Boulder Colorado, July 30th 2021 — The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. Independent Power Systems has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company's installation success by ranking Independent Power Systems at No. 255 in the nation and in the Top 3 Residential Installers in Colorado on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific service, markets and states.
"Not even COVID-19 closures and slowdowns could prevent the solar industry from installing fantastic numbers last year," said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. "The Solar Power World team is so glad to recognize over 400 companies on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list that not only survived a pandemic but thrived in spite of it."
The U.S. solar industry grew 43% in 2020, installing more solar panels on homes, businesses and across the country than any other year on record. The residential market saw an 11% increase, which is remarkable considering the difficulties of maneuvering home solar projects through pandemic precautions. Independent Power Systems saw a growth of 65% from 2019 in 2020 with the growth coming from both the Residential and Commercial sectors.
The federal government passed a two-year extension on the solar investment tax credit (ITC) at the end of 2020, which will further accelerate solar adoption across all market segments. After installing 19.2 GW in 2020, research firm Wood Mackenzie expects the U.S. solar market to quadruple by 2030.
Independent Power Systems employs roughly 40 workers who installed 2,251 kilowatts of solar power in 2020. Since its founding in 2016, the company has installed just under 19 Megawatts of solar. Since 1996, the IPS team of seasoned solar professionals has been designing and installing economical, aesthetically pleasing, and self-sustaining renewable energy systems for residential and commercial customers in Montana, Colorado, and Massachusetts. IPS takes pride in offering premium solar and backup battery solutions. The IPS solar installations are top quality and come with industry-leading warranty. All solar designs and installations are done by in-house engineers, licensed electricians, and certified installers. As a SunPower Elite Dealer, IPS consistently achieves high levels of customer satisfaction and exceed stringent performance standards in design, quality, and service.
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