Full details at Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors 2018

Origis Energy USA has been ranked the second largest solar developer in the United States in Solar Power World’s annual Top 500 Solar Contractors list. The 2018 report was released on July 24.

The Top 500 Solar Contractors list is the most recognized annual listing of solar contractors in the United States working in the utility, commercial and residential markets. The 2018 results tally submissions from 450 contractors, ranked by kilowatts installed by market sector in 2017. Origis Energy and its EPC division, Origis Technics, ranked in several additional categories including #12 for all sectors (up from 41 in 2017) and the #1 contractor in Florida, where the company is based.  Origis Energy USA developed 260,000 of total kilowatts (kWdc) installed in 2017 for the utility sector.

Origis Energy delivers clean energy solutions for utility, commercial and public sector clients. The Origis team has worked to ensure the interests of all stakeholders are upheld in more than 100 projects worldwide totaling over 1 gigawatt to date of developed solar capacity.

Guy Vanderhaegen, president and CEO of Origis Energy, was featured in the publication, responding to the question, “Where do you see the biggest solar potential?”

“We see increasing growth in C&I as well as utility offtake markets. Electricity procurement by corporations from large off-site solar facilities, through direct procurement or green sleeve/green tariff structures, represents the fastest growing strategic leg for future solar markets. For U.S. utility offtakers, we believe the fastest growing markets for the next three to five years will be the wider Southeast, Pacific, Texas and the Midwest. Texas will live up to its promising prospectus eventually. The Southeast should benefit from its major economic development efforts that seem to be successfully attracting new industrial investments from Fortune 500 corporations with clear sustainability and renewables targets.”

The SPW Top 500 Contractor rankings are now added to the company’s 2017 highlights:

Largest Solar Facility East of Mississippi River
With the completion of Sumrall II/ MS Solar 3 for Cooperative Energy, the combined capacity of MS Solar 2 (Sumrall 1) and MS Solar 3 (Sumrall II) solar sites, at 144MWs DC, equals the largest solar facility east of the Mississippi River. Pictured in photo above.

Origis Energy Foundation
The company launched its philanthropic program, Origis Energy Foundation, which donated over $300,000 in the communities in which its solar projects are located. This initiative was featured in a Solar Power World article, Five companies spurring solar workforce development.