Residential Solar

Now is the time to take advantage of solar energy by making your own affordable, renewable power.
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Residential Solar Systems

Reinvent any roof with a Solar States Power System

So you’d like to reduce or eliminate electric bills while increasing your home’s value and lopping off a chunk of carbon footprint – got it. You’ve come to the right place. The 26% Federal Tax Credit is available through 2022, making right now the ideal time to explore solar for your property. We have walked thousands of Northeast homeowners through the details of process, design, costs, guarantees, and warranties, and we look forward to helping you take your first steps toward a more sustainable future.

Submit your property information to get started with your free, accurate assessment. Our designers will use satellite imagery and shade forecasting to plan an initial system design for your rooftop.

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 Best for the World 2019 Honoree

We’re a certified B-Corp and 2019 Best for the World Nominee with a triple-bottom-line of ‘People, Planet, Profit’. We treat our people fairly by providing full healthcare benefits, 401k plans, profit-sharing opportunities and the freedom to be themselves and build a brighter future regardless of background. We serve the planet by providing energy spenders an alternative to fossil fuels and monthly electric bills, and by making solar accessible to ALL in our region, including low-moderate income earners. Finally, we profit, by being efficient, minding the details, and growing through referrals and 5-star reputation. Our approach is made possible by our long-term partners seen below:

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A pergola installation in Philadelphia. We can handle ANY solar job – pergola installations, ground mount installations, flat rooftop installations, pitched rooftop installations, and battery installations.

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If you are considering solar, please read:

In our industry there is too much noise – bad or unhelpful information that misleads you.

Our position is that it’s best to see things honest from the start – no empty promises. The truth is: a solar installation is an involved process, and varies greatly by region. We cross our i’s and dot our t’s, and we see a lot of i’s and too many t’s: applications, permits, incentives, contracts, e-mails and e-mails. Done well, this is not a click-to-buy purchase. But, twelve years in, we’ve managed to make your experience seamless, or close. We get ahead of problems and keep you in the loop. Forever after you’re installed, we’re only a phone call away. Read our reviews for more about the customer experience.

If you don’t know which questions to ask but want to begin, just reach out with a ‘hello’ and our team will take care of you. We’ll tell you which questions you should be asking and be sure to provide suggestions grounded in your reality.

The #1 solar misconception in our region is that “I can’t go solar with my rooftop”. Hogwash, yes you can. Parts of Philadelphia and surrounding areas can be difficult to install in – narrow streets, flat or awkward rooftops – but this is our backyard and we’re very comfortable here. If you heard from another installer that you cannot go solar, or are of that opinion, please contact us – if there’s a way, we’ll find it.

Here are some facts to remember:

  • The price of a solar installation varies by rooftop, location, available incentives, energy production requirements and more. Be careful not to glean too much from a friend’s or the internet’s price – yours could be considerably less, or more.
  • Every Solar States installation is backed by our 10-year Workmanship Guarantee.
  • The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) stands at 26% through 2022.
  • The Philadelphia Solar Rebate is no longer available – funds ran out.
  • Solarize Philadelphia is inactive but a limited-time program. It is set to return in 2021.
  • We’ve had an uptick in battery requests of late. They are available. We are a Certified Powerwall installer.
  • We pay $500 for referrals. Referrals make our world go ’round.

For your viewing pleasure..

Our Dan Fischl recorded his 30-minute Intro to Solar. It’s not Netflix, it’s better.

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How much will your solar project cost?

We can handle ANY solar job – ground mounts, flat rooftops, ANY

What factors into the price of your solar project?

The size of your roof and the amount of electricity you use. Once we survey your roof, we can provide suggestions and pricing on racking, panels, inverters, and possibly a battery system.

How will we provide a quote?

We’ll send you a PDF via e-mail and assign a solar designer to your home. The solar designer will handle all of the nuts and bolts of your project moving forward.

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Remember, you earn $500 for each neighbor you refer to Solar States.

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Major savings

Your solar array will produce energy at a fixed rate (i.e., Solar Energy Generation Rate ) in $ / kWh. Without solar, you will be paying your utility company a higher rate for the same amount of energy. The difference between these two rates determines your expected savings and payback period.

The beauty of solar is its rate is fixed for the life of the system, and under warranty for 25-years. Utility rates are subject to change and when they go up your savings with solar will go up!

More about the economics of going solar available here.

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A pitched-roof solar installation in West Philadelphia.

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Solar 101

Episode 2 of our podcast is our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ episode. We talk about the importance of accurate assessments, different types of rooftops and why they’re pretty much all do-able, shading, backup batteries, 25-year warranties, and more. If you are in the early stages of considering solar, this episode is for you.

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Solarize Philly

Solarize Philly is a solar group-buying program managed by the City of Philadelphia. Solar States is the only partner to have been chosen as a preferred installer for every round of Solarize Philly. Learn more about the program in this ABC Earth Day feature or at solarizephilly.org.

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2020 in Review

  • We came back stronger from the springtime COVID shutdown, growing our employee count from 28 on Jan. 1 to 32 (+2 interns) today.
  • We started a 401K plan for employees and saved over $100,000 in our first year.
  • While respecting new safety restrictions and avoiding a single case of COVID-19, we installed more projects this year than last.
  • Due to our growth in installations and profit-sharing program, we were able to reward employees with larger bonuses this year than any year prior.
  • We hosted our free education programs online and hired more through these programs than ever before. A big “welcome!” to Aquill, Jonah, Cleo, Ta’Sean, and Domingo.
  • Our designers upgraded in-house drone and 3D technologies to continue to provide best-in-class service to future customers.
  • We started a podcast to tell the story of our region’s developing solar industry and published thirteen episodes.
  • Through the PEA’s Solar Savings Grant Program, we were able help nearly 40 low-income residents go solar.
  • We were for a fourth time selected as the City of Philadelphia’s preferred solar installer for the Solarize Philadelphia program, which generated contracts for dozens of new installations in the city.
  • We completed our largest installation to date. Our team and partners for this project were recognized by Governor Tom Wolf.
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