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!