Solar Power World is the premier media outlet for the U.S. solar market and has the largest solar installer, contractor and developer audience in the industry. Since 2011, Solar Power World has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.
Solar Power World produces daily online news content, weekly e-newsletters, bimonthly print issues, regular webinars, podcasts, videos and social media. Solar Power World publishes the annual Top Solar Contractors list, the most recognized listing of solar companies in the United States.
Solar Power World (SPW) is a brand of WTWH Media LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
2022: Feature story (national), The United States vs. China: The silicon solar battle; Web feature (regional), When the utilities left him stranded, a homeowner went off-grid with solar + storage
2021: Magazine of the Year finalist (national); Video (regional), Power Play: Solar Representation in Video Games
2020: Podcast (national), #TopSolar19 Special Edition: The solar industry’s discrimination problem; Special section (national), 2019 Regional Solar Policy Report; Special supplement (national), 2019 Top Solar Contractors list; Opening spread design (regional), Cyber Attacks
2019: Podcast (national), SPW editors assist on a 2.5-kW installation in California; Feature article (regional), It’s time to plan for solar panel recycling in the United States
2018: Podcast (regional), When the eclipse came to Nashville; Podcast (regional), Ask a Solar Vet; Social media presence (regional)
2017: Feature article (regional), Don’t eat your solar O&M costs—leave it to those with four legs; Social media presence (regional); Video (regional), Tiny Solar House keeps trucking across the United States; Design (regional), Table of Contents
2016: Social media presence (national); Feature article design (regional), 2015 Top Solar Products; Opening spread design (regional), Array Aflame; Design (regional), Table of Contents
2015: Social media presence (national); Special section (regional), Top Solar Contractors; Video (regional), A Time to Shine: 2014 Top Solar Contractors Discuss the Industry; Feature article design (regional), Engineering Developments
2014: Social media presence (national)
2013: Podcast (national), Solar Speaks
2012: New magazine (national)
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Meet our Team
Kelly Pickerel, Editor in Chief
216-860-5259 / @SolarKellyP
Kelly has been involved with publishing in the solar industry since 2011. She joined the Solar Power World staff in 2014, and her areas of focus include solar panel manufacturing, energy storage and the development of Solar Power World’s annual Top Solar Contractors list. Kelly graduated from Kent State University with a degree in magazine journalism and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Kelsey Misbrener, Managing Editor
216-310-0166 / @SolarKelseyM
Kelsey has been with Solar Power World for more than five years. She covers solar policy, inverters and smart homes for SPW. Kelsey is the host of the Contractor’s Corner podcast and publishes a monthly update on important solar policy news. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in magazine journalism and is thrilled to write about renewable energy for a living.
Billy Ludt, Senior Editor
216-990-3055 / @SolarBillyL
Billy recently marked his fourth year at Solar Power World. He got his start in newspaper reporting before joining SPW, where he currently covers the mounting market, business issues and installation topics. He also writes project case studies and produces sponsored podcasts called Solar Spotlights. Billy graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in journalism and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Courtney Nagle, VP of Business Development, Renewable Energy Publisher
Courtney (Seel) Nagle leads WTWH Media’s Renewable Energy business lines including Windpower Engineering & Development, Solar Power World, the Top Solar Contractors Gala and other initiatives. Courtney has a bachelor’s degree in communications & advertising from Bowling Green State University, and an accounting & finance degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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