The 10 best rated solar companies in Massachusetts in 2020

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Compare the best solar energy companies in Massachusetts in 2020

Updated: November 17, 2020

There are currently 129 solar energy companies operating in Massachusetts. Below you can compare the prices and reputations of solar installers, solar panel manufacturers and other solar energy companies servicing Massachusetts today and learn how to select the best one.

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20 best rated solar installers in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts solar stats:

Companies reviewed

41

Avg rating of Massachusetts solar installers

4.53

Avg size of residential system

8.28kW

Avg price 8.28kW installed system

$18,657 ($2.25 per watt)
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Installing a 6.7kW solar system in Massachusetts, 2020

Net cost of system

$12,225-$14,942

Average payback time

Annual power production

8,747 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

0¢ /kWh

If you don't get solar

42¢ /kWh

(25 year forecast of avg electric rates)

Savings over 25 years

$77,373 - $85,517
(Savings shown after repayments of capital)

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 6.7kW system

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Solar panel cost in Massachusetts 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 $3.14 $9,303
5kW $3.01 $11,130
6kW $2.87 $12,756
7kW $2.85 $14,742
8kW $2.90 $17,168
9kW $2.78 $18,535
10kW $2.76 $20,394
12kW $2.77 $24,598
15kW $2.60 $28,893

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

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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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