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Perihelion Solar

As a company, Perihelion Solar has over 50 years of engineering experience, with the goal of bringing your home and business the benefits of superior service, practical designs, and the highest quality components of solar power.

We stand behind our work with a labor warranty that matches the 25 year product warranties of our solar modules and inverters. We also provide free monitoring service for the warranty period, including electric consumption monitoring so you can ensure your electric bills are accurate.

Together we can define the road that lies ahead, and bring our communities closer to the Sun.
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Perihelion Solar is an employee-owned customer cooperative, based in Russellville, Arkansas. We are the Arkansas River Valley's first photovoltaic systems integrator with many years of insight into our state's solar industry. We prioritize educating the public, advocating for faster alternative energy reforms, and creating a cleaner community for our future torch bearers.

We provide the highest quality solar power components at affordable prices, with the best warranty available on the market. Perihelion was the first solar company to offer a full 25 year warranty for solar arrays in Arkansas.
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Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. We are honest and committed to providing our customers with solar systems that provide the most value for them. We cater to the specific needs of our customers.

  2. Our company operates completely in-house; we do not outsource our labor to other companies.

  3. We are a small, local business that is employee-owned.

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English; Japanese; Spanish; Tagalog; Thai

We are vertically integrated solar company, meaning we handle every step of the journey in-house from first contact through installation and service.

Services Offered

  • Financing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Our team consists of Andy Barrett, Jill Balaster, Dr. Steve Gann, Wes Clayton, Jimmy Taylor, Masami Onodera, Desmond Jackson, Ray Balaster, Ryan Helmer, Chandler Goeden, Kevin Bathke, and Joshua Kirkpatrick.

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Workmanship Warranty

25 years - Perihelion Solar provides twenty-five (25) year roof and workmanship warranties. Perihelion warrants our customer’s roof against damage and water infiltration at each roofing penetration made in connection with the installation of the system for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the installation of the system. Perihelion Solar warrants all of its installation work to be free from material defects for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the date the services are rendered. These warranties are in addition to manufacturer warranties for all equipment we install. Our component manufacturers pay us for replacement costs if we need to do a warranty repair, so you are 100% covered across 25 years.


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NABCEP Certification PV-011621-033615
Enphase IQ Ensemble
REC ProTrust Certified Installer
Enphase Gold Installer

Industry Certifications

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

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Gold Installer
  • Sunpower Authorized Dealer

What Customers Are Saying

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Happy with everything!

Jill and the crew at Perihelion handled everything professionally and we have loved watching our electric bill fall.

Posted by hillb on Jan 14, 2023
Best money I have ever spent

Office staff (Missami) held my hand the whole way. The timeline was as predicted give or take a few days. The only holdup was due to my electric provider and they (not me) did the leg work to resolve any issue. The installers were on time, the work went fast and the lead installer/electrician took all the time necessary to make me feel good about the whole process. My panels, which look great, have been operational for 5 months now with no issues. My electric bill went from $300 in July to $13.16 in August and has been that every month. Additionally I have booked over 700kw that will offset any month that is really cloudy. Perihelion and solar cells both rock. Bob Toombs

Posted by rptoombs on Jan 08, 2023
Inspector Woes

I was not impressed with the contractor and inspector relations. The installation process was prolonged multiple times due to corrections required by the inspector.

Posted by don.rackley on Dec 13, 2022
A purchase to feel great about

I received three quotes and was about to accept one when I unexpectedly received a quote from Jill at Perihelion. It was 20k less than the most expensive (from Shine) and almost twice the KW (13.1, Shine quoted 7.1). The components were also high end. I read their reviews and it seemed like I could not go wrong with Perihelion - and I was correct. Their install was professionally done, and I am extremely happy with my purchase. They were an answer to prayer.

Posted by gogoze on Jun 06, 2022
Highly Recommend Perihelion Solar

After a year of research and 6 months of working with different companies getting multiple quotes, my system was installed and turned on in December. It consists of 57 REC Alpha Black 400 watt panels for a 22.8 Kw system. My total production for January was about 2.1 MWh and my power usage was about 2.2 MWh. I imported 81 KWh from the energy grid overall. Solar production occurred from about 8AM to 5PM each day with about 40% of that time seeing some form of cloud cover. Nearly meeting 100% of my needs in a winter month boads well for the longer sunny days of summer. The total solar system cost to me is about $45,000 after federal tax rebates. My estimated pay off will be conservatively 10 years but with good production it is likely that will be 7 to 8 years. The system turned a $265 electric bill for this month into a $10 electric bill. It's safe to say that by the end of spring I will have enough exported energy credits that I no longer have any electric bill aside from the connection fee. So far I am very happy with my choice to buy these panels. The pictures below show my systems production as displayed by the connected Enphase app. One of the first steps when researching solar was to check out EnergySage. Through them I was put into contact with the Perihelion Solar. They had the best price and customer service of all the companies I met with. Jill was amazing to work with and understood what I meant when I said I wanted a system that will meet my electrical needs. She didn't try to upsell me on overpriced insulation or LED bulbs and a much smaller solar system like all of the other companies did. The installation team were great guys. They were professional and took my input on junction box and wiring placement. I highly recommend Perihelion Solar.

Posted by on Feb 02, 2022

Perihelion came out and installed a complete off-grid system for my family. Going from a home connected to the grid we were nervous at first, but soon gained confidence in the system they worked so hard to install. The work was very clean, everything aesthetically pleasing, and a fun crew to have around the build site. Aside from not having an electric bill, it is peace of mind knowing you create your own power. Great job guys!

Posted by will.ragsdale on Aug 02, 2021



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