High U.S. ranking reflects company’s comprehensive global solar installation capabilities
With renewable energy expected to be the fastest-growing source of new U.S. electricity generation for the next several years, Solar Power World has named Black & Veatch among the top U.S. solar contractors, ranking the company sixth of 415 installers on the magazine’s 2019 “Top Solar Contractors” list. The company also is ranked as the third top solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider in the United States and as the No. 2 solar installer in Florida.
“Accelerating global demand for clean, sustainable energy such as solar power makes this a dynamic, exciting and transformational time in the electric industry,” said Dave Leligdon, senior vice president and director of global renewable energy for Black & Veatch’s power business. “This Solar Power World ranking affirms our leadership in delivering solar innovation that helps our clients achieve their goals of generating power and lowering their carbon footprints.”
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 percent growth in 2019, with over 12 gigawatts of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to supply 2.28 million average American homes. That increase in installations is attributed to strong residential and commercial interest in renewable energy as part of a diversified, low-carbon national energy mix.
Around the globe, solar, wind power and other distributed energy technologies are taking an increasingly prominent position in the energy mix. In Asia, major markets include Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, with combined solar capacity additions expected to triple in the next five years.
- Earlier this month, Black & Veatch announced that it has reorganized its global power business, elevating the focus on the company’s renewables business and launching a distributed energy operating group.
- The company has been supporting solar and floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project development and implementation since 1973.
- Black & Veatch has executed more than 1,500 MWac of solar EPC projects since 2016. The company provides siting and permitting, design, independent and owner’s engineering, and operations and maintenance (O&M) solutions to global clients seeking to deploy solar technologies.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.
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.