Top 10 Solar Energy Technology Consulting/Services Companies - 2019
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Top 10 Solar Energy Technology Consulting/Services Companies - 2019

As the threat of global warming looms over planet earth, companies are turning toward renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to minimize carbon pollution and lower its impact on our environment. Recently, leaps in innovations made with solar energy technology are proving to be game-changers for various industries.

For instance, the most common type of solar cell used today is that of crystalline silicon (c-Si) which has dominated the solar industry for decades.  While there are other materials that can be layered in thin films, like copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride (CdTe), the films are thinner, expensive, and difficult to produce. Hence, these films have barely imprinted their significance in the market because they are expensive and difficult to produce. There have also been innovations such as thin-film photovoltaics (PV). Thin-film PV’s minimal resource requirements result in lower manufacturing costs. Even without silicon PV’s economies-of-scale advantage, thin-film PV is able to compete with first-generation crystalline silicon technologies.

In the wake of these technology transitions, Energy CIO Insights has compiled a list of top 10 solar energy tech consulting/services companies that are harnessing the power of technology to tackle today’s umpteen climate challenges.

We are glad to feature Solar Optimum, a CA-based firm that offers solar panel and solar plus storage services for commercial and residential markets. The company designs, installs, and maintains residential solar electric systems specifically tailored to customers’ needs. Solar Optimum’s highly-skilled technical team also monitors the installed solar systems at real-time to detect power or service interruption at real-time and rectify it. Another featured company is New York-based Syncarpha Capital, which uses an end-to-end approach to develop and operate low-cost and high-performance PV solar plants, by leveraging best of breed technology and expertise in both the finance and renewable energy fields.               

With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up its sleeves, these emerging and leading players are continually proving their mettle in the solar energy landscape. To further substantiate solar tech transformation, the magazine also features industry insights provided by C-level executives. 

We hope this issue of Energy CIO Insights helps you build the partnership you and your firm needs to gain a comprehensive understanding as to how solar energy technologies can strategize growth.

We present to you Energy CIO Insights’ “Top 10 Solar Energy Tech Consulting/Services Companies - 2019.”

Top Solar Energy Technology Services Companies

8minute Solar Energy

8minute Solar Energy

8minute Solar Energy is the largest developer of solar PV and storage projects in the United States. To date, 8minute has over 14 GW of solar and storage under development in California, the Southwest, Texas, and the Southeast, and has developed over 1,500 MW of solar power plants now in operation. The company has also developed the largest solar plant in the nation, the 800 MW Mount Signal solar farms in California. Additionally, 8minute Solar Energy has one of the paramount development teams in the industry with a track record of delivering above-market profitability and strong financial returns on utility-scale solar and storage projects

IGS

IGS

With nearly 30 years of experience in the energy industry, the IGS family of companies provides the following to over one million customers across the country: natural gas, electricity, and home warranty products; power generation solutions off the grid; clean, domestic alternative fueling options; and solar solutions. The company focuses on empowering residential and commercial consumers to make choices that best fit their energy needs. By embracing new technologies, supporting alternative energy resources, and encouraging energy independence, the IGS Group inspires homeowners, businesses, and communities to make smart energy decisions

Progressive Power Group

Progressive Power Group

Progressive Power Group (PPG) is a provider of solar energy, battery technologies and demand response systems. The group designs and builds solar power systems for homes, businesses, and utilities. The enterprise has a long history and large portfolio of projects ensuring reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness along with being a licensed general and electrical contractor. Progressive Power Group specializes in providing services for solar energy, photovoltaic, electrical, thermal solar, project management, general and electrical contracting, and thermal solar

Revamp Engineering

Revamp Engineering

Revamp Engineering is an engineering firm focused on renewable and sustainable commercial building projects. Revamp sets out to meet the needs of today’s renewable projects by providing creative solutions to complex issues. The enterprise provides reliable, high-quality designs through the use of project experience and the latest technology to bring value to the project. Revamp is committed to doing its part in the energy revolution. The company offers services in developmental planning, engineering and construction documentation

RP Construction Services

RP Construction Services

Recognized as a top solar contractor, RPCS designs and builds ground mount solar projects using the industry’s gold standard for quality, the Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar tracker. With over 360 projects and nearly 1GW completed throughout the United States in the last several years, RPCS provides full turnkey service and support for the industry’s most bankable and reliable tracker. The enterprise’s expert knowledge of Array Technologies’ trackers ensures world-class, turnkey project assistance including site layout optimization, ancillary engineering services, tracker and foundation procurement, and complete mechanical installation

Solar Optimum

Solar Optimum

The company specializes in offering solar panel and solar plus storage system solutions to the commercial and residential markets. Solar Optimum has become a top player in the solar industry, including No.1 commercial solar installer and No.2 solar plus storage installer in California. When it comes to the U.S., Solar Optimum stands as No.5 solar plus storage installer and No.7 commercial developer. Apart from these top-notch rankings, what makes the company a double-take is its utmost focus on customer satisfaction. The company's trusted team of experts monitor the installed PV system at real-time to detect power or service interruption and rectify it beforehand. Through this prudent act, Solar Optimum fosters a philosophy, which it refers to as “Energy peace of mind

Southern Current

Southern Current

Southern Current was formed in 2015 through the merger of two of South Carolina’s premiere solar developers–Sustainable Energy Solutions and Solbridge Energy. Over the combined 16 years of work, these two companies established themselves as leaders in the Southeast renewable landscape. Fostered by their desire to preserve the lifestyle and environmental treasures that define the low country, SES and Solbridge devoted themselves to spreading the financial and environmental benefits of solar power throughout the region. Their combination has provided the scale and scope of operations to expand this goal to a much wider audience while maintaining their commitment to quality and service. The two companies focus on providing services in project development, engineering, procurement, construction, operations & maintenance, commercial & residential solar energy systems, solar farms, and solar

Suntuity

Suntuity

The Suntuity Group of companies develop, finance, build, own and operate best-in-class residential, commercial and utility-scale renewable energy solutions around the globe. The business has developed and deployed over 250 MW of solar PV since its formation in 2008. Suntuity focuses on the execution of commercial and utility-scale solar arrays. The enterprise’s prime focus is on providing services in renewable energy, airworks, solar for home, aviation, nonprofit, residential solar, commercial solar, and utility-scale solar

Syncarpha Capital

Syncarpha Capital

Syncarpha uses an end-to-end approach to develop, own and operate low-cost and high-performance PV solar plants, leveraging best of breed technology and expertise in both the finance and renewable energy fields. Co-founded by Cliff Chapman and Richard Turnure, Syncarpha Capital is a New York-based private equity firm dedicated to developing, owning, and operating commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is partnering with experienced solar developers, installers, engineers and EPC contractors. Syncarpha Capital designs and builds on-site solar systems for municipalities, utilities, and businesses. The company’s Eagle Nest project Ground Mount tracker array is under construction

Vanguard Energy Partners

Vanguard Energy Partners

Vanguard Energy Partners is a solar design-build firm that specializes in commercial, industrial and utility-scale projects. Some of Vanguard’s most notable projects include the highest solar array in the world, one of the largest rooftop arrays in North America, the first commercial net-zero electric facility in the United States and the largest array in New Jersey built by a public utility. The Vanguard team will manage every aspect of your project from conceptual layout to financial planning and engineering through construction. Vanguard’s proven expertise is built upon the team’s extensive experiences in the renewable energy market