The Colorado contractors on the Solar Power World Top 250 Contractors list rank third all around when compared to the other top solar states. Colorado-based contractors on the list have installed more than 870MW total of U.S. solar, with 330 of those MW in 2012 all with 1,552 employees. These numbers all rank between those of Arizona and California.
Colorado Key Facts:
•Created the nation’s first statewide Renewables Portfolio Standard.
• 3,600 jobs are available in the solar industry in Colorado.
• Colorado has enough solar energy to power 49,000 homes.
• Has a goal of producing 30% renewable energy by 2020.
• Ranked fifth in the country for cumulative installed solar capacity: 270MW