Florida Solar One Makes 2016 Solar Power World Top 500
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL July 29. 2016—Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but local installer Florida Solar One is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. Florida Solar One achieved a rank of 120 out of 500 solar companies overall and is ranked #48 largest commercial solar contractors in the USA.
The Top 500 Solar Contractors List is developed annually 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, 2016.
“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.
Florida Solar One employs 49 workers, who installed 7.22 megawatts of solar in 2015. Since its founding in 2008, the company has installed 30.58 megawatts of solar. The company Florida Solar One installs, services and repairs solar electric systems with proven experienced solar construction technicians and project managers mostly trained by Fort Lauderdale’s US Solar Institute.
“Making the list for two years in a row is a huge deal for us and a tremendous source of pride. We are pleased to be a leading solar contracting company that does things right and on time in the state of Florida. People want experienced solar installers, and we give people what they want”, said President, Ray Johnson.
Florida Solar One works amid a burgeoning business market. The US 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 number of solar jobs are located with companies like Florida Solar One—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.”
About Solar Power World
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.
About Florida Solar One
Florida Solar One Makes 2016 Solar Power World Top 500. Florida Solar One is a leading South Florida based solar panel contractor that installs, services and repairs solar electric systems specifically for hurricane prone regions of Florida and the Caribbean. Since 2008 Florida Solar One has been ranked as one of the top solar companies serving all of South Florida, Caribbean & the Florida Keys by providing the lowest cost yet most comprehensive solutions installed by certified solar professionals trained by The US Solar Institute.