July 26, 2017
VISALIA, CA -- Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, locally-based project development company CalCom Solar is proud to be named one of the top California solar contractors by Solar Power World magazine. CalCom Solar achieved a ranking of 20th for California based solar companies.
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. The list was released on July 25.
“The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States,” said Kelly Pickerel, managing editor of Solar Power World. “From solar hotbeds on the coasts to the up-and-coming Midwest solar market, every installer adding even the smallest solar array to the grid is making a positive impact on our communities. We’re proud to recognize these companies and their efforts to bring solar power to U.S. homes and businesses.”
The U.S. solar market installed more than 14,700 MW of solar in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. For the first time ever, solar was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions brought online throughout the year. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict the cumulative U.S. solar market to nearly triple in size over the next five years. By 2022, more than 18 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed annually, and CalCom Solar will continue to be a major player in adding solar to the grid.
“Within our core market our goal is to deliver comprehensive energy solutions to the commercial and industrial food, agriculture, and water verticals. We’ve accomplished this by developing key partnerships within our industry as well as by taking a disciplined approach in our business model. Moving forward we will continue our commitment to deliver world class energy projects to our agriculture and water customers,” stated Jason Smith, President of CalCom Solar.
CalCom Solar employs 58 full-time employees, who installed 28.3 MW of solar in 2016. Since its founding in 2013, CalCom has installed over 50 MW of solar.
About CalCom Solar
CalCom Solar is a Visalia, CA, based solar project development and energy services company focused exclusively on agriculture and water customers. We design, engineer, and install solar systems that offset the high electrical demands of agricultural production while helping customers to reduce operational expenses, improve their bottom line, and farm more sustainably. We are responsible for developing some of the largest Ag solar installations in California.
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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Kelly Pickerel, Managing Editor