Borrego Solar Systems Increases California Commercial Solar Market Share and Capacity Installed in 2017
The company jumped to 6th largest commercial solar company in CA in 2017 from 14th in 2016 according to Greentech Media Research Leaderboard data, also reports 50 percent increase in completed California projects over 2016
Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a leading developer, designer, installer, and operator of commercial solar and energy storage systems, today announced a 50 percent increase in completed commercial solar installations in California in 2017 compared to 2016. The growth in installed capacity has moved the company up to the sixth largest commercial solar firm in California in terms of megawatt (MW) installed, according to Greentech Media Research Leaderboard data.
“We were able to install more MW than ever before in California thanks to the strong team of experienced and dedicated developers, project managers, engineers and site supervisors,” said Kyle Kearney, VP of Project Development – Western Region, Borrego Solar. “The fact that the company has a larger average installation size than our competitors reinforces the value we bring to our customers. Borrego Solar is the only company of our size solely focused on the commercial space, which translates to unrivaled expertise and focus on improving costs while maintaining quality and profitability.”
As of Q1 2018, Borrego Solar has installed nearly 130 MW in California and nearly 450 MW nationally, which is enough energy to provide power to almost 73,000 average U.S. homes.
In 2017, the company completed multiple noteworthy projects in California:
- Largest airport solar project – a 7.9 MW tracker ground-mount installation for Sacramento International Airport that will provide enough energy to meet 30 percent of its energy demand.
- Largest community college solar project – a 5.5 MW solar carport system for Chaffey Community College District that will provide enough energy to meet 90 percent of its energy demand.
- Completed largest Property Assessed Clean Energy-funded project (at the time of contract signing) – a 5 MW tracker system
- Signed company’s first energy storage contract for a California customer
The company’s strategic direction builds on 2017 successes: continued growth in core markets (CA, MA, IL, and NY) for solar and energy storage EPC, as well as expansion of its Operations & Maintenance division. In an increasingly competitive market, the development, engineering and operations teams are focused on instituting processes and partnerships that improve efficiencies and cut costs at every stage of the project timeline for our customers.