Solar Tribune

Top Rated Solar Companies for

Denver

Pricing, reviews, and ratings of the Best Solar Companies in Denver for 2018. Cost per watt:

SolarCity: $5.30 per watt, Sunrun: $3.00 per watt, LA Solar Group: $3.81 per watt, SunPower by Photon Brothers: $4.57 per watt,

by Brooks Lape | April 15, 2018


$5.30
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Per Watt
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SolarCity scored '2.4' out of '5' stars
Based on 1590 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

SolarCity is an advanced solar energy installer which features high-tech solutions for residential customers, including a solar roof. The roof blends in with the home’s architecture and continues to generate energy like the clunkier photovoltaic panels people are accustomed to.


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More About SolarCity

The firm takes pride in its Powerwall batteries, which can be added to any home and complement solar systems by storing unused energy. The battery can power a property during a blackout or brownout, ensuring its owners continue to maintain the function of their home if something goes wrong. ...Read More


SolarCity can also install regular solar panels, which it claims can outlast any other brand by ten years. Interested individuals can register for a variety of financing options, including Solar Leases and PPAs.

The firm serves commercial customers as well, and has experience working with government contracts and utility services. SolarCity can work with residents of Denver and the nearby area.

SolarCity can be reached through its website at http://www.solarcity.com/ or its phone number 888-765-2489.



$3.00
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Sunrun scored '3.2' out of '5' stars
Based on 798 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

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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More About Sunrun

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. ...Read More


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.



$3.81
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LA Solar Group scored '4.9' out of '5' stars
Based on 382 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Ara Petrosyan founded the LA Solar Group in 2012 and has expanded the business to serve additional regions like Denver and the nearby area. The firm takes pride in its quality and its 45-day solar energy system installation guarantee.


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More About LA Solar Group

LA Solar Group also features unique services such as the free solar system reinstallation and production guarantees designed to ensure clients receive the highest quality of treatment available. The firm provides other services such as the full installation of equipment, energy system design, the installation of EV charging stations, and the sale of backup batteries to store unused energy. ...Read More


Since its inception, LA Solar Group has completed over 3,000 installations for customers and added over 26 megawatts’ worth of equipment for residential properties. Interested individuals can request a free quote from the firm to help price out services.

LA Solar Group can be reached through its website at http://la-solargroup.com/ or its phone number 818-373-0077.



$4.57
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Per Watt
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SunPower by Photon Brothers scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 14 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

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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More About SunPower by Photon Brothers

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. ...Read More


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.



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Blue Raven Solar scored '3.7' out of '5' stars
Based on 3 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Blue Raven Solar began two years ago and is one of the fastest growing businesses in the industry with over 400 team members across the nation. The firm continues to remain up to date with new developments in solar technology, including photovoltaic plates.


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More About Blue Raven Solar

Peterson Partners, a major investment company, backs Blue Raven Solar. Blue Raven Solar provides a variety of services, including property analysis, customized solar system design, full installation, and regular monitoring or maintenance as required. The firm pledged to make solar energy affordable for people of all economic levels and therefore offers a broad range of financing options. ...Read More


Blue Raven Solar will help interested individuals find rebates and federal discounts they might qualify for during the transition to solar energy. The firm offers its own financial plan called BluePower Plus+, where monthly payments are fixed at the beginning and property owners maintain ownership over their solar equipment.

The company serves residents of Denver and the nearby area.

Blue Raven Solar can be reached through its website at https://blueravensolar.com/or its phone number 800-377-4480.



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Ecomark Solar scored '2.9' out of '5' stars
Based on 14 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Ecomark Solar takes pride in being one of the only Colorado-based solar companies which designs, creates, and installs its own panels and equipment instead of being a retail outlet for a larger corporation.


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More About Ecomark Solar

Ecomark Solar opened in 2010 and has grown into one of the largest businesses on the Front Range. Its employees offer a variety of services such as property consultations, design and creation, full equipment installation, and roofing and solar repair. The firm additionally provides financial quotes to potential clients for the costs of developing a solar energy system or for performing repairs on an existing one. ...Read More


Ecomark Solar works with residents of Denver and the surrounding region. The company retains professional membership with the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association and features several financing options for interested individuals.

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



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RGS scored '2.6' out of '5' stars
Based on 103 reviews
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BBB Rating

RGS Energy takes pride in being one of the first companies to enter the solar energy market over 39 years ago, when it began selling panels from a small store in California. The firm has since expanded and now serves ten states, including Colorado and the main city of Denver.


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More About RGS

RGS specializes in the POWERHOUSE solar shingle system, which it sells as part of its partnership with the product’s manufacturer. The product combines the benefits of a traditional asphalt roof with an integrated photovoltaic solar energy system. RGS sells this system primarily to residential properties and claims the panels make an excellent choice for clients who want to transition to solar but don’t want to invest in a lot of equipment. ...Read More


The firm additionally features employees who can evaluate a property’s potential for solar energy, handle permitting, create a customized system, and install all of the necessary equipment. RGS offers some warranties, including a 25-year guarantee on workmanship for interested individuals.

RGS can be reached through its website at https://rgsenergy.com/ or its phone number 877-747-4338.



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SunRay Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 1 reviews
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BBB Rating

Sunray Solar opened in 2017 and uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure its clients can take advantage of the energy produced by photovoltaic panels on commercial and residential properties.


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More About SunRay Solar

The firm works with residents of Denver and the surrounding area. One of the main reasons Sunray Solar stands out among its competition is in its willingness to help clients purchase their solar panels outright to take advantage of additional savings that are not available when leasing equipment. The company features many qualified employees who will evaluate each property, develop a customized energy system, handle the permitting, and then install all of the equipment. ...Read More


Sunray Solar remains a certified installer with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and the firm regularly hires locals to boost the regional economy and develop more job opportunities.

Sunray Solar can be reached through its website at https://www.sunraynow.com/ or its phone number 480-359-8785.



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Lifetime Solar Solutions scored '4.5' out of '5' stars
Based on 2 reviews
A
BBB Rating

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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More About Lifetime Solar Solutions

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. ...Read More


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.



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Namaste Solar scored '4.5' out of '5' stars
Based on 11 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

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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More About Namaste Solar

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. ...Read More


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.



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CAM Solar scored '0' out of '5' stars
Based on 6 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

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


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More About CAM Solar

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. ...Read More


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.



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Solar Energy By Design scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 5 reviews
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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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More About Solar Energy By Design

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. ...Read More


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.



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Ecology Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 2 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

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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More About Ecology Solar

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. ...Read More


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.



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ARE Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 3 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

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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More About ARE Solar

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. ...Read More


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.



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Interstate Electric & Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 10 reviews
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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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More About Interstate Electric & Solar

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. ...Read More

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.