2012 Top 100 Solar Contractors

RANK COMPANY TOTAL
MEGAWATTS 2011
TOTAL
MEGAWATTS INSTALLED
EMPLOYEES YEAR FOUNDED CITY STATE UTILITY COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
1 First Solar 400 1505 5800 1999 Tempe Arizona Utility    
2 Signal Energy 71 227.9 148 2005 Chattanooga TN Utility    
2 Helix Electric 232 108.7 1,317 1985 Las Vegas Nevada Utility Commercial Residential
3 E Light Wind and Solar 67 309 155 1998 Englewood CO Utility Commercial Residential
3 SolarCity 157 333 3,000 2006 San Mateo California   Commercial Residential
4 SOLON Corp. 50 87 75 1997 Tucson AZ Utility Commercial  
5 GES-USA 49 255 4200 1982 Conshohocken PA Utility Commercial  
6 Hypower 40 120 250 1991 Fort Lauderdale FL Utility Commercial Residential
6 Quanta Power Generation 117 301.4 465 2008 Greenwood Village Colorado Utility Commercial  
7 Sonali Solar 40 500 50 2000 Closter NJ   Commercial Residential
8 White Construction 37 100 2000 1947 Clinton IN Utility Commercial Residential
9 Swinerton Renewable Energy 33.5 237 1200 1888 San Francisco California Utility Commercial  
11 REC Solar 30.5 167 675 1997 San Luis Obispo California Utility Commercial Residential
12 Sachs Electric 30 30 .5 500-999 1925 Fenton MO Utility Commercial Residential
13 Bombard Renewable Energy 28 65 50 1982 Las Vegas Nevada Utility Commercial Residential
14 CSI Electrical Contractors 27 284 400 1990 Santa Fe Springs California Utility Commercial Residential
15 Borrego Solar Systems 23.7 60.8 102 1980 San Diego Utility Commercial  
16 Vanguard Energy Partners 23 0.25 67 2008 Somerville New Jersey Utility Commercial  
17 Advanced Solar Products 16 47 38 1991 Flemington NJ Utility Commercial Residential
18 Inovateus Solar 15 98 24 2008 South Bend Indiana Utility Commercial  
19 Tecta Solar 15 55 2400 2000 Fort Washington Pennsylvania   Commercial  
20 Advanced Green Technologies 13 58 25 2007 Fort Lauderdale Florida   Commercial  
21 Newkirk Electric 12 71.26 400 1961 Muskegon MI Utility Commercial Residential
22 Sunetric 12 57 130 2004 Kailua HI   Commercial Residential
23 Verengo Solar 10.1 45 600 2008 Torrance     Residential
24 Cenergy Power 10 38 35 2008 Carlsbad California Utility Commercial  
25 ESA Renewables 10 60 20 2009 Lake Mary FL Utility Commercial Residential
26 River City Solar 10 35 10 2003 West Sacremento CA     Residential
27 Mercury Solar Systems 9.96 54.3 160 1986 Port Chester NY Utility Commercial Residential
28 CBeyond Solar 9 17 43 2001 Torrance CA Utility Commercial Residential
29 Standard Solar 8.5 30 75 2004 Rockville Maryland Utility Commercial Residential
30 Strata Solar 8 140 40 2008 Chapel Hill North Carolina Utility Commercial Residential
31 GeoPeak Energy 7 31 50 2009 Somerset New Jersey   Commercial Residential
32 Hamilton Solar 7 12 50 2009 Reno NV   Commercial Residential
33 Green Brilliance 6 10 50 2007 Sterling Virginia Utility Commercial Residential
34 Solar Topps 6 18.5 49 2009 Phoenix Arizona   Commercial Residential
35 Absolutely Energized Solar 5.4 17.4 35 2002 Monroe NJ   Commercial Residential
36 Solar Universe 5.04 18 30 2009 Livermore CA   Commercial Residential
37 Solar United Network 5 15 75 2010 Roseville CA Utility Commercial Residential
38 New York Light Energy 5 21 24 2009 Latham NY Utility Commercial  
39 Pfister Energy 5 15 35 2005 Hawthorne New Jersey Utility Commercial  
40 MB Herzog Electric 4.9 15 100 1974 Paramount California   Commercial  
41 Namaste Solar 4.17 21 106 2004 Boulder CO   Commercial Residential
42 Solar Energy World 3.5 9.2 63 2009 Elkridge Maryland   Commercial Residential
43 Meridian Solar 3.5 39 28 1999 Austin Texas   Commercial  
44 Hannah Solar 3.5 10.4 15 2008 Atlanta Georgia   Commercial Residential
45 Broadway Renewable Strategies 3.4 9.45 150 1938 Boston MA   Commercial  
46 Brite Idea Energy 3 7 25 2006 Egg Harbor Township NJ   Commercial Residential
47 ESI 3 10.2 45 2008 Jonestown PA Utility Commercial Residential
48 Ross Solar Group 3 11.6 19 2007 Danbury Connecticut   Commercial Residential
49 Solar Alliance of America 3 14 40 2009 San Diego CA     Residential
50 Solar Community 3 5 35 2007 Austin TX   Commercial Residential
51 Sullivan Solar Power 3 9.12 85 2004 San Diego California Utility Commercial Residential
52 Elite Electric 2.8 13.9 48 1979 Riverside CA   Commercial Residential
53 OnForce Solar 2.5 4 22 2007 Bronx NY Utility Commercial Residential
54 Radiance Solar 2.5 5.6 15 2007 Atlanta Georgia Utility Commercial Residential
55 Solular 2.5 10.6 50 2009 Marlton NJ   Commercial Residential
56 Paradise Energy Solutions 2.47 5.72 50 2009 Gap Pennsylvania Utility Commercial Residential
57 PPC Solar 2.37 5 15 1979 Taos NM Utility Commercial Residential
58 Solar Source 2.33 77.6 45 1984 Largo Florida Utility Commercial Residential
59 Axium Solar 2.31 4.7 40 2008 Plano Texas   Commercial Residential
60 The Solar Co. 2.135 12.8 110 2004 Castro Valley CA   Commercial Residential
61 Stellar Energy GP 2.019 20 50 2004 Rohnert Park CA Utility Commercial  
62 Aztec Solar 2 15 30 1980 Rancho Cordova California Utility Commercial Residential
63 Douglass Colony Group 2 47 350 1947 Commerce City CO   Commercial  
64 Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. 2 35.3 30 2010 Springfield NJ Utility Commercial Residential
65 Great Lakes Energy 2 2.2 24 2008 Windsor Canada Utility Commercial Residential
66 IES Residential 2 20 3000 1999 San Antonio TX   Commercial Residential
67 Monolith Solar Associates 2 5.5 33 2009 Albany New York   Commercial Residential
68 American Electric 1.8 10 175 1946 Honolulu Hawaii   Commercial Residential
69 Hoku Solar 1.76 4.68 26 2001 Honolulu HI Utility Commercial Residential
70 Clark EcoEnergy 1.7 3.1 10 2010 Lancaster Pennsylvania   Commercial  
72 LightWave Solar 1.548 6.5 35 2006 Nashville Tennessee   Commercial Residential
73 DCS Energy 1.2 4 10 2006 Colchester CT   Commercial Residential
74 Independent Power Systems 1.2 8 40 1996 Boulder Colorado   Commercial Residential
76 Dovetail Solar and Wind 1.1 5.1 37 1995 Athens Ohio   Commercial Residential
77 Simpler Solar 1.1 180 7 1980 Tallahassee FL   Commercial Residential
78 SUNation Solar Systems 1.075 7.24 28 2003 Oakdale New York   Commercial Residential
79 TNG Energy Soltuions 1.05 1.1 4 2009 Huntington Beach CA   Commercial  
80 Alliance Energy and Mechanical 1.7 4 23 2006 Murrieta CA Utility Commercial Residential
81 Berkowatts Electric 1 5 25 2009 Lakewood NJ Utility Commercial Residential
82 BlueChip Energy 1 3 180 2009 Lake Mary FL Utility Commercial Residential
83 Crider Americas Solar 1 2.1 10 2010 Cedar Creek TX   Commercial Residential
84 Energy Independent Solution 1 1.88 11 2008 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania   Commercial Residential
85 Got Electric 1 7 10 2006 Gaithersburg Maryland   Commercial Residential
86 HelioTek Corp. 1 8 24 2008 San Diego CA   Commercial Residential
87 Herca Solar 1 12.89 30 2004 Oceanside California   Commercial Residential
88 Renewable Energy Alternatives 1 2 12 1997 Chicago IL   Commercial Residential
89 RER Energy Group 1 6 15 2009 Reading Pennsylvania   Commercial Residential
90 Summerwind Solar 1 10 50 2009 Phoenix Arizona   Commercial Residential
91 Sun Solar Energy Solutions 1 5.6 25 2008 Bakersfield California   Commercial Residential
92 altPOWER 0.54 2.88 6 1998 New York NY   Commercial Residential
93 Current Electric Co. 0.5 0 35 1983 Brookfield WI Utility Commercial Residential
94 Imagine Energy 0.5 3 22 2003 Portland OR   Commercial Residential
95 Innovative Power Systems 0.5 3 15 1991 St. Paul Minnesota   Commercial Residential
97 Arizona Energy Pros 0.46 3.5 29 1981 Phoenix Arizona   Commercial Residential
98 Sacred Power Corp. 0.45 2.5 49 2001 Albuquerque NM Utility Commercial Residential
99 Creative Energies 0.4 3.5 13 2001 Lander Wyoming   Commercial Residential
100 Solar Design Tech .25 12.5 12-16 1996 Ogden UT Utility Commercial Residential
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