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LAST UPDATED: May 23rd, 2022

Established in 2017, Solar Power of Oklahoma is the only full-service solar energy company located exclusively in Oklahoma. Sun Power of Oklahoma is a two-time member of Solar Power World Magazine’s “Top 500 Solar Contractors,” making the list in both 2018 and 2019. Solar Power of Oklahoma is also an active member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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The Good

  • Full-Service Solar Energy Company
  • High-Quality Equipment
  • Extended Warranty through Solar Insure
  • Cash Purchase and Loan Options
  • SEIA Member
  • NABCEP Certification

Full-Service Solar Energy Company

Solar Power of Oklahoma is a full-service solar energy company, meaning the company does not outsource its solar installations to third-party contractors. The advantage of working with a full-service solar installer for customers is in the start-to-finish consistency throughout the entire process:

  • Getting a Quote — Homeowners will speak directly with Solar Power of Oklahoma’s Solar Advisors to receive a free quote and consultation. Solar technicians will then calculate the home’s solar rating, and provide a final estimate for the proposed solar array.
  • Designing the System — Solar Power of Oklahoma’s in-house team of designers will then outline custom system components in a way that will maximize solar energy output as well as electric bill savings.
  • Installing the Array — After pulling all the necessary permits, Solar Power of Oklahoma’s licensed solar panel installers will begin building the solar panel system on-site.
  • Saving Customers Money — Once the system has been implemented up to code, Solar Power of Oklahoma will notify the utility company, and the customer’s solar energy system will officially become a part of the grid.

High-Quality Equipment

Solar Power of Oklahoma installs premium, tier-1 solar equipment into each of its systems; homeowners can rest assured that they will receive high-efficiency solar panels and inverters if they work with Solar Power of Oklahoma:

  • Q CELLS Solar Panels — along with a 12-year equipment warranty, Q CELLS solar panels boast an energy efficiency range of 17.1 to 20.1 percent, landing Q CELLS among the top five most energy efficient manufacturers in the solar industry.
  • Enphase Solar Inverter — Microinverters from Enphase rank highly among solar installation companies for their ability to convert solar power into electricity at a high efficiency rate, and their generous 25-year warranty. Although they tend to cost more than other inverters on the market, Enphase inverters are guaranteed to last the life of the solar panel system.
  • IronRidge Solar Racking — IronRidge offers some of the most respected and widely used solar racking equipment in the industry, and has been working with solar professionals like Solar Power of Oklahoma for more than 20 years to produce "strong, simple, and cost-effective products."

Extended Warranty through Solar Insure

As of April 2022, Solar Power of Oklahoma now offers an extended, insurance-backed warranty through Solar Insure. Good for 30 years, the warranty covers remote monitoring of panels and inverters, as well as replacement parts and labor. This 30-year warranty represents the best in the industry.

Cash Purchase and Loan Options

Solar Power of Oklahoma provides customers with two methods of financing their solar energy systems:

  • Cash Purchase — Often the fastest way to secure a fast return on investment, outright purchase of a solar panel system carries the highest upfront costs, but also comes with numerous benefits, including access to the federal solar tax credit and other incentives, and, the state of Oklahoma at least, will allow the system to pay for itself in about 16 years.
  • Solar Loan — Solar Power of Oklahoma provides two additional financing routes for customers who may not have the means to pay for their system all at once. First is a zero-money down option through its solar financing partner, Sunlight Financial (customers must have a credit score of at least 650 to qualify); the second is through local banks and mortgage companies. And like cash purchase, a solar loan gives solar customers access to the federal tax credit.

SEIA Member

Solar Power of Oklahoma is an active member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The SEIA is an industry-recognized advocate that is fighting for 20 percent solar adoption in the United States by 2030. The organization promotes solar industry job growth, and policies that improve the competitive landscape in solar energy and lower utility bill costs for consumers.

NABCEP Certification

Solar Power of Oklahoma has received a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Like the SEIA, the NABCEP is an industry-recognized organization; where they differ, however, is their focus: while the SEIA focuses more on policy and solar advocacy at state and national levels, the NABCEP promotes best practices within the industry itself. These best practices include professionalism, sales methods, installation and licensing protocols, and technology adoption.

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The Bad

  • No Solar Lease or Solar PPA
  • Only Available in Oklahoma

No Solar Lease or Solar PPA

Unfortunately, Solar Power of Oklahoma does not appear to offer homeowners any lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) options to help them go solar. Solar leases mitigate costs by placing full ownership of the system on the installing company and charging customers a fixed monthly price that effectively “rents” the system.

PPAs meanwhile only charge customers for the renewable energy their systems produce, and like solar leases, place the burden of maintenance and upkeep entirely on the company. As neither option grants ownership of the solar array, customers will not have access to solar incentives or tax credits.

Only Available in Oklahoma

Solar Power of Oklahoma's solar panel installation services are limited to, as the name suggests, residents in Oklahoma. Although the company has installed an impressive amount of kilowatts (3,846) in the state since its founding in 2017, its reach is still limited when compared with the more well-known national brands. Local installers like Solar Power of Oklahoma will more effectively stand out from the crowd through verified reviews from actual customers.

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The Bottom Line

For its size, Solar Power of Oklahoma is an impressive solar energy provider, and has done a lot to ensure its customers receive quality, affordable systems installed by in-house experts. Homeowners living in the company’s service area are encouraged to investigate Solar Power of Oklahoma’s offerings. Just bear in mind, the company only serves customers interested in securing ownership of their systems; so if you’re looking for a lease or PPA option instead, you may want to consider other options.

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Solar Power of Oklahoma Frequently Asked Questions

Will hail damage my solar array?

Solar Power of Oklahoma installs panels that are rated to withstand one-inch hail during 50 mph winds. After installing over 1,000 solar generation systems in Oklahoma, the company has never had to replace a single panel because of hail.

How does the solar tax credit work?

The solar tax credit is a tax credit that is used to reduce your tax liability. So at tax time when you owe money to the IRS, you would use your solar tax credit to cancel out your IRS bill by the value of your tax credit. The tax credit is not a deduction, it’s a credit.

How much can I save by switching to solar?

Clients can expect to save around 60 percent to 65 percent on their electrical spend. Those savings will accumulate over the lifespan of the panels. The average customer over the lifetime of their system (25 to 30 years) saves upwards of $60,000.

Why is solar power cheaper than what I have now?

The cost of electricity that we utilize nowadays has steadily increased for over 20 years, but with solar power, that doesn't occur. The sun's price doesn't increase. When you produce your own power with solar, you could be paying a lot and you would not be subject to any inflation. You can lock in your electricity rate forever.

How is the solar energy stored?

The truth is in most situations, the energy is not stored. Any overproduction of energy will be routed to the utility's transmission grid through a process called Net Metering. Then, when the sun is no longer providing needed power, you will be able to utilize the credits you have earned from your overproduction.

What equipment does solar use?

Solar Power of Oklahoma has hand-picked the highest quality equipment after combing through dozens of manufacturers. The company focuses on the quality of the product so it can guarantee that clients are receiving nothing less than the best. This includes racking systems, microinverters, and of course, your solar panels. New black-on-black solar panels are much more aesthetically pleasing than their predecessors and are available for residential customers.

How does an inverter work?

Solar power inverters convert DC power to AC power. All homes use AC power and most all of the world is powered by AC power (unless you live on an island). Without inverters, your solar panels will only produce DC power, which your home cannot use.

What maintenance is required?

Nearly zero.  For larger repairs, call the professionals.

What happens if the power goes out? Will I still have power from my solar panels?

Most solar generation systems are connected directly to the electrical grid, which means when the grid is down so is your electricity. Because your home receives electricity from the grid, if your solar panels were still on during an outage this means you would potentially shock a lineman who is working on an electrical line. The best way to store energy during an outage is through battery storage like the Tesla Powerwall.
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Solar Power of Oklahoma is the premier solar energy company in Oklahoma. We do not sub-out installations and have completed more than 1,200 installs, more than any other company in Oklahoma). Let us show you the difference with the absolute best customer service and most quality solar panels in the state. We can't wait to get your home energized!

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Mark Hennon McAlester, OK

Best in the business! Install crew was a well oiled machine, they are prompt, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and do what they say.

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Renardo

Everybody has been great. My bill is almost a hundred percent cheaper. It does a great job.

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M B Binkley Bokchito, OK

Service and availability have been excellent throughout the process of planning the system, installation and follow up. They’ve been available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout.I was and am new to Solar and I’m thankful to have Solar Power of Oklahoma as my provider.

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Christy Duncan Norman, OK

Pay attention and make them slow down if you want to take notes. You have so much information coming at you at once, it's hard to keep all the important facts straight and in the forefront for when it become important. I wish they had a fact sheet to leave with new customers. Paperless is awesome until/unless you can't find or access what you signed. The actual installation of the solar system was quick and seamless, but the home improvements I contracted for were not. Thus, the 4 instead of the 5.

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Carl

When I first inquired about Solar Power of Oklahoma, their customer service team was great about responding to my questions. I like that they have newer solar panels and I'll most likely use them again to put more solar panels on my roof.

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Kornell

I went with Solar Power of Oklahoma based off a friend's recommendation. Their customer service department is right on every time I have questions and they always take care of me. Their solar panels work.

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Henry Ochoa Oklahoma City, OK

I have contacted the owner repeatedly because we see a very small if anything change in our electricity bill and now we have on top of our electricity bill a $300 solar panel bill, the owner has told me he is going to get back to me and has not.

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ChildofGod Bethany, OK

Cayden came to my home and was honest and open with me. About the system and I am greatly appreciated his open and honest ability to explain the system without a sales gimmick God bless you Solar Power of Oklahoma you have you a great person in Cayden. Hang on to him.

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James

I've had a few problems with them in the past, but customer service was great and able to take care of everything.

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Kate

Installation process went great and they are responsive but not very helpful. They were not willing to come out and check the system when my bill did not change.

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Les Herman Newalla, OK

Very friendly and easy to work with, from sales to the technicians performing the work.

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Ernest Goodman Oklahoma City, OK

Quality product at a fair price without any gimmicks or expense of unnecessary extras as part of the package.

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Donald Carter Shawnee, OK

A great and timely install. The sales man was very professional and answered all our question.

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Daniel Yukon, OK

The people that support Solar Power of Oklahoma provide excellent service and expertise.

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Laurence Mullins Blanchard, OK

Compassionate guidance throughout the entire process, and immediate savings on my electric bill.

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Brian Bennett Edmond, OK

They have been fantastic to work with. Very responsive to any questions or needs.

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Angel Dowler Kellyville, OK

Fast and knowledgeable service. Savings reflected after first month of installment!

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Mukesh

This company is so good to us. The installation went well and their system works.

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Anonymous

We went with this company two years ago and the installation was quick and easy.

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CL Oklahoma City, OK

Bought our solar system in December of 2019, I rank it as one of the best investments of our lifetime. The company & all the employees were every personable & professional.

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Michael Gregg Chandler, OK

Great customer service and product. Always available if I have a question

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Jeffrey

They took care of everything I needed. It works pretty well.

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Tracy Jones Yukon, OK

Everything went smoothly, been saving ever since.

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Chris Newalla, OK

Very responsive, helpful, worked to make sure the overall experience was good.

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MIRANDA METCALF Norman, OK

Installation was quick and professional, but follow-up was shaky.

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Miranda, thank you for your review. We are glad you were happy with the installation process. If there's anything we can do to enhance our follow up process please let us know. We're always happy to speak with our customers.

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Randy Edmond, OK

Great communication...knew what was happening all the time.

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John Newalla, OK

Spoke with multiple installers, SPO was hands down the best

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Robert Harrah, OK

Good customer service when needed and solid products.

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brian Edmond, OK

they were great and did what we needed done.

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