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July 24, 2018
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Lawrence, KS based solar firm
Lawrence, KS—More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Good Energy Solutions has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Good Energy Solutions achieved a rank of 248 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.
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, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year. The 2018 list was released on July 24.
“Solar Power World is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Our 2017 list showed impressive installation numbers after 2016’s huge rush to meet ITC requirements, and many companies were hesitant to show unavoidable installation dips after last year’s high. We’re happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S. solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. These companies truly are at the top of their markets.”
The U.S. solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, installing more than 15,000 MW. Although installations in 2017 dropped to 10,608 MW, the total still represents 40% growth over 2015 numbers. The year-over-year downturn can be attributed to the large influx of 2016 projects rushing to meet the anticipated expiration of a 30% federal tax credit that was eventually renewed. Last year also saw uncertainty surrounding potential Section 201 tariffs on imported solar panels, which may have led to delayed or canceled projects.
A major highlight of 2017 was the non-residential market growing 28% year-over-year, the fourth straight year of annual growth for commercial, industrial and community solar. In 2017, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the United States came from solar, second only to new natural gas capacity.
The first quarter of 2018 showed a 13% growth over the first quarter of 2017, and Good Energy Solutions will continue to contribute to the wave of increasing solar generation. By 2023, more than 15,000 MW of solar is expected to be installed annually.
Good Energy Solutions installed 1,735.3kW of solar power in 2017. Since its founding in 2007, the company has installed 3,557kW of solar.
“We are proud to make the Top 500 list for a fourth year in a row, and pleased to represent Kansas as a real solar market; thank you Solar Power World magazine, ” said President, Kevin Good. “As solar PV systems soon become the standard, we will continue focusing on customer service, long warranties, and the best solutions for our clients.”
About Good Energy Solutions, Inc.
Good Energy Solutions, Inc. is a full service energy partner that is able to provide comprehensive consulting and services in electrical, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management in the central US region. Founded in 2007, Good Energy Solutions has earned a reputation of reliable service, expertise, and quality through commercial and residential installations of Solar and Energy Efficiency Equipment. Good Energy Solutions is “Energy with Integrity” and a SunPower Elite and Commercial Dealer. For more information, visit https://www.goodenergysolutions.com
2018-2015: “Top Solar Contractors” by Solar Power World
2018: Top 3 “Best of Lawrence” for Electrical Services
2018: “25 Under 25® Award” by Thinking Bigger Business Media
2018, 2016, 2015: “Foundation Award” by Lawrence Business Magazine and Cadre Lawrence
2017: Ranked “Top 100 Solar Installers” by SolarReviews
2016: “2016 BBB Integrity Award for the Kansas Plains” by Better Business Bureau, Inc. serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa.
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.
Good Energy Solutions
Solar Power World
Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief
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