Aegis Renewable Energy solar array in Barre. Courtesy photos.
Vermont Business Magazine The US solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. Aegis Renewable Energy 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 Aegis Renewable Energy at No. 206 on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list. Aegis is ranked 74 among solar Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms.
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.
This year Aegis celebrates its ten-year anniversary. In recognition of that milestone, and Aegis’ remarkable growth, Solar Power World included a full page “Spotlight on Aegis Renewable Energy” in the July 2021 10th anniversary Top Solar Contractors edition of their magazine.
“It is an honor to receive this level of recognition for our efforts. We are driven by our desire to halt climate change. The growth of our company is an important measure of our progress toward that goal. None of what we have achieved would have been possible without the efforts of our team members. It is their incredible passion and talent that give me hope for the future,” said Nils Behn, CEO of Aegis Renewable Energy.
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.
Aegis Renewable Energy employs 12 workers who installed 4.2 Megawatts of solar power in 2020. Since its founding in 2011, the company has installed 25.28 Megawatts of solar.
Aegis Renewable Energy solar array in Londonderry.
About Aegis Renewable Energy Aegis Renewable Energy is a Vermont based solar design, construction, and project management firm for commercial, energy projects throughout New England. They provide a complete range of services including project development, construction management, and asset management of commercial and community-scale solar energy systems.
Source: WAITSFIELD, VERMONT, 20 JULY 2021 — Aegis