2014 Top 100 Commercial Solar Contractors

The commercial market (comprising commercial, government, school and nonprofit installations) installed 1,112 MW installed in 2013. Thanks to a huge 4th quarter, it  squeaked out 4% annual growth at the national level. Still, it was a difficult year overall for the market. Three of the top five state markets in 2012 — Arizona, California and New Jersey — shrank in 2013.

Within the Q4 2013 data, there were a number of positive signs for this market’s recovery.

  • New Jersey Market Recovery – New Jersey saw early signs of a recovery from its SREC-oversupply-driven slump in Q4. As is discussed in more detail in the New Jersey section of the Full Report, SREC pricing and supply/demand indicators suggest that the New Jersey market will see a stronger 2014 overall, though it is unlikely to reach its previous heights.
  • Massachusetts Solar Shines – The Massachusetts market now has clarity regarding the next phase of its SREC program, dubbed SREC II, and 2014 will see a mixture of installations from final SREC I projects (of which there are many) and projects under the new structure, combining to create another strong year for 2013’s third-largest non-residential market.
  • Secondary Market Expansion – A number of states with previously small or stagnant non-residential markets will see meaningful installation growth in 2014. In particular, look for significant figures out of New York, Arizona, and Colorado.

 

CommercialScale

We’d like to congratulate our Top 100 commercial-scale solar contractors of the Solar Power World Top 400 Solar Contractors list, to keep this critical segment of the industry moving forward.

* Excerpted from SEIA/GTM Research “U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2013 Year in Review”

 

RANK COMPANY OVERALL RANK CITY STATE YEAR FOUNDED EMPLOYEES PRIMARY SERVICE TOTAL
MEGAWATTS INSTALLED
TOTAL
MEGAWATTS 2013
1 M+W Energy 14 Springfield NJ 2009 50 EPC 555.91 80
2 M Bar C Construction 19 San Marcos CA 2005 65 Construction Firm 250.00 44
3 Borrego Solar Systems 22 San Diego CA 1985 112 EPC 232.00 37.296
4 Cenergy Power 25 San Diego CA 2008 42 EPC 152.10 30
5 Main Street Power Company 29 Boulder CO 2009 30 Developer 56.696 25.361
6 Radiance Solar 31 Atlanta GA 2007 21 EPC 50.67 24.5
7 Resolute Performance Contracting 36 Tempe AZ 2011 30 Construction Firm 43.34 20.439
8 Cantsink 37 Lilburn GA 1988 50 Construction Firm 200.00 20
9 Wilson Electric 38 Tempe AZ 1968 533 Construction Firm 61.519 18.519
10 Nexamp 39 Boston MA 2007 38 Developer 55.00 18
11 REC Solar 40 San Luis Obispo CA 1997 140 Developer 191.41 17.885
12 Tecta Solar 41 Fort Washington Pennsylvania 2000 2147 EPC 81.250 17.435
13 Amberjack Solar Energy 43 Oakland NJ 2009 70 EPC 36 16
14 Solar Design Tech 44 Ogden UT 1996 14 Developer 27.9 15.4
15 Energy Systems & Installation 47 Jonestown Pennsylvania 2008 62 EPC 30.300 13.7
16 Bithenergy 49 Baltimore Maryland 2009 17 Developer 29.000 13.3
17 Ray Angelini 50 Sewell NJ 1974 300 EPC 100.00 13
18 Hannah Solar 51 Atlanta GA 2008 23 EPC 60.60 13
19 Natural Power and Energy 52 Scottsdale AZ 2008 7 EPC 44.82 12.815
20 Advanced Green Technologies 53 Fort Lauderdale FL 2007 25 EPC 221.79 12.771
21 Renewable Assets 57 Alexandria VA 2009 32 EPC 80.00 12
22 U.S. Light Energy 58 Latham NY 2009 65 Developer 32 11
23 Standard Solar 59 Rockville MD 2004 58 EPC 51.50 10.589
24 Beaumont Solar 61 New Bedford MA 2006 50 Developer 24.5 10.2
25 Solar Electrical Systems 62 Westlake Village CA 1981 20 Construction Firm 1.50 10
26 Sunetric 63 Kailua HI 2004 100 EPC 67 10
27 Inman Solar 64 Atlanta GA 2008 14 EPC 20 10
28 Pure Power Systems 66 Hoboken NJ 2011 40 Construction Firm 13.237 9.776
29 Shorebreak Energy Developers 69 Irvine CA 2010 55 Developer 45.00 9
30 Renewable Energy Massachusetts 73 Cambridge MA 2010 2 Developer 17.00 8.5
31 Stellar Energy GP Inc 75 Rohnert Park CA 2004 30 EPC 34.080 8
32 SolBright Renewable Energy 76 Charleston SC 2009 5 EPC 26.20 7.39
33 National Renewable Energy Corporation 79 Charlotte NC 2009 15 EPC 15.5 6.5
34 Your Energy Source 80 Rancho Cordova CA 1989 40 EPC 56.523 6.157
35 Oak Leaf Energy Partners 83 Denver Colorado 2005 3 Developer 66.000 6
36 Harmon Electric 84 Phoenix AZ 1975 125 EPC 24.43 6
37 OnForce Solar 85 Bronx NY 2007 75 EPC 24.600 6
38 Baja Construction 86 Martinez CA 1981 125 Construction Firm 145.00 6
39 Sunsmart Technologies 87 Gladstone MO 2012 27 EPC 20.00 6
40 Alliance Energy & Mechanical 88 Murrieta CA 2006 64 Electrical Subcontractor 10 6
41 Lumos Solar 89 Boulder CO 2006 50 EPC 6
42 Solect Energy 90 Hopkinton MA 2009 24 EPC 31.20 5.7
43 SPG Solar 93 Petaluma CA 2001 72 EPC 100.58 5.505
44 GeoPeak Energy 94 Somerset New Jersey 2009 50 EPC 50.000 5.5
45 Blue Oak Energy 98 Davis CA 2003 50 EPC 50.00 5
46 Monolith Solar Associates 101 Rensselaer NY 2009 52 Developer 16.28 4.8
47 EnterSolar 102 New York City NY 2006 15 Developer 37.50 4.16
48 Independent Energy Solutions 103 Vista CA 1998 25 Construction Firm 29.32 4.14
49 Solar Liberty Energy Systems 104 Buffalo NY 2003 30 EPC 16.696 4.1
50 Sunworks 105 Roseville CA 2010 70 EPC 34.63 4
51 Freedom Solar 106 Austin TX 2007 33 EPC 25.00 4
52 Microgrid Solar 107 St. Louis MO 2009 72 EPC 9 4
53 Hamilton Solar 110 Reno NV 2009 50 EPC 16.5 3.7
54 PermaCity Construction Corp. 112 Los Angeles CA 2003 15 Rooftop Contractor 43.00 3.5
55 Newport Power 114 San Clemente CA 2008 9 EPC 15.40 3.5
56 Alder Energy Systems 116 Mount Pleasant SC 2008 6 Developer 5.00 3.25
57 Solular 117 Marlton NJ 2009 10 EPC 12 3.2
58 Vista Solar 119 Santa Clara CA 2008 20 EPC 20.27 3.189
59 M.B. Herzog Electric 122 Paramount CA 1974 140 Electrical Subcontractor 33.00 3.017
60 Sun Light & Power 123 Berkeley CA 1976 63 EPC 19.60 3
61 Independence Solar 124 Cherry Hill New Jersey 2007 6 Developer 17.300 3
62 Compass Solar Energy 127 Pensacola FL 1998 35 EPC 6.3 3
63 Solis Partners 130 Sea Girt New Jersey 2009 15 Developer 13.500 2.9
64 O3 Energy Solutions 134 Dallas TX 2011 4 Developer 11.90 2.7
65 Axium Solar 137 Plano TX 2008 35 EPC 16.37 2.509
66 Folium Energy Development 140 Addison TX 2010 5 Developer 5 2.5
67 Paradise Energy Solutions 149 Gap PA 2009 30 EPC 18.00 2.24
68 North State Solar Energy 150 Forest Ranch CA 2002 20 Construction Firm 11.80 2.2
69 Mountain View Solar 153 Berkeley Springs WV 2009 23 EPC 7.50 2.197
70 GEM Energy 154 Walbridge OH 2009 1200 Developer 33.50 2.153
71 Air Wind and Solar 155 Stephenville TX 2010 27 EPC 14.00 2.1
72 Border Solar 156 El Paso TX 2008 12 EPC 8.51 2.047
73 Bella Energy 157 Boulder CO 2006 14 EPC 14.59 2.009
74 Meridian Solar 158 Austin Texas 1999 25 EPC 40.000 2
75 LightWave Solar 160 Nashville TN 2006 32 EPC 20.68 2
76 Berkowatts Electric 162 Lakewood NJ 2009 24 Electrical Subcontractor 6 2
77 Photonworks Engineering 170 Honolulu HI 2009 40 Construction Firm 14.00 1.783
78 Empire Renewable Energy 172 Phoenix AZ 2010 1600 EPC 20.47 1.7
79 Clark EcoEnergy 174 Lancaster Pennsylvania 2010 4 EPC 3.762 1.7
80 Solar Impact 177 Gainesville FL 2007 9 EPC 7.74 1.665
81 Alternative Energy Services 180 Sanford FL 2007 15 EPC 10.78 1.545
82 SunGreen Systems 181 Irwindale CA 2009 9 EPC 7.20 1.545
83 Solar Choice Solutions 182 Westlake Village CA 2007 35 EPC 240.00 1.5
84 Douglass Colony Group 184 Commerce City CO 1947 500 Rooftop Contractor 5 1.5
85 Harvest Energy Solutions 189 Jackson MI 2006 23 EPC 4.1 1.35
86 Solar Electric Power Company (SEPCO) 191 Stuart FL 1994 10 Off-Grid Contractor 9.80 1.3
87 Spectrum Energy Development 193 Elk Grove CA 2002 12 EPC 8.5 1.25
88 Sunvalley Solar 194 Walnut CA 2007 15 Developer 10.83 1.202
89 Power Production Management 196 Gainesville FL 2009 25 EPC 4.00 1.2
90 SunRenu Solar 197 Scottsdale AZ 2008 18 EPC 5.43 1.2
91 Black Rock Solar 199 San Francisco CA 2008 27 Non-Profit Contractor 6.63 1.185
92 RER Energy Group 202 Reading PA 2009 15 Developer 15.15 1.1
93 CB Solar 203 Des Moines IA 2013 14 Construction Firm 5.45 1.1
94 Efficient Energy of Tennesse 205 Knoxville Tennessee 2009 13 EPC 10.911 1
95 Got Electric 206 Gaithersburg MD 2006 10 Electrical Subcontractor 23.00 1
96 Energy Conservation Services 207 Gainesville FL 1977 10 EPC 4 1
97 Davis Hill Development 209 Port Chester NY 2010 3 Developer 3 1
98 German Solar Corporation 212 London Ontario 2009 10 EPC 12.000 1
99 Casey Electric 213 Tell City IN 2000 10 Electrical Subcontractor 20.00 1
100 German Energy Alternatives Inc. 214 London Ontario 2004 28 Construction Firm 7.500 1
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