If your neighbors have solar panels, you’re probably no stranger to seeing those shiny masses quietly churning out clean energy to keep the lights on. And that’s no surprise — solar installations have grown 65% every year since 20001. Now that’s a lot of solar panels.Check out our handy map to see if Sunrun services your state. If you’re leaning green yourself but need more answers, here are the home energy saving tips that your neighbors aren’t telling you about (and how you can start saving too):
1. Saving 20% on your energy bill*.
by Lynn Jurich CEO Sunrun Solar
When we launched Sunrun in 2007, we began with a vision to move our country — and our planet — from one that relies on dirty CO2 emitting fossil fuels to a planet run by the sun. We drove toward this goal by changing home solar from a complicated and expensive equipment purchase to a service that allows you to easily buy cheaper, cleaner electricity straight from your rooftop.
Today, Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. We are constantly innovating to make going solar easier, more affordable and…
If you’re a East Coast homeowner, you’re probably no stranger to it’s long and snowy winters. But you might be surprised to know that home solar panels will stand up better to New England winters than your daily commute. Still got cold feet? We’re here to answer some of the most common questions we get about solar panels in winter.
Do solar panels work in winter?
Yes, your solar panels will work in winter. Your solar panels’ efficiency won’t be affected by the cold. In fact, much like other electronic devices, solar panels work more efficiently in lower temperatures.1
There are a lot of great reasons to get solar panels for your first home, but as a savvy new homeowner, you’re wondering how big the payoff is going to be. You can stop crunching the numbers — we’re here to do that for you.
See how you can turn solar power into big savings on time and money without you ever having to lift a finger (yes, it’s that easy):
1. Lower energy bills
You’ve probably heard a few things about solar power, but how do you separate fact from fiction? We’re here to set the record straight. By busting five of the most common home solar myths, you’ll be well on your way towards solar enlightenment and savings.
Myth #1: Home solar systems are too expensive.
Truth: Here at Sunrun®, we’ll only recommend a home solar system if it guarantees to save you money. With our BrightSave® plan, you pay for the power, not the panels. It takes little to $0 upfront to lease your solar system. …
by Lynn Jurich CEO Sunrun Solar
Sunrun has been building a new kind of home energy service for homeowners for ten years, and we’re just getting started. Our country, our electricity grid and the world all need local, clean and affordable energy. But when an industry disruption is in early days, analysts and investors — not to mention industry incumbents, policymakers and regulators — all seek to understand how to look at it as a business. That’s what we do best. Ed and I had spent years evaluating business models for value creation potential as venture capitalists, as private equity…
As a savvy, earth-conscious homeowner, you’ve probably thought about buying a plug-in electric vehicle, otherwise known as an EV or electric car. You’re on the right track. Home solar systems and electric cars are a natural money and planet-saving pair, and in more ways than you might’ve expected.
Here are four ways to maximize the benefits of an electric car after you’ve gone solar.
Solar panels make owning an electric car even more affordable. How? By lowering the cost of the energy needed to power your car at home. When solar energy is cheaper than your utility, you’re paying less…
Did you know your refrigerator could be the biggest power hog in your home? We use them to keep our food fresh 24/7 from breakfast to midnight snacks. When it comes to maximizing solar savings, energy efficient refrigerators can also be one of the best source of savings.
Here are five tips to ensure your fridge is generating savings rather than higher bills:
1. Retire the old refrigerator
Yes, you may have done this already in the last decade, but even by replacing your 10-year old fridge with a newer, higher efficiency fridge, you can save a substantial amount on…
Earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to enact a new net energy metering (NEM) successor tariff known as NEM 2.0. This decision strengthened California’s continued leadership in solar adoption. Now SDG&E (and soon PG&E) is transitioning customers to the new tariff structure. This move is good news for California customers. Under NEM 2.0, families will continue to enjoy hassle-free savings with residential rooftop solar.
So how does it work? Here are the basics of NEM 2.0 and why it’s an exciting development for the sunny California solar market.
NEM is a fundamental component of…
The use of other energy sources, such as fossil fuels, is problematic because they’re nonrenewable. Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. The sun, however, is the largest of all renewable energy sources, not a surprise perhaps, but the amount of power it generates is.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, 18 days’ worth of sunlight on Earth produces the same amount of energy as the amount stored in all of the coal, oil and natural gas reserves on the planet. …
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