Current offers of local solar companies with higher ratings than Sunrun

Current offers of local solar companies with higher ratings than Sunrun


Sunrun is one of the largest solar leasing and PPA companies in the US.

On its website it claims to have invented the software as a service model in 2007 and also claims to have installed over 100,000 residential solar systems.

It also claims on its website to be the largest residential solar installer although I would have thought this title would have belonged to SolarCity.

Nonetheless the company has probably done a reasonable job of managing the logistical challenges that comes with growing a home services business at the speed at which the solar industry has grown in the last 5 years.

States they service
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
Head Office San Francisco, California, United States
Sunrun pricing

Generally around the 15-16 cents per kWh for their PPA agreement depending on the state.

Sunrun usually quote just above $4 per watt for cash purchases of their systems because they prefer clients to take the PPA option.

SolarReviews reviews SolarReviews 3.67 based on 9 reviews
Yelp reviews Yelp 153 reviews

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Advantages of Sunrun

  • No out of pocket cost
  • Maintenance done by Sunrun if needed (should be very little maintenance of solar panels)
  • Of the big mega solar PPA companies probably the best customer service

Disadvantages of Solar City

  • Poor customer satisfaction ratings compared to smaller local installers
  • Most of the savings offered by the solar tax credit and the net metering legislation go to the solar company not the consumer
  • The rate of PPA price escalation is a concern and means if utility prices grow at less than the escalation percentage the savings could get less over time