[Monterey, CALIF.] July 20, 2021—Solar Power World released today this year’s Top Solar Contractors list, recognizing California-based solar contractor RP Construction Services, Inc.’s installation success with a ranking of No. 10 overall.
The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. RPCS has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing nearly 80% over the last year.
RPCS also ranks at No. 3 in the Installation Subcontractor category and No. 10 in the Utility Contractor category, as well as No. 1 in Illinois, No. 4 in New York, and No. 8 in California, among other top state rankings.
RPCS completed nearly 900MW of solar power in 2020. To date, the company has completed more than 2.3GW, providing turnkey design, structural engineering, procurement/supply, mechanical installation, and specialty services to EPCs, developers, and municipal utilities. Headquartered in Monterey, California, RPCS employs approximately 250 team members and maintains facilities in California, Mississippi, and Kansas.
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 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.
“The Top Contractors List isn’t a competition, but we do think we’re in a race against time to complete projects and make the switch to renewable energy,” says RPCS Chief Sales Officer Alex Smith. “Scaling while performing at the highest safety and quality levels simultaneously is a must. RPCS has grown very quickly to be ranked the tenth largest contractor in the US with lots of talent, hard work, and lessons to show for it. We picked the right product to be at our core with Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ and we’ve been focused on building a platform and process for scaling that we’re going to be sharing with others in a new way this year called ‘Come Build With Us.’ We are honored to have been selected for so many projects and we want to support other contractors who want to grow and be able to complete lots of projects successfully as well.”
RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) provides turnkey design, structural engineering, procurement/supply, mechanical installation, and specialty services to EPCs, developers, and municipal utilities. As the nation’s leading contractor and single-axis tracker expert, RPCS has completed nearly 750 projects, totaling more than 2GW, and helps customers meet their renewable energy goals with simple, seamless project execution. RPCS combines a team-oriented culture that values all employees with innovative, tech-enabled work practices to deliver projects of all sizes on-spec and on-time. Connect with RPCS on LinkedIn or learn more at www.rpcs.com.
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.