2015 Top Solar Utility Contractors

In 2014, for the first time in history, each of the three major U.S. market segments–utility, commercial and residential–installed more than 1 GW of PV, according to SEIA and GTM Research. Utility-scale alone grew by 38% over 2013 to reach nearly 4 GW. These are the Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors in the utility market.

RANK COMPANY OVERALL RANK CITY STATE YEAR FOUNDED EMPLOYEES PRIMARY SERVICE TOTAL
MEGAWATTS INSTALLED
TOTAL
MEGAWATTS 2014
1 First Solar 1 Tempe AZ 1999 6060 Developer 5,958.05 1,023.130
2 Mortenson Construction 2 Minneapolis MN 1954 3810 EPC 2,460.62 512.920
3 Arraycon 4 Sacramento CA 2009 67 Construction Firm 1,091.00 449.000
4 Helix Electric 5 Las Vegas NV 1985 1500 EPC 1,468.00 411.000
5 Signal Energy Constructors 6 Chattanooga TN 2005 115 EPC 989.07 331.000
6 Rosendin Electric 7 San Jose CA 1919 4500 EPC 1,222.33 319.000
7 Swinerton Renewable Energy 8 San Francisco CA 1888 1729 EPC 1,114.00 318.000
8 Amec Foster Wheeler 9 Atlanta GA 1946 40000 EPC 783.00 287.000
9 Cupertino Electric 10 San Jose CA 1954 2190 EPC 1,127.75 280.500
10 E Light Electric Services 12 Englewood CO 1998 945 Electrical Subcontractor 1,577.00 279.650
11 Alternative Energy Development 13 Fort Lee New Jersey 2008 100 Construction Firm 925.610 273.500
12 Strata Solar 14 Chapel Hill NC 2008 176 EPC 840.00 250.000
13 CSI Electrical Contractors 15 Santa Fe Springs CA 1990 700 Electrical Subcontractor 950.02 214.000
14 McCarthy Building Cos. 17 St. Louis MO 1864 1300 EPC 800.00 133.000
15 NRG Energy 18 Princeton NJ 1989 10000 Developer 1,489.00 112.000
16 JE Dunn Construction 19 Kansas City Missouri 1924 2850 Construction Firm 126.000 108.000
17 RES (Renewable Energy Systems Americas) 20 Broomfield CO 1997 500 EPC 281.00 91.000
18 M+W Energy 22 Springfield NJ 2009 70 EPC 555.91 69.500
19 Moss 23 Ft Lauderdale FL 2004 430 Construction Firm 546.00 63.000
20 FLS Energy 24 Asheville NC 2006 60 Developer 322.00 63.000
21 S&C Electric Company 25 Chicago IL 1911 2500 EPC 241.67 63.000
22 Hanwha Q CELLS USA 26 Irvine CA 1999 49 Developer 190.90 58.337
23 Quanta Power Generation 32 Greenwood Village Colorado 2008 703 EPC 341.032 38.659
24 Alpha Energy 35 Phoenix AZ 1976 2000 EPC 350.00 35.000
25 DKD Electric 36 Albuquerque NM 1978 120 Electrical Subcontractor 149.72 32.800
26 Riggs Distler 37 Cherry Hill NJ 1909 1000 Electrical Subcontractor 153.00 32.000
27 Conti Solar 38 Edison NJ 1906 750 EPC 145.00 31.300
28 NARENCO 39 Charlotte NC 2009 22 Developer 102.00 31.000
29 AUI Partners 40 Fort Worth Texas 1983 250 Construction Firm 124.000 30.000
30 Inovateus Solar 44 South Bend IN 2008 31 EPC 209.70 25.080
31 American Helios Constructors 51 Owings Mills Maryland 2012 25 EPC 60.000 21.000
32 Watson Electrical Construction 52 Wilson NC 1935 700 Electrical Subcontractor 152.06 20.000
33 J. Ranck Electric 61 Mt. Pleasant MI 1986 200 Construction Firm 52.63 14.900
34 Newkirk Electric Associates 64 Muskegon MI 1961 425 EPC 98.80 13.200
35 Carolina Solar Energy 75 Durham NC 2004 4 Developer 102.90 10.400
36 NOVA Consultants 78 Novi MI 1992 50 EPC 100.00 10.000
37 System 3 81 Carmichael California 2001 250 Electrical Subcontractor 17.054 9.430
38 Efficient Energy of Tennesse 129 Knoxville Tennessee 2009 20 EPC 10.911 4.600
39 Renewable Energy Massachusetts 175 Cambridge MA 2010 2 Developer 17.00 2.500
40 Vis Solis 255 Franklin TN 2010 5 Developer 11.00 1.200
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