Solarponics Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in California

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors List includes Atascadero-based solar firm, Solarponics, which employs 47 local professionals.

Solarponics Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in California
Atascadero, CA, July 26, 2018 --( - Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but a small town solar contractor Solarponics is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. This marks the seventh year in a row that Solarponics has made the list, ranking #237 for 2018.

The Top Solar Contractors List is developed by Solar Power World magazine to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The companies on the list are growing the economy, providing jobs and offering consumers a choice about how they get their power. The list was released July 16.

“Solar Power World is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Our 2017 list showed impressive installation numbers after 2016’s huge rush to meet ITC requirements, and many companies were hesitant to show unavoidable installation dips after last year’s high. We’re happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S. solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. These companies truly are at the top of their markets.”

Solarponics works amid a burgeoning business market. The U.S. solar market is expected to grow 13% this year, according to global research firm GTM Research. While a majority of solar electricity is produced at large, utility-scale solar power plants, the greatest number of solar jobs are located with companies like Solarponics - firms doing the work to bring clean energy to the public on a micro-local level. Solarponics works in a county with a population of 275,000, and a housing market of about 60,000 homes, and just over 10,000 homes with solar installed to date.

No one can deny that local companies are supporting the growth of the solar industry and the economy as a whole. Companies like Solarponics continue to do the legwork, meeting with consumers, and increasing our renewable energy capacity one panel and one rooftop at a time.

About Solar Power World
Solar Power World (SPW) is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped solar contractors - including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets - grow their businesses and do their jobs better. SPW is published by WTWH Media in Cleveland, Ohio.

About Solarponics
Founded in 1975, Solarponics is the oldest, continuously operating solar energy company in California and has installed over 5,200 energy systems on the central coast. Today, Solarponics installs solar electric, home battery, EV chargers, solar pool heating, thermal water heating, and radiant heating systems for residential and commercial projects. Solarponics is based in Atascadero, CA and can be reached by calling (805) 466-5595.
Frank Scotti
John and Nancy Wallo installed solar on their home in San Luis Obispo in 2015.

John and Nancy Wallo installed solar on their home in San Luis Obispo in 2015.

Close to 17% of single family homes in San Luis Obispo County now have solar energy, thanks in part to the efforts of local solar contractor, Solarponics.