The 10 best rated solar companies in Idaho in 2020

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Compare the best solar energy companies in Idaho in 2020

Updated: October 14, 2020

There are currently 29 solar energy companies operating in Idaho. Below you can compare the prices and reputations of solar installers, solar panel manufacturers and other solar energy companies servicing Idaho today and learn how to select the best one.

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13 best rated solar installers in Idaho in 2020

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Which solar company should I choose?

The reviews scores for the largest solar companies are far worse than those for local, family-owned solar installation companies.

The best solar companies meet the following criteria:

  • Local
  • Family-owned
  • Less than 50 staff
  • Has an office near you
  • Been in business longer than 5 years
  • Employs their own installation crews
  • Uses Tier 1 solar panels
  • Uses inverters from Enphase, SolarEdge, SMA or Fronius

The solar industry is full of fly-by-night solar companies — both big and small — that open one year and are gone the next.

Solar panels last for 25-30 years, so you want an installer who will help you with any problems or system faults. For this to happen, your installer needs to be able to stay in business

Local solar companies, as a group, have the highest reviews score on our site and also have lower overheads than corporate installers, making them more likely to survive in the long term.

Idaho solar stats:

Companies reviewed

13

Avg rating of Idaho solar installers

4.59

Avg size of residential system

10.76kW

Avg price 10.76kW installed system

$21,180 ($1.97 per watt)
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What is a good price from a quality solar company in ID

Chart 1: What is a good price for a 9.60kW solar system after tax credits.

$17K
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Installing a 9.6kW solar system in Idaho, 2020

Net cost of system

$16,987-$20,762

Average payback time

Annual power production

14,823 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

5¢ /kWh

If you don't get solar

16¢ /kWh

(25 year forecast of avg electric rates)

Savings over 25 years

$30,399 - $33,599
(Savings shown after repayments of capital)

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 9.6kW system

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Solar panel cost in Idaho by system size

Table 1: Average cost of residential solar systems by system size
System size* Avg cost per watt Avg cost
(After tax credit) show before tax
4kW $2.76 $8,158
5kW $2.64 $9,764
6kW $2.52 $11,198
7kW $2.50 $12,924
8kW $2.52 $14,918
9kW $2.44 $16,257
10kW $2.41 $17,864
12kW $2.41 $21,401
15kW $2.29 $25,397

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Table 2: Available incentive programs
Eligibility: Federal incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligibility: State incentive
Type: Personal Tax Deduction

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Note: Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.

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