Solar Tribune

Top Rated Solar Companies for

Phoenix

Discover the best solar installers in Phoenix. 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 | February 23, 2018

SolarCity


SolarCity is the top residential and commercial installer in the country. It grew quickly after its founding in 2006, largely due to an innovative, zero-down solar lease model, which finally put solar within reach for most homeowners. It went public in 2012.


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SolarCity continues to push the boundaries of the solar industry, mainly through technology. It debuted its solar roof tiles and started building a battery storage “gigafactory” in Buffalo, New York in late 2016. It’s also expanding operations in Clermont, Florida, and adding a solar loan option in Pennsylvania. ...Read More


The firm is one of several companies that serial entrepreneur and Mars exploration advocate Elon Musk has a hand in. In addition to serving as SolarCity chairman, his electric vehicle company, Tesla, recently purchased SolarCity in an effort to integrate solar generation with its car charging stations.

SolarCity is the go-to company for cutting-edge technology, aesthetically pleasing equipment, battery storage, and a hassle-free experience. It holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

SolarCity can be reached through its website at solarcity.com, or by phone at 888-765-2489.


American Solar & Roofing


This Tempe-based residential solar and roofing firm started out as a solar-only company in 2001, and later expanded into roofing as well.


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More About American Solar & Roofing

While it’s still a locally-owned and operated company, it now has more than 5,000 customers and 60 staff members. American Solar & Roofing is an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner that also ranked as Arizona’s #1 Solar Provider from 2011-2015. ...Read More


The company is certified for solar installation by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), and fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Due to its expertise in installing tile, shingle, flat, foam, shake and metal roofs, it can also install solar panels on these surfaces. It partners with area builders to offer integrated solar power to new homeowners. On average, it designs and installs solar systems within 90 to 120 days, which includes the permitting stage of the process.

Engineers Sean Seitz and Will Herndon opened the firm with the aim of giving Arizonans energy choice. They continue to work with politicians and manufacturers to advance solar policy and technology. Their firm maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

American Solar & Roofing can be reached through its website at americansolarandroofing.com, or by phone at (480) 994-1440.


Cool Blew Inc.


This well-rounded, family-owned business offers a full suite of contracting services to residential and commercial customers across most of Maricopa County.


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More About Cool Blew, Inc.

Launched in 2002, Cool Blew made the Top 20 list of Arizona solar contractors 13 years later in 2015. The company is an authorized dealer of SunPower solar panels, which boast the industry’s highest conversion efficiency rate. All of its technicians are highly experienced. ...Read More


In addition to solar electric, Cool Blew also installs solar hot water systems and solar thermal systems. Solar thermal energy heats buildings by circulating solar-heated water through special hydronic pipes embedded beneath the floor or behind walls, as well as radiators. Customers can also request a 12, 24, 36 or 60-watt solar attic fan that blends in seamlessly with roof surfaces, and comes with a 25-year warranty.

Cool Blew provides a wide range of energy efficiency services, including thermostat installation, duct repair and cleaning, insulation, and lighting upgrades. It’s also an established, reputable contractor Valley residents can count on for solar, plumbing, air conditioning, heating, and electrical repairs.

The company offers financing for large purchases, which means customers can go solar without a large down payment. It has a perfect A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Cool Blew Solar & Electric can be reached through its website at coolblew.com, or by phone at (623) 872-2900.


Heliocol West


Heliocol West - Tucson is a division of Green Energy Solar, Inc. which has served more than 30,000 customers since its inception. The firm is licensed to work on residential and commercial properties and offers uncommon services such as solar pool heating.


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More About Heliocol West

Some of the other services available from the company include the development of solar domestic hot water systems, the installation of solar photovoltaic electric systems, and high-pressure misting and fogging. All of the technicians with Heliocol West - Tucson are certified by the Arizona Solar Industries Association. ...Read More


The company takes pride in providing its clients with as many rebates and tax breaks as possible and will also file permits with green tags when available. Heliocol West - Tucson works with residents of Phoenix and the neighboring region.

Interested individuals can take advantage of many of the company’s financing options and receive free estimates for services.

Heliocol West - Tucson can be reached through its website at https://ecomarksolar.com/ or its phone number 855-432-6411.


Verengo Solar


Verengo Solar is a professional solar energy company whose quality has been recognized by other groups like the League of California Homeowners, Energy Star, and California’s Renewable Energy Alliance. The firm operates within a wide service area and can assist residential properties in Phoenix and the nearby area.


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More About Verengo Solar

The company has completed over 18,500 solar energy system installations since its inception and continues to research to provide high-quality equipment to all of its clients. Verengo Solar provides interested individuals with free quotes for services and additionally features employees who can help people find rebates and tax breaks that they might qualify for during the switch to solar. ...Read More


Verengo Solar offers a variety of services. Its qualified employees with evaluate a property to determine whether or not it can handle solar energy, will take care of permitting, design and create customized systems, and the install all of the necessary equipment. The firm will also rent solar panels to customers if they cannot pay for the entirety of a system.

Verengo Solar can be reached through its website at http://www.verengosolar.com/ or its phone number 888-259-5866.


Sunrun


Sunrun is one of the top residential solar companies in the nation, and bestcompany’s #1 solar company of 2016. It serves more than 100,000 customers and employs thousands of staff. Homeowners are particularly drawn to Sunrun’s low prices and straightforward lease, loan, and purchase plans.


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More About Sunrun

Sunrun designs and installs custom solar systems. It also offers a lifetime warranty with no-cost support. Customers can opt to hook their panels up to the company’s proprietary BrightboxTM battery storage system, which stores excess solar energy. The battery releases the energy for use overnight and during blackouts. Sunrun’s smartphone app enables homeowners to track generation, view account information, and make payments from anywhere. ...Read More


“Getting solar power from Sunrun could not have been any easier,” Paul writes on the company’s website. “Although it took a bit of time to get permitted[,] once that was done and the install date set, the rest of the process went quickly. It took the team of Manny, Jose, Gabriel, Daniel, Julian, and Guillermo under 4 hours from arrival to drive away. I was very impressed at the speed and professionalism of this installation team…”

Sunrun has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. It can be reached through its website at sunrun.com, or by phone at 888-GO-SOLAR.


Petersen Dean


PetersenDean’s remarkable 400% growth in 2015 earned it the title #1 Home Improvement Contractor in the U.S. This well-established roofing firm opened its doors in 1984. While it added solar installation to its portfolio much more recently, it’s moving full-throttle into the solar space.


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More About PetersenDean

The company installs top-of-the-line SolarWorld panels that come with a 25-year warranty, and pairs them with battery storage. For example, it recently partnered with JLM Energy to offer the Energizr 100 lithium iron phosphate battery system, which will enable customers to be completely grid-independent. Grid-tied customers can also use the battery for backup power during outages. The batteries are manufactured in America, and come with a real-time monitoring platform. ...Read More


While customers can finance a solar system or purchase it outright, PetersenDean does not offer leases.

“Ricardo and crew did outstanding [work],” Santos Solorio of Clovis, California writes on the company’s website. “He kept me informed on the whole process and even took care of a broken tile I've been trying to get woodside homes to replace for a while now.”

The Better Business Bureau gives PetersenDean an A+ rating for quality and customer service. The company can be reached through its website at petersendean.com, or by phone at (877) 552-4418.


Titan Solar


Titan Solar Power understands that properties in Arizona face unique problems during the transition to solar energy and therefore offers many services related to panel cleaning and uninstalling and reinstalling systems for regular roof maintenance.


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More About Titan Solar

Titan Solar Power serves commercial and residential properties throughout Phoenix and the surrounding region. The firm features a variety of services, including property evaluation, the custom design and creation of a solar energy system, installation, and bird abonnement. The company additionally offers procedures like electrical car charging port installation and load controller installation for people who are interested in other forms of environmentally friendly energy. ...Read More


The firm takes pride in making solar energy accessible for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and provides free quotes for services. Individuals who would like to try solar energy but are unsure about the installation of a full system can request a solar kit, which helps make the transition more gradual.

Titan Solar Power can be reached through its website at http://titansolarpower.com/ or its phone number 480-694-7872.


Premier Solar Solutions


Premier Solar Solutions can serve residents of Phoenix by offering a variety of services such as free home energy evaluations, the creation of a customized solar energy system, help with financing, and installation.


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More About Premier Solar Solutions

The firm remains active during every step of the solar energy process and strives to help each of its clients receive the maximum number of rebates for their energy transition. Premier Solar Solutions is a Sunrun authorized partner and will also assist customers with finding and filling out the required permits for solar energy in the state. ...Read More


Premier Solar Solutions has installed over 6,000 complete solar energy systems since its foundation and continues to remain abreast of new technological developments. The company is a Certified PV Installer with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and it can work with grid-tied and advanced photovoltaic energy panels. Interested individuals can receive service in fluent English or Spanish.

Premier Solar Solutions can be reached through its website at http://www.premiersolar.com/ or its phone number 855-248-8884.


Sun Valley Solar Solutions


With Sun Valley Solar Solutions, solar installation isn’t just an add-on service—it’s all the company does.


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More About Sun Valley Solar Solutions

It’s the largest Arizona-based dedicated solar installer according to Greentech Media, and the 15th largest installer in the nation. It has hundreds of residential and commercial customers in Maricopa, Pinal, Navajo, Pima, Cochise, Coconino and Yavapai counties, partly because it handles all aspects of the process in-house, rather than using subcontractors. The company has installed millions of watts of solar energy. ...Read More


Former Intel engineers Russ Patzer and Joe Messner founded this locally-owned business in 2006. Their engineering expertise led them to choose cutting-edge SunPower solar panels, the industry’s finest. It’s now an Elite Dealer of SunPower products.

Sun Valley was one of the first contractors to earn the Arizona Public Service Co.’s Qualified Solar Installer credential. In addition, two of its technicians are certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), the most prestigious credential in the industry.

The firm belongs to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Electric League of Arizona, the Arizona Solar Industries Association, and the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s a five-time winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, and a top-rated company with the Better Business Bureau.

Sun Valley Solar Solutions can be reached through its website at svssolutions.com, or by phone at (480) 689-5000.


Econolight Inc.


Econolight is a family-owned contracting business specializing in electrical system remodels for homes.


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More About Econolight

While it primarily focuses on traditional electrical and lighting work, it also sets up solar-powered lighting systems for mailboxes, gazebos, pathways, parks, playgrounds, sport courts, and monuments. Non-solar lighting services are also available, including garage lighting, security lighting, and LED retrofits. ...Read More


Native Phoenicians John Connolly and Brian Fabig started the company in 1992, and amassed more than 7,000 customers since then. Even so, Econolight prides itself on the fact that a human being answers every call that comes in during business hours.

All customers can rely on Econolight for lighting repairs and regular maintenance. Econolight is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and fully licensed, bonded, and insured. It has an A+ rating with the BBB and zero complaints with the Registrar of Contractors.

“Valyn (sp?) sealed the deal at Econolight,” Kudzu user Saguaro writes. “She took her time and explained to me that 2 guys would come out and do the work twice as fast. She patiently answered my many questions. When Jay and Mark arrived...they went right to work and were done with my long list in an hour and a half. I'm eagerly waiting for an estimate for another job.”

Econolight can be reached through its website at econo-light.com, or by phone at 602-230-7079.


Technicians For Sustainability


Technicians for Sustainability has installed more than 2,000 systems across Southern Arizona since 2003. It’s one of only a handful of solar installers to earn certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).


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In addition to solar electricity, the company also installs Drainback and Glycol solar hot water systems that are specifically designed for the southwestern environment. The systems are guaranteed to resist freeze damage, and have a minimum lifespan of 20 years. ...Read More


Customers can track system performance by the day, month, and year over the Internet, as well as the financial and environmental benefits the system provides. They can also use data on home energy consumption to make adjustments and reduce demand.

Technicians for Sustainability offers leases for zero down, cash purchases, and 20-year loans that come with a 10 year warranty and a decade of free maintenance.

Solar is more than just a business for Technicians for Sustainability; it also uses solar electricity and solar hydronic heating for its own operations. It patronizes environmentally responsible businesses, facilitates environmental education programs in schools, and offers community workshops. The company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Technicians For Sustainability can be reached through its website at tfssolar.com, or by phone at (520) 740-0736.