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Top Rated Solar Companies for

Houston

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

Tesla: $5.30 per watt, Petersen Dean: $4.04 per watt, Sunrun: $3.00 per watt, Vivint: $4.31 per watt,

by Brooks Lape | December 4, 2018

Tesla


Cost
Per Watt
vs. $4.28 average
Based on 95 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Tesla is a provider of a wide range of cutting-edge technology. The company provides a broad range of services including, property evaluation, the customization of solar energy systems, and full equipment installation.


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The firm operates within a wide service area that includes sunny states like Texas and major cities such as Houston. Interested individuals can request free quotes which account for the size of a project, how much labor would be involved, and the style of equipment the customer wants. ...Read More


Potential clients can choose from several different features that can be incorporated into a residential or commercial solar energy system. Tesla installs photovoltaic solar panels that have a sleek design. These are intended to blend in with the roof and not stand out like bulkier options. Property owners can also choose to have a Powerwall installed. The Powerwall stores unused energy which can then be used during a power outage or if there isn’t enough solar power available.

Tesla can be reached through its website at https://www.tesla.com/solarpanels.

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Petersen Dean


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Per Watt
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Based on 95 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Petersen Dean is one of the largest solar energy installers in the United States and can serve cities and states throughout the country, including Houston. The firm takes pride in hiring locally and can serve commercial and residential properties.


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Some of the available services from the company include property evaluation to determine its viability for solar energy, custom system design, full equipment installation, and a variety of roofing jobs. Petersen Dean’s qualified employees can also help clients find rebates and incentives to help them afford the transition to a new energy system. ...Read More


Interested individuals can additionally request and purchase backup batteries, which will store excess solar energy generated by the system. The batteries can then be used during blackouts or brownouts. Petersen Dean also offers what it claims to be one of the longest-lasting warranties in the industry. Clients receive 25-years of coverage which will remain even if the property transfers owners or is sold to a third party.

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

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Sunrun


Cost
Per Watt
vs. $4.28 average
Based on 95 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Systems purchased from Sunrun come with long-lasting warranties on workmanship and 24/7 monitoring to help clients should something fail or break down. The firm operates throughout the United States and can help residents of cities like Houston.


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The firm offers numerous payment plans to help clients afford the transition to a new form of energy. Its qualified employees will additionally help people find state and federal rebates and tax incentives. Interested individuals who sing a contract with the company can lock in their payment rate so it doesn’t increase over time. ...Read More


Sunrun opened over ten years ago and takes pride in having offset 1.7 million tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It has served over 160,000 customers and created 3,000 jobs within the solar energy industry.

The firm stays up to date with new developments in the industry to provide clients with the best quality equipment, including photovoltaic solar panels.

Sunrun can be reached through its website at https://www.sunrun.com/ or its phone number 1-844-321-6937.

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Vivint


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Based on 95 reviews
A+
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Vivint first worked in the home security industry and gradually transitioned to solar to help residential properties transition to cleaner, cheaper energy. The firm primarily installs photovoltaic solar panels and hires qualified locals as its employees to boost regional economies.


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The company operates within a wide service area that includes states like Texas and cities such as Houston. Some of its available services include property evaluation, custom system design, equipment installation, and regular maintenance. The Blackstone Group acquired Vivint in 2012 and continues its policies of customer service excellence. ...Read More


In 2013, Vivint won the People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Customer Service Provider and the Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year. Trade & Industry Development magazine additionally gave the firm its Community Impact Award in 2016 because of its excellent service.

Vivint can be reached through its website at https://www.vivintsolar.com/ or its phone number 877-404-4129.

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512 Solar


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Based on 95 reviews
A+
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Austin-based 512 Solar designs, installs and maintains solar projects to residential and commercial customers in Houston and surrounding areas.


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

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. The company has recently begun installing in-home EV Charging Stations for electric cars.

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

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Texas Solar Outfitters


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A locally owned full service, solar installation, engineering, procurement and construction company for residential and commercial customers within a 100-mile radius of Houston.


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For over 5 years, Texas Solar Outfitters has been a Certified Texas Electrical Contractor employing a team of NABCEP certified installers, salespeople, LEED AP designers, and Master Electricians. Their wide range of services include the following systems: Grid-tied, Off Grid, Commercial, Residential, Solar Battery Backup, as well as PV System Service and Maintenance and Solar Consulting Services. ...Read More


Texas Solar Outfitters offers the widest range of solar system components, and design options. Manufacturers they work with includes, but is not limited to, SunPower, LG, Enphase, and many more. All systems have a 25-year warranty.

The company will works with customers to determine the best leasing or financing options done through third party lenders.

Texas Solar Outfitters is a 2017 Pre-Screened Solar Pro by Solar Reviews and a Top 250 installer as ranked by Solar Power World Magazine. They can be reached at their website: TexasSolarOutfitters.com or by phone at (713)-802-0223.

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Sweetwater Energy Services


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Sweetwater Energy Services is a full-service residential solar installation serving Houstan, Texas and the surrounding cities.


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Included with every energy package is foam attic insulation, retrofitting entire home with LED lighting and smart thermostats controlled via smartphone or tablet. All solar system materials come with a 25-year transferrable warranty and an industry leading 12-year workmanship warranty. ...Read More


All work completed in-house and is supervised by master electrician and owner Rick Laughhunn, who has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry and over 15 years of experience in the solar and electrical industries specifically.

Sweetwater Energy Services installs Suniva solar panels, which have a 40-year lifespan and offers a production guarantee on all equipment. In addition to solar PV, they install battery storage systems and EV charging stations.

Sweetwater Energy is one of SolarReviews’ Top 100 American Residential Solar Installers of 2017, and the top-ranked installer in Houston and South Texas. It has a five-star rating on SolarReviews.com.

Sweetwater Energy Services can be reached through their website at sweetwaterenergyservices.net, or by phone at (832) 683-7045.

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Sunnova


Cost
Per Watt
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Based on 95 reviews
A+
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Founded in 2012, Sunnova resides is a residential ‘Solar as a Service’ and solar design company in Houston, Texas with services that span the entire country.


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Sunnova utilizes local solar installation experts that they work with to design and install the Solar system. Their plans include 24/7 system monitoring and cover all maintenance and repairs to the system for the lifetime of the solar service agreement. With each installation, the customer is locked into a 25-year agreement term at $0 down with financing and leasing options at fixed or variable monthly payments. ...Read More


Their Transferable Agreement claims when selling your home, you can transfer the service agreement to the new homeowner or move the system to your new home.

Though the solar installation is performed by regional partner solar companies, their in-house engineers review and approve every solar system design before it is ever built and oversee the construction phase to ensure quality. It’s the continual 25 year solar maintenance that makes up the bulk of Sunnova’s service.

Sunnova can be reached at their website Sunnova.com or by phone at (855) 277-6379.

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Edge2Energy


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For the last 5 years, electrical service company Edge2Energy has served the Houston, Texas area in electrical, LED lighting, wind and solar services for residential, commercial and industrial customers.


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They offer both custom designed On and Off-Grid solar system installation options which include product evaluation and ‘return on investment’ analyses. They employ trained and industry-certified master electricians with years of experience working for both commercial and residential clients. Wireless technology also allows the monitoring of system status from any operations center or mobile device. ...Read More


They also offer unique hybrid wind/solar power generator installations. Edge2Energy is a certified partner of both Home Depot and Tesla Power Systems.

Edge2Energy can be reached at their website Edge2Energy.com or by phone at (281) 507-2563.

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Adaptive Solar


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Per Watt
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Based on 95 reviews
A+
BBB Rating

Adaptive Solar's industry licensed and NABCEP certified team delivers solar solutions to residential and commercial customers throughout Houston.


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Adaptive Solar is an electrical contractor company utilizing no subcontractors or sales staff. All inquiries are answered by Nick, the business owner. Adaptive Solar is the oldest operational solar panel installer in Houston, Texas. ...Read More


Adaptive Solar services range from solar PV design, installation and continued system maintenance. They are a top solar panel installer subcontractor for regional solar companies.

Adaptive Solar received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Adaptive Solar can be reached at their website Adaptive.solar or by phone at (713) 597-7724. They even offer quick questions and answers about their solar systems by texting.

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IntegrateSun


Cost
Per Watt
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Based on 95 reviews
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Established in late 2016, Integrate Sun is a residential full-service solar company serving Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas.


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Their grid-tied solar services cover everything from design to installation, permits, and paperwork as well as incorporate into their packages energy efficiency products such as home automation systems, attic spray foam insulation, and LED light bulbs. They offer a 25-year manufacturer warranty on parts and 10-year installation warranty with $0 down financing options. ...Read More


Integrate Sun installs solar systems as roof mounts, ground mounts, backup batteries and generators. The utilize only American-made tier-one solar manufactures for equipment. Although branded as a residential solar installer, Integrate Sun is open to commercial projects as well.

To get a solar loan, customers go through Integrate Sun’s financing partners: Dividend Solar and Foundation Finance, or can apply for a HELOC through their own banking institution.

Integrate Sun can be reached at their website Integratesun.com or by phone at (888) 760-7221.

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Sunpro Solar


Cost
Per Watt
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A+
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With offices based in Houston, Texas, Sunpro Solar has designed and installed over 3,000 residential and commercial solar systems across Texas, Lousiana, and Mississippi.


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Sunpro employs all in-house electricians and NABCEP certified technicians. They offer a 25-year manufacturer warranty and a 25-year production guarantee which, if your system doesn’t meet its agreed target, Sunpro will pay you double the difference in cash. They offer options for zero down financing and full system ownership. ...Read More


Online monitoring from a smartphone or mobile device allows the customer and Sunpro to watch the efficiency of the system 24/7. They also offer backup home battery installation.

Since its beginnings in 2008, Sunpro has ranked #209 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., and #18 for Solar Power World Magazine’s 2016 list of the Top Solar Rooftop Contractors nationwide. SunPro Solar CEO and Founder Marc S. Jones was also a finalist for the title EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2015. The company has been featured by the DIY Network, Texas Flip n’ Move, and the Sun Herald. The company is a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Sunpro Solar can reached through their website at gosunpro.com, or by phone at (866) 450-1012.

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KW Solar


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Houston-based KW Solar is a family-owned residential and commercial solar company serving Houston and the surrounding cities.


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The company sets up 4-20 kilowatt systems for residential customers, 20+ kilowatt systems for businesses, and battery storage systems for backup power. KW Solar doesn’t offer leases or power purchase agreements, meaning customers must buy their systems outright or through third party lenders. ...Read More


The company completes the process from design and permitting to inspection and activation within six weeks. Afterwards, it monitors each system remotely with ongoing maintenance and offers an annual checkup service at additional cost.

KW Solar always uses a licensed electrician for the wiring work and NABCEP certified technicians for installation. Co-owner Ted Hawkes is LEED AP certified.

KW Solar can be reached through their website at kw.solar, or by phone at (832) 844-5790.

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KnS Solar


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Headquartered in Houston and locally owned, KnS solar installs custom designed solar systems for homes and businesses.


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Their standard package includes solar system tied to the grid, solar powered attic fan installation, LED light upgrade, smart thermostat, door and window sealing and attic insulation. Added features include solar power box, Solar PV water heater and Battery backup with panel cleaning and maintenance services. KnS provides a 20-year workmanship warranty for all system and up to 25-year manufacturer warranty on equipment. ...Read More


KNS Solar also installs solar micro grid systems for small communities that combine a generator, wind, solar and battery storage. All systems include a cellular-based, monitoring system and 5-year data plan to monitor the production of the system which customers can access online.

KnS has partnered with Dividend Solar to provide convenient loan financing options to homeowners at zero-down that includes its own 15-year system performance guarantee.

KnS Solar is a fully bonded and licensed electrical contractor. They received an A rating from the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at their website KNS-Solar.com or by phone at (877) 567-7788.

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