Piedmont, South Dakota, July 22, 2022 — Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. GenPro Energy Solutions can attest to this, having one of its busiest years yet. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking GenPro at No. 127 on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by 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 number of 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.”
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.
This week GenPro will energize the largest solar project in the State of Nebraska which includes 1 MW / 2 MWh of energy storage. They will also be installing Utility, Commercial, and Community solar projects in Nebraska, Colorado, and New York. “Even with the pause in the solar market due to the tariff case and inflationary pressures, we expect to see strong growth in our number of installations moving into 2023.” Says Molly Brown, EVP of Corporate Strategy for GenPro.
GenPro employs 61 workers who installed 13.647MW of solar power in 2021. Since its founding in 2003, the company has installed 42.672MW of solar. Today as one of the Nation’s leading Co-Developing EPC’s, GenPro focuses on three major industry sectors including energy management, energy efficiency, and solar-powered solutions. GenPro continues to strategically expand its technology offerings to meet the economic, environmental, and social needs of its clients.
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