Solar Power World (SPW) is a brand of WTWH Media LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. We are the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.
Solar Power World produces 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. The SPW staff has won numerous ASBPEs (awards from the Association of Business Publishing Editors) for design and editorial content. Solar Power World publishes the annual Top Solar Contractors list, the most recognized listing of solar companies in the United States.
The Solar Power World mission is to help U.S. solar PV contractors, installers, EPCs and developers grow their businesses and do their jobs better, starting today.
What does Solar Power World cover?
SPW covers all aspects of developing and installing solar PV across the United States, including technology developments relevant to our contractor/installer-based audience. The publication also turns an eye to its readership, often featuring solar contractors and installers, especially in the Top Solar Contractors issue. SPW shares content that will help solar contractors and installers grow successful businesses.
Does Solar Power World accept vendor-submitted contributions?
SPW accepts contributed articles, as long as they are relevant to our contractor/installer-based audience. Please reach out to an editor before submitting an article to ensure an editorial partnership would be beneficial. We do not promote vendor-specific sales pitches; look over our features section for appropriate tone.
Where will an accepted article be published?
Articles will always be published online. It will then be shared via social media and often through weekly e-newsletters. An editor may also elect to run an article in the bi-monthly print issue. What gets “printed” is decided via a combination of known factors: available space, issue content focus, working relationships, web success, artwork and timelines.
What are article requirements for Solar Power World?
The Solar Power World mission statement is to “help solar contractors and developers grow their businesses and do their jobs better, starting today.”
That statement applied to editorial content means our articles are:
- Widely applicable
- Easily understood
SPW typically accepts articles between 600 and 1,000 words, and provided art/graphics is a must. White papers and case studies are great sources of content. Any of our editors can help find a spot for your material, but we have specialties to keep in mind:
Kelly Pickerel: Solar PV panels, Contractors, O&M, Asset Management, Energy Storage
Kelsey Misbrener: Inverters and Power Electronics, Policy, Software, Training
Billy Ludt: Mounting Technology, Trackers, Projects, Business and Marketing
If your specific idea is not listed above, any of our editors can accept your pitch.
What about submitting press releases?
Solar Power World is constantly updating our news feed, and we’d be happy to include your press release or news announcement as long as it is relevant to our audience. Submit your news to any of our editors.