Contractor Profile
Rank: 7

Swinerton Renewable Energy

Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and SOLV services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America. We serve a diverse range of clients who all demand exacting performance. With over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 1 GW of solar projects via turnkey EPC services, while our Technical Services Team manages over 1 .5 GW of PV plants across the country.

2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors


Top 500 Rank #7

Total Megawatts Installed Since Founded 1,114.00 Company Founded1888
Total Megawatts Installed 2015560.00 LocationSan Francisco, CA
Employees 2,385 Web
Primary MarketUtility Primary ServiceEPC


2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors


Top 500 Rank #8

Total Megawatts Installed 2014 318.000 Company Founded1888
Employees1729 LocationSan Francisco, CA
Primary MarketUtility Web
Primary ServiceEPC  


2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors


Top 400 Rank #11

Total Megawatts Installed 2013102 Employees1700


2012 Top Solar Contractors


Top 250 Rank #4

Total Megawatts Installed 2012135 Employees1,200


2012 Top Solar Contractors


Top 100 Rank #9

Total Megawatts Installed 201133.5 Employees1200

Featured Articles & Products

  • 8minutenergy, Swinerton commission 155-MW solar project for Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power

    8minutenergy Renewables and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), which, with its affiliates, owns and manages approximately 1.3 GW of renewable energy assets in North America, announced the commissioning of the 155-MWac (191-MWdc) Springbok 2 Solar Farm in Kern County, California. Springbok 2 joins the 105-MWac (137-MWdc) Springbok 1 Solar Farm, commissioned earlier this year. Located 70 miles [Read More]

  • Contractors Corner: Swinerton excels at large-scale solar

      Swinerton Renewable Energy had a lot to worry about surrounding the ITC extension. The company’s bread and butter—multi-megawatt, utility-scale solar projects—was at risk of losing its monetary advantage, bringing Swinerton’s work to a standstill. Once the extension came through at the end of 2015, senior vice president and general manager George Hershman was relieved [Read More]

  • SMA earns 700 MW inverter order from Swinerton Renewable Energy

    SMA has been chosen to supply 700 MW of central inverters for seven utility-scale PV plants in California. Swinerton Renewable Energy—a San Diego-based engineering, procurement and construction company—selected the Sunny Central 2200-US, one of SMA’s newest utility-scale solutions, for all of the systems. SMA will deliver the 317 inverters as construction commences. The first project—the [Read More]