Professional Solar Panel Installers
Make the Switch to Solar and Save Money — Greater Houston, Texas.
Astrawatt Solar, 18484 Clay Rd a300, Houston, TX 77084
Tuesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 7:00pm
The Greater Houston area is one of the best areas in the country for homeowners to go solar. The large amount of sunshine we receive as well as low solar energy costs and property tax exemptions make it very attractive for homeowners to install solar for their homes.
The federal solar tax credit and other state incentives help you save thousands of dollars when you make the switch to solar for your home.
Here are some 5 star reviews from our customers on Google.
Highly recommend Astrawatt for solar panel installation in the Kanas City area. Prior to starting the process, I read many on line horror stories with other national installers about pushy sales process, delays in installation, incorrect paperwork submission, and project managers ghosting customers. My experience with Astrawatt was the farthest from those experiences and was outstanding. As they only recommend the best equipment brands and models, may not be as cheap as some other companies but receive a superior product since this is a 25 year investment. I received proposals from several other local installation companies as well. I had a focus on a local company that had a positive BBB rating, did the sales, project management, installation and service with no sub-contractors while having been in business for an extended period. Astrawatt fit those requirements, and their education first approach in the initial consultation showed their customer focus. At no time did my sales consultant Reid use any high pressure sales tactics, ensuring all my questions were answered and I was comfortable with my selection even, if I did not select them. Once contract was signed, Megan the assigned project manager was very responsive, providing routine updates on the process and quickly answering all my many questions. All applications to the city and Evergy occurred in a timely and complete fashion, resulting in the installation being scheduled and performed slightly ahead of schedule. The installation crew was very professional, completing the installation in 2 days as scheduled. Post installation inspection approval process was slightly delayed due to an overly picky city inspector (required updated engineering plans and resubmission for 1 panel that was re-oriented during install due to an obstruction). Astrawatt quickly updated the plans and resubmitted to the city which were approved and final inspection passed as quickly as the city's process allowed. I hope not to move ever again, but if I did I would use Astrawatt again on my next solar install.
March 13, 2023
We selected AstraWatt for solar panels installation after interviewing 4 companies. Rhody showed a lot of professionalism and detailed explanation like no one in other companies. He was patient with a lot of questions we had and offered very good deal. After we signed up, process was taken by Megan and she handheld the project feeding us with updates on City, Evergy approvals and providing constant communication. Since we expanded our project, Keith (Founder and CEO) got involved and was very helpful offering very good guidance. I cannot say anything, but Astrawatt is a company to go if you consider solar panels for your house/business. Since they are managing so many projects and solar industry is booming be patient if you don’t have answer on email within 24 hours. It's worth the wait to have assurance your project will be taken care of by very professional company. A+
October 17, 2022
Texas Solar Incentives and Tax Credits
Federal Solar Tax Credit
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also called the federal solar tax credit, helps you reduce the cost of your solar energy system. You can deduct 30% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal income taxes. There is no cap on the value of your tax credit and it applies to both residential and commercial systems.
The federal solar tax credit was recently increased to 30% and its timeline has been extended. If you install a solar PV system between now and 2032 you will receive a 30% tax credit. If you installed your solar system in 2022, your tax credit has been increased from 26% to 30% and you can take advantage of the increased tax savings.
The federal solar tax credit helps Houston homeowners save thousands of dollars in upfront costs, in addition to many solar incentives and rebates for the state of Texas.
Net Metering in Texas
Net Metering is when your utility company monitors how much energy your home’s solar system produces and how much energy you consume. If your home’s solar system generates a surplus of energy, you will receive a credit from your utility company for that surplus energy.
There is no statewide net metering law in Texas, but many major utility companies will pay full retail price for your credits.
In the Houston area, you can find municipal utility companies or Retail Electric Providers (REP) like Green Mountain who will give you full retail credits for your surplus energy.
Texas Solar Rights Law
The state of Texas has a solar rights law which blocks Homeowners Associations (HOAs) from banning solar energy systems. HOAs in Texas can prohibit solar installations in extreme circumstances, but you as a homeowner will most likely not have issues with your HOA for when you decide to go solar.
Texas Property Tax Exemptions for Solar Homeowners
Long-term savings with solar energy will increase your home’s property value. A recent study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that your home’s value increases by $20 for every $1 you save on your electricity bills by installing solar panels.
For example, if your home’s solar energy system saves you $700 every year, your home’s value can increase by $14,000.
The good news for Houston residents is that your home’s increase in value from installing a solar energy system is fully exempt from 100% of the resulting property tax increase. The Texas state legislature has created a property tax exemption to encourage homeowners to install solar for their homes.
Texas Solar Rebates
Texas does not have a statewide solar rebate program, but many utility companies and local governments offer rebates and incentives for homeowners who go solar.
Solar rebates programs will vary, but they can lower the cost of purchasing a solar PV system in the state of Texas by 10-20%.
DSIRE Incentives Database - Texas
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive database that Houston residents can use to search for and find solar energy incentives in the Greater Houston area, the state of Texas, and across the entire country.