Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. Arctic Solar Ventures can attest to this, having one of its busiest years yet. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking Arctic Solar Ventures as one of the best solar contractors in the United States on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by the industry magazine Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific services, markets, and states.
“The utility-scale solar market, of course, puts up huge installation numbers each year, but the majority of workers in the industry are constructing projects in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to break records,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor-in-chief of Solar Power World. “Over 85% of the companies on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors List primarily work in the residential and commercial sectors, and they all reported closing out the last year in a positive light.”
“Having started when there was virtually no grid-connected solar in Alaska in 2015, we’re humbled by this accomplishment. It’s a testament to the hard work our team does every day. To be recognized amongst our peers five straight years in a row shows just how much our staff cares about what they do. We have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, and we’re eagerly anticipating sharing those with you — this year and beyond,” said Stephen Trimble, founder and CEO of Arctic Solar Ventures.
According to data released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie — before recent federal decisions to prevent additional tariffs on imported solar panels — the United States is expected to install 11 GW less than originally predicted in 2022 due to continued supply chain constraints, price increases, and interconnection challenges. Still, a survey of the 2022 Top Solar Contractors class found that 59% predicted their business would increase in the next year, with only 9% assuming business would decrease.
Since its founding in 2015, Arctic Solar Ventures has installed over 3.5 megawatts of solar.
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