This is the sixth consecutive year that Swinerton has been ranked a top ten solar contractor by Solar Power World.
SAN DIEGO – Solar Power World named Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) the No. 2 solar contractor in the United States in its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, marking the company’s sixth consecutive year in the publication’s top ten. Swinerton Renewable Energy, a division of Swinerton Builders, provides engineering, procurement and construction services for the solar and storage industry.
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 (developers, electrical subcontractors, EPCs, installation subcontractors, rooftop installers), markets and states.
“The Solar Power World team is so pleased to highlight more than 400 companies on the 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, especially during this unprecedented time,” said Kelsey Misbrener, senior editor of Solar Power World. “All contractors featured on the 2020 list reported strong 2019 installation numbers and are continuing to stand tall this year.”
This year’s collection of over 400 Top Solar Contractors is facing obstacles that this industry has never seen before. The first quarter of 2020 was the country’s biggest ever, with 3.6 GW of new solar capacity added. But COVID-19 impacts showed their force in Q2, and Wood Mackenzie is forecasting residential and non-residential markets will see 25% and 38% decreases in year-over-year installation volumes this year.
Swinerton Renewable Energy installed 1,004,900 kilowatts of utility and commercial solar capacity in 2019. SRE completed projects in nine states and was ranked the No. 1 contractor in California and Connecticut. As of July 2020, SRE’s total portfolio includes over 5.5 gigawatts of total installations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. More than 625 people work for the company.
“The SRE team has worked diligently to adapt to new safety protocols that have allowed us to continue building and moving our country forward through this crisis,” said George Hershman, President of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “As we look forward to the second half of the year and into 2021, the entire solar industry stands ready to help our economy rebuild better and put thousands of Americans back to work.”
About Swinerton Renewable Energy
Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® operations and maintenance (O&M) services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 130 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 5.5 GW of solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 6.2 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.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.