WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT, July 20, 2020—Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is also 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 installer Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) achieved a rank of 118 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 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.
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.
Norwich Solar Technologies employs 25 workers who installed 9,039 kilowatts of solar power in 2019. Since its founding in 2011, the company has installed 30,000 kilowatts of solar in Vermont and New Hampshire. The company serves municipalities, nonprofits, and commercial and industrial enterprises.
NST Marketing Director Steve Snyder said, “We are so proud to be recognized as one of America’s top solar contractors by Solar Power World and look forward to continuing our work growing a sustainable clean energy economy.”
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About Norwich Solar Technologies
Norwich Solar Technologies was founded in 2011 with a vision of developing and commercializing leading-edge innovations in Clean Technology. Based in White River Junction, Vermont, our mission includes rapidly advancing the integration and deployment of affordable solar power to help New England companies and nonprofits improve their financial, social and environmental Triple Bottom Line. Learn more at https://norwichsolar.com/
Norwich Solar Technologies
Contact: Steve Snyder
Solar Power World
Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief
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