Solar Power World magazine’s list features Yuba City-based ultra-reliable energy provider
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is also an urgent issue. In fact, Solar PV installation is one way to help reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuels and may very well be the solution to bringing the economy back on its feet. Solar Power World has recognized the efforts of solar contractors across the United States in its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, where the Northern California company, Westhaven Power, achieved a rank of 177 out of 407 companies in the U.S.
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. As an essential business, Westhaven Power continues to see strong customer demand and remains operational, while maintaining the status quo and practicing CDC guidelines.
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. Westhaven Power is a part of this movement towards grid liberation, and offers solar plus storage as a standard energy-savings and efficiency solution for all residential homes and commercial properties.
Westhaven employs over 100 employees who installed 23,370 kilowatts of solar power in 2019. Since its founding in 2011, the company has installed 4,536.40 kilowatts of solar. The next-gen utility is committed to powering the future now, providing customers with more reliable power and energy-savings.
“We are humbled by the national ranking,” said Brett Joerger, CEO of Westhaven Power. “The recognition only further underscores our commitment to cleaner energy and power independence for our customers. While this is an honor, there is still work to be done. In particular, bringing grid liberation and reliable power to every home.”
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