The Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List includes Hopkinton-based solar firm, which employs 60 local professionals
[HOPKINTON, MA]—Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but local developer and installer Solect Energy is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. Solect Energy achieved an overall national rank of 92 out of 500 solar companies, and ranked #1 on the list for commercial-scale Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) solar companies in Massachusetts.
The Top 500 Solar Contractors List is developed by Solar Power World magazine to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The companies on the list are growing the economy, providing jobs and offering electricity consumers a choice about how they get their power. The list was released July 26.
“The companies on this year’s list exude solar-business brilliance, and they deserve to be recognized not only for being great companies but also for how their work positively impacts the environment,” said Kathie Zipp, managing editor of Solar Power World. Solar energy is a renewable resource with great potential to significantly reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national solar industry association.
Solect Energy employs 60 workers, who installed 12 megawatts (MW) of solar in 2015. Since its founding in 2010, the company has installed more than 32 MW of solar. The company is an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions that help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs.
“We are excited to be recognized within the top 100 of Solar Power World’s Top 500 Solar Contractors list for the fourth year in a row, and number One in Massachusetts,” said Ken Driscoll, Founding Partner and CEO of Solect Energy. “It is truly gratifying to contribute to so many commercial-scale solar projects and the opportunity to work with organizations to yield positive benefits for the environment.”
Solect Energy works amid a burgeoning business market. The U.S. solar market is expected to grow 119% this year, according to global research firm GTM Research. While a majority of solar electricity is produced at large, utility-scale solar power plants, the greatest number of solar jobs is located with companies like Solect Energy—firms doing the work to bring clean energy to the public.
“No one can deny that local companies are supporting the growth of the solar industry and the economy as a whole,” Zipp said. “Our Top Solar Contractors are the face of the industry—meeting homeowners and business leaders on doorsteps every day.”
About Solar Power World
Solar Power World (SPW) is 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. SPW is published by WTWH Media in Cleveland, Ohio.