Arch Solar Takes Top Spot on 2022 Top Solar Contractors List
Plymouth, WI, July 26th, 2022 — Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. Arch can attest to this, having one of its busiest years yet. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking Arch Solar at No. 109 on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list of over 400 United States installers. This list also ranks Arch Solar as the Top Residential installer in the state of Wisconsin!
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by industry magazine 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 services, markets, and states.
“The utility-scale solar market, of course, puts up huge installation numbers each year, but the majority of workers in the industry are constructing projects in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to break records,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor-in-chief of Solar Power World. “Over 85% of the companies on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors List primarily work in the residential and commercial sectors, and they all reported closing out the last year in a positive light.”
According to data released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie — before recent federal decisions to prevent additional tariffs on imported solar panels — the United States is expected to install 11 GW less than originally predicted in 2022, due to continued supply chain constraints, price increases, and interconnection challenges. Still, a survey of the 2022 Top Solar Contractors class found that 59% predicted their business would increase in the next year, with only 9% assuming business would decrease.
Arch employs 93 workers who installed 19,206 kWs of solar power in 2021. Since its founding in 2003, the company has installed 85,000 kWs of solar. The company has been providing solar + energy storage solutions for Wisconsin homes, businesses, and utilities since 2003. By becoming active in local and national clean energy groups Arch has become a leader in the solar industry and is paving the way for renewables in Wisconsin. As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Arch is proud to be fostering the growth of a diverse solar workforce. The company’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower current and future generations to adopt a clean, sustainable form of energy.
Mindy Zinthefer, Owner of Arch, states: “It is an honor to be a part of this list – to see over four-hundred contractors collectively working together to grow renewable energy nationwide is phenomenal.”
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