We have been helping businesses reduce their electricity bill with solar power in Houston since 2013. Having successfully installed over 300 solar systems throughout the greater Houston area, our crew is one of the most experienced in the region and we are ready to tackle your project. Houston Solar Energy specializes in medium-scale commercial and industrial solar systems (and the occasional large residential system). We have installed solar panels on warehouses, office buildings, schools, churches, retail, government buildings, homes, and well…you get the point. Every project is custom-designed for your specific roof and electrical consumption patterns. We do not sell pre-packaged solutions because we recognize that your project deserves our hands-on attention and every detail matters. Please contact Houston Solar Energy today to see how we can help you save.

Why choose Houston Solar Energy?

We are local. We are real. Houston Solar is not a faceless telemarketing company based in California trying to sell cookie-cutter solar systems to Houston companies. We live here. We work here. And we know this city. (Plus we never robocall anyone!) Our business is built almost entirely on referrals from existing satisfied customers. Ultimately, trusted relationships are the key to your success as well as ours.

Focused: Commercial & Industrial Solar Power

We do only one thing…and we do it VERY well. Many of the “solar companies” in Texas mostly sell easy residential systems, or a mixture of services including generators, car chargers, entire roofs, etc. That is not us. No solar thermal, no thin-film, no off-grid, no portable solar…just C&I (commercial + industrial solar) installations. We believe that our strength is in our consistent focus on commercial power and doing one thing really well.

We are fully focused on commercial and industrial systems. These systems follow different rules and the electrical and building codes are not the same, so having a solar partner who specializes in this type of solar will save you countless headaches and delays in the permitting and interconnection process. We only deal with PV (photo-voltaic) solar electricity generation. Typically we install solar on large roofs, though we also do ground-mounted systems where we can fill a plot of land (aka a “solar farm”) next to your building. Most of our work is on large warehouses, offices, retail and distribution, multifamily apartments, hotels, churches, schools, and manufacturing or other industrial complexes. We do solar parking canopies at office buildings and offer free consulting for architects on new construction.


Where Should My Business Install Solar Panels?

Rooftop Solar Installation

Solar panels are mounted to the available roof space of your facility.


Monetize your roof and generate onsite solar power

A visible testament to sustainability and environmental commitments

Generally the least expensive, most straightforward option for going solar

Ground Mount Installation

Solar panels are installed in the ground either onsite or at another location.


More versatile than rooftop solar; installed where conditions are best

Eliminates any issues with roof angle, orientation, space, and size

Ideal when your roof is not suitable due to constraints or shading

Covered Parking Carport Installation

An overhead canopy is built to cover parking areas at your facility.


Monetize your parking lot and generate onsite solar power

Value-add for your business, providing shelter for vehicles and employees

Install a complete energy solution with LED lighting and car chargers

Battery Energy Storage Systems (bESS)

Store your excess solar power for demand reduction, evening use, or for extended power outages.


Onsite storage makes you less reliant on the grid

Offset peak demand to lower utility bills

Store your excess rather than selling to the grid for pennies


Solar Power Basics

There are hundreds (maybe thousands?) of other websites that explain how photovoltaic solar power works, so here is just a very quick breakdown:

Step 1: Solar radiation (sunlight) hits your solar panels

Step 2: That energy is converted into electricity – Direct Current (DC)

Step 3: Since your business runs on Alternating Current (AC), an
inverter converts the electricity from DC to AC

Step 4: The AC power is connected to feed in seamlessly with the power entering your facility, downstream of the utility meter so that your generated power is used first by the facility.

Step 5: If your facility demands more power than the solar array is
producing in that moment, the additional power flows in from the public grid and is metered as usual. -or- If your solar produces more power than is needed at that moment, the excess power is exported into the grid and you may receive a small credit on your next electric bill (subject to a sell-back agreement with your retail electric provider). Typically commercial solar generation systems are designed not to export much (if any) power back into the grid, as the rate offered for that power is typically quite small.