2016 Top Solar Developers

This is the list of 2016 Top Solar Contractors who primarily consider themselves developers. The companies below are a segmented portion of the overall 2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors list, organized by megawatts (DC) installed in 2015.

 

 

RANK COMPANY OVERALL RANK CITY STATE YEAR FOUNDED EMPLOYEES PRIMARY MARKET TOTAL
MEGAWATTS INSTALLED
TOTAL
MEGAWATTS 2015
1 First Solar 2 Tempe AZ 1999 6,350 5,958.05 1,455.40
2 Strata Solar 12 Chapel Hill NC 2008 300 840.00 333.00
3 NRG Energy 16 Princeton NJ 1989 10,468 1,489.00 242.00
4 Innovative Solar Systems 17 Asheville NC 2011 24 636.00 240.00
5 FLS Energy 19 Asheville NC 2006 70 322.00 224.00
6 SunEnergy1 20 Mooresville NC 2009 206 492.00 218.00
7 Cypress Creek Renewables 23 Santa Monica CA 2014 180 288.00 169.00
8 Sunnova 31 Houston TX 2012 220 150.22 119.31
9 ESA Renewables 34 Sanford FL 2002 25 450.00 100.00
10 NARENCO 39 Charlotte NC 2009 35 102.00 55.00
11 Inovateus Solar 54 South Bend IN 2008 34 209.70 32.70
12 Greenskies Renewable Energy 56 Middletown CT 2008 65 71.93 30.14
13 UGE 64 New York NY 2008 60 280.37 22.37
14 EnterSolar 65 New York City NY 2006 37 37.50 20.20
15 GEM Energy 70 Walbridge OH 2009 1,000 33.50 18.50
16 REC Solar 75 San Luis Obispo CA 1997 156 191.41 16.20
17 Carolina Solar Energy 82 Durham NC 2004 5 102.90 13.50
18 RGS Energy (Real Goods Solar) 84 Louisville CO 1978 100 264.00 13.01
19 Amergy Solar 87 Piscataway NJ 2009 165 120.00 12.00
20 Shorebreak Energy Developers 99 Irvine CA 2010 70 45.00 10.00
21 PFMG Solar 101 Huntington Beach CA 2009 25 51.88 9.85
22 Hanwha Q CELLS USA 105 Irvine CA 1999 46 190.90 8.70
23 Clean Energy Collective 106 Louisville CO 2009 107 23.22 8.67
24 Clean Footprint 107 Cape Canaveral FL 2012 10 8.51 8.40
25 Nexamp 111 Boston MA 2007 45 55.00 7.87
26 Natural Power and Energy 117 Scottsdale AZ 2008 6 44.82 7.38
27 Vista Solar 124 Santa Clara CA 2008 42 20.27 6.69
28 RER Energy Group 125 Reading PA 2009 15 15.15 6.65
29 SUNation Solar Systems 128 Ronkonkoma NY 2003 75 19.60 6.40
30 PermaCity Construction Corp. 134 Los Angeles CA 2003 8 43.00 6.00
31 Island Pacific Energy 149 Honolulu HI 2007 10 35.00 5.00
32 O3 Energy Solutions 159 Dallas TX 2011 15 11.90 4.70
33 OneRoof Energy 163 San Diego CA 2010 180 27.04 4.32
34 Monolith Solar Associates 168 Rensselaer NY 2009 72 16.28 4.14
35 Clean Focus 180 Sunnyvale CA 2008 20 44.00 3.75
36 Missouri Sun Solar 195 Houston MO 2012 90 7.43 3.06
37 EcoMark Solar 196 Denver CO 2010 89 7.35 3.01
38 Solaris Energy 210 Idaho Falls ID 2006 38 4.20 2.58
39 Renewable Energy Massachusetts 213 Cambridge MA 2010 3 17.00 2.50
40 gvelop 214 San Juan PR 2011 13 10.00 2.50
41 Renewable Energy Partners 215 Corona CA 2012 10 6.00 2.50
42 Innovative Power Systems 226 St. Paul MN 1991 18 7.23 2.28
43 Bella Energy 238 Boulder CO 2006 10 14.59 2.09
44 Renewvia Energy 269 Atlanta GA 2009 6 8.40 1.50
45 Encore Renewable Energy 284 Burlington VT 2007 5 10.80 1.37
46 SunVest Solar 289 Pewaukee WI 2009 4 9.80 1.30
47 Sustainable Energy Developments 292 Ontario NY 2002 30 20.00 1.25
48 Vis Solis 298 Franklin TN 2010 5 11.00 1.20
49 iDEAL Energies 317 Minneapolis MN 2010 13 3.70 1.05
50 Ace LLC Solar 319 Pulaski TN 2009 20 2.74 1.04
51 Southern Current 328 Charleston SC 2015 25 2.00 1.00
52 Black Rock Solar 369 San Francisco CA 2008 15 6.63 0.65
53 Solar Impact 374 Gainesville FL 2007 9 7.74 0.64
54 Solar USA 387 Fremont CA 2015 10 0.75 0.53
55 Abender 493 Fort Lauderdale FL 2007 4 1.20 0.10
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