Atlanta, Ga.-based firm is one of only nine contractors in Georgia to make the prestigious list
ATLANTA, Ga. — Renewvia Energy Corporation has once again made Solar Power World magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list, which ranks 415 U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets by kilowatts (kW) installed in the previous year. This is the fourth time that Renewvia’s domestic commercial solar installations have made the list, which includes nine Georgia companies, up from only four in 2018.
“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.”
In 2018 Renewvia installed a total of 1,293.1 kW across four southeastern states, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. From as small as 20 kW to nearly 750 kW, Renewvia completed projects for a variety of clients – ranging from an independent poultry farm to a family-owned wholesale beer distributor’s warehouse, commercial real estate office building, medical complex, high-tech new Audi dealership and one of the largest commercial distributed rooftop solar arrays in the state of Alabama for a steel fabrication company.
What this diverse group of clients have in common is working with Renewvia Energy to reduce energy costs from 50 to 98 percent, offset their collective CO2 emissions by 572 metric tons and tap into Federal and state tax credits to save money. According to Solar Power World, the U.S. solar market is expected to see 14 percent growth in 2019 in part because of the rush to get projects in before the 30 percent Federal Investment Tax Credit steps down to 26 percent next year.
“Given Renewvia’s rapidly expanding global footprint, we are extremely proud that our U.S. efforts made Renewable World’s list again this year,” said Eric Domescik, president and co-founder of Renewvia. “Last year, we had the opportunity to deepen our relationship with existing clients and add several new ones to our growing domestic portfolio.”
International projects are not counted in the Top Solar Contractors list, and in 2018, Renewvia was focused on piloting and proving its Microgrid Development and Operation Model in sub-Saharan Africa. After successfully commissioning new off-grid facilities, outfitted with the company’s innovative new mobile payment platform, on two remote island communities in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region, Renewvia began scaling up its approach to rural electrification in more communities in Kenya and Nigeria.
With the launch of its Hail Protection Campaign earlier this year, the company is also doubling down on the construction of new solar canopy systems for auto dealerships located in “Hail Alley,” a region that starts in west Texas and extends up to northwest Missouri and the western Dakotas. Designed to match each dealership’s high caliber aesthetics, including under canopy lighting, these innovative solar support structures protect cars and SUVs from millions of dollars’ worth of hail damage, while producing a significant portion of the power required to operate the dealership and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewvia Energy Corporation is a top 500 Global Solar Developer headquartered in the Atlanta, Ga. It designs, installs, owns and operates commercial and community solar power systems across three continents and provides a complete range of solar energy solutions including turnkey solar installation, integrated financing and solar consulting services.
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Ashley Chang, head of communications for Renewvia Energy, Ashley@renewvia.com
Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World, firstname.lastname@example.org