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

SolarCity: $5.30 per watt, Vivint: $4.31 per watt,

by Brooks Lape | June 3, 2018


Based on 95 reviews
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Tesla recently purchased SolarCity and uses the firm to provide the properties of Vermont with the latest solar power hardware and technology available on the market, including solar roofs and the Powerwall.

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The company’s employees can install discreet photovoltaic solar panels that take up little space, are integrated into the roof’s existing aesthetic, and have no visible mounting hardware. The roofs feature shingles which capture solar power and come with a lifetime guarantee due to their strength and durability. Customers can choose between four styles: textured, slate, tuscan, and smooth. ...Read More

The Powerwall by SolarCity is a special battery which integrates with the solar energy system and stores unused energy. It can power a commercial or residential property when there is little sunlight.

The firm offers free quotes to potential clients and ensures that all projects are overseen by a qualified manager.

SolarCity can be reached through its website at or its phone number 888-518-3752.


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Vivint opened in 1999 as a smart home business and gradually moved into the solar power market, providing residents of places like South Carolina with affordable solar energy that is still high in quality.

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The Blackstone Group acquired the firm in 2012 and continues its dedication to customer service. Each photovoltaic solar panel undergoes an 94-point inspection, while employees are available to help during every step of the installation and answer questions. Vivint has also won many accolades, including the 2013 People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Customer Service Provider and Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year. ...Read More

Some of the available services from the firm include property evaluation, custom system design, assistance with filing permits, installation, and the initial monitoring of the system to check for errors. Vivint only hires qualified local professionals and strives to provide clients with employees they can trust.

Vivint can be reached through its website at or its phone number 877-404-4129.

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Building Solar

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In addition to solar electric and solar hot water systems, this whole-home energy company provides thermal energy audits, insulation, air sealing, and heat pumps designed for cold climates. The company serves residential and commercial commercial customers across most of the state from its offices in White River Junction and Williston.

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Building Energy’s solar services include everything from system design and permitting to financing. While it doesn’t handle solar exclusively, the company does have a dedicated solar engineer on staff who’s nationally certified, licensed, and insured. ...Read More

Customers can have their equipment mounted on rooftops, ground mounts, vertical surfaces, and landscapes. Solar panels and solar hot water systems come with 25-year production guarantees.

Building Energy employs certified building analysts who are fully versed in home improvement incentives offered through Efficiency Vermont and other programs. It also hosts open houses at its current energy retrofit sites to explain features that can help homeowners reduce their energy bills.

The company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints filed since it opened in 2007.

Building Energy can be reached through its website at, or by phone at (802) 859-3384.