The Solar Power World July 2023 Digital Edition is sponsored by CPS North America | Chint Power Global
Something’s in the air
Have you been feeling it too? The excitement for solar from contractors and customers alike has been vibrating for months. Federal support for solar and storage has reinvigorated an already buzzing market. We know solar contractors already enjoyed their work, but, wow, does it feel great to be given the tools to do even more!
We at Solar Power World are excited to present the 2023 class of Top Solar Contractors. We see your increasing kilowatt installation numbers and are so glad everyone is busier than ever meeting the call to build more renewable energy and build it fast. We hope you’ll take a moment to celebrate everything that has brought you to this moment.
Accelerated success means the U.S. solar industry is entering its consolidation era — you might notice our No. 1 contractor this year is securely in the top position due to the merging of a few companies. Still, there are 57 first-time listees on the 2023 Top Solar Contractors List, which shows the market is healthy and competitive. New tax credits will encourage even more entrants and plenty more customers.
Thirty-six companies featured on the list this year started business in 2009, the most popular year to start an installation company. If so many have ridden the solarcoaster of the last 14 years and are still growing in kilowatts and customer satisfaction, then this Solar+ Decade will be one to watch. We look forward to witnessing the country’s increasing success through the 2020s and beyond.
No company featured on the Top Solar Contractors List could have landed where it is without the dedicated individuals pushing it forward. Make sure to check out our individual Solar Champions awards in this issue; we’re especially proud of their contributions to the industry.
Thank you for your dedication to solar!
– Solar Power World Editors