Solar Power World magazine’s annual list includes Austin-based solar installer Wells Solar & Electrical Services
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is also an urgent issue. Solar PV installation is one way to help reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. Solar Power World has recognized the efforts of solar contractors across the United States in its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, where local solar installer Wells Solar & Electrical Services achieved a rank of 139 out of 407 companies.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers big and small. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific service (developers, electrical subcontractors, EPCs, installation subcontractors, rooftop installers), markets and states.
“The Solar Power World team is so pleased to highlight more than 400 companies on the 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, especially during this unprecedented time,” said Kelsey Misbrener, senior editor of Solar Power World. “All contractors featured on the 2020 list reported strong 2019 installation numbers and are continuing to stand tall this year.”
This year’s collection of over 400 Top Solar Contractors is facing obstacles that this industry has never seen before. The first quarter of 2020 was the country’s biggest ever, with 3.6 GW of new solar capacity added. But COVID-19 impacts showed their force in Q2, and Wood Mackenzie is forecasting residential and non-residential markets will see 25% and 38% decreases in year-over-year installation volumes this year.
In addition to persevering through this turbulent time in history, the 2020 class of Top Solar Contractors is continuing to innovate by adding energy storage to their offerings. Over one-third of this year’s contractors are also featured on the exclusive 2020 Top Solar + Storage Installers list.
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Wells Solar employs over 90 workers who installed 6.78 megawatts (MW) of solar power in 2019. Since its founding in 2014, the company has installed 16.279 MW of solar. The company is committed to installing high-quality solar power solutions that all Texans can afford.
“We are honored to be named the #139 largest solar company in the nation on Solar Power World's Top Solar Contractors List. We're listed amongst commercial and utility developers, and being a 100% in-house contractor is an honor. Helping our customers save money as well as contribute to the clean energy movement is our passion, and much like the sun, the thing that gets us up early every morning!"
-Amy Olsen, Wells Solar Director of Marketing
About Wells Solar
Founded in 2014, Wells Solar & Electrical Services is a family-owned establishment committed to installing high-quality solar power solutions that everyone can afford. Thanks to special solar programs available in Texas, you may be able to trade the money you’re spending on power bills for a solar finance payment and realize net savings each month!
Find out why Wells Does Solar Better™ by visiting wellssolar.com.