The Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List includes Cape Canaveral-based solar firm, which scaled to the rank of #107 in 2016 from #477 in 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but national installer Clean Footprint is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. Clean Footprint achieved a rank of #107 out of 500 solar companies, an impressive increase from the rank of #477 in 2015. The firm is also ranked #35 in the segmented list of 2016 Top Solar Contractors who primarily work in the commercial market, another notable increase in ranking from #157 in 2015’s list.
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.
Clean Footprint installed 8.40 MW of solar in 2015. The company, as a developer, owner and operator of distributed solar arrays, specializes in providing complete solar financing solutions for commercial property owners and was ranked as an applicant for this award according to their influence in the North American industry in 2015.
Clean Footprint 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 numbers of solar jobs are located with companies like Clean Footprint—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.”
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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.