Solar Power World magazine’s annual list includes North Liberty-based solar installer for a third straight year
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is also an urgent issue. Solar PV installation is one way to help reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. Solar Power World has recognized the efforts of solar contractors across the United States in its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, where local solar installer MOXIE achieved a rank of 121 out of 407 companies. The list also shows that MOXIE is now the 31st largest residential solar contractor in the nation.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers big and small. 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 (developers, electrical subcontractors, EPCs, installation subcontractors, rooftop installers), markets, and states.
“The Solar Power World team is so pleased to highlight more than 400 companies on the 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, especially during this unprecedented time,” said Kelsey Misbrener, senior editor of Solar Power World. “All contractors featured on the 2020 list reported strong 2019 installation numbers and are continuing to stand tall this year.”
This year’s collection of over 400 Top Solar Contractors is facing obstacles that this industry has never seen before. The first quarter of 2020 was the country’s biggest ever, with 3.6 GW of new solar capacity added. But COVID-19 impacts showed their force in Q2, and Wood Mackenzie is forecasting residential and non-residential markets will see 25% and 38% decreases in year-over-year installation volumes this year.
However, MOXIE has defied this prediction by seamlessly pivoting its operation to a virtual, real-time service offering that has resulted in installation times up to three times faster than the national average. With its in-house Rapid Installation Team™ and new real-time-protocol, the rapidly growing company has recently expanded into five new states and recorded the best sales month in company history. MOXIE has also responded to the current situation by creating a community-sponsored solar installation discount program for all healthcare professionals and first-responders. EMPOWERMED has already helped over 100 families standardize future energy costs and save big with near “at-cost” home solar system installations and an immediate $1,000 support upon signing.
“I’m so overwhelmingly proud of this accomplishment,” said Jason Hall, Moxie Founder & CEO. “I rarely look at what other solar companies are doing as I believe we work with better drive and integrity, but it’s great to know that in this crazy year of the pandemic, we are selling and installing more solar than we did a year ago. Still, our goal is always to get to #1 and we have an incredibly hardworking team that will get us there.”
MOXIE employs 150 workers who installed 8,731.4 kilowatts (kW) of solar power in 2019. Since its founding, the company has installed 19,584 kW of solar.
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