[ANNANDALE, NEW JERSEY, AUGUST 16, 2022] — Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. Green Power Energy can attest to this, having its busiest year yet. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking Green Power Energy at No. 44 out of the nation’s residential solar installers on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by industry magazine Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific services, markets and states.
“The utility-scale solar market, of course, puts up huge installation numbers each year, but the majority of workers in the industry are constructing projects in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to break records,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Over 85% of the companies on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors List primarily work in the residential and commercial sectors, and they all reported closing out the last year in a positive light.”
According to data released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie — before recent federal decisions to prevent additional tariffs on imported solar panels — the United States is expected to install 11 GW less than originally predicted in 2022, due to continued supply chain constraints, price increases and interconnection challenges. Still, a survey of the 2022 Top Solar Contractors class found that 59% predicted their business would increase in the next year, with only 9% assuming business would decrease. Green Power Energy is growing still into 2022 with projections that their service area in Connecticut will match or possibly exceed their already established footprint in New Jersey. With Connecticut’s new net metering tariff and Energy Storage Solutions program, their Durham office has stayed quite busy,
Green Power Energy employs 100 workers who installed 7.133 MW of solar power in 2021. Since its founding in 2009, the company has installed 41.23 MW of solar.
Vice President of Marketing, Andrew Contrino, has been pleased with the company’s progress. “Right now we are surrounded by special people. It’s an advantage that takes years to develop. One of our core values is ‘Be an Advocate,’ and we are working with a collection of advocates. Being an advocate means to believe in the company, Green Power Energy, but also believing in the solar industry at large. When the purpose of our everyday work of getting a project through to install, getting panels on the roof or generating a lead and making a sale has a bigger meaning than the work itself, it almost doesn’t feel like work at all.”
About Green Power Energy
Green Power Energy has been in operation since 2009, serving thousands of homes and businesses across the Northeast. Green Power Energy has its own installation teams and our consultants are professional, low pressure, and educational. We work with a variety of products and finance options to customize every installation to fit each homeowner’s needs perfectly! Our process is completely turn-key from design to installation, and we provide a 25 year warranty supported by our full-time service department.
About Solar Power World
Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.
Green Power Energy
Andrew Contrino, Vice President
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Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief