns the system, we’ll also provide 24/7 monitoring and maintenance during the length of your agreement, free of charge. That means clean, worry-free energy that’s guaranteed to save you money. And if it breaks, we’ll fix it!

Sunrun also gives you the option to buy your solar panels. When you own your home solar system, you'll get more solar benefits. This means solar incentives like state solar rebates, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), and the federal solar tax credit will go directly to you. You could also recoup the cost of your investment thanks to the potential value the system adds to your home.* However, you’ll be responsible for any repairs and maintenance your solar system needs outside the scope of your solar system’s warranty.

See how much you could save with Sunrun and get connected with our Solar Advisors to see what plan is right for you.


Depending on the state, a solar system can cost anywhere from under $15,000 to $29,000 for system sizes ranging from 4 kilowatts (kW) to 8kW.* The more power your household uses, the more solar panels you’ll need, which will add to the cost of your home solar system.

Sound like a lot? The up-front cost of a solar system doesn’t have to keep you from going solar. Get in touch with one of our Solar Advisors to see how you can go solar with as little as $0 down with our lease or financing options.

*Figures based on national averages: https://www.solar-estimate.org/

Every household requires a different number of panels based on how much energy your it, the climate in your area, and how much direct sunlight hits your roof (to read up more on these factors, click here).

During your free consultation, we’ll figure out how much power a solar system will need to produce in order to power your home.

Solar panels are known to potentially increase property values by up to $20,000 on average*. However, most states offer property tax exemptions** on home solar systems. That means you won’t have to pay extra for the value your system adds to your home, and if you decide to sell it, you may even be able to recoup the cost of your system. Going solar is just the gift that keeps on giving.



With our system purchase plan, you’ll be able to buy a full homesolar system through Sunrun. When you purchase your own system, you will directly receive the federal and state solar incentives, tax credits, and rebates for which you are qualified.

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 their energy production will decrease by what solar panel manufacturers consider optimal to meet the average American family’s energy needs. With the proper care and maintenance, you can expect to receive significant solar savings in the next 20 to 30 years.  

When you choose to lease your solar system through Sunrun, you’ll also get a comprehensive solar panel service guarantee that’ll keep your system in top shape for years to come. Talk to our Solar Advisors to explore all of our flexible financing options.


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

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

Rather than getting deep into the weeds with these details, get in touch with one of our Solar Advisors. They’ll determine if solar is a good fit for your home with the help of our proprietary solar design technology, BrightPath™. We’ll only recommend solar if it guarantees to help your home’s energy needs.

Studies have shown that owning solar panels can significantly increase your property value.* Solar homes in California sell for $20,000 more on average, while solar homes in other states sold for about $15,000 more. With numbers like that, you can likely recoup the cost of your solar system when you sell your home. Not only will you enjoy clean, reliable energy—you’ll sleep easy knowing you made a smart investment.


We only choose best-in-class equipment, including solar panels and batteries, with the highest quality workmanship, backed by 20 years of residential solar experience. All of our solar equipment is backed by robust warranties.

Want to go solar, minus the maintenance? When you choose our solar lease, your system will also come with 24/7 monitoring and maintenance. So if it breaks, we’ll fix it — free of charge. Learn more about our Comprehensive Home Solar System Support here.

Solar panels are known to potentially increase property values* by up to $20,000 on average. So when you decide to sell your home, you could possibly see an even higher return on your investment when you install your own solar system.


We stand by our solar systems and only use solar technology that maximizes quality, efficiency, and affordability. All of our solar systems are backed by robust warranties. Because with our system purchase plan customers own their home solar systems, they will have to cover the cost of repairs that are outside the scope of the warranty.

If you choose our monthly lease or prepaid lease plan, your solar system will be backed by our Solar Guarantee. We monitor your solar system daily and will proactively maintain and repair your panels, free of charge

Our holistic home solar battery storage service, Brightbox, could help you save even more on your electricity bill by offsetting expensive electricity rates and avoid having to spend on costly generators.

As of now, Brightbox is only available in select eligible markets, and is available to new Sunrun customers only. See if Brightbox is available in your area.

Once you’re approved for a solar installation, your home will undergo a site assessment and an expert solar technician will visit your home to confirm your system design.

After that, our Solar Design Experts will make any necessary adjustments to your design and get your final approval. Once it’s approved, we’ll submit your 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 you can rest assured knowing you’ll have the highest quality solar installation available.

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

Take it from the hundreds of thousands of customers that have already gone solar with Sunrun — as the #1 home solar company in the US, we’d say the numbers speak for themselves. Read the reviews.

How to Buy Solar Panels

Want to learn more about buying solar panels near you? We’ll walk you through every step of the way.

First, get started and fill out our free quote form. You’ll hear back from one of our knowledgeable Solar Advisors, they will provide you with a complimentary energy consultation along with your free quote. We’ll then design a solar system tailored to meet your unique energy needs and maximize energy production in your home.

After you receive your custom solar system design, you’ll get to review your Sunrun proposal. You can also opt to add our comprehensive Sunrun Service Warranty to your equipment’s existing hardware warranty. Here at Sunrun, we give you the power of choice.

Planning for a brighter tomorrow starts at home today. Whenever you’re ready, our team of Solar Advisors is standing by to help you explore which options are right for you.

The Time for Solar is Now

Now’s your chance to take control with a clean energy solution that puts you first. See why over a quarter million households across the country have gone solar with Sunrun and get your free quote today.