Find a solar panel installer in Boston, MA

Find solar panel installers in Boston, MA

Find solar panel installers in Boston, MA

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Top 10 solar installation companies in Boston, MA

Homeowners agree: these Boston solar panel installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Basil Lewis The Electrician

Basil Lewis The Electrician

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Toya W. says, "He was a reliable worker who showed up one time and gave me a fair estimate on the job. He came when he was supposed to and finished with no problem. Even when I had a follow-up question he was available and willing definitely will use them again" Read more
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition
NRGTree

NRGTree

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
NRGTree is the only unbiased online solar marketplace with unique auction capabilities. Solar installers compete for your business and you get the best price in a convenient manner. More than 30 banks, credit unions, accounting firms, and propety management companies refer clients to our solar marketplace. Get started at www.ownmysolar.com.
Cranney Home Services

Cranney Home Services

New on HomeGuide
42+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Founded in 1988, Cranney Home Services, located in Danvers, MA, has been serving its community with high-quality plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical and drain services for over three decades. The family-owned company is committed to providing superior service with a foundation built on honesty and integrity. With a team of licensed technicians offering same-day service, Cranney Home Services ensures outstanding results and customer satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on all projects. Their dedication to excellence extends to their commitment to building long-term relationships with their clients.
On Call Electric

On Call Electric

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are full electrical service and Solar Installer. Take advantage of our K4K installation packages and save thousands! We have packaged our best selling solar systems into three installation packages. We are happy to guide you or price a solar system for you but you don't have to buy the components from us. We believe solar systems are like an appliance and we are here to help you install it. Use our Solar System calculator to get started, then click on one the K4K packages or give us a call. I love It all day long best think I did....

Your Solar Panel Installation and Repair questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to install solar panels?

The average cost to install solar panels is $12,600 to $37,800 for a 6 kW to 12 kW system, after subtracting the 30% federal tax credit. Residential solar panels cost $3.00 to $4.50 per watt, including installation. However, the cost of solar panels continues to decrease each year as solar energy becomes more popular.

The cost to convert your house to solar power depends on the type of solar panels, inverter, and equipment, your location, your energy needs, and local labor rates. Labor costs are higher if your home has multiple stories, dormers, skylights, or a steeply pitched roof.

Are solar panels worth it?

Solar panels reduce or eliminate your electric bills, boost your property value, and reduce your carbon footprint. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a home's value increases by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. This equates to an increase of $10,000 in home value for every $500 in energy savings per year.

Solar panels typically pay for themselves in energy savings in 6 to 10 years. Homeowners in states with above-average electricity costs will recognize the most value. Solar panels work best for homes in sunny areas with southern or southwestern exposure and don't provide as much value in areas that are regularly cloudy or rainy.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Solar panel installation typically takes 1 to 3 days. However, the total process may take 2 to 6 months and goes through several stages:

  • Designing a system for your home takes 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Permits and inspections take 3 to 9 weeks.
  • Equipment ordering and delivery takes 1 to 4 weeks.
  • Utility connections and formal Permission to Operate (PTO) from the utility company takes 2 to 6 weeks.

How long do solar panels last?

Most solar panels last 25 to 30 years and come with a 25-year warranty.

Can solar panels be installed on a metal roof or flat roof?

Yes, solar panels can be installed on a metal roof or a flat roof. Metal roofs are strong enough to easily support the weight of the solar panel array. Solar panels installed on flat roofs are typically mounted in frames that angle toward the sun.

Does installing solar panels void a roof warranty?

Solar panel installation typically does not void a roof warranty if the racking system and fasteners are installed correctly. However, the warranty may be void if the roof is damaged during the installation. Common issues that will void your roof warranty include:

  • Solar panel installers causing roof damage, liked cracked tiles or shingles
  • Racking system installed without suitable waterproof sealant
  • Racking system is substandard and doesn't include waterproofing features
  • Wrong fasteners used in the installation
  • Installers drill holes in your roof and compromise the roof membrane or decking

How can I hire the best solar panel installer near me?

It's important to choose an experienced solar panel installer who can provide references from past satisfied clients. A reputable installer will perform an on-site evaluation to determine your energy needs. Follow these tips to hire the best installer near you:

  • Look for installers who are members of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Get at least three in-person estimates to compare.
  • Discuss your electricity usage and power requirements with the installer to ensure your system is sized correctly.
  • Choose a company that is licensed, insured, bonded, and has been in business 5+ years.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid companies with the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What questions should I ask solar panel installers before hiring?

Ask these questions to help you find the best solar panel company for your project:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Which certifications or licensing do you have?
  • Can you provide a list of references with contact info?
  • How do you calculate, size, and design the system for my home?
  • Is there room to expand the system later if needed?
  • How much will I save on utility costs each year?
  • Will you assist me in claiming rebates and incentives?
  • What warranties do you provide?
  • If the equipment malfunctions, do you handle the repairs or do I need to contact the manufacturer?

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