Sunrun is offering solar-as-a-service and its Brightbox home battery in Florida. Beginning June 7, Floridians will be able to lease solar equipment as well as the Brightbox home battery system. The solution will help homeowners keep the power on during hurricane season. Sunrun also fully maintains and insures the system, offering households an accessible and hassle-free option for going solar.
Sunrun’s home solar and battery system, Brightbox, provides backup electricity to households in the event of a power outage. During Hurricane Irma, more than 15 million Floridians lost power. This translates to more than 70% of the state’s population. In total, there were more than 14 collective days without power in Florida in 2017, coming from 79 individual outages. Brightbox enables households to power through storms and outages.
Unlike a generator, Brightbox is recharged daily by the sun and reliably delivers clean electricity. This home battery system can replace noisy natural gas or diesel generators commonly used for backup power, and could have significant health and community benefits in Florida.
“Freedom is a value Americans hold dear. In offering Floridians solar-as-a-service, households in the Sunshine State are given the freedom to make, control, and store their own energy,” said Lynn Jurich, CEO and co-founder of Sunrun. “Unfortunately, too many Floridians have experienced first hand the effects of extreme weather and power outages. Home solar and batteries provide peace of mind and backup power when disaster strikes, keeping food fresh and the lights on.”
Sunrun will continue to sell solar systems and Brightbox, as well as offer solar-as-a-service.