2015 Top Solar Developers

Developers aren’t just the big guys planning multi-megawatt solar farms in the desert. Even small residential projects needs a trusted company to plan and assign tasks. These are the Solar Power World Top Solar Developers, that just so happened to develop 1.745 GW of projects in 2014.

RANK COMPANY OVERALL RANK CITY STATE YEAR FOUNDED EMPLOYEES TOTAL
MEGAWATTS INSTALLED
TOTAL
MEGAWATTS 2014
1 First Solar 1 Tempe AZ 1999 6060 5,958.05 1,023.130
2 Vivint Solar 16 Lehi UT 2011 3289 458.90 155.000
3 NRG Energy 18 Princeton NJ 1989 10000 1,489.00 112.000
4 FLS Energy 24 Asheville NC 2006 60 322.00 63.000
5 Hanwha Q CELLS USA 26 Irvine CA 1999 49 190.90 58.337
6 NARENCO 39 Charlotte NC 2009 22 102.00 31.000
7 REC Solar 41 San Luis Obispo CA 1997 156 191.41 28.842
8 Sunnova 42 Houston TX 2012 175 150.22 26.092
9 Greenskies Renewable Energy 48 Middletown CT 2008 50 71.93 22.611
10 Nexamp 49 Boston MA 2007 42 55.00 22.086
11 Clean Focus 50 Sunnyvale CA 2008 20 44.00 22.000
12 RGS Energy (Real Goods Solar) 54 Louisville CO 1978 200 264.00 17.044
13 PFMG Solar 57 Huntington Beach CA 2009 25 51.88 16.160
14 AES Distributed Energy 59 Boulder Colorado 2009 32 249.058 15.500
15 Amergy Solar 67 Piscataway NJ 2009 70 120.00 12.000
16 EnterSolar 74 New York City NY 2006 17 37.50 10.500
17 Carolina Solar Energy 75 Durham NC 2004 4 102.90 10.400
18 Shorebreak Energy Developers 77 Irvine CA 2010 65 45.00 10.000
19 Natural Power and Energy 79 Scottsdale AZ 2008 7 44.82 9.984
20 Sustainable Energy Developments 91 Ontario NY 2002 25 20.00 7.760
21 Bithenergy 94 Baltimore Maryland 2009 28 29.000 7.000
22 Oak Leaf Energy Partners 98 Denver Colorado 2005 4 66.000 6.700
23 Vision Solar 99 Provo UT 2013 150 22.89 6.700
24 Island Pacific Energy 120 Honolulu HI 2007 13 35.00 5.000
25 Clean Energy Collective 130 Louisville CO 2009 106 23.22 4.503
26 GEM Energy 133 Walbridge OH 2009 10 33.50 4.100
27 Enver Solar 142 Tustin California 2013 145 5.832 3.804
28 SunVest Solar 145 Pewaukee WI 2009 5 9.80 3.524
29 Monolith Solar Associates 152 Rensselaer NY 2009 56 16.28 3.250
30 O3 Energy Solutions 156 Dallas TX 2011 7 11.90 3.100
31 OneRoof Energy 168 San Diego CA 2010 108 27.04 2.865
32 Renewable Energy Massachusetts 175 Cambridge MA 2010 2 17.00 2.500
33 Missouri Sun Solar 198 Houston MO 2012 25 7.43 2.065
34 Air Wind and Solar 221 Stephenville TX 2010 35 14.00 1.750
35 Sky High Energy 222 Phoenix Arizona 2009 18 6.750 1.750
36 RER Energy Group 231 Reading PA 2009 15 15.15 1.500
37 Vis Solis 255 Franklin TN 2010 5 11.00 1.200
38 Belmont Solar 280 Gordonville PA 2002 18 10.20 1.000
39 Nu Energy Solutions 281 Sylvania Ohio 1998 4 10.000 1.000
40 Northern Pacific Power Systems 283 Santa Rosa CA 2008 15 10.00 1.000
41 Kingspan Energy 286 Jessup Maryland 2009 4 4.000 1.000
42 CM Solar Electric 289 San Diego California 1999 15 2.000 1.000
43 Bella Energy 294 Boulder CO 2006 13 14.59 0.957
44 Ace LLC Solar 296 Pulaski TN 2009 15 2.74 0.918
45 ZeroBase Energy 323 Ferndale Michigan 2009 28 2.000 0.765
46 Novel Energy 346 Rochester Minnesota 2012 15 0.800 0.600
47 Sunlight Solar Energy 357 Bend Oregon 1988 47 4.000 0.500
48 ReNu Energy Solutions 376 Charlotte NC 2010 18 2.61 0.436
49 SRI Energy (Srinergy) 416 Novi Michigan 2010 6 1.600 0.307
50 Carbon Vision 417 Shaker Heights Ohio 2010 5 3.075 0.305
51 G6 Power Solutions 422 Des Moines Iowa 2014 2 1.000 0.300
52 Clark EcoEnergy 436 Lancaster Pennsylvania 2010 4 3.762 0.240
53 Newport Renewables 439 Providence RI 2011 10 3.80 0.225
54 Semper Solaris 445 San Diego California 2013 80 0.400 0.200
55 Ocean Solar 474 Cape May Court House NJ 2011 1 0.83 0.100
56 Clean Footprint 477 Cape Canaveral FL 2012 10 8.51 0.100
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