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Harvest Power LLC Recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor in New York


The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Islip-based solar firm

ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018

More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Harvest Power LLC has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. On the magazine's 2018 Top 500 Solar Contractors list, Harvest Power LLC achieved a rank of 180 in North America and is listed on the top 100 for both residential solar contractors and rooftop solar contractors in the United States, coming in at 53rd and 24st respectively. Harvest Power LLC also came in at 12 in the New York State rankings.

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 is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors," said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. "Our 2017 list showed impressive installation numbers after 2016's huge rush to meet ITC requirements, and many companies were hesitant to show unavoidable installation dips after last year's high. We're happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S. solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. These companies truly are at the top of their markets."

The U.S. solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, installing more than 15,000 MW. Although installations in 2017 dropped to 10,608 MW, the total still represents 40% growth over 2015 numbers. The year-over-year downturn can be attributed to the large influx of 2016 projects rushing to meet the anticipated expiration of a 30% federal tax credit that was eventually renewed. Last year also saw uncertainty surrounding potential Section 201 tariffs on imported solar panels, which may have led to delayed or canceled projects. While total MW's of installed solar has dipped from the previous year in the United States, Harvest Power LLC's total installation volume has increased by over 10% from the previous year.

A major highlight of 2017 was the non-residential market growing 28% year-over-year, the fourth straight year of annual growth for commercial, industrial and community solar. Harvest Power LLC outpaced the commercial, industrial and community solar market growth nationwide by growing by almost 60% in 2017.

"This is our third consecutive year being ranked inside the top 250 nationally and the first year being listed inside the top 200 nationally," said Carlo P. Lanza, Managing Member of Harvest Power LLC. "We are thankful for all of our residential and commercial solar customers and extremely proud of this achievement." Harvest Power LLC is a full turn-key solar developer and contractor with residential and commercial installation experience throughout the Northeast. The company employs over 60 workers who all contributed to the installation of over 3.7 MWs of solar power in 2017. Harvest Power LLC is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 and since its founding in 2008, the company has installed over 18.85 MWs of solar.

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.

Media Contacts

Harvest Power LLC
Jackie Ford

Solar Power World
Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief

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