The Best Solar Companies in Texas 2021

Choosing the right solar installation company is probably the most important decision in your solar panel investment. When you’re looking for the best solar installer in Texas, it can be overwhelming.

How do you know you’re choosing the right one? Like any other industry, the solar industry has its fair share of fast-talking salespeople, high-pressure tactics, and inflated performance claims.

So, we created an honest list of the best solar companies in Texas based on several different factors. We wanted a brutally honest top ten because you, as a consumer, deserve to trust where your money goes.

Note: ZERO of these companies paid us to be on this list. This list is our unbiased take on the best solar companies in TX.

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    Top 10 Residential Solar Companies in Texas

    freedom solar tx

    Freedom Solar Power

    Austin, TX

    sunshine renewable solutions texas

    Sunshine Renewable Solutions

    Houston, TX

    energy renovation center

    Energy Renovation Center

    Arlington, TX

    solarcentex texas

    Solar Centex

    Harker Heights, TX

    hesolar texas

    HESOLAR

    Buda, TX

    sunlux solar texas

    SunLux

    Austin, TX

    alba energy tx

    Alba Energy

    Austin, TX

    longhorn solar texas

    Longhorn Solar

    Pflugerville, TX

    texas energy experts solar

    Texas Energy Experts

    Austin, TX

    rising sun solar texas

    RisingSun Solar

    Houston, TX

    How We Calculated the Top Solar Installers

    We combed the web and did a deep dive into all the solar companies in Texas. We read and averaged reviews from multiple websites, dug up warranties, accreditations, financing options, product options, experience, employee satisfaction, and more.

    We looked at the following factors:

    • Reviews
    • Do they have NABCEP accreditation?
    • Do they have BBB accreditation?
    • How do their warranties look?
    • Do they offer financing options?
    • Do they offer product options?
    • Do they use quality products?
    • How long have they been in business?
    • How many customers have they serviced?
    • How many employees do they have?
    • How is their employee satisfaction?
    • Company website

    How to Choose the Top Solar Installer

    • Read up on the solar installer’s reviews and client testimonials
    • Find out about the warranties offered
    • Check the solar installer’s credentials and accreditations
    • Ask for the turnaround time
    • Look for customized solutions
    • Decide whether you want a national or local solar installation company.
    • Get multiple quotes. Get a quote from at least 3 solar companies.

    PA Solar Energy Incentives

    Federal ITC
    Texas residents can take advantage of the 26% federal investment tax credit (ITC). A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your total income tax liability. If your system costs $10,000, you could claim a $2,600 credit on the federal taxes you owe.  The tax credit carries forward multiple years in case your federal tax liability is low.

    Other solar financial incentives to look for (not available in every state):

    • State tax credits
    • Net metering
    • SRECs – Solar Renewable Energy Certificates
    • Utility companies sometimes offer incentives
    • City and county-level incentives
    • Tax exemptions – sales and property value increase

    How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Texas?

    The average cost of solar panels (including installation) in Texas is $2.64 per watt.  Therefore, the average cost of a 5kW solar panel system is $13,200, and $9,768 after the federal tax credit. 

    Average payback period in Texas: 10 years
    Average 20 year savings in TX: $18,400

    Factors that determine your total cost

    • Size of the system
    • Equipment
    • Solar installation company
    • PA solar incentives, tax credits, and rebates
    • Solar financing options
    • Payback period
    • Electricity rates in Texas
    • Roof condition
    • Costs by city
    • Home value increase

    Texas Solar Energy Facts

    • Solar Installed (MW): 6,721
    • National Ranking: 2nd (2nd in 2019)
    • Enough Solar Installed to Power: 783,663 homes
    • Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 1.76%
    • Solar Jobs in TX: 10,261
    • Solar Installers in TX: 195
    • Number of Installations: 91,756

    Data current through Q3 2020
    Source: seia.org

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