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Top Rated Solar Companies for

Austin

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

Petersen Dean: $4.04 per watt, Freedom Solar Power: $4.84 per watt, Revolve Solar: $3.96 per watt, Green NRG: $5.55 per watt,

by Brooks Lape | April 15, 2018


$4.04
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vs. $4.38 (CA avg.)
Petersen Dean scored '3.9' out of '5' stars
Based on 171 reviews
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In addition to traditional solar energy system installation, Petersen Dean offers unconventional services such as roofing repair and the sale of backup batteries. These batteries will store energy for the solar system owner and come with up to 10-year warranties.


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Petersen Dean takes pride in staying informed about new developments in the industry and uses state of the art photovoltaic solar panels in all of its installations. The company works together with domestic manufacturers like Mission Solar Energy and only uses American-made equipment in its designs. ...Read More


The firm understands that not everyone can afford a new energy system outright. Commercial and residential properties alike can work with Petersen Dean to find opportunities for solar financing and can take advantage of local and federal rebates. The company additionally offers long-lasting warranties for up to 25 years and can cover a property even if it switches owners or is sold to a new party.

Petersen Dean hires local employees and can help residents in cities throughout the country, including Austin.

Petersen Dean can be reached through its website at https://petersendean.com/ or its phone number 1-877-552-4418.



$4.84
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Freedom Solar Power scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 64 reviews
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Since 2007, Freedom Solar Power has served thousands of residential, and hundreds of commercial clients across Austin and all of Texas.


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More About Freedom Solar Power

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. ...Read More


Freedom Solar installs SunPower solar panels, the most reputable solar panel brand in the world. 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 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.

“Freedom Solar made going solar incredibly easy!” Writes Nick S. from Austin, TX. “I would recommend them as an installer for your Sunpower panels as they were easy to work with, the installers were professional and respectful to my home, and I didn't have to lift a finger. I'm very happy with the end result and enjoy tracking my usage and production with the app.”

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



$3.96
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Per Watt
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Revolve Solar scored '3.5' out of '5' stars
Based on 17 reviews
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Revolve Solar is a full-service solar panel installation company specializing in residential and commercial systems in Central Texas and Northern California.


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More About Revolve Solar

Founded in 2012, Revolve Solar is now the largest Austin-based solar installation company. Revolve Solar installs premium products from American manufacturers like SolarWorld USA and Enphase Energy. All products come with a 25-year performance guarantee including a 10-year workmanship warranty. ...Read More


For residential customers, revolve Solar offers three purchasing options. Low fixed-rate loan, one time purchase, and leasing with fixed energy prices. Each option comes with its own set of benefits.

Revolve Solar has been rated the No.1 residential and commercial solar installation company in Texas in Solar Power World’s annual Top Solar Contractor List. Additionally, the Austin Business Journal has ranked Resolve the 2nd fast growing company in Central Texas. On the service side, Revolve Solar won the Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 & 2015.

“Fantastic service and great sales team,” writes Maiko R. of Austin. “They were very quick handling all the bureaucracy/paperwork with Austin Energy. The installation went without a hitch and they were very detailed on the wiring, piping, and finishing of the inverter box. I highly recommend them!”

Resolve Solar can be reached at their website: Revolvesolar.com or by phone at (512)-271-9445.



$5.55
Cost
Per Watt
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Green NRG scored '4' out of '5' stars
Based on 38 reviews
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Green NRG takes pride in providing clients with the highest-quality photovoltaic solar panels from companies such as SunPower, CanadianSolar, Bosch, Sharp, and others.


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More About Green NRG

The firm serves residents of Austin and the neighboring region. Its qualified employees offer a variety of services such as property evaluation for solar viability, custom system design, and full equipment installation. The company additionally offers insulation installation for homes and businesses. ...Read More


Senior citizens can receive discounts and others can join the solar rebate program to make equipment more affordable. Green NRG understands that the switch to solar power saves customers’ money in the long run and is willing to assist people through solar financing programs and helping clients find rebates.

Interested individuals can contact Green NRG for quotes for services. The firm opened in 2008 and serves commercial and residential clients.

Green NRG can be reached through its website at http://www.greenpowersolarpanels.com/ or its phone number 888-589-4006.



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ION Solar scored '3.3' out of '5' stars
Based on 28 reviews
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ION Solar claims to be the fourth largest residential solar power installer in the United States, and it has installed over 48 million watts of solar energy since the firm’s foundation. The company operates out of Texas and serves regions like Austin.


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APEX Home Energy Savings scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 16 reviews
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APEX Home Energy Savings serves commercial and residential properties throughout the state of Texas, including in urban areas like Austin. The firm primarily installs equipment produced by Lennox and other well-known manufacturers.


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More About APEX Home Energy Savings

The company takes pride in assisting its clients with the financial aspect of switching to solar power. Interested individuals can sign up for payment plans which include no money down, a fixed monthly payment, and inexpensive financing. Qualified employees will also work with customers to help them take advantage of federal and state tax incentives and rebates. ...Read More


APEX Home Energy Savings provides numerous services such as full property evaluation, the design of a customized solar energy system, installation, and a final inspection before the first powering. People can also request the installation of additional equipment like backup batteries, which store unused power in case of blackouts.

APEX Home Energy Savings can be reached through its website at http://www.apexsavings.com/ or its phone number 512-539-2822.



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Greenbelt Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 5 reviews
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Greenbelt Solar is a woman-owned business which serves as a participating contractor in Austin’s Solar Energy Program. The firm remains dedicated to helping residential, commercial, and government properties improve their energy efficiency by transitioning to solar power.


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More About Greenbelt Solar

Greenbelt Solar hires qualified locals to serve as its employees and features technicians who are certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. The firm primarily installs the latest in photovoltaic solar panels from reliable manufacturers like Evengreen Solar, ZEP Solar, and Sharp. ...Read More


The company provides multiple services, including property evaluation, the customization and design of unique systems, full equipment installation, and final inspections. Interested individuals can work with employees of Greenbelt Solar to find tax incentives and solar rebates for which they qualify because of their switch to environmentally friendly energy.

The firm additionally works with government buildings to help them reach federal energy reduction standards.

Greenbelt Solar can be reached through its website at http://www.greenbeltsolar.com/ or its phone number 512-750-7497.



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TreeHouse scored '4' out of '5' stars
Based on 62 reviews
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TreeHouse is an Austin-based sustainable home improvement retailer offering services in solar panel installation for residential customers.


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More About TreeHouse

Established in 2011, their goal is in helping people find solutions that allow them to live healthier, more efficient and sustainable lives. ...Read More


They offer 6 pricing options which is determined upon the site evaluation. The TreeHouse Home Performance consultants determine how many panels can fit on your roof, their cost, the energy they would produce, your savings, and available rebates and tax credits.

TreeHouse exclusively offers solar panels by SunPower, which hold the record for highest percentage of energy production per solar wattage captured. The panels can generate 21% more energy than their nearest competitor and is #1 in durability. TreeHouse was also chosen to be the first retailer to sell the Tesla Powerwall home battery allowing for solar power storage to be used throughout the night.

The company has expanded to Dallas with plans to go national in the next few years, focusing on like-minded ‘green’ cities.

TreeHouse can be reached for a free consultation at their website: tree.house or by phone at 512-861-0712.



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Longhorn Solar scored '4.5' out of '5' stars
Based on 42 reviews
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With humble beginnings as an Austin lawn care business, Lynn and Louis Petrik moved into the solar industry in 2009 under the new name of Longhorn Solar.


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More About Longhorn Solar

oday their offices have spread to Dallas and San Antonio offering both residential and commercial solar panel installations. Longhorn Solar has installed over 1250 residential and 25 commercial solar PV systems throughout Texas. ...Read More


In 2014, Longhorn Solar was named a Pre-screened Solar Pro by Solar Review, earned by less than 20% of solar companies. Longhorn Solar employs more NABCEP Certified solar professionals than any other company in the State of Texas (including 2 Master Electricians), with a combined 31 years of solar experience.They offer a 25-year workmanship warranty that covers 100% of all labor.

“Longhorn Solar installed solar on our previous home,” wrote Dustyn B. of Austin, TX, “and just recently installed a system on our new home. In both cases, the process from initial consultation through installation went flawlessly. They are very reasonable on price, and are quick to follow up on any issues…Both systems have produced slightly more than expected, so our payoff should be even sooner than originally estimated.”

Longhorn Solar can be reached at their website: longhornsolar.com, or at 512-837-4800.



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Circular Energy scored '4.5' out of '5' stars
Based on 16 reviews
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Austin-based Circular Energy provides electricity and solar solutions to residential and commercial clients throughout Texas.


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More About Circular Energy

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. ...Read More


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.

“Fantastic experience!” Writes Ken N., homeowner in Austin. “I did my normal due diligence by requesting three quotes for as large a solar system as I could fit on my roof. Not only did Circular Energy quote me the largest system of the three, but also, by far, the lowest cost per installed watt. Their design, communication and installation were just as I asked. Couldn't have been happier with their knowledge and execution.”

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



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512 Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 49 reviews
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512 Solar designs, installs and maintains solar projects to residential and commercial customers in the Austin, Texas area.


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More About 512 Solar

Recently, the company has begun installing in-home EV Charging Stations for electric cars. Established in 2014 by owner and founder JP Novak, 512 provides a personal experience with competitive prices. Their team now has over 20 years of combined solar industry experience. ...Read More


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.

With the growing industry, 512 Solar established solar maintenance services to handle troubleshooting and repair of existing solar systems, the removal and re-installation of existing systems, and system maintenance for existing arrays. Additionally, they provide an annual solar panel cleaning service to remove dust and grime that reduces panel efficiency.

Their solar panels are covered under a 25-year performance coverage warranty with a 10-year workmanship warranty.

“Fantastic company,” writes Heather H. from Austin. “I chose 512 Solar for their competitive price and thorough explanation of the process, system, and pricing. They were then excellent in all subsequent aspects: communication, installation, inspection, professionalism, customer service. I recommend them highly.”

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



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HE Solar scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 16 reviews
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HE Solar is a small family-run solar company serving both residential and commercial installers in Austin, Texas. They provide a family-friendly, salesman-free experience and offer competitive pricing.


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More About HE Solar

HE Solar utilizes Panasonic for their premium panel offering, believing the price and efficiency outweighs the minor aesthetic difference. They also offer SunPower and LG solar panels on customer request. Each service is given its own online monitoring system to track the efficiency of every panel. They offer a full 25 year warranty that covers all system components and workmanship. ...Read More


HE Solar offers additional services in inspection and repair of existing solar panel systems. Contracts can be established for regular scheduled performance reviews.

HE Solar can be contacted at their website: hesolarllc.com or by phone at (512) 921-6763.



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Voyage Solar Energy scored '5' out of '5' stars
Based on 9 reviews
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Voyage Solar offers residential solar design and installation to the Greater Austin area. Their staff consists of NABCEP-Certified Installers and licensed Master Electricians and Journeymen who take care of all the necessary paperwork, permits and inspections.


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More About Voyage Solar Energy

Seen as a top solar installer in Austin, Texas, their services are preferential to competitors because of their hassle-free complete package programs. ...Read More


Voyage Solar offers products at a variety of price points to meet the customer’s needs. Their solar panel options include LG, Mission Solar, SolarWorld, Q Cells and Canadian Solar. They are a BBB accredited solar energy installation company. All Voyage Solar systems include a 25-year warranty.

“Voyage Solar Energy is not only knowledgeable,” writes Maria L of Austin, “but guide you through the process in a professional and courteous way, most of all trustworthy, due to their diligence I was able to get my loan approved and I would recommend Voyage Solar Energy to anyone that is looking to get solar panels. Absolutely a great company!! I am looking forward to having the solar panels installed and start saving on my electric bill soon.”

Voyage Solar can be reached at their website: voyagesolarenergy.com or by phone at (512) 382-7720.


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