Sunny Energy Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Tempe-based solar firm
Tempe, Ariz., July 25, 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, Sunny Energy, is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Sunny Energy has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, ranking on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list for the fourth year in a row.
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.
Sunny Energy employs 34 workers who installed 3,669.8 KW of solar power in 2018. Since its founding in 2014, the company has installed 13,810 KW of solar. The company is dedicated to offering homeowners better choices to produce their own clean, smart and inexpensive energy.
“We are honored to have earned this recognition for the fourth year in a row,” said Chris Wood, co-founder at Sunny Energy. “Our customers have the added confidence of knowing that their PV system will be completed by one of the nation’s top solar contractors that does things the right way, not the easy way. We are proud to be part of the industry that employees more American workers than coal, oil and gas combined.”
About Sunny Energy
Sunny Energy provides residents with the latest in PV (photovoltaic) systems, battery storage and energy management, helping its customers lower their carbon footprint while saving thousands on their utility costs.
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.