Congratulations to our 2014 Winners

The Solar Power World team is pleased to announce the winners of our third annual Leadership In Solar Program. Since we announced the nominees in our January issue and online, our user community has cast their votes on who they feel best exemplifies solar leadership in nine categories. We are pleased to celebrate the winners here.


Helical products is the originator of the HELI-CAL® Flexure, a coil pattern that can be designed to meet the specific performance requirements of a customer’s application. Using a proprietary process to vary the coil characteristics, coupling ratings such as torque capacity, torsional stiffness, angular misalignment, parallel offset and axial movement can be optimized.

Envect provides a unique venture consulting offering to help product and service providers launch new businesses and operations in Renewable Energy markets. We engage on a long term basis as embedded team members who share the risk and reward of success.

SimpleRay is a one-stop solar distributor. From the beginning, the company has partnered with the biggest and most respected names in the industry, offering competitive prices on the latest and highest-quality technology.

Allied Moulded Products, Inc. (Allied) is an industry leader in nonmetallic electrical and enclosure products. Allied’s industrial enclosures can be found all over the world in many different control applications such as industrial & manufacturing plants, waste water treatment, wind turbines, security, SCADA, solar, marinas, data & telecommunications, mining, and more.

Solect Energy Development is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer based in Massachusetts, delivering smart solar solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system.

SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and service support provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. Currently, SMA is the only company that offers off-grid and grid-tied solar inverters spanning all power classes—from residential to utility-scale—and all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry.

G. Lufft Mess und Regeltechnik has been involved in the production of climate measurement equipment since its foundation by Gotthilf Lufft in 1881. The precision workmanship of highly skilled specialists has enabled the LUFFT label to be known and the products to be purchased worldwide. For over 125 years, Lufft Instruments has been manufacturing precision climate measuring instruments for worldwide distribution.

Hanwha SolarOne (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic module manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. The company has shipped four gigawatts to thirty-five countries around the world. Hanwha SolarOne is the first Korean solar company to reach this milestone.

RBI Solar, Inc. is the leading turnkey solution provider for solar mounting systems. RBI takes single-point responsibility for the entire project including complete structural & foundation design, engineering, manufacturing, nationwide installation, and technical support.