Congratulations to the 2019 Top Solar Contractors!
It’s safe to say that none of the editors on the Solar Power World team expected to end up in the solar industry, but once we found a home here, we were hooked. That seems to be part of a larger trend — many of the 242,000 people working today in the U.S. solar market stumbled into it, but collectively we’re focused on a larger mission: to bring more clean, affordable, renewable energy to America. And we couldn’t do that without solar installers and contractors. Everything the 36% of us non-installers do supports the 64% of the industry doing the hard work developing and constructing solar projects.
That’s why we’re excited to present the 2019 Top Solar Contractors list. Each year, Solar Power World assembles a list of the top installation companies in the country, from big utility developers to smalltown contractors. This special issue celebrates the accomplishments made in the last year — 10.6 GW didn’t just appear out of nowhere in 2018!
We’re thrilled to feature many feel-good stories from our 2019 Top Solar Contractors class. We have companies less than a year old making major statements, installers lending helping hands in disaster-stricken communities and industry veterans finding ways to bring solar to underserved locations.
This year we also highlight an emerging growth opportunity for solar installers with our new Solar+Storage Installers list. The scope of solar+storage adoption happening right now is surprising; of course, projects in California, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are plentiful, but contractors in Ohio, Maine and Missouri are getting out ahead of this “new” technology and educating customers on the benefits of batteries paired with solar too. This is the future of the solar industry, and we’re eager to hear about more projects coming to fruition.
Congratulations to everyone listed this year in Solar Power World’s special edition. And thank you to all the installers and contractors out there working hard every day. We hope you’ll join us at Solar Power International in September at our annual Top Solar Contractors Gala to continue the celebration!
– Solar Power World Editors