King Solar was started in 1982 by Nick King to make clean, renewable energy available in South and Central Kansas. We install systems from the Flint Hills to the Great Bend and all along the I-135 corridor. Our company has always valued fair, consistent pricing and treating all customers with a high level of respect. Although King Solar has changed over the years as the solar industry matured and shifted, King Solar has maintained the same values.


During the early 1980s, there was an attractive tax credit available for solar space heating and water heating (or solar thermal) technology. These systems displace the use of electricity and gas, and became popular throughout Southern and Central Kansas. Many of the systems that we installed in the 1980s are still operational to this day.

A new solar tax credit was introduced in the early 2000s with a $2,000 cap. When the cap was removed in the mid 2000s,  solar once again soared in popularity. This 30% tax credit remains in place today, resulting in significant cost savings to home and business owners alike.

As solar electricity (or photovoltaic) technology matured, the panels became more efficient and the prices fell significantly over time. The technology has proven itself to be very reliable and virtually maintenance-free, making it a safe investment for South and Central Kansas home and business owners.


Over the years, King Solar has installed many solar electric systems, saving money on electricity bills and benefitting the environment. In fact, the return on a solar system rivals that of many traditional investments, especially as the cost of electricity goes up.

In 2013, Mark Horst took over as head of operations at King Solar. Mark is a NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional, the most widely-recognized certification in the solar industry. Mark served as an electrical apprentice and brings a wealth of electrical knowledge to every King Solar installation. Mark lives in Yoder, KS with his wife, Kendra, and their two young sons.

Although the solar industry has changed significantly over the years, the values of King Solar have not. The company takes pride in serving the Central Kansas community with clean, reliable solar energy systems.




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Mark and his team were professional, prompt, and extremely helpful in explaining the setup and deployment of our rooftop solar panels. They also showed up to do the installation as promised and completed the entire project on time and on budget. If you want to install solar panels on your home or business, this is definitely the company you want to have do it. I give them my highest recommendation, and I am not that easy to please.