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 Eagle Point Solar is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Eagle Point Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving a rank of 158 out of 415 solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top U.S. Solar Contractors list. Additionally, Eagle Point Solar received the ranking of 74 for the Solar Power World’s Solar+Storage Installer sublist.
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.
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. Eagle Point Solar received the ranking of 74 for the Solar Power World’s Solar+Storage Installer sublist.