Albuquerque Solar

Weekly Alibi Best of Burque Winner 2019 - Best Solar Company in AlbuquerqueNew Mexico Ethics in Business Awards 2021 Nominee

Trust in our Albuquerque, New Mexico solar experts to bring the power of the sun to you. Let our company show you how we can decrease your utility bills.

Albuquerque Solar Panel Installers- Employee-Owned, Local, Trusted

Burque, The Duke City, Albuquerque - there's no denying our great solar energy potential, whatever you choose to call it. At Positive Energy Solar, we also call it our home, and as such, we are familiar with the roofing styles that are specific to this region. We have various mounting options that will work on virtually any type of solar installation including flat, tile, and metal roofs! Our skilled teams can also construct ground mounted solar systems to fit your needs.

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From our Albuquerque solar office, we're able to provide our expert solar & energy storage services to surrounding areas such as Corrales, Los Lunas, Tijeras, Edgewood, Rio Rancho, Sandia Park, and Placitas! If you live in Northern New Mexico, our Santa Fe Solar office and specialists are ready to help as well!

When you choose to partner with Positive Energy Solar, you are choosing the most qualified solar panel installers in the industry, outstanding customer service, affordable solar equipment built to thrive in New Mexico's climate, and an invested solar panel company that will be around to serve our clients and community for decades. We take the time to ensure that you understand the ins and outs of the process, solar panels & equipment, warranties, incentives, and feel confident in your decision to go solar and generate positive energy! When it comes to affordable solar panels in ABQ, we're the company to call.

Contact Positive Energy Solar today to learn more about our best-in-class warranty, financing offers, affordable solar in ABQ and the variety of other benefits that set us apart.

Why Choose a Local Albuquerque Solar Company Near You?

#1: Knowledge of Policies, Laws, and Regulations = Highly Accurate Proposals

With over 24 years of experience installing solar in New Mexico, we have an in-depth knowledge of Albuquerque solar policies, city regulations, local utility company interconnection processes, HOA regulations, and building codes specific to the region, allowing us to provide you with a highly accurate proposal (less surprises) and handling everything from paperwork to inspections and commissioning, taking the guess-work out of it.

#2: We Come Highly Recommended

We’re meticulous about our quality control and customer satisfaction. When you choose to partner with us, you can be confident knowing that Positive Energy is managing every aspect of your project. It’s why half of our work comes from happy customer’s referrals and how we’ve maintained a 5-star rating from hundreds of reviews!

#3: Client-Centered Approach & Employee-Owners Who Care

You’ll find our employee-owners and consultants are more personable and take the time to understand your goals and needs. We’re invested in providing you a world-class solar experience before, during, and after your solar panels are installed. After all, we’re your neighbors!

#4: Dedicated Support—Ensuring Continued Operation

Your relationship with a solar company doesn’t end once your installation is complete. Your solar panels and equipment carry a lengthy warranty and while major issues are rare, the ability to reach your solar installation company and work with them to perform any necessary maintenance or repairs on your system is important. Positive Energy Solar offers a full-time service department with dedicated staff in Albuquerque—we’re just a phone call away!

#5: Built for Long-Term Value & Peace of Mind

Not just any solar panels and equipment can be included in a Positive Energy Solar system. We only work with the most reputable, stable manufacturers that provide industry-leading quality, durability and efficiency, and are built to withstand Albuquerque's desert climate. Your system also comes with SolarInsure’s 30-year insurance which covers parts & labor costs for all potential mechanical and electrical failures due to normal use, even beyond the manufacturers’ warranty; ensuring your system to last 30-years and beyond!

#6: Responsible Business Practices & Investing in Our Community

When you support local solar companies like Positive Energy, you're supporting local families, jobs, and investing back into your own local community. As a values-based Certified B-Corp, we have a preference to use local vendors for our equipment whenever possible and believe in actively participating in community outreach , so your dollars are further supporting local businesses and programs throughout Albuquerque.

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Benefits of Solar Panel Installation in Albuquerque

The Albuquerque area is an excellent location for residential solar panel installation due to its favorable geographical position and abundant sunlight. The region enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually, a solar resource larger than most areas in the United States, thus providing an ideal environment for maximizing the energy production of solar panels.

Solar energy presents several substantial benefits:

  • Sustainable Energy Source: Solar panels provide a renewable energy source, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Cost Reduction: Although the initial installation cost can be substantial, solar panels significantly reduce electricity bills over time and even offer potential income by selling excess power back to the grid through solar net metering.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Solar energy is clean, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint.
  • Increase in Property Value: Homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes.
  • Energy Independence: With solar panels, homeowners can become less dependent on the grid, providing power stability and security.

Albuquerque’s high solar potential, coupled with these numerous benefits, makes it a prime location for residential solar panel installation.

How Long Do Solar Panels Typically Last?

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. However, their actual longevity can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the panels, the climate they are exposed to, and how well they are maintained. Many manufacturers offer warranties for 20 to 25 years, guaranteeing a certain level of performance during that period. Regular maintenance and proper installation can contribute to the overall durability and efficiency of solar panels.

What Maintenance Is Required for Solar Panels?

Maintaining solar panels is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some common maintenance tasks for solar panels:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean panels with water and a soft brush to remove dust and debris.

  • Inspection for Damage: Check for physical damage like cracks or scratches and promptly repair or replace damaged panels.

  • Monitoring System Performance: Use monitoring systems to track performance and address any significant drops.

  • Trimming Surrounding Vegetation: Ensure nearby trees or plants do not cast shadows on panels by trimming vegetation.

  • Checking for Loose Connections: Examine and tighten electrical connections to prevent issues.

  • Inverter Maintenance: Regularly check the inverter for proper operation.

Following these tasks can help ensure the optimal performance and longevity of your solar panel system.

Return on Investment for Solar Panels

The return on investment (ROI) for solar panels can vary based on several factors, including the size of your solar power system, the cost of electricity in your area, and the amount of sunlight your home receives. However, given Albuquerque's abundant sunshine and the average cost of electricity, most homeowners start seeing returns on their investment within 7-8 years post-installation.

It's important to note that solar panels can last up to 25-30 years, meaning once you've broken even, you can expect nearly two decades of 'free' electricity. Furthermore, tax credits and other incentives can significantly decrease the payback period, enhancing your overall ROI.

Check out our Albuquerque Solar Center!

Want to see our solar panels & equipment and get hands on? We understand. That's why we built our Albuquerque solar design center, offering solar panels and products on display and educational resources. View other solar panel installations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Placitas, and the the East Mountain area, learn about our easy solar financing options and get a custom solar solution designed within the same visit. No phone tag. No hassle. No high-pressure sales.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION: We are currently limiting access to our Albuquerque solar design center and it is available by appointment only at this time.

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Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, & Profit

When you choose to work with Positive Energy Solar, you get more than solar panels for your home or business. You're amplifying your positive impact by doing business with a solar installation company that's working to create positive change in New Mexico. We believe in responsible business practices and a duty to a triple bottom line.

At Positive Energy Solar, our mission is to provide you with the highest quality solar installation available to generate long-term value, coupled with the best solar experience possible. We use the highest-quality, most efficient solar panels available coupled with the most comprehensive complete-system warranty in the solar industry. You can trust us to bring the highest level of integrity, service, and products to the market.

We are committed to improving the local communities we operate and live in, as well as preserving our planet’s environment and natural resources.

Positive Energy Solar is one of the largest certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp) in New Mexico. More than that, we are the only certified solar company in the state. Our local, employee-owned business only employs the highest trained professionals in order to bring the most power to your roof and provide the best service.

It’s Easy to Go Solar with Positive Energy Solar

  • Top Quality Solar PV Panels

    The solar panels we install lead the industry in efficiency, durability, aesthetics, warranty and more. We carefully select our solar technology to ensure the best long-term value and longevity for our customers. If we wouldn't install it on our own home or business, it won't go on yours.

  • High Quality Experience

    Since 1997, we've built our reputation on providing a better solar experience. Our New Mexico solar experts go above and beyond to ensure transparency, discuss your goals, and ensure you get the service you deserve when going solar. We offer no-pressure solar consultations and proposals, white-glove service and handle everything for you to provide efficient, friendly, and hassle-free service. 

  • After-Sales Support

    We're committed to servicing our clients for the duration of your solar warranty and are one of the only solar companies with a dedicated service department, ensuring long-term value for your investment. Our team of highly certified solar technicians are easily accessible for maintenance, warranty claims or future upgrades. After all, what good is a warranty if you can't get the support you need?

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