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Bay Area Solar Company, Sun Light & Power, Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List 

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Berkeley-based solar firm

Berkeley, CA, July 23, 2019—With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Sun Light & Power is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Sun Light & Power has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving the rank of 71 out of 118 commercial solar companies in the U.S. on the magazine’s 2019 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. 

Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It’s a great time to be a solar installer, and we’re happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list.”

The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year. 

The emerging energy storage market will also influence solar installations going forward. In markets that encourage grid service applications like time-of-use (TOU) shifting, self-consumption and backup power, battery systems paired with solar arrays are attractive options for home and business owners looking to save costs. Solar Power World included the first Solar+Storage Installer sublist in the 2019 Top Solar Contractors edition in recognition of solar installers’ early efforts at coupling the two technologies for customers. 

“We are proud for our continued listing on Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors list,” said Troy Tyler, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “We know that customers have a choice when they select a solar power partner and are honored that customers have selected us hundreds of times in the last 42 years to achieve this elite position.” 

About Sun Light & Power

For over 40 years, Sun Light & Power has delivered exceptional customer experience by designing and building high quality solar thermal and solar power systems across California. Sun Light & Power’s team of employee-owners serve a wide range of commercial, nonprofit, municipal and residential clients. Sun Light & Power is one of the first companies in the state to become incorporated as a Benefit Corporation (known as a B Corp).  Sun Light & Power became 100% employee owned (ESOP) in 2018. For more information, visit www.SunLightandPower.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.

Media Contacts

Sun Light & Power

Nancy Summers
813-335-4756
nsummers@sunlightandpower.com

Solar Power World

Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief
216-860-5259
kpickerel@wtwhmedia.com