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5 Best solar companies in Greensboro, NC (2023 ranking)

UPDATED MARCH 2023

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in Greensboro, NC 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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1,122 customer reviews
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Solar companies in Greensboro, NC 2023

  • Jamestown, NC
    Established 2010
    Elite+ Installer
    For over a decade, Renu Energy Solutions has been a leader in the Carolina's as a premier solar installer with more than 5,000 residential and 85 commercial installations. Our licensed installers use the most up-to-date technologies to provide our customers with maximum long-term savings and energy efficiency. We also offer a 25-year product, performance, and labor warranty on all panel options to ensure that customers get the most out of their solar journey. We are also a local Carolina based company.

    Elite+ Installer

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    For over a decade, Renu Energy Solutions has been a leader in the Carolina's as a premier solar installer with more than 5,000 residential and 85 commercial installations. Our licensed installers use the most up-to-date technologies to provide our customers with maximum long-term savings and energy efficiency. We also offer a 25-year product, performance, and labor warranty on all panel options to ensure that customers get the most out of their solar journey. We are also a local Carolina based company.
  • Cary, NC
    Established 2015
    Elite+ Installer
    8MSolar aims to provide environmental and financial sustainability through solar energy systems.

    We are a Chapter 87 Design and Engineering Firm first and foremost, with in-house licensed Electrical Engineers (PEs). Customer satisfaction is our top priority in all aspects of or work.

    Headquartered in Wake Forest, North Carolina, we are locally owned and operated - providing expert solar design and installation services throughout the state of NC. With over 15 years of experience in designin…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    8MSolar aims to provide environmental and financial sustainability through solar energy systems.

    We are a Chapter 87 Design and Engineering Firm first and foremost, with in-house licensed Electrical Engineers (PEs). Customer satisfaction is our top priority in all aspects of or work.

    Headquartered in Wake Forest, North Carolina, we are locally owned and operated - providing expert solar design and installation services throughout the state of NC. With over 15 years of experience in designin…
  • Multi-state
    Established 2011
    Elite+ Installer
    Things to Consider While Going Solar

    First thing to keep in mind when going solar is purchasing the right solar panels and inverters for your solar project. At Solar SME, we only sell and install the best-quality US branded equipment with a 25-year warranty. Installing the best-quality equipment onto your home or business will provide you with the highest performance, increased safety, and close to no maintenance needed.

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    At…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Things to Consider While Going Solar

    First thing to keep in mind when going solar is purchasing the right solar panels and inverters for your solar project. At Solar SME, we only sell and install the best-quality US branded equipment with a 25-year warranty. Installing the best-quality equipment onto your home or business will provide you with the highest performance, increased safety, and close to no maintenance needed.

    Get an Accurate Quote from Solar Experts

    At…
  • Multi-state
    Established 2019
    Advanced Installer
    Olympus Home is a leading installer of solar and roofing the southeast. We handle everything you need to transition your home to clean solar power. Because we are a full service provider we can offer elite value to every homeowner. We offer top tier equipment and first class customer service. We work hard to make sure everything is handled for you. It will be done right and fast!
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    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Olympus Home is a leading installer of solar and roofing the southeast. We handle everything you need to transition your home to clean solar power. Because we are a full service provider we can offer elite value to every homeowner. We offer top tier equipment and first class customer service. We work hard to make sure everything is handled for you. It will be done right and fast!
  • Morrisville, NC
    Advanced Installer
    For many families, solar can be a “no brainer.” Here at Titan Solar Power, we are setting the standards for the relatively young residential solar industry. Over the past 36 years, we have helped more homeowners own their power than any other company nationwide.

    When it comes to solar in the US, Titan is a name you can trust on your paperwork to protect your family against the never-ending, always-increasing utility inflation.
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    For many families, solar can be a “no brainer.” Here at Titan Solar Power, we are setting the standards for the relatively young residential solar industry. Over the past 36 years, we have helped more homeowners own their power than any other company nationwide.

    When it comes to solar in the US, Titan is a name you can trust on your paperwork to protect your family against the never-ending, always-increasing utility inflation.
  • Charlotte, NC
    Established 2009
    Advanced Installer
    Why Solar Energy World?

    Solar Energy World has become the fastest growing, independently owned solar power system design and installation company in the region because our customers love us and refer new customers to us every day.
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    Advanced Installer

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    Why Solar Energy World?

    Solar Energy World has become the fastest growing, independently owned solar power system design and installation company in the region because our customers love us and refer new customers to us every day.
  • Multi-state
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    We are a locally owned and operated turnkey solar installer and roofer, headquartered in Greenville, SC.

    We are proud to be the recipient of the Central East Panasonic Installer of the Year Award for 2019 and the SouthEast Region Installer of the Year Award 2020.

    We are a Certified Tesla Powerwall and Enphase Encharge Installer.

    We offer a 30-year warranty through a third-party insurance company, Solar Insure, for your peace of mind on your long-term investment.

    We install a…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We are a locally owned and operated turnkey solar installer and roofer, headquartered in Greenville, SC.

    We are proud to be the recipient of the Central East Panasonic Installer of the Year Award for 2019 and the SouthEast Region Installer of the Year Award 2020.

    We are a Certified Tesla Powerwall and Enphase Encharge Installer.

    We offer a 30-year warranty through a third-party insurance company, Solar Insure, for your peace of mind on your long-term investment.

    We install a…
  • Raleigh, NC
    Established 2009
    Approved Installer
    Emerald Energy has been the top contractor on Energy Sage in North Carolina for the past 10 years. The reviews speak for themselves. All 5 star and all "real" reviews. Take a minute to read a few and you will see why Emerald Energy has been the top contractor on Energy Sage and North Carolina since 2013. We are local and we are part of the community.
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    Approved Installer

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    Emerald Energy has been the top contractor on Energy Sage in North Carolina for the past 10 years. The reviews speak for themselves. All 5 star and all "real" reviews. Take a minute to read a few and you will see why Emerald Energy has been the top contractor on Energy Sage and North Carolina since 2013. We are local and we are part of the community.
  • Indian Trail, NC
    Established 2006
    Approved Installer
    Tayco Electric & Solar is locally owned and operated and been in business since 2006. Tayco is your premier provider of solar design, installation and integration services throughout North Carolina & South Carolina.

    Tayco Electric & Solar, Inc. prides itself on our electrical expertise and customer focused experience. Our mission is provide an honest assessment of how solar will work for your specific situation. We provide the highest quality equipment, most attractive installs, at the m…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Tayco Electric & Solar is locally owned and operated and been in business since 2006. Tayco is your premier provider of solar design, installation and integration services throughout North Carolina & South Carolina.

    Tayco Electric & Solar, Inc. prides itself on our electrical expertise and customer focused experience. Our mission is provide an honest assessment of how solar will work for your specific situation. We provide the highest quality equipment, most attractive installs, at the m…
  • Hillsborough, NC
    Established 2015
    Approved Installer
    Whole-home battery backup masters.

    We invested the last seven years creating a service our moms would be proud of.

    We've helped folks transition to solar in twenty states and counting. No matter where you live in America, we can support your clean energy exploration journey.

    We combined four technologies to create the first nationally-available, full-home backup solar + storage solution.

    We love giving folks a friendly way to explore solar and look forward to sharing an…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Whole-home battery backup masters.

    We invested the last seven years creating a service our moms would be proud of.

    We've helped folks transition to solar in twenty states and counting. No matter where you live in America, we can support your clean energy exploration journey.

    We combined four technologies to create the first nationally-available, full-home backup solar + storage solution.

    We love giving folks a friendly way to explore solar and look forward to sharing an…

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How we determine the best solar companies in Greensboro, NC

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

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar panel company 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, and if you’re also purchasing a solar battery system, they have proven experience with those products too.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in Greensboro, NC. 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 free quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating an account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of March 2023, the average solar panel cost in Greensboro, NC is $2.96/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Greensboro, NC ranges in cost from $12,580 to $17,020, with the average gross price for solar in Greensboro, NC coming in at $14,800. After accounting for the 30% federal solar tax credit and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars, and with options like a solar loan, solar lease, or power purchase agreement (PPA), you can find the right payment setup for your personal needs.

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

  1. Renu Energy Solutions
  2. 8MSolar
  3. Solar SME, Inc.
  4. Olympus Home
  5. Titan Solar Power
There are 10 solar companies in Greensboro, NC on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Greensboro, NC save $11,512 over the course of 20 years that they would have paid to their utility company. Shoppers who connect with a solar provider in Greensboro, NC on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 13.34 years - this means that after this period of time, cumulative electric bill savings pass the upfront cost of the solar power system.
According to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar quotes from national installers are about 10 percent higher, on average, compared to those provided by local installers. However, if you decide a national installer is the best choice for your home solar panel installation, here are some of the biggest companies to consider: SunPower, Sunrun, Tesla, Trinity Solar, ADT Solar (formerly Sunpro), and Momentum Solar.