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Solar States

Solar States was founded in 2008 with a dual-mission to install solar and educate the next generation. Since then, we've designed and installed over 1,350 solar and solar+storage projects, and trained over 400 Philadelphians through our free solar vocational training programs.

We're based in Philadelphia (our warehouse is in Bridesburg and our offices in Olde Kensington), but we serve the entire region: New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We install on flat rooftops and pitched rooftops for homes, businesses like Yards Brewery, and non-profits like The Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia.

Our quotes are free and honest. We've lasted 15 years on our reputation - we give honest estimates, we do honest work, we don't abandon you once your system is installed. We're a Certified B-Corporation because we believe in a triple-bottom line approach to business: people, planet, and profit. You can read about our work in the community as installers and educators in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Citizen, WHYY, WURD, GRID Magazine, Solar Power World and a half-dozen other publications. Google us! We encourage you to read our reviews, and watch videos of customer stories and more on our YouTube page.

**Best for World Community** Awarded by B-Corporation
**Top Solar Changemaker** Awarded by Solar Power World
**Impact PHL** Awarded by the Philadelphia Department of Commerce
**Greenbuild Pioneer Award** Awarded by YouthBuild PHL
**Top Solar Contractor** Awarded by Solar Power World 7 years in a row
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Philadelphia's B-Corp Solar Installer & Educator: 1,350 solar & solar+battery systems designed and installed for homes, businesses, and non-profits across PA, NJ, and DE. Trusted and time-tested: founded in 2008, 15-years of excellence.

We are a full service shop for solar, batteries, EV chargers, and more! Whether it's the initial design and consultation phase of the project or a service visit after installation, our team delivers top tier customer service. All work is done in-house by full time Solar States employees who receive fair living wages, profit shares, and benefits.

Yes, we install:
- EV Chargers
- Batteries (Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer)
- Solar Canopies & Carports
- Solar Carports

**Best for World Community** Awarded by B-Corporation
**Top Solar Changemaker** Awarded by Solar Power World
**Impact PHL** Awarded by the Philadelphia Department of Commerce
**Greenbuild Pioneer Award** Awarded by YouthBuild PHL
**Top Solar Contractor** Awarded by Solar Power World 7 years in a row

NABCEP & PICS Certified
Licensed & Insured to do work in: PA, NJ, NY, MA, DE
Year Established
Phone Number
(215) 939-6699
Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. 15+ years, 1,350+ installations. We are well into our second decade of taking on highly complex and custom projects. Whether it's a straight forward installation or something a little more tricky, you've come to the right place.

  2. Certified B-Corporation & Best for the World Award Recipient. We understand that a strong reputation in this industry can only be built on the longevity of our installations and the longevity of our customers' satisfaction.

  3. Trained 400+ Philadelphians through free solar vocational training programs

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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Energy Auditing
  • Construction
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Workmanship Warranty

Full Bumper to Bumper 25 Year Warranty*

Solar States Solutions come with a 25-year limited warranty on all of your Solar Photovoltaic Solution. The first 10 years come with a full Bumper to Bumper Solar States Service Warranty on the installation. The following 15 years will fall under the specific hardware warranties of the manufacturers. Solar States will provide the labor to rectify any issue for items listed below as for the warranty period specified.


PA License #: PA100254
PA Electrical License #: 35849

NJ HIC License #: 13VH07951800
NJ Electrical License #: 34EB01822900


Policy: CBP8837625-16


Licensed Master Electrician, City of Philadelphia
NABCEP PV Installer Certification
NABCEP Technical Sales Certification
PICS Certified
Enphase Gold Installer
Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer
Span Certified Installer
Ironrigde Certified Installer

IREC Certified Master Trainer

Industry Certifications

  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • B Corporation

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Authorized Solar Installer
  • Gold Installer
  • SolarEdge Preferred
  • Sungage Financial Certified Partner

What Customers Are Saying

27 reviews
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Price, Service, Transparency and Proffesionalism

I interviewed with about 7 different Solar Suppliers before landing on Solar States. They were one of the best priced while having responsible business practices and years of experience. They did not outsource any of their labor any working with them the entire time was easy with constant communication from initial interviews to installers. Would gladly use them again and I recommend them to everyone.

Posted by wes.pipitone on Apr 04, 2024
Highly Recommend

The quote and pre-planning process was straightforward, the installation was efficient, the communication continues to be excellent, and the solar panels have been running flawlessly for nearly 4 years so far. I wholeheartedly recommend Solar States to anyone considering going solar in the region.

Posted by kutschera.kaitlyn on Apr 03, 2024
Best of the Best

Our experience with Solar States was exceptional in every way. They represent their product accurately and delivered, installed and followed up with us in the most professional manner. Every member of the team that worked on our panels was a delight. Friendly, well-spoken and efficient. I highly recommend this company to anyone thinking of going solar.

Posted by macynbolt on Apr 03, 2024
Great experience with Solar States!

Solar States did a great install of our rooftop solar panels. But going solar is more than just the install. There is the planning and design, local permits, and working with PECO. Solar States was there every step of the way to complete the next step and to keep us informed and answer all of our questions. Everyone we interacted with was personable and knowledgeable. And when the install day did come around the crew were a bunch of rock stars and did a fantastic install! We're looking forward to many years of clean energy and now feel like we're part of the Solar States family and we know they'll be there for us down the road if we ever need any maintenance.

Posted by thomas.assal on Apr 02, 2024
Two year-old 26 panel solar system

5+ Stars. Excellent all around experience. Solar States is local to the Philadelphia area. A big plus. The pre-purchase one-on-one customer service and information given was much more accessible and clearer than with national solar companies that were contacted. All permits and permissions were handled by Solar States. They know the surrounding area. Installation was quick and professional. The electrical inspector who came out to approve the work was very impressed at the quality of the hookup. There was a little glitch with the wifi monitoring system that basically came down to hard wiring to the router via a lan/ethernet cable which had not been foreseen. It was resolved at no added expense and had absolutely no effect on the efficiency of the solar system which has operated as expected or even better since day one, two years ago. The wifi monitoring itself is a huge plus. It allows me to view the system's production and of the home's energy use over time and in live time. Highly recommended.

Posted by fredmoore1 on Apr 02, 2024
Excellent All-Around

We just finished going solar with Solar States. They were very easy to work with and professional at every step of the process. Everyone we encountered was exceptional at their job. They are also a B-Corp company!

Posted by aartiypatel on Apr 02, 2024
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