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Solar Power World Gala – Photo Gallery

Check out some pictures from the 2019 Solar Power World Gala!

We were extremely honored to be awarded with the Greenest Contractor Award along with our industry rankings of #51 U.S. Solar Contractor, #12 U.S. Commercial Solar Developer, and the #1 Solar Developer in the Midwest!

The Greenest Contractor Award takes note of our commercial and community work were we promote pollinator-friendly solar gardens and help businesses meet their sustainability goals. However, it also recognizes how our company operates on a day-to-day basis to have a positive impact on the environment.

 

At its office, IPS Solar installed electric vehicle charging stations, available to customers and employees. Every lightbulb has been replaced with low-voltage LED lights. The office lobby façade is constructed entirely of local reclaimed wood. Every employee has a recycling bin at their desk, and single-use silverware and dishware is absent from the kitchen. In the field, IPS Solar couples solar gardens with pollinator-friendly plants and apiaries. And in the community, the company sponsors local environmental and renewable energy nonprofits and events, including Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light’s Climate Justice Night at the Museum. – Billy Ludt, assistant editor of Solar Power World

 

The IPS Solar team with SPW representatives

Jamie Borell (CEO) accepting SPW award

Pictured L to R: Jamie Borell (CEO), Laura Cina (Project Manager), Eric Hanson (Project Management Director), Ralph Jacobson (CIO), Kyle Wehnes (Marketing Director), and Eric Pasi (CDO)

IPS Solar Makes Top National Contractors List for 7th Straight Year

Solar Power World Magazine released their annual 2019 solar industry rankings and awards on Tuesday, July 23, and we are thrilled to be included for the 7th year in a row! This year IPS Solar was honored with the Greenest Contractor Award along with receiving high rankings in multiple categories! Check out the full list here

IPS Solar ranked 51st on the overall national solar contractor list and 12th among national solar developers. This year we ranked as the #1 solar developer in the entire Midwest and also snagged the award for Greenest Contractor in the Nation!

The Greenest Contractor Award celebrates a contractor making their company and community as environmentally friendly as possible. We’ve always strived to be ‘green’ in all aspects of our business, but we looked to improve even further in 2018.  At our office, we installed our very own 20kW rooftop solar array along with electric vehicle charging stations for employees and customers. Our lobby facade has been reconstructed using only locally reclaimed wood. We continued our commitment to planting pollinator-friendly habits at all of our community solar sites and lease solar garden land to local apiaries so they can build bee colonies. Some of the honey cultivated from these bee colonies has even made its way into local beers and ciders!  

Additionally, Solar Power World Magazine highlighted our community focused solar project located at Shiloh Temple in North Minneapolis. The article touches on our efforts to make solar more inclusive and our commitment to addressing the inequities surrounding community solar. Read the entire article here

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. IPS Solar was responsible for installing 35,555 kW of solar power in 2018.

We can’t thank Solar Power World Magazine enough for their recognition and want to congratulate all those included in this year’s list! We are so proud to be a part of this great industry, and we can’t wait for another successful year!