[FORT COLLINS, CO, 7.21.21] — Solaris Energy, a local Colorado solar energy finance, development, and asset management firm, gets listed on Solar Power World’s 2021 Top Solar Contractors list for the large amount of solar the company brought online in 2020. Despite a global health pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the economy the company doubled its local workforce and project size capacity over the last year, while also committing 1% of its revenue to Colorado-based environmental non-profits.
“As a small company devoted to our community, employees and a clean energy future for all we are thrilled to be recognized on the most renowned list in the solar field, “mentioned Solaris Energy CEO and Founder, Alex Blackmer, “it is a chance for Colorado to be nationally recognized for our robust renewable energy industry and the benefits it provides our economy, carbon emissions, and air quality, which are top of mind to many these days.”
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by 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 service, markets and states.
"Not even COVID-19 closures and slowdowns could prevent the solar industry from installing fantastic numbers last year," said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. "The Solar Power World team is so glad to recognize over 400 companies on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list that not only survived a pandemic but thrived in spite of it."
The U.S. solar industry grew 43% in 2020, installing more solar panels on homes, businesses and across the country than any other year on record. Colorado is 6th in the nation for jobs in renewable energy according to the 2020 Clean Jobs Colorado report with over 350 solar companies across the state. The industry is predicted to continue growing at an even more rapid pace. In Colorado installation is expected to more than double over the 5 years according to the Solar Energy Industry Association.
Solaris Energy employs 8 full-time employee who developed 5.5 megawatts (MW) of solar power in 2020. Since its founding in 2013, the company has installed 10.3 MW of solar. Solaris Energy is listed 188 out of over 400 companies on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list.
About Solaris Energy, PBC
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and grown from non-profit roots, Solaris Energy is an experienced, value-driven solar development, finance, and asset management firm. The company accelerates the widespread deployment of distributed solar energy systems while providing investors with attractive rates of return and offering low-cost financing to non-residential customers looking to reduce their environmental impact, increase their bottom line and participate in the worldwide shift to renewable energy. Solaris Energy’s dedicated team of passionate individuals has been providing these services since 2008, building a strong track record of proven and cost-effective renewable energy solutions across all sectors of energy consumers. For more information visit: solarisenergy.com
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.