Solar Comes To San Francisco ‘Painted Lady’ Home

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

Sunrun has announced that one of San Francisco’s famous Painted Lady homes – recognized from the opening scenes of TV sitcom Full House – has gone solar.

The house, which sits on a row of classic Victorian homes, is one of the city’s most photographed locations, the residential solar company notes. The homeowners of the Painted Lady opted for a Sunrun solar lease.

The installation of the solar panels is the latest step in a series of energy-efficient renovations made since the home was purchased in 2014. Despite the Victorian home’s modern upgrades, including rooftop solar, it has maintained its original architecture from its construction in 1892 – serving as an example of preserving history while sustaining the future through renewable energy, says Sunrun.

“We think this is a really special property, and we’ve put a lot of love into transforming this historic landmark into the modern, energy-efficient home it is today,” said homeowners Côme Lague and Charlene Li. “We were thrilled when we found out we could go solar with Sunrun and power our home with clean energy, while maintaining the unique and historic character of the house.”

Sunrun notes that the home will also be one of the first in the continental U.S. to pilot Sunrun’s solar-plus-storage system, the Sunrun BrightBox, which is designed to help homeowners maximize their savings by storing excess energy the sun produces during the day to use later at night. The first BrightBox was installed in May in O’ahu and is currently available to homeowners in Hawaii. Sunrun plans to offer its storage solution to more California homeowners and roll it out more broadly in the next five years.

“We’re proud to help such a unique and iconic property in our hometown of San Francisco to go solar and start saving money,” said Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer at Sunrun. “Solar is really for everyone, and this development demonstrates that it’s possible to pay respect to the past while still keeping an eye to the future.”

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