Starting this month, Brightbox solar and battery service will be available to New Jersey residents.
On Thursday, San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. announced it is expanding the service to the Garden State and New York.
Brightbox is a silent home battery which provides back-up electricity. The unit, charged by rooftop solar power, provides approximately 10 or more hours of electricity per day, Sunrun said.
The battery, described by Sunrun as clean and silent, can be used as an alternative to traditional gas or diesel-powered generators.
Mike Passeri, a Sunrun customer, recalled in a release from the company not having power for more than two weeks following Superstorm Sandy. “There’s no telling when the next outage or storm will come, but I sleep easy knowing that with Brightbox, we can keep our food fresh, phones charged and our sump pump running,” he said in a prepared statement.
According to Sunrun, New Jersey has been impacted by 900 power outages in the past ten years, affecting approximately six million residents. And nearly 2.5 million households were left without power during Superstorm Sandy.
“Home solar and batteries provide peace of mind and energy security for households when the power goes out or the next storm strikes and will form the backbone of our future energy system,” said Sunrun co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Lynn Jurich in a prepared statement.