Alternative Power Solutions, Inc. Review 2024 - Is The Price Right?

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Updated on 2023-05-26

Alternative Power Solution Overview

Alternative Power Solutions is an award-winning solar contractor based in Cave Creek, Arizona. The mid-size company has completed over 10,500 projects and has earned a reputation of providing quality products that are slightly costly, but extremely reliable.

Alternative Power Solution aims at serving the community while saving them money in the long run with an approach that is not just economically smart but environmentally friendly as well.


Alternative Power Solutions Services and Specifics

Alternative Power Solution offers high-quality services and customer-centered services and products.


Specific solar panels are offered

The company provides various PV panels but does not specify the exact types. The top brands available from the company include: Enphase, LG Q-cells, and Panasonic.


EnPhase Solar Panels

EnPhase Energy is an energy technology company and one of the world’s largest suppliers of micro-inverter based solar systems. The Enphase Energy IQ systems is the company’s most popular line, providing users with an all-in-one solar, battery, and software solution that can be


LG Solar Panels

LG Solar panels are developed using some of the most advanced and cutting-edge technologies available in the solar industry. The award winning “NeON” range is the company’s most popular line, and comes backed with an incredible warranty that promises unmatched product performance.


Panasonic Solar Panels

Panasonic Solar panels have been around since 1975, and is one of the most recognizable names in the solar industry. The company specializes in creating the half-cut HIT Module solar cell which is used in their newest line of solar panels, the EverVolt series. 

The company uses monocrystalline solar panels, which are highly durable with a lifespan of up to 40 years. The panels also have a high-efficiency rate of up to 22% making them convert much energy in a short time.


Residential and Commercial Systems

Alternative Power Solution provides three types of systems and several products to use for your home or business. This includes:

Grid-Tied Systems: These types of systems help reduce electricity bills through net  metering and are ideal in Arizona, given that it receives 300 sunny days per year from states with good power connections.

Off-grid Systems: The company offers off-grid systems to customers who want generators to backup their solar systems. These systems are perfect for properties in remote locations or that do not have a stable grid. 

Hybrid Systems: This is the most effective system, and comprises a grid-tied battery backup. Besides being durable, the system is the most expensive but suitable for any region with unreliable power grids. Alternative Power Solutions has a trained team that can connect hybrid systems for all-time energy provision.


Additional Services

  • Water pumping systems 
  • Steam generation 


Installation costs and processes


The average cost of solar panels in Arizona is between $2.45 and $3.50 per watt. This means that a solar system that is 5 kilowatts in size would generally cost between $10,500 – $14,500 to install. Alternative Power Solution advertise a cost of $3.68 per watt on its website, making it slightly more expensive than the average solar installer in Arizona.

When SolarEmpower asked Alternative Power Solution about costs, the company told us:

“Quality is a priority over cost.”
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This short and direct response sums up how Alternative Power Solutions views its pricing model as the company refuses to compromise its quality for the sake of a cheaper cost. The company does not have many customer reviews; however, of the 10 reviews that we did find, customers commended the company for its transparency regarding prices combined with excellent quality. 


Here is an example:

“We had a very different experience with APS and their sales rep, Forrest. Forrest was highly knowledgeable about solar products and worked with us to find a product that met our specific needs. Most importantly, APS was transparent about pricing from the very first quote and showed us exactly what the cost structure looked like in different scenarios. Ultimately, APS offered a product with comparable output/warranty to other companies for a significantly lower cost. The crew that did our install was polite and efficient, and the end product came out looking great! I will need more time before I can speak to if the panels are producing as advertised; however, I am confident they will meet our needs and APS will be very responsive if there are any issues.”
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Alternative Power Solution also provides financing options to customers. You can get a system from as low as $0 upfront money but the company does not indicate the exact options and loan companies they work with. 



Alternative Power Solutions is a legitimate company.

The company has been registered in the state of Arizona since 2004.
The company has been BBB accredited with an A+ rating since 2019
Michigan Solar Solutions has completed over 10,500 solar projects across its service areas.
The company holds a NABCEP Certification.
The company employees have verified active dual licenses from the Arizona licensing board.
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Awards and Accreditations

  • Certified Member – Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Certified Member – American Solar Energy Society
  • Manufacturer Certifications – Q Cells

Our experts view the company as a legit services provider dedicated to providing excellent services. Their only drawback is that the company claims to have won 28 awards in its time in operation but has not published what awards they are.  



Alternative Power Solutions does not specify information about its warranties on its website; however, our experts did find some information suggesting that the company offers a bumper-to-bumper warranty of all parts and labor service.

It’s worth noting that these warranties are somewhat shorter than that of many other companies who offer between 12-25 cover. We must stress that this information is based on research and we strongly advise that potential customers verify this information when contacting the company.

One of the major factors that sets Alternative Power Solutions apart is its remote monitoring system which helps customers track the usage of their energy and detect any fallout for easy maintenance. This is particularly useful to ensure that the system is operating optimally, all the time.

Key Points
Solar Panel Warranty 10 Years*
Workmanship Warranty 10 Years*
Power Production Guarantee Unspecified
In-house contractors Unspecified*
Free Consultation Yes
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* – Unverified information


The SolarEmpower View

SolarEmpower views the company as a legitimate and customer-oriented service provider. Alternative Power Solutions is a company with strong principles and believes that superior quality may cost a little more. This is commendable and the company seems to have struck a balance between the two, making it a worthy contender when selecting a solar company in Arizona.

💲Cost: 7/10 ✅Legitimacy: 9/10
⭐️Quality: 10/10 📞Customer Service: 8/10
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Industry Certifications

ASES – American Solar Energy Society
ASES – American Solar Energy Society

Service Types

Solar Panel Installation


Who owns Alternative Power Solutions?

The company's owner is Rick Burkhard, a solar professional with a wealth of experience in the industry.

What states does Alternative Power Solutions service?

Alternative Power Solutions operates in Phoenix, Arizona and El Paso, Texas.

How many staff does Alternative Power Solutions employ?

The company has a compact team of between 15-25 employees across its operation.

Alternative Power Solutions, Inc. Solar Details

Workmanship Warranty
10years with installation coverage.
Licensing Information

Master Electrician 32years ROC CRII #316717
TDLR #34341

39016 N Spur Cross Rd
Cave Creek, AZ

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