CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Sept. 7, 2016 — Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and local installer Altenergy, Inc. is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors.
Altenergy achieved a rank of 295 out of 500 solar companies. The Top 500 Solar Contractors List is developed by Solar Power World magazine to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The companies on the list are growing the economy, providing jobs and offering electricity consumers a choice about how they get their power. The list was released July 26.
“The companies on this year’s list exude solar-business brilliance, and they deserve to be recognized not only for being great companies but also for how their work positively impacts the environment,” said Kathie Zipp, managing editor of Solar Power World. Solar energy is a renewable resource with great potential to significantly reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national solar industry association.
Altenergy, Inc. employs 33 workers, who installed 1.23MWh of solar in 2015. Since its founding in 2005, the company has installed nearly 6MWh of solar. “Altenergy is dedicated to educating our customers about solar energy and empowering them to make intelligent buying decisions,” explains President Paul Risberg. “We are deeply invested in the communities we serve and work to inspire and be at the forefront of the growth of solar energy across America.”
Altenergy operates amid a burgeoning business market. The U.S. solar market is expected to grow 119% this year, according to global research firm GTM Research. While a majority of solar electricity is produced at large, utility-scale solar power plants, the greatest number of solar jobs are provided by companies like Altenergy, Inc.—firms doing the work to bring clean energy to the public. “No one can deny that local companies are supporting the growth of the solar industry and the economy as a whole,” Zipp said. “Our Top Solar Contractors are the face of the industry—meeting homeowners and business leaders on doorsteps every day.”
About Solar Power World
Solar Power World (SPW) is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—grow their businesses and do their jobs better. SPW is published by WTWH Media in Cleveland, Ohio.
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