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5 Best solar companies in Florence, MA (2022 ranking)

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2022

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in Florence, MA based on shopper preferences. Compare customer ratings, company tiers, and genuine customer feedback to see which installer is the best fit for your solar project.

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14 companies
953 customer reviews
5.0 average rating

Solar companies in Florence, MA 2022

  • Westfield, MA
    Established 2009
    Elite+ Installer
    Our Mission -Design and build energy systems specialized for each individual customer. -Provide the highest quality customer service for an unparalleled customer experience. -Ensure a healthy, exciting, and innovative environment for our working professionals.

    Elite+ Installer

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    Our Mission -Design and build energy systems specialized for each individual customer. -Provide the highest quality customer service for an unparalleled customer experience. -Ensure a healthy, exciting, and innovative environment for our working professionals.
  • Boston, MA
    Established 1985
    Elite+ Installer
    SunPower’s mission is to change the way our world is powered by making the experience of buying and managing clean energy simpler and more accessible for a wider variety of homeowners. With the highest-quality solar + storage solutions and monitoring in a convenient app, SunPower allows homeowners to take control of home energy use and h…

    Elite+ Installer

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    SunPower’s mission is to change the way our world is powered by making the experience of buying and managing clean energy simpler and more accessible for a wider variety of homeowners. With the highest-quality solar + storage solutions and monitoring in a convenient app, SunPower allows homeowners to take control of home energy use and h…
  • Hatfield, MA
    Elite Installer
    Insight was started by industry professionals with decades of experience in home energy and a determination to make the greatest impact on our local and global world without the common confusions or obstacles of going solar. Owning your own energy can be one of the most rewarding, empowering, and financially sound experiences of your …
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    Elite Installer

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    Insight was started by industry professionals with decades of experience in home energy and a determination to make the greatest impact on our local and global world without the common confusions or obstacles of going solar. Owning your own energy can be one of the most rewarding, empowering, and financially sound experiences of your …
  • Charlton, MA
    Established 2017
    Elite Installer
    PlugPV is your connection to the sun! We started our company as installers for the national solar companies, and now we sell what we install. PlugPV has over a decade of sales and installation experience and are the preferred installer for a number of national solar energy companies. Every installation is inspected by a 3rd Party Insp…
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    Elite Installer

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    PlugPV is your connection to the sun! We started our company as installers for the national solar companies, and now we sell what we install. PlugPV has over a decade of sales and installation experience and are the preferred installer for a number of national solar energy companies. Every installation is inspected by a 3rd Party Insp…
  • North Andover, MA
    Established 2015
    Elite Installer
    ACE develops, finances, builds, and operates residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV projects. ACE has developed and/or built over 300 MW of solar PV projects across the US. We succeed by listening to our partners and clients, offering flexible, innovative solutions tailored to their needs, and driving the project to successf…
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    Elite Installer

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    ACE develops, finances, builds, and operates residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV projects. ACE has developed and/or built over 300 MW of solar PV projects across the US. We succeed by listening to our partners and clients, offering flexible, innovative solutions tailored to their needs, and driving the project to successf…
  • Woburn, MA
    Established 2010
    Elite Installer
    NuWatt Energy is a full-service Solar Power, Heat Pump AC, and Energy Efficiency/Control installation company. We offer free home and business solar energy quotes as well as solar system financing, design, engineering, permitting, installation, rebate acquisition, maintenance, and monitoring – all based on your energy goals and budget. …
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    Elite Installer

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    NuWatt Energy is a full-service Solar Power, Heat Pump AC, and Energy Efficiency/Control installation company. We offer free home and business solar energy quotes as well as solar system financing, design, engineering, permitting, installation, rebate acquisition, maintenance, and monitoring – all based on your energy goals and budget. …
  • Chelmsford, MA
    Established 2015
    Advanced Installer
    DeFreitas Enterprises, LLC is a family owned and operated solar installation company based in Chelmsford, MA. We have been installing for companies and customers since 2014 & have a 5 star rating for customer satisfaction. We communicate with previous customers and work incredibly well with the New England Market.
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    Advanced Installer

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    DeFreitas Enterprises, LLC is a family owned and operated solar installation company based in Chelmsford, MA. We have been installing for companies and customers since 2014 & have a 5 star rating for customer satisfaction. We communicate with previous customers and work incredibly well with the New England Market.
  • Multi-state
    Established 1988
    Advanced Installer
    Now is the time to go solar! Federal tax credits coupled with state incentives and programs give home and business owners great long-term savings. Sunlight Solar provides professionally designed systems and installations, complete with excellent communication, timely follow-up, and outstanding customer service. We help you take advan…
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    Advanced Installer

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    Now is the time to go solar! Federal tax credits coupled with state incentives and programs give home and business owners great long-term savings. Sunlight Solar provides professionally designed systems and installations, complete with excellent communication, timely follow-up, and outstanding customer service. We help you take advan…
  • Milford, MA
    Established 2006
    Advanced Installer
    Second Generation Energy designs and installs residential and commercial photovoltaic PV systems. Established in 2006, Second Generation Energy is a leading Solar Integrator based in Massachusetts. We are owned and operated by a skilled team who are all passionate about the work we are doing. We believe that renewable energy combine…
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    Second Generation Energy designs and installs residential and commercial photovoltaic PV systems. Established in 2006, Second Generation Energy is a leading Solar Integrator based in Massachusetts. We are owned and operated by a skilled team who are all passionate about the work we are doing. We believe that renewable energy combine…
  • Multi-state
    Established 2020
    Approved Installer
    Lunex Power is a locally-owned solar engineering and procurement contractor. Our team is committed to delivering the most advanced solar & electrical solutions paired with excellent customer service for each and every one of our clients. Originally serving New England for over 7 years, Lunex Power’s employees are collectively responsible…
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    Lunex Power is a locally-owned solar engineering and procurement contractor. Our team is committed to delivering the most advanced solar & electrical solutions paired with excellent customer service for each and every one of our clients. Originally serving New England for over 7 years, Lunex Power’s employees are collectively responsible…
  • Hatfield, MA
    Established 2009
    Approved Installer
    We are Professional. Northeast Solar is the leading installer in the Pioneer Valley. We've helped hundreds of homeowners, farmers, and businesses realize their solar dreams. We are Local. We are located in Hatfield Massachusetts right in the heart of the Pioneer valley. We utilize local businesses and resources whenever possible so …
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    We are Professional. Northeast Solar is the leading installer in the Pioneer Valley. We've helped hundreds of homeowners, farmers, and businesses realize their solar dreams. We are Local. We are located in Hatfield Massachusetts right in the heart of the Pioneer valley. We utilize local businesses and resources whenever possible so …
  • Multi-state
    Established 2010
    Approved Installer
    E2SOL innovates renewable energy technologies, develops custom project solutions, and offers products designed to generate, store, and distribute renewable energy. E2SOL is a Renewable Energy Developer and General Contractor.
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    E2SOL innovates renewable energy technologies, develops custom project solutions, and offers products designed to generate, store, and distribute renewable energy. E2SOL is a Renewable Energy Developer and General Contractor.
  • Hingham, MA
    Established 2009
    Approved Installer
    Devlin Contracting & Maintenance is a family-owned business with a combined 56 years of experience in the Solar + Electric industry. Fully licensed and insured, servicing New England solar customers for over 10 years with 7,000 residential and commercial solar installations in our portfolio. Our mission is to bring clean renewable energy…
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    Devlin Contracting & Maintenance is a family-owned business with a combined 56 years of experience in the Solar + Electric industry. Fully licensed and insured, servicing New England solar customers for over 10 years with 7,000 residential and commercial solar installations in our portfolio. Our mission is to bring clean renewable energy…
  • Hudson, MA
    Established 2006
    Approved Installer
    New England Clean Energy was founded by local people and has been installing solar since 2006. We know how to design the best solar clean energy systems for New England’s unique climate and geography. Our hallmark is systems that are well-designed, expertly planned, and installed in a manner to truly enhance the value and beauty of your …
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    New England Clean Energy was founded by local people and has been installing solar since 2006. We know how to design the best solar clean energy systems for New England’s unique climate and geography. Our hallmark is systems that are well-designed, expertly planned, and installed in a manner to truly enhance the value and beauty of your …

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How we determine the best solar companies in Florence, MA

At EnergySage, we care about connecting solar shoppers to high-quality solar companies. As such, any solar installers we list above are active on the EnergySage Marketplace in Florence, MA and are pre-screened by our team.

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar installer to ensure that they’ll provide quality service to EnergySage users. These high-quality installers are approved based on their years of experience, licensing and insurance, reputation, and certifications. When bringing new installers into the EnergySage Marketplace, here’s how we ensure our partners are the best of the best:

  • At least three years of experience installing solar
  • Licensed and insured for solar installations
  • NABCEP certified
  • Reputation for excellent customer service and quality solar installations
  • Installs high quality solar equipment

Our rating tiers

Choosing the right installer can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding between multiple top-notch companies on EnergySage. To make it easier, we created a unique rating system that evaluates our partners’ performance based on real data from our Marketplace.

Elite+ installers are the most experienced, chosen, and celebrated companies on the Marketplace, having provided exceptional service to a high volume of shoppers for at least a year.

Elite installers earn top ratings from customers, endorsements from vendors, and win customers more frequently than their peers.

Advanced installers are among the top half of companies on the Marketplace for responsiveness, reputation, results.

Approved installers passed our rigorous screening criteria for experience, licensing, and positive reviews.

How to pick the best solar installer

When you’ve already narrowed down your options to reputable installers and are trying to decide which quote to move forward with, here are three final considerations that distinguish the best from the rest:

workmanship warranties for solar panels

Workmanship warranties

What is covered and for how long?

In the unlikely event there’s an issue with your solar panel system, it’s important to know who to call if something goes wrong. There are multiple warranties that come with your solar energy system, from manufacturer warranties for different components to workmanship warranties from your installer.

The workmanship warranty is specific to the work the installer performs, and is typically somewhere between one and 10 years. Be sure to check with your installer to see what’s included in the warranty, if there are any exclusions, and if there’s any cost to you in the event they have to come out and check on or replace some equipment.

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The use of sub-contractors

Which crew will install your system?

In some instances, solar installers will rely on subcontractors to perform some, or all, of the work included during your solar installation. Don’t let this put you off: it’s entirely standard procedure in the industry. What is alarming, though, is a lack of transparency from installers about who will install your system and why they use subcontractors.

When you’ve narrowed down your list of potential solar installers, be sure to ask who will install the system–their own crew or subcontractors–and, if they use subs, ask why they do, what portion of the install the subcontractors will complete, and what oversight the company you purchase your system from has over the subcontractors. At the end of the day, the most important question is who will stand behind the quality of your installation.

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Expertise

How does each installer tailor their system to your needs?

Beyond ensuring that your solar installer has all of the appropriate licenses and industry-specific certifications, it’s important to work with a solar installer who has experience custom designing systems to fit their customers’ needs.

When you’re comparing your options, the best installers will work with you to understand your needs, as well as how solar fits your overall energy plans. Make sure your solar installer provides a consultative, professional solar experience.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in Florence, MA. We’ve already vetted all of our installer partners, and keep a close watch over their performance to ensure their installations and customer satisfaction are up to the levels that you–and we–expect. Start receiving quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating a free account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of November 2022, the average solar panel cost in Florence is $3.49/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Florence ranges in cost from $14,832 to $20,068, with the average gross price for solar in Florence coming in at $17,450. After accounting for the 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

According to solar shoppers on the EnergySage Marketplace, the top five solar installers in Florence are:

There are 14 solar companies in Florence on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Florence save $28,016 over the course of 20 years. Shoppers who connect with a solar installer in Florence on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 9.32 years.