Sunrun, the nation’s largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company, is expanding its home solar and battery service to Massachusetts. Sunrun’s Brightbox solar battery service provides households with reliable backup electricity without noise or emissions, peace of mind in the event of an outage and significant cost savings. With an introductory pricing of $1,000, Brightbox will change the way Bay Staters power through the storm.
This weekend, 2 million people up the East Coast lost power due to a bomb cyclone. Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents were left in the dark. While this is a major event, it is hardly an anomaly. Massachusetts ranks among the 10 states most heavily impacted by power outages caused by natural disasters. Expensive diesel or natural gas backup generators have historically been the only option for power during outages, but a resilient and affordable alternative is now available.
The Brightbox battery stores solar power generated during the day, which can then be utilized during grid power outages. Unlike a generator, Brightbox is recharged regularly by the sun, and consistently offers clean, affordable energy. Backup power paired with proven cost savings makes Brightbox a no-brainer for Massachusetts residents.
“Americans want control over their energy future,” said Lynn Jurich, Sunrun CEO and co-founder. “Last year, Massachusetts had one of the highest outage rates in the country. Unfortunately, this number is increasing every year. Rooftop solar, together with a home battery, provides both reliable power and significant cost savings. Massachusetts has been a champion of innovative clean energy technologies, and Sunrun is delighted to bring our Brightbox home battery service to the Commonwealth. Brightbox offers Bay Staters a clean, affordable and resilient way to power their homes, even when the grid is down.”
Where proper market mechanisms exist, the power stored in Brightbox systems can be aggregated and provide benefits to all Massachusetts customers. Right now, Massachusetts residents’ utility bills are increasing, partly due to unnecessary investments in more power plants, poles and wires. Brightbox can help avoid these costs, saving all Bay Staters money.
Brightbox replaces noisy natural gas or diesel generators commonly used for backup power. This could have significant environmental benefits in Massachusetts, which is one of the heaviest generator-using states in the U.S. In order to support its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program and provide residents with a reliable energy grid system, it’s integral for the Commonwealth to embrace energy backup options like Brightbox.
The Brightbox battery is easily wall mounted and can withstand extreme weather events. In fact, Sunrun’s solar and battery systems that were installed on fire stations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria have continued to run uninterrupted ever since—even through continued power outages.
“Brightbox illustrates an energy future where consumers are offered cleaner, more resilient, and more affordable power choices,” said Jurich. “Residential solar battery systems are an integral part of the solution to a struggling and aging centralized grid.”
Sunrun is committed to sourcing and integrating the highest quality technology to ensure customers have reliable, high-performing home energy services. For more information about Sunrun Brightbox, visit Sunrun’s plans and services page or call 1-888-GoSolar (1-888-467-6527).