REC Solar was ranked the 8th largest commercial solar provider in the United States in the 2017 Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25.
“The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States,” said Kelly Pickerel, managing editor of Solar Power World. “From solar hotbeds on the coasts to the up-and-coming Midwest solar market, every installer adding even the smallest solar array to the grid is making a positive impact on our communities. We’re proud to recognize these companies and their efforts to bring solar power to U.S. homes and businesses.”
The U.S. solar market installed more than 14,700 MW of solar in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. For the first time ever, solar was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions brought online throughout the year. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict the cumulative U.S. solar market to nearly triple in size over the next five years. By 2022, more than 18 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed annually, and REC Solar will continue to be a major player in adding solar to the grid.
Throughout the last year, REC Solar built 75.7 megawatts of commercial solar projects in states that included California, Hawaii, Texas, Nevada, New Jersey and Arizona. Since the company was founded in 1997, REC Solar has built over 260 megawatts of commercial projects.
“Our continued growth has been driven by customers who want to get the greatest value possible from their solar investments,” said Alan Russo, senior vice president of sales and marketing at REC Solar. “Whether we are integrating solar and energy storage, troubleshooting a unique site requirement or analyzing a portfolio of projects, we bring a unique level of expertise and passion to our clients that leads to better results.”
About REC Solar
REC Solar is a nationwide leader providing complete commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions. Incorporating experience from more than 600 successful solar installations over 20 years, REC Solar tailors financing and technology solutions to immediately deliver bottom line savings. REC Solar makes solar simple, working seamlessly with customer operations to deliver clean energy for decades. For more information, visit RECSolar.com.
About Solar Power World
Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—grow their businesses and do their jobs better.
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Kelly Pickerel, managing editor