Solar in the Grand Canyon State is heating up. Prices are falling, and solar panels make more sense than ever for AZ homeowners. Choosing the right installer for your solar project is one of the most important steps in the solar shopping process, but it can be difficult to know which installers are the best. Check out our updated ranking of the top solar companies in Arizona, based on factors like consumer satisfaction and total number of completed installations.
Arizona is the third largest state for solar in the U.S. Whether you’re looking at cumulative solar installations, total number of solar jobs or total number of solar installation companies, Arizona is a market leader. Thus, when shopping for a solar panel system in AZ, it’s vital that you spend some time comparing your options since there is such a breadth of quality contractors to choose from who can offer top of the line prices and equipment. We looked at EnergySage Solar Marketplace customer feedback to develop our list of top solar companies in Arizona for 2018.
Top 6 solar installers in Arizona (2018)
|Rank||Company||Headquarters||Total PV Installations Completed||In Business Since|
|1||Sunbright Solar||Tucson, AZ||1,063||2012|
|2||Sunny Energy, LLC||Tempe, AZ||3,506||2009|
|3||Clayco Electric||Tucson, AZ||299||2011|
|4||American Solar & Roofing||Tempe, AZ||5,550||2001|
|5||SolarIcon.com (Solar Icon)||Multi-state||1,380||2011|
*Note, every solar installer on this list has a 5 star rating on EnergySage, a precondition for our top rankings.
Why should you go solar in Arizona?
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), there are over 450 solar companies in Arizona in 2018 (including manufacturers, installers and developers). Prices have fallen by 53% over the past 5 years across the state with even bigger drops in price on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace. Strong competition typically means better deals and better service for consumers and nowhere is that more clear than in Arzona’s solar market.
Quick stats on the Arizona solar industry
- Average payback period: 7.73 years
- Average 20-year solar savings: $42,176
- Average cost per watt quoted to homeowners: $2.92
- Market average solar system price (before incentives): $14,600
A number of strong solar solar incentives, such as Arizona’s residential solar tax credit in addition to the bountiful sunlight totals of one of the sunniest states in the United States, have created a perfect environment for strong solar growth. Today, more than 6% of all electricity used in Arizona comes from solar power.
In addition to the fundamental momentum Arizona’s solar market has been building over the past half-decade, the Grand Canyon State made headlines in 2018 setting a record for the lowest priced solar bid in U.S. history. On June 7th, members of the Central Arizona Project signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with developer AZ Solar at a rate of 2.49 cents per kilowatt hour. This new record has given Arizona even more attention in the U.S. solar industry.
Tips for picking the right solar company in Arizona
The best way to choose an installer for your solar project is to solicit multiple quotes from local Arizona solar installers on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace and compare your options side by side. By receiving several solar quotes, you can see exactly where each company differs in their offers.
For example, if you want the best solar equipment available, one solar contractor may rise to the top of your preference list if they offer premium panels. If price is the most important factor in your solar decision, EnergySage allows you to compare total price, price per watt, and long-term savings between each offer.
All installers that submit quotes on EnergySage are certified and pre-vetted to ensure you are only getting quotes from high-quality companies. Try out our Solar Calculator today to see how much you could save by going solar with one of our high-quality local installers.