The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Tucson-based solar firm
Tucson, Arizona—With renewable energy expected to be the fastest-growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Custom Solar and Leisure is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Custom Solar and Leisure has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving a rank of 350 out of the top 500 solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.
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% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year.
The emerging energy storage market will also influence solar installations going forward. In markets that encourage grid service applications like time-of-use (TOU) shifting, self-consumption and backup power, battery systems paired with solar arrays are attractive options for home and business owners looking to save costs. Solar Power World included the first Solar+Storage Installer sublist in the 2019 Top Solar Contractors edition in recognition of solar installers’ early efforts at coupling the two technologies for customers.
Custom Solar and Leisure employs 7 workers who installed 582 kW of solar power in 2018. Since its founding in 2007, the company has installed 3,389 kW of solar. Custom Solar and Leisure, a full-service solar power contracting company is dedicated to providing high-quality alternative energy solutions at affordable rates.
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Custom Solar and Leisure LLC | Founder
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