The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Renova Energy at number 112 in the country based on the volume of solar installed and ranked against all solar companies, even those who install utility-scale. In California, Renova ranked at #7 compared to other companies whose primary focus is residential installations.
Renova Energy Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Palm Desert-based solar firm
(PALM DESERT, CA, JULY 23, 2019) - With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, employee-owned solar and battery installer Renova Energy is happy to be contributing to the country's energy mix. Renova Energy has again been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving a rank of 112 out of 415 solar companies on the magazine's 2019 Top Solar Contractors list. This is based on all services and all markets, including utility-scale. On the residential Top 100 list nationally, Renova is #25. In just California, Renova is ranked at #7, and the only company in the Top Ten in California with just one location.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year.
"Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets," said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. "Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It's a great time to be a solar installer, and we're happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list."
The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year.
The emerging energy storage market will also influence solar installations going forward. In markets that encourage grid service applications like time-of-use (TOU) shifting, self-consumption and backup power, battery systems paired with solar arrays are attractive options for home and business owners looking to save costs. Solar Power World included the first Solar+Storage Installer sublist in the 2019 Top Solar Contractors edition in recognition of solar installers' early efforts at coupling the two technologies for customers. In Solar and Storage, Renova ranked #18 in the country, and #8 among residential installers. This is accomplished through Mycrogrid by Renova, a specialized division within Renova.
“We’re thrilled to again be represented on the Solar Power World list of Top Solar Contractors and excited that our customers are benefiting from our expertise in solar and battery design and installation,” said Renova Founder/CEO Vincent Battaglia. “We have an amazing team that’s worked hard for this achievement and it’s a reflection of their great work and satisfied customers.”
Renova Energy is an employee-owned company with more than 170 employee partners who installed 8,212.6 kW of solar power in 2018. Since its founding in 2006, the company has installed 48,544 kW of solar with more than 5,000 separate installations. The company is an award-winning SunPower Elite Dealer and a Certified Installer for Tesla Powerwall.
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