Freeport, Maine, July 26, 2022 — Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. Maine Solar Solutions can attest to this, having one of its busiest years yet. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking Maine Solar Solutions at No. 283 on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list. This was a 9-spot increase from 2020.
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 the 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.
Maine Solar Solutions employs 37 workers who installed 2,436 kW of solar power in 2021. Since its founding in 2012, the company has installed more than 8,123 kW of solar.
“We can’t thank our customers enough for believing in us as a company and putting their solar projects into our hands. Another big thank you to the Maine Solar Solutions employees whose dedication, knowledge, and customer-centric mindsets continue to make us shine,” says Sam Zuckerman, founder and owner of Maine Solar Solutions. “Our commitment to our customers, communities, and environment is what drives us – but being acknowledged for our positive impact and hard work feels pretty great!”
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.
About Maine Solar Solutions
Founded in 2012, Maine Solar Solutions, in Freeport, ME, designs, installs, and services solar electric systems, battery backup, and off-grid systems for residential and commercial customers. Our goal is to empower you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your solar electric solutions and provide you with the best solar experience in the state.
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Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief