Solar adoption in the Bay State is accelerating. As prices continue to fall, solar panels make more sense than ever for MA homeowners who lament high electricity prices while benefitting from strong local incentives offered to solar buyers. Selecting the right installer for your solar project is one of the most important steps in the solar process, but it can be difficult to know which installers are the highest quality. Check out our updated ranking of the top solar companies in MA, based on factors like consumer satisfaction and market activity.
Ranking the best solar companies in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is the seventh 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, Massachusetts is among the leaders in all categories. Thus, when shopping for a solar panel system in MA, 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 Massachusetts for 2018.
Top solar installers in Massachusetts (2018)
Rank Company Headquarters In business since 1 Apex Solar Power Queensbury, NY 2003 2 ACE Solar North Andover, MA 2005 3 Invaleon Solar Haverhill, MA 2011 4 Solar Rising LLC Mashpee, MA 2009 5 Bay State and Rhode Island Solar Solutions Swansea, MA 2011 6 Second Generation Energy Milford, MA 2006 7 Sunlight Solar Energy Bend, OR 1988 8 Great Sky Solar Cambridge, MA 2012 9 All Energy Solar St. Paul, MN 2009 10 SunWatt Solar Pawtucket, RI 2014
Curious to see who else is on this list? Check out our full list of top Massachusetts solar companies.
Why should you go solar in Massachusetts?
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), there are almost 400 solar companies in Massachusetts as of mid-2018 (including manufacturers, installers and developers). Prices have fallen by 47 percent 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 that reality is alive and well in Massachusetts’ affordable, high-quality solar market.
Quick stats on the Massachusetts solar industry
- Average payback period: 4.63 years
- Average 20-year solar savings: $94,480
- Average cost per watt quoted to homeowners: $3.25
- Market average solar system price (before incentives): $31,800
A number of strong solar policies, such as Massachusetts’ net metering policy in addition to its SREC program have created a strong environment for solar growth. Today, about 8.5 percent of all electricity used in Massachusetts comes from solar energy.
Tips for picking the right solar company in Massachusetts
The best way to choose an installer for your solar project is to solicit multiple quotes from local Massachusetts 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.