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Top Rated Solar Companies for

San Antonio

Discover the top solar panel installers in San Antonio. Get company profiles, read reviews, and get pricing and financing info to help you decide on the best solar panel installer for your home or business.

by Brooks Lape | July 9, 2017

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Freedom Solar Power


Since 2007, Freedom Solar Power has served thousands of residential, and hundreds of commercial clients across San Antonio and all of Texas.


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They have worked with large scale commercial companies such as Whole Foods, Office Depot, and the University of Texas in installing solar panels to meet their renewable energy requirements.

Freedom Solar installs SunPower solar panels, one of the most reputable solar panel brand in the world by a team of NABCEP-certified professionals. They offer a number of financing options which include cash purchase, operating lease, capital lease, and Power Purchase Agreement. Their 25-year power, product, and workmanship warranty is the strongest in the solar power industry.

Each solar installation project requires a custom design to meet customer’s needs, and the limitations of their building’s structure and budget. Each system is designed to comply with zoning restrictions, mounting and location limits, and aesthetics.

"You and your team did a knockout install on my house,” writes Bill and Diane D. “I heard you were good but it came out great. I sensed a local pride and caring going on and I really appreciate it."

Freedom solar can be reached at their website: Freedomsolar.com, or at 1 (800) 504-2337.


Circular Energy


Austin-based Circular Energy provides electricity and solar solutions to residential and commercial clients in San Antonio and throughout Texas.


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Their Solar Electricity Wrap program utilizes both solar and grid energy for round-the-clock electrical supply. Installed solar panels generate power during the day, while Circular Energy supplies power from the grid at night. Circular offers a number of financing options for both residential and commercial projects.

Circular Energy offers an Operations and Maintenance agreement which provides the customer with year-round monitoring and maintenance of the installed solar array to ensure the panels are performing at optimal efficiency. Three O&M packages are offered based on the specific customer’s needs.

The company is known for many large-scale commercial and industrial projects across Texas, including the Howdy Honda Solar installation with a 214 kW PV system. They also serve residential customers for solar panel design and installation.

Circular Energy’s solar buyback program allows customers currently supplied by the company to receive quarterly payments for excess power generated by their panels to be sent back into the grid.

Circular Energy can be reached at circularenergy.com or at (844)-776-7693.


512 Solar


512 Solar designs, installs and maintains solar projects to residential and commercial customers between San Antonio and Austin, Texas area.


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Established in 2014 by owner and founder JP Novak, 512 provides a personal experience with competitive prices. With the growing industry, 512 Solar established solar maintenance services to handle troubleshooting and repair of existing solar systems.

512 Solar handles all interfacing with the city and electrical company to complete the application process, pull all the necessary permits, and facilitate all inspections. Additionally, they provide an annual solar panel cleaning service to remove dust and grime that reduces panel efficiency.

Their NABCEP professionally certified staff has a combined industry experience of 20 years. Their solar panels are covered under a 25-year performance coverage warranty backed by tier 1 solar manufacturers with a 10-year workmanship warranty.

512 Solar can be reached at 512solar.com or by phone at (512)-329-2117.


Lighthouse Solar


With beginnings in 2007, Lighthouse Solar is a full-service solar energy company operating from San Antonio, Texas up to Austin.


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Their NABCEP-certified PV professionals offer in-house engineering, solar panel installation and support services for residential and commercial clients. Their Lightgauge Data Monitoring system is standard with each solar system installation and provides real time insight into your building’s energy usage and the energy generated by the solar panels.

Lighthouse solar services fit a variety of needs whether it be a residential roof, a ground mounted system, a commercial pitched or ballasted roof system, or requiring solar integration into an existing or planned structure. They install solar panels from multiple manufacturers including LG, Sunpower, Canadian Solar, and SolarWorld. A lifetime workmanship warranty is offered with every system with system components covered under the individual manufacturer warranties.

Though the majority of their solar systems have been installed for residential use, they have worked on commercial solar systems for school districts, commercial real estate developers, neighborhood developers, medical offices, places of worship, manufacturing facilities, public infrastructure, and government facilities. Whether residential or commercial, each type of system comes with a variety of financing options from banks, solar lenders, and a growing number of financial institutions.

Lighthouse Solar can be reached at their website: Lighthousesolar.com or by phone at (512) 476-5555.


Texas Solar Power Co


Texas Solar Power Company specializes in the design, sales, installation and maintenance of solar electric equipment for residential, commercial, institutional and government customers.


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They operate locally in San Antonio up to Austin as well as nationwide for large commercial installations. For more than 17 years they have completed more than 450 projects. They are an authorized dealer of SolarWorld, Sharp Solar, and Kyocera modules as well as SMA and Fronius products.

Texas Solar Power installs Grid-Tied, Battery Stand-Alone and Battery Back-Up solar systems. All work is completed by a team of engineers, electricians, and NABCEP certified solar installers.

Their services cover solar installation of ground mounts and roof mounts either rack mounted or thin film. Their largest recent project included the installation of 15,500 panels in a 4MW array at White Sands Missle Range in New Mexico for the U.S. Army.

Texas Solar Power Co. does not offer financing options and instead directs the customer to banks, Credit Unions and other financial institutions for loan options.

Texas Solar Power Co. can be reached at their website txspc.com or by phone at (512) 459-9494.


Warmswim


WarmSwim is an Austin-based solar swimming pool heating company with services down to San Antonio, Texas.


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They are the exclusive Texas dealer for the iSwim solar systems which was called by the U.S. Department of Energy as ‘The most effective use of solar technology available today.’ Their installation costs are equal to or less than a traditional pool water heater and have an estimated 20-year lifespan as compared to 5 years of a traditional gas heater. They claim their service could save $1300.00 per year in pool heating costs.

The iSwim solar panels are installed on the roof. Using the pool’s existing pool pump, water is sent through a series of collectors where it is heated by the solar energy collected from the panels to the desired temperature. The heaters report to raise your pool’s water temperature 10-15 degrees to add up to 3 months to your Texas swimming season.

“When our gas heater went out last year we decided not to replace it,” writes Matt L. “We were so excited to learn about solar pool heating at the home show. We purchased the solar system and have been back to enjoying our pool. Without the gas bill.”

WarmSwim can be reached at their website warmswim.com or by phone at (512) 820-6026.


Alba Energy


Alba Energy is a Texas-based solar company with an office in San Antonio that offers solar panel design & installation as well as solar energy system service and maintenance for residential and commercial customers.


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All work is done by qualified NABCEP-certified PV professionals led by master electricians with over 70 years of collective experience. No subcontractors or 3rd party installers are used. Alba Energy is a Certified Professional Engineering Firm with in-house licensed engineers responsible for the design of every solar power system.

They offer various financing options for residential customers including no money down and 0% interest rates on shorter-term loans. With SMART Solar Financing by Alba Energy, you receive a complete warranty for 25 years.

“Superb solar company!” Writes Michael P. “I've had a relationship with Alba for numerous years and definitely recommend their services in Texas.”

Alba Energy is a 2017 pre-screened Solar Pro by SolarReviews and received an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Alba Energy can be contacted at their website Albaenergy.com or at their San Antonio office at (210) 571-0311.


SolarTEK Energy


A solar contracting company with services in solar PV electricity, solar hot water, solar pool heating and solar air conditioning for residential and commercial clients in central Texas.


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In addition to solar installations, SolarTEK offers repair services for existing solar systems. SolarTEK Energy was awarded an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

With over 20 years in the solar industry, SolarTEK offers a full range of quality energy-efficient home products to meet your needs and budget.

SolarTEK offers 100% financing at a variety options to choose from.

SolarTEK Energy can be reached at their website Solartekenergysa.com or by phone at (210) 826-1121.


Renewable Republic


Since 2009, Renewable Republic has supplied San Antonio and the surrounding areas with hundreds of residential and large-scale commercial solar solutions.


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Their team is made up of a wide range of renewable energy specialists, such as master electricians, journeyman electricians & NABCEP certified solar panel installers. Residential projects are installed within 3 days of contract approval.

Renewable Republic prices a typical residential roof-mount installation between $2.50-$3.00 per watt, depending on the difficulty of the installation, brand of hardware used, and size of system. Their system warranties are based off the individual solar panel manufacturers.
The company is known for its charity in sustainability around San Antonio. They run their office through an urban homestead they created to preach their practices in sustainable living.

Renewable Republic has been awarded an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau as well as the Sustainable Lifestyle and Sustainability Program awards by SA Tomorrow and the City of San Antonio.

Renewable Republic can be reached at their website at therenewablerepublic.com or by phone at (210) 338-8810.