The 8 Best Solar Companies of 2023
It can be hard to figure out how to make the switch to solar power. There are hundreds of service providers to choose from and just as many products and services to compare. Still, you should spend time learning about every part of the investment you’re making.
The Guides Home Team has put together a list of the solar companies we think are the best. This will make the process easier. We looked into dozens of solar companies across the country to make the list below. Several things, like pricing, services, products, and customer service, were used to judge each solar installation company.
SunPower was started in 1985. It was one of the first companies to use solar energy for homes, and it is now seen as the top company in its field. The company offers a wide range of residential solar energy systems, storage solutions, and other solar services.
Maxeon Solar used to be a part of SunPower, but in early 2022, it split off and became a separate company. Even now, the companies still work together closely. Some of the most efficient solar panels on this list come from Maxeon. Their efficiency ranges from 20.1% to 30%.
Even though SunPower works in all 50 states, where it is available depends on the ZIP code. Check with the company to see if it serves the address of your home.
Momentum Solar is a creative company that installs solar panels and focuses on making the switch to solar energy easy and fun. Everything is taken care of by the company itself, from pricing and financing to design and installation. It sells solar panels from many different companies.
Momentum also has an easy-to-use mobile app for tracking and online tools, like a blog that is updated often, to help customers learn more about their solar systems.
Momentum Solar is one of our top solar panel suppliers because it’s easy to connect to a solar system. Momentum makes sure that its solar customers will save a lot of money on their electricity bills by only selling it in states with net-metering programs, government rebates, and tax credits. Net-metering lets people who have solar power sell any energy they don’t use back to their utility company in exchange for credits on their electric bills.
Momentum Solar gives you four different ways to pay. You can pay for your system in full, get a solar loan, lease it, or sign a power purchase agreement (PPA).
With a solar loan, you can own your system by making monthly payments instead of having to pay a lot of money up front. When you sign a lease, you’ll also pay a set amount each month. With a PPA, your monthly payments will change based on how much energy you use, just like your electricity bill.
Blue Raven Solar
Blue Raven Solar knows that going solar can be expensive, so it has one of the best ways to pay for it. Its BluePower Plus+ solar loan gives qualified customers a solar system for free for the first 18 months. Customers who qualify may also get a price of $0 up front for design, permits, and installation.
Blue Raven Solar sells monocrystalline solar panels made by a number of different companies. It stores solar energy with SunPower’s SunVault solar battery.
Tesla Energy sells and installs high-tech solar panels all over the country, either by company technicians or through the Certified Installer Program, which is a network of some of the best local and regional installation companies in the country.
Tesla is known for making its own products, like the Powerwall solar battery system, which is thought to be one of the best batteries on the market.
The company takes a sophisticated and modern approach to solar power by making panels that look nice and don’t get in the way but are still fairly cheap. Tesla installs its own brand of high-quality solar panels, which have a low profile, a hidden edge, and no grid that can be seen.
Using aerial technology, Tesla Energy can use your roof’s size and slope to make a custom system that fits your roof and the amount of sunlight it gets. Tesla also designs a roof that is made entirely of solar panels. This is done by putting in solar shingles that match the look of the rest of your house.
Customers can pay for solar panels from Tesla Energy in a number of ways. They can buy them outright with cash or pay for them over time with monthly loan payments. Residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington are the only people who can get in-house financing.
Tesla has an online tool for estimating costs, but like most solar panel companies, it won’t give you a detailed quote until it looks at your roof and how much sun it gets. Tesla does these reviews virtually by surveying from the air.