Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. 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. We have the largest engaged online audience of any solar industry magazine. Solar Power World publishes the annual Top Solar Contractors list, the most recognized listing of solar companies in the United States.
Solar Power World‘s mission is to help U.S. solar PV contractors, installers, EPCs and developers grow their businesses and do their jobs better, starting today.
Solar Power World (SPW) is a brand of WTWH Media LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
2012: New magazine (national)
2013: Podcast (national), Solar Speaks
2014: Social media presence (national)
2015: Social media presence (national); Social media presence (regional); 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
2016: Social media presence (national); Feature article design (regional), 2015 Top Solar Products 175 ways to make the sun more powerful, profitable & predictable; Opening spread design (regional), Array Aflame: Viewing a PV system fire test at UL; Design (regional), Table of Contents
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
2018: Podcast (regional), When the eclipse came to Nashville; Podcast (regional), Ask a Solar Vet; Social media presence (regional)
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
Contributing to SPW
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Meet our Team
Kelly Pickerel, Editor in Chief
Kelly has been involved with publishing in the solar industry since 2011. She joined the Solar Power World staff in 2014 and enjoys working on contractor profiles and hearing about new projects. Her areas of focus include solar panel manufacturing, energy storage, the Contractors Corner podcast 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 Northeast Ohio.
Kelsey Misbrener, Senior Editor
Kelsey joined Solar Power World in 2017. She has a degree in magazine journalism from Kent State University and covers inverters, solar policy and solar software for SPW. She spearheads the magazine’s Solar Basics video series and enjoys creating podcasts and other multimedia projects. She’s passionate about renewable energy and spends much of her free time outdoors, going hiking and birding.
Billy Ludt, Assistant Editor
Billy started at Solar Power World in 2018. He holds a degree in journalism from Youngstown State University and was previously a reporter at newspapers in Northeast Ohio. His byline has appeared in The Vindicator, West Life News and the Pittsburgh City Paper. Billy is new to the solar industry, but he’s eager to cover stories on mounting, racking and tracking systems and business developments for Solar Power World.
Courtney Nagle, Vice President of Business Development, Publisher Renewable Energy Brands
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. She can be reached at E: firstname.lastname@example.org and T: 440-523-1685
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