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Advanced Electric and Solar - Profile & Reviews

Your trusted solar provider in Tucson
Advanced Electric and Solar has been a top solar provider in the Tucson area since 2013. We have installed hundreds of residential and commercial installations.
Our mission: to help the home and business owners of the Tucson area enjoy the rewards of affordable, clean and attractive solar power from a local provider you can trust.
We are solar professionals with a comprehensive background in all aspects of designing and installing residential and commercial solar systems. You’ll love how we manage your entire project, from the initial design and through installation to ensure your experience is fast, efficient and satisfying. You’ll be kept informed of progress along the way, with all your questions answered fully.

*Personal. When you call, you’ll get a hello—not an automated system.
*Knowledgeable. We are licensed, trained, certified and experienced in solar.
*No pressure. You get facts and choices, not sales hype or pressure.
*Dependable. We show up on time and deliver as promised.
*Responsive. We’ll keep you up to date, so you always know the status of
your project.
*Meticulous. You’ll love how we treat your home. It’s how we treat ours.

14 reviews

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  • "I wish other small businesses ran like this!"

    Reviewed Jan 12, 2021
    "I wish other small businesses ran like this!"

    Reviewed Jan 12, 2021

    Joe was recommended to me by my next-door-neighbor who had him install their solar system. I contacted Joe via email and within an hour he had contacted me and within a few days came to my house and explained about the materials, installation, warranties, etc. When I decided to proceed (a no-brainer at that point) he sent me a detailed plan and proposal within a week then guided me through signing all the papers in person. His explanations were clear and he was very patient in answering all my questions.

    Joe is completely reliable and easy to contact, gets back to you right away, and makes sure everything is done quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently.

    I have a delicate original clay tile roof from the 1960s. He told me it was inevitable that tiles would break during installation so he pre-emptively bought vintage replacement tiles and had two roofers on site to do repairs while the other workers were installing the solar panels. These roofers even did other general repairs and maintenance to the roof as long as they were up there and had spare tiles. I paid an extra $650 for the extra work, but that seemed like a bargain since my roof should now need no other work for at least 10 more years.

    The solar panels weren't installed on the original date that I was told but they started a few days later and instead of a projected 4-day install, Joe got it done in one day! I don't expect that most people will get that level of service but it was right before Christmas so I think everyone was motivated.

    The installation was flawless, looks fantastic, and he took great care on the aesthetics since the panels are on the front center of my roof. (They are obvious.) Once TEP installed the meter 5 days later, I threw the switch and was up and running. It was seamless and easy.

    I'm so glad I did this and would HIGHLY recommend Joe Alitiem. If every business had a guy like Joe and ran this flawlessly, the world would be a far better place.

  • "High Quality Work and Panels from Advanced Electric and Solar"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2020
    "High Quality Work and Panels from Advanced Electric and Solar"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2020

    We recently purchased a home in Tucson and we really wanted to explore the idea of having solar panels on our home; not only to lower our electric bills, but because it's a responsible thing to do for the environment. We found out about Advanced Electric and Solar through one of our neighbors.
    Joe Alitiem explained how the system works, that the panels are constructed of solid materials and are of excellent quality. Joe answered all of our questions. We looked at customer reviews before deciding to go with them.

    From start to finish it was an organized, easy experience. The workers were friendly, professional and efficient. Joe was there, checking on things and making sure it was going smoothly. It didn't take long at all. Once the panels were installed, the connection to Tucson Electric Power was very smooth. He was also knowledgable about where to go if we needed solar financing as well as tax credits and the paperwork we will need to file next year. It was great to have someone who made the entire process so easy.

    Joe told us it might take a bit of time to see a difference in our bills. The first full month of having the panels our bill went down from $260 for the previous month to $34.87! We are REALLY pleased.
    We highly recommend Advanced Electric and Solar.

  • "Excellent job all around"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2020

    Joe Alitiem was highly referred to us by a relative and he did not disappoint. From start to finish Joe and his crew were excellent. Joe gave us a very reasonable quote, explained the process, handled all the paperwork, kept us informed as installation progressed, maintained communications with TEP, and after completion made sure we understood the system. The whole process was completed as promised and was smooth and seamless. The system is working exactly as designed. I can emphatically state that if you are thinking about installing a solar system, call Advanced Electric & Solar and talk to Joe. He will get the job done right.

  • "Excellent quality materials and installation services"

    Reviewed Nov 08, 2019
    "Excellent quality materials and installation services"

    Reviewed Nov 08, 2019

    Joe with Advanced gave us a very reasonable bid for a nearly 12 kW system and he was excellent to work with. They are a highly professional company with competent and courteous installers. Our project was a difficult one with an 80-year old clay tile roof but Advanced rose to the challenge and executed the installation perfectly. Advanced also uses the highest-quality materials and products especially suited for our hot and high-UV intensity environment, so make sure when you get bids that other installers offer the best quality and toughest materials to be able to compare with Advanced. Overall, we’re quite satisfied and looking forward to having 100 percent of our electricity provided through solar.

  • "Single family home solar install"

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2019
    "Single family home solar install"

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2019

    I was very pleased with the service I received. I looked at two other companies and this one was by far the best. Joe is hands on and took the time to go over everything. The job was done on time and on budget. The panels have been in for a year and I have only paid the std fee to the electric company to remain hooked up to the grid- about $20 a month. Down from $400 plus last year.

  • "Excellent Job"

    Reviewed May 03, 2019

    Mr. Alitiem from Advanced Electric and Solar did a thorough job of explaining the photovoltaic system to be installed. We live in a homeowner association regulated community. Joe was quick to discuss with the HOA Board, any concerns they had about the physical appearance of the system’s placement on our roof. He and his crew were quick and clean with the installation and Joe has been accessible when we’ve had a questions.

    I recommend Advanced Electric and Solar to anyone considering a solar electricity producing system.

  • "superduper"

    Reviewed Apr 26, 2019

    understandable proposal, full explanation . on time, more for than money than I expected ,extremely happy

  • "Best decision I have made for our home and our environment"

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2019
    "Best decision I have made for our home and our environment"

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

    Joe at Advanced Electric and Solar was impressive from beginning to end. He designed a 10kWH system that is second to none in all of performance, appearance, installation, and assistance both during and after all phases of the project. He offered a fantastic price for a superior system and he and his team delivered as promised. Our power plant is second to none.

  • "Painless Solar Installation"

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

    From the initial contact I had with Joe Alitiem (owner) to the final turn on of the system I had complete faith in the product and the company.

    No outrageous promises or unrealistic expectations were presented. The facts of what I could expect and when were laid out in a professional and lucid manner. When a portion of the project could not be completed in the anticipated time frame Joe kept me informed as to why and when we could expect it to be done.

    The bureaucratic nightmare of dealing with the local Electricity provider (TEP) never materialized as Joe was in constant communication with them paving the way for an exceptionally smooth transition.

    I was most impressed with the quality of the work and felt a quantity of comfort with this company that is rare indeed.

    I have and will continue to recommend Advanced Electric and Solar to all of my friends and colleagues who are interested in going solar.

  • "Great home and business solar installation!"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2019
    "Great home and business solar installation!"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

    I had my home solar installation at the end of last year and business at the beginning of 2019. Joe and his team of installers were great to work worth.
    Both install all actions were done very professionally and in a very timely fashion. I am very happy with all aspects of the service that Advanced Electric and Solar provided.

  • "My home solar system"

    Reviewed Apr 13, 2019
    "My home solar system"

    Reviewed Apr 13, 2019

    Joe Altiem designed a solar system for our home that perfectly fits our needs. The solar system completely offsets our annual TEP expense and provides ample additional power to charge two electric vehicles. We are very happy.
    Electric vehicles and solar power are cookies and cream!

  • "Solar Purchase"

    Reviewed Apr 10, 2019

    We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Was flawless! Joe answered all of our questions and it was a quick and painless process.

    Thank you!

  • "Courteous, thorough & professional"

    Reviewed Apr 10, 2019
    "Courteous, thorough & professional"

    Reviewed Apr 10, 2019

    From initial meetings, formal proposal acceptance, detailed logistics planning, and execution of solar installation, the CEO and his staff were timely, prepared and a pleasure to work with. We screened other Tucson-area solar companies, and Advanced quickly assumed first place: clear explanations of process, equipment, and cost. On install day, my roofer was completing a rebuild of the roof. The two owners coordinated their efforts, and the solar crew and roofing crew were able to complete their respective tasks without interfering with each other. Last, Advanced handled all the paperwork and permitting with the local utillity company and with Pima County - tasks that I would have found daunting.

  • "Advanced Electric And Solar Did A Great Job Installing Solar"

    Reviewed Apr 03, 2019
    "Advanced Electric And Solar Did A Great Job Installing Solar"

    Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

    Joe and his team were great! Joe walked us through the process and answered all our questions while we were comparing quotes. He already had the array designed, and went over options. When we decided on Advanced Joe got our project started right away. Everyone was professional and courteous. They were there when scheduled and worked with our scheduled. No mess, no fuss. Project stayed on time and on budget. B&C Brennan

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Advanced Electric and Solar Headquarters

4959 E 29TH ST
Tucson, AZ
85711 United States

Workmanship Warranty

10-Year workmanship warranty. Warranty fully covers all parts and labor.




Business Incorporation: 290398


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States served by Advanced Electric and Solar

  • Arizona AZ