Have you heard? We have been recognized by Solar Power World as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor! More than 10.6 giga-watts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and we are honored to be ranked #13 overall Top Solar Contractor, #9 Solar EPC Contractor, and the #1 Nevada Solar Contractor on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed annually by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. The 2018 list was released on July 24. The list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors, and installers within the utility, commercial, and residential markets. Contractors are ranked by kilowatts installed in the previous year.
“Solar Power World is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Our 2017 list showed impressive installation numbers after 2016’s huge rush to meet ITC requirements, and many companies were hesitant to show unavoidable installation dips after last year’s high. We’re happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S. solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. These companies truly are at the top of their markets.”
The U.S. solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, installing more than 15,000 MW. Although installations in 2017 dropped to 10,608 MW, the total still represents 40% growth over 2015. The year-over-year downturn can be attributed to the large influx of 2016 projects rushing to meet the anticipated expiration of a 30% federal tax credit that was eventually renewed. Last year also saw uncertainty surrounding potential Section 201 tariffs on imported solar panels, which may have led to delayed or canceled projects. We have been able to adapt to the ever-evolving solar PV market demand with a highly trained workforce capable of delivering solar PV projects of any scale and complexity.
A major highlight of 2017 was the non-residential market growing 28% year-over-year, the fourth straight year of annual growth for commercial, industrial and community solar. We completed several commercial and non-profit organization projects that combine local utility rebates and third-party ownership for immediate savings on energy cost for customers. In 2017, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the United States came from solar, second only to new natural gas capacity.
The first quarter of 2018 showed a 13% growth over the first quarter of 2017, and we will continue to contribute to the wave of increasing solar generation. By 2023, more than 15,000 MW of solar is expected to be installed annually.
We are proud to once again be included in the Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list, we are excited about the future for renewable energy in Nevada.
If you are ready to utilize our services for your own residential or commercial solar panel installation, let’s get in touch!
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