Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, commercial scale solar project developer and installer Encore Renewable Energy is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Encore was ranked number 30 in the solar developer category, number 64 in the commercial scale contractor division and achieved an overall rank of 162 out of the top 500 solar companies in the country.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25th.
“The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States,” said Kelly Pickerel, managing editor of Solar Power World. “From solar hotbeds on the coasts to the up-and-coming Midwest solar market, every installer adding even the smallest solar array to the grid is making a positive impact on our communities. We’re proud to recognize these companies and their efforts to bring solar power to U.S. homes and businesses.”
The U.S. solar market installed more than 14,700 MW of solar generation capacity in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. For the first time ever, solar was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity brought online throughout the year. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict the cumulative U.S. solar market to nearly triple in size over the next five years. By 2022, more than 18 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed annually, and Encore will continue to be a major player in adding solar to the grid.
Encore Renewable Energy installed 6 MW of solar in 2016. Since commissioning its first solar project in 2010, the company has developed and installed nearly 17 MW of solar PV generation capacity – enough electricity to power nearly 7,000 homes.
“Encore is thrilled to have been recognized as a top solar contractor in the US by Solar Power World based on the projects that the Company delivered in the 2016 calendar year,” said Chad Farrell, Founder and CEO of Encore Renewable Energy. “And we look forward to continuing our progress in 2017, a year that will include a greater than two-fold increase in the amount of delivered solar PV generation capacity from Encore projects, resulting in additional sources of clean renewable energy for the communities in which we work.”