In 2017 more than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States and for the third consecutive year LA Solar Group is recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor in Los Angeles by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. The Top Solar Contractors list ranks work completed by solar contractors across the country. 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.
How we ranked:
Top Roof Top Solar Contractor:
United States : 13
Top Residential Solar Contractor:
Los Angeles: 1
United States: 32
Overall Nationwide Solar Contractor Ranking : 137
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.
” 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.” – Kelly Pickerel, Editor in Chief
2017 was a promising year for LA Solar Group. Our innovative efforts paved the way for our battery storage, roofing, and commercial services. We also were able to maintain a strong geographic presence in the most competitive areas such as Los Angeles and the Bay Area while building key partnerships with industry leaders such as Tesla, Panasonic, & Owens Corning.
Our commercial division has been a major focus of our growth in 2018. Last year the non-residential market grew 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 [Company Name] 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.