Lease and Save 20% With Sunrun

Since its founding in 2007, Sunrun has become the largest dedicated residential solar company in America—with more than 100,000 customers. Customers can lease systems with little to zero down and 20 percent savings, or choose to purchase their equipment outright or finance. Either way, Sunrun offers a way to go solar and save on almost any budget.

Why Sunrun?

Sunrun is one of the most respected and established home solar companies in the U.S. It has stellar reviews with BBB and Angie’s List, a handful of financing options to make solar power more affordable, and advanced technology for 20 percent energy savings. Whether you want to lease or own, you can find great products, prices, and service from Sunrun.

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Key Features

  • Lease or Own
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • Sunrun Performance Guarantee[2]
  • Guaranteed Low Electric Rate
  • 10-year Roof Warranty
  • mySunrun App
  • A+ from BBB and Angie’s List
  • Awards from US Dept of Energy

Where You Can Purchase Sunrun Solar Panels?

Homeowners in 12 states can achieve cost savings and cleaner energy with Sunrun, including:

  • Hawaii
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Maryland
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How Sunrun Works

Sunrun is a fully-integrated residential solar service provider. They are a one-stop shop for everything you need to go solar easily. Customers who want flexible payment options, high quality solar products from reputable companies, and attentive monitoring services choose Sunrun. Because when a company does all the legwork while you enjoy cost savings and little maintenance, it’s hard to resist.

Sunrun Pricing

Customers can go one of two ways with Sunrun: PPA/leasing or buying. This flexibility is what sets the company apart and makes solar powered living possible for every household.

Most Sunrun customers go with their BrightSave® service. BrightSave Monthly is Sunrun’s PPA/leasing service, with minimal upfront cost, which makes going solar easy.  You pay Sunrun in monthly installments (or in-full) for the term of your lease. The best part? Equipment doesn’t cost a dime and Sunrun monitoring, insurance and Performance Guarantee are included. You also start saving right from Year 1 since there’s no big upfront investment to recoup. If you move, you can transfer the lease to the new owners too.

There are a couple of ways to pay for your Sunrun Bright Save lease:

BrightSave® Monthly

The monthly solar power lease option is perfect for customers who would rather not pay a large lump-sum upfront. Sunrun guarantees 95% of the target electrical output for BrightSave Monthly customers.

BrightSave® Prepaid

While pre-paying for your lease costs more upfront (it typically costs what 20 years of energy bills do), you’ll ultimately save more. Even better? You won’t have to pay annual cost increases like you might with monthly billing and you won’t have to ever think about a Sunrun bill again after the initial payment. Plus, prepaid plans come with a 100% Performance Guarantee. That means if your system output falls below your contracted target at all, Sunrun will make up the difference.

Purchasing

For customers who want to own their solar equipment outright, Sunrun has two options: BrightBuy and BrightAdvantage. Either purchasing option qualifies you for the maximum federal tax benefit. Plus, you won’t be held to any contract. However, you should know that these don’t come with the benefit of Sunrun monitoring, insurance or the Performance Guarantee.

BrightBuy

Forget about monthly payments with this option from Sunrun. BrightBuy allows you to purchase solar equipment and pay for the installation upfront. The benefit here is that you can utilize Sunrun’s relationships with top solar power companies to find the best products for your home, which cuts down on wasted time researching and looking for qualified contractors. Customers also receive a 30 percent tax credit based on the cost of the system, so you can save big come tax time.

BrightAdvantage

This is the financing option for customers who want to own solar equipment, but want to finance the purchase. Choose between a 12- or 20-year loan with monthly payments. Total purchase costs can run anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000, so payments can be much more manageable when you’re in a monthly billing program.

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Who owns system? Sunrun
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Performance Guarantee 95%
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Who owns system? Sunrun
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Sunrun’s Performance Guarantee

Sunrun won’t leave you hanging if you run into problems. The company covers any unlikely damage and leaks caused by solar installations with its roof warranty. Sunrun also conducts extensive audits on homes to make sure installations meet quality standards. Specific warranties vary depending on if you lease or buy.

BrightBuy/BrightAdvantage

Those who purchase solar power systems receive workmanship and product warranties, so if something goes wrong with the equipment, you’ll be covered. However, Sunrun doesn’t monitor systems that are bought outright, so it’s up to you as an owner to monitor for inefficiencies and call to fix faulty equipment.

BrightSave

When you get a Sunrun PPA or lease, you’re a part of the BrightSave program, meaning you receive monitoring, insurance and a Performance Guarantee from Sunrun for your entire term agreement. If the performance of your equipment doesn’t match what was agreed on when contracts were signed, Sunrun will make up the difference. This goes above and beyond industry standards for operation.

What Sets Sunrun Apart

Sunrun has a lot going for it. Some of the best aspects include:

BrightPath Project Design

Sunrun invented BrightPath—a satellite imaging software that maps roofs to customize and optimize energy solutions. Thanks to BrightPath, customers can save 20 percent on power bills. This technology also advises customers against solar panels if necessary. If BrightPath detects less than ideal sunlight and realizes energy credits and initial expenses won’t pay off, it’ll tell you, so you don’t waste money.

20% Savings

As utility energy prices continue to rise, so do monthly bills. Sunrun has guaranteed monthly rates based on inflation price calculations, so you can save 20%on your bill.*

Excess Production Rebates

Some solar homes will generate more than enough power. That’s money utility companies should be paying you! However, not all companies allow this. Sunrun is an exception. It always returns excess power production rebates to its customers, so you can save more.

Quality Checks

With Sunrun BrightSave, you receive constant monitoring. If Sunrun detects subpar performance, it sends out technicians to fix the problem to get you back to your guaranteed production level.

Flexible Payment Options

Sunrun makes solar energy affordable and attainable for everyone. Customers can lease with monthly or paid-in-full agreements. You can also buy your equipment in one lump sum, or purchase products with financing. With this many payment options, solar power is feasible for almost every household.

Warranties

No matter which plan you choose, Sunrun’s got you covered. BrightBuy and BrightAdvantage customers get workmanship and product warranties. BrightSave customers get the peace of mind of the Sunrun Performance Guarantee, monitoring, insurance and support.

* Estimated savings based on a projected annual utility rate increase of 3.16% over the life of the system. Actual savings will vary. Savings depends on several factors, including product type, system production, geography, weather, shade, electricity usage, full utilization of the 30% solar Investment Tax Credit by the system owner, and utility rate structures and rate increases. Analysis based on customers who enrolled with Sunrun between October 15, 2014 and October 15, 2015. See sunrun.com/save20 for details.

*Sunrun guarantees 100% of the guaranteed output during the initial term of the agreement for BrightSave Prepaid and 95% for BrightSave Monthly Lease. See https://www.sunrun.com/why-sunrun/your-guarantee for details.