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Find the top solar panel installers in Denver. Get company analyses, ratings and reviews, and pricing and financing data to help you choose the best solar panel installer for your home.

by Brooks Lape | July 9, 2017

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Sunrun


With over 100,000 customers in the US, Sunrun is the largest residential solar company in the Country with one of its corporate offices in Denver, Colorado.


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Sunrun invented the Solar as a Service model in which the company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains all solar projects. Sunrun performs as a solar contractor, employing dedicated NABCEP certified partners to perform installation and maintenance tasks.

Sunrun offers a 100% lifetime insurance, maintenance and repair on all solar system installations with 24/7 live monitoring. They offer three solar lease or PPA plans starting at $0 down with the option to purchase the entire system upfront. All rates are locked in upon agreement.

Also available for homeowners, is the Sunrun BrightBox, a solar backup battery to ensure power in the event of a blackout.

Sunrun brings over 17 years of experience in designing and maintaining high quality solar systems. Sunrun earned A+ ratings with the both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List.

Sunrun can be contacted at their website: Sunrun.com or by phone at (844) 321-6937.


SunPower by Photon Brothers


Since 2013 SunPower by Photon Brothers have served residential and commercial customers in Denver and the surrounding areas in the design and installation of solar systems.


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For a much cleaner and attractive design, their NABCEP certified installers and master electricians run the conduit through the attic as opposed to the outside of the house. A typical installation takes only a day.

Photon Brothers provides $0 down leasing and flexible financing options, including both loans and PPAs. SunPower solar panels come with a 25-year warranty. They are a master dealer of SunPower solar panels which they install exclusively.

In addition to the SunPower Equinox online monitoring system, Photon Brothers customers may use the SunPower mobile app to monitor their solar systems.

Photon Brothers have received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, have been named SunPower’s Mountain West Dealer of the Year for three straight years, and are a Highlands Ranch HOA Preferred Solar Contractor.

SunPower by Photon brothers was founded in 2013 by brothers, David and Matt Raichart. They can be reached at their website: photonbrothers.com or by phone at (719) 204-3094.


CAM Solar


Before most had any thoughts about solar power, CAM Solar was setting up shop in San Antonio in 1990.


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Today they serve Denver, Colorado and the surrounding cities in residential and commercial solar design and installations. Their engineering team designs a custom solution for each home or business whether its roof or ground mounted and are installed by NABCEP certified solar installation professionals. They offer cash deals as well as zero down financing as payment options.

CAM Solar’s two founders are both NABCEP certified PV installation professionals as well as licensed Journeyman Electricians. Both have lifelong experience in the solar industry.

CAM Solar received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website Gocamsolar.com or by their Denver office phone at (720) 729-8777.


Lifetime Solar Solutions


With beginnings as a Denver-based windows and siding company, Lifetime Solar Solutions branched off in 2016 as a residential solar system contractor, designer and installer servicing Denver and the surrounding cities.


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They guarantee lifetime warranties on all products as well as unlimited, no-charge service and labor. After an on-site inspection, their in-house engineers design a custom solution to each customer’s needs and is implemented by partnered NABCEP-certified installers.

As a solar design contractor, Lifetime Solar Solutions creates a 100% customized preliminary solar system designs for grid-tied homes. Their process utilizes satellite imagery and advanced solar design software to provide accurate estimates that includes: 2D model, lidar data, irradiance maps, shade analysis, 3D rendering, and performance models.

Lifetime Solar Solutions offer multiple financing options.

Lifetime is a screened and approved HomeAdvisor business. They can be reached at their website at Lifetimesolarcolorado.com or by phone at (303) 335-6097.


Solar Energy By Design


Solar Energy by Design is a small private-owned company serving solar installations and general electrical work to residential and commercial customers in and around Denver, Colorado.


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Their solar services include system design, installation, audits, inspections, existing solar removal and reinstallation. As part of the solar installation process, the firm will upgrade electrical systems to maximize efficiency. It also sets up electric vehicle chargers and installs LED lighting.

Bryan Peterson, owner of Solar Energy by Design, began the company back in 2013. He is NABCEP certified in solar installations and is also a licensed master electrician providing a full suite of standard electrical services. Their motto at Solar Energy By Design is “Energy in Harmony with the Earth” and aim to promote current trends toward green energy utilization and education.

Solar Energy by Design holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is certified screened and approved by HomeAdvisor. They can be reached through their website at Energy-bd.com, or by phone at (303) 928-0313.


Namaste Solar


Namasté Solar is a Denver-located employee-owned company that services residential and commercial clients in solar system design and installation.


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Namasté Solar has completed more than 4,000 projects in Denver and across Colorado over the past decade. Their large commercial projects include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado State University and the Colorado Convention Center.

They offer a 25-year product warranty and an installation warranty of 10 years. All systems come with free monitoring. Namasté Solar does not offer leases or power purchase agreements and customers must choose between cash purchases or financing.

As a Certified B corporation with LEED-certified offices, Namasté Solar is committed to environmental sustainability and aims to produce zero waste and emissions. 10% of its annual profits are given back to the community through donations, volunteering, and sponsorships, and also offers discounts to nonprofit organizations.

Namasté Solar has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Solar Power World named the company a top solar contractor in 2015 and are one of Inc. Magazine’s Top Small Company Workplaces of 2011. They were named Boulder Daily Camera’s Best Solar Energy Provider of 2016.

Namasté Solar can be reached at their website Namastesolar.com, or by phone at (303) 447-0300.


Ecology Solar


Denver-based Ecology Solar specializes in residential, multi-tenant, and commercial solar system installation with additional services in monitoring and maintenance and electric vehicle chargers.


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After a free remote assessment, the company provides a free, no-obligation, on-site assessment and proposal. They install roof, ground and pole-mounted solar PV systems. Their technicians are NABCEP certified and have a Master Electrician on staff for design and electrical work.

They offer a ten-year warrantee of 24/7 monitoring and technician maintenance with the option to purchase additional extended warranty. Also included is a one year inspection warranty. The panels come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty. Zero-down financing options are available as well as cash payments and leasing.

Solar panels installed by Ecology Solar are made by manufacturers who are rated in the top tier for sustainability by the non-profit Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, meaning they are safe for all.

Ecology Solar supports low-income families and American Indian tribes by donating to and volunteering for non-profit groups, such as Grid Alternatives and Solar Energy International.

They are employee owned, with each person of the team a decision-maker and stakeholder.

Ecology Solar earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website Ecology-solar.com or by phone at (720)-549-0642.


ARE Solar


Affordable Renewable Energy LLC, or ARE Solar as they like to be called, is a solar energy consulting, installation, maintenance and project management company operating from Denver to Boulder and the surrounding areas.


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Their projects range from small residential installations to large megawatt commercial systems. They employ a professional installation team of NABCEP certified structural engineers, roof contractors and electricians.

ARE Solar custom designs each solar system to withstand the wind, rain and snow common to the serviced locations. They take care of all inspections, permits and paperwork. They cut costs by delivering materials directly from their distributors which results in lower bills for customers.

All solar panels carry a 25-year manufacturer warrantee. A number of financing options are available at $0 down.

ARE Solar can be reached at their website: ARESolar.com or by phone at (720) 504-0005.


Interstate Electric & Solar


Interstate Electric and Solar is a Denver electrical and solar services company serving residential and commercial customers throughout the Denver Metro Area.


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Their Master Electricians and NABCEP certified installers begin with a free in-home consultation and design each system for the customer’s unique needs. They focus primarily on grid-tied solar systems with no battery backup. Their systems come with 2 year parts and labor warranties.
Established in 2015, Interstate Electric and Solar was founded by Justin Nokovich, a Master Electrician with over 10 years specializing in commercial and residential electrical and solar projects.

Interstate Electric and Solar is a redbeacon certified professional contractor by Home Depot, screened and approved by HomeAdvisor, and received an A rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website ieands.com or by phone at (720)-621-2466.