REC Solar Earns the Title of Third Top Commercial Solar Contractor in the United States

July 24th, 2018 | San Luis Obispo, CA for immediate release
REC Solar named the third top commercial solar contractor in Solar Power World’s 2018 Top 500 Solar Contractors List

Announced today, REC Solar, a Duke Energy-owned company and leading provider of commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions, has been named the third top commercial solar provider in the United States as part of the 2018 Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List, jumping up five spots on the list from the previous year.

Solar Power World is the industry’s leading source for technology, development and installation news. The Top 500 Solar Contractors List ranks applicants according to their influence in the U.S. solar industry in 2017 and includes solar PV companies that provide services such as EPC contracting, development, construction/installation, electrical work and/or rooftop-specific installations. Ranks are determined by the number of kilowatts (DC) a company was involved with installing in 2017 in the United States only.1

For two decades, REC Solar has designed, engineered and built projects across the United States, delivering 340 megawatts (MW) of solar solutions across 25 states. The company is the only EPC backed by Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility, giving customers confidence in longevity, service warranties, financial solutions and work quality. REC Solar delivers best-in-class technologies and solutions that help customers differentiate their business and maximize savings. The company has built an extensive energy ecosystem that offers energy monitoring, battery storage, offsite microgrids and advanced energy solutions as part of a solar strategy.

According to Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Greentech Media Research’s recent U.S. Solar Market Insight report, the U.S. installed 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity in Q1 2018 to reach 55.9 GW of total installed capacity, enough to power 10.7 million American homes. This represents a 13 percent increase year-over-year.2 “Total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, over 14 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually,” the report notes, predicting serious growth for solar in the next few years.

“REC Solar is helping to make the country cleaner and greener, and we thank you for your efforts” Kelly Pickerel, Editor in Chief, Solar Power World.

Check out the full list of winners here.

About REC Solar

REC Solar is a nationwide leader providing complete commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions. In 1997, our founders had a simple idea — create better power. Since then we have helped hundreds of organizations across the United States think differently about energy; saving money, creating predictability in operating costs, reducing their environmental impact, and pushing their business forward. REC Solar offers all design, engineering, financing and maintenance services in house, allowing for a simple customer experience. Our unmatched expertise and quality are enhanced by the creativity we bring to each project. By integrating into the core beliefs, values and community of the organizations we work with, we generate greater business value. Getting solar proposals is easy with REC Solar, to do so, call in for a 5-minute consultation, and upon receipt of basic information including address, energy bills, and the age of your roof, REC Solar can provide a detailed quote. For more information, visit

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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