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Top Rated Solar Companies for

Florida

Discover the best solar installers in Florida. Read reviews, research average installation costs, and get BBB ratings to help you decide on the best solar panel installer for your home or business.

by Brooks Lape | April 3, 2017

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Florida Solar and Air


This trusted local contractor offers a suite of energy efficiency services to customers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.


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Summary

In addition to designing and installing custom solar systems, it also provides solar water heaters and pool heaters, central air conditioning systems, and hurricane impact windows and doors. It only sells energy and cost efficient products.

Florida Solar and Air is fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and its employees are very well-versed in all available tax incentives. Launched in 1999, it assigns a single project coordinator to each solar installation.
The company won the Best of HomeAdvisor Award in 2015 for having some of the highest ratings and reviews across the entire HomeAdvisor network. Requirements included an average rating of at least 4.0, and no complaints within the previous six months. Florida Solar and Air was specifically recognized for superior work practices, excellent service, and fair prices. It also holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Florida Solar and Air can be reached through its website at solarandair.com, or by phone at (877) 310-0310.


Allied Roofing & Sheet Metal


This local favorite for roofing services also provides turnkey solar.


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Allied Roofing and Sheet Metal handles everything from feasibility studies and system design to maintenance. The company even installs solar roofing on new residential and commercial buildings. The Premier system, for example, is a durable photovoltaic roof surface based on interlocking solar panels. The panels are custom fit to the shape of each roof, which gives them a seamless look.

Allied Roofing works with architects, builders, and engineers to integrate solar roofing materials into new homes and buildings. Having served the Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and Boca Raton areas for more than 25 years, the company is very familiar with the challenges that storms and humidity pose. It offers preventive maintenance, annual inspections, tune-ups, and repairs.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Allied Roofing is also a major commercial and residential roofing contractor in Southern Florida. The company garnered positive press when it worked on Big 105.9 personality Paul Castronovo’s roof in 2014.

The firm provides 24-hour customer service, and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Allied Roofing and Sheet Metal can be reached through its website at alliedroofingfl.com, or by phone at (877) 440-1950.


Superior Solar


Based in Altamonte Springs, Superior Solar is one of the most recognized installers of solar electric, solar pool heating, and solar hot water in central Florida.


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Superior won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the seventh year in a row in 2016. Solar Power World named it the #1 Solar Contractor in Central Florida, and it also claims to be the most recommended solar contractor in its service area. The company has amassed more than 20,000 residential and commercial customers across central Florida since it was founded more than 30 years in 1984.

Superior is a NABCEP-certified solar installer that uses its own technicians, rather than subcontracting the work. It submits its technicians to at least six months of training after hire. The company offers a limited lifetime guaranty on its solar panels and round-the-clock customer support. It also claims to be the only provider of Heliocol solar pool heating equipment in central Florida.

Several high-profile organizations have chosen Superior Solar, including NASA, the City of Orlando, the University of Central Florida, The Home Depot, and SunTrust. The company belongs to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Florida Swimming Pool Association, and other industry organizations. The Better Business Bureau gives Superior Solar an A+ rating.

Superior Solar can be reached through its website at superiorsolar.com, or by phone at (407) 331-9077.


Goldin Solar


Goldin Solar is a residential and commercial installer with branches in Miami, Vero Beach, and Orlando. The company is skilled in installing hurricane-resistant solar systems on nearly all types of residential roof surfaces, including tiles, shingles, and metal.


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Goldin has developed a team with in-depth knowledge of engineering and construction management who know the best equipment and solutions, rather than the most popular ones.

The company continuously monitors each system for free, and notifies the customer should output drop. It also provides reasonably priced maintenance services. As part of its periodic service, Goldin creates reports comparing actual production to projected output. Customers can check the output of each individual panel in real time through a computer, tablet, or mobile app. The staff teaches each new customer how to read and interpret the data.

Goldin Solar understands the unique challenges that businesses face when going solar, and will work with existing roofers to ensure that roofing warranties aren’t voided. It also contracts its services out to other construction companies.

While Goldin Solar isn’t rated by the Better Business Bureau, it passed the screening process at HomeAdvisor.

Goldin Solar can be reached through its website at goldinsolar.com, or by phone at (305) 469-9790.


Solar Source


Solar Source is a major residential, solar, and industrial installer offering solar electric, solar hot water, and solar pool heating.


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The company claims to have completed over 30,000 residential projects in Florida alone since it opened its doors in 1984—more than all other Florida solar contractors combined. The Florida Solar Energy Association named a Solar Source project in Cocoa Beach its Solar Pool and Water Heating Project of the Year in 1995.

While it’s based in Largo, Florida, the company has offices in Canada and Mexico, and provides services worldwide. Solar Source has done installations for the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the Orange County Convention Center, and the Australian Olympic pool.

The company helps customers reduce power draw through energy-saving products like energy controllers—devices that optimize the electrical motors that power building appliances. Solar Source also sells pool automators and solar attic fans, which circulate heat out of attic spaces to cool them by up to 15 degrees. The company claims that the fans also help address mold and mildew problems.

The firm is a licensed solar contractor, electrical contractor, and general contractor capable of completing projects of any size. It founded the Solar Source Institute, a licensed educational facility and NABCEP Authorized Training and Testing Center that prepares construction industry workers for careers in photovoltaics.

Solar Source holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. It can be reached through its website at solarsource.net, or by phone at (800) 329-1301.


Urban Solar Group


Urban Solar Group is a seasoned installer offering solar electric, solar hot water, solar pool heating, and solar attic fans.


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Unlike many other solar companies, however, it also offers battery backup systems. Urban Solar installs the Tesla Powerwall, a battery storage system that can power a home with stored solar energy at night, as well as during storms and other outages. Multiple Powerwalls can be interconnected to meet higher energy needs. Its solar hot water systems are comprised of Rheem tanks and Nuvis rooftop collectors that come with a 10-year warranty.

Based in Boca Raton, Urban Solar Group serves Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier, and Lee Counties. It does use subcontractors, and it isn’t rated by the Better Business Bureau. It has survived the solar industry since 2001, however. It initially launched as a one-person business providing off-grid solar for Keewaydin Island and the Naples area. Urban Solar later relocated to Boca Raton, grew its customer base, went public, and expanded its team to include six full-time employees.

The company has completed several commercial installations, including a carport awning at a Toyota dealership and a rooftop solar project for Residence Inn.

Urban Solar Group can be reached through its website at urbansolar.com, or by phone at (888) 38-SOLAR.


Caliber Green


This very new “whole-home” energy company was established in November 2016. While it joined the industry only recently, it’s bringing fresh ideas along with it.


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Caliber Green doesn’t just install solar panels; it designs and manufactures its own cutting-edge solar and energy efficiency products. In addition to panels, Caliber Green offers a wide range of solar products, including solar water heaters, hybrid water heaters, and solar attic fans. It also installs energy efficient pool pumps, insulation, radiant barriers, and “smart” devices that allow customers to control and monitor appliances remotely.

The company employs staff with engineering, roofing, and electrical backgrounds to give customers comprehensive energy services, based its own products. It’s a licensed electrical and general contractor that takes on projects of any size, including installations for homes, large estates, colleges and universities, small businesses, corporations, and government entities.

Caliber Green serves the entire state of Florida, as well as Austin and San Antonio. The company partners with Elevation Solar on Texas installations. The Better Business Bureau gives it an A- rating.

Caliber Green can be reached through its website at calibergreen.com, or by phone at (800) 571-4400.