Arctic Solar Ventures Corporation Featured on 2020 Top Solar Contractors List
Solar Power World magazine’s annual list includes Anchorage-based solar company
ANCHORAGE, AK, 7/21/2020—Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is 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 company Arctic Solar Ventures achieved a rank of 335 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 pleased to highlight more than 400 companies on the 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, 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 featured on the exclusive 2020 Top Solar + Storage Installers list.
Arctic Solar Ventures Corporation employs 11 workers who built 837 kW of solar power in 2019. Since its founding in 2015, the company has installed nearly 2 megawatts of solar. The company is a global-leading B Corp and member-owner of the Amicus Solar Cooperative.
“We’re thrilled to be honored as a Top Solar Contractor for the third consecutive year. It’s a testament to our work ethic and commitment to making economic contributions in our state”, said Stephen Trimble, founder & CEO.
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.
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