All Press Releases for October 15, 2016

California Solar Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in Sierra Nevada

The Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List includes Sierra-Nevada -based solar firm, which employs 23 local professionals

    GRASS VALLEY, CA, October 15, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and local installer California Solar Electric Company is among companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America's top solar contractors. Many listed companies represent large national organizations. It is very significant for a regional company, like California Solar, to achieve this recognition.

The Top 500 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 electricity consumers a choice about how they get their power.

"The companies on this year's list exude solar-business brilliance, and they deserve to be recognized not only for being great companies but also for how their work positively impacts the environment," said Kathie Zipp, managing editor of Solar Power World. Solar energy is a renewable resource with great potential to significantly reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national solar industry association. Lars Ortegren, California Solar owner and manager, reminds his team and customers "California Solar is an environmental company first and a renewable energy company second."

California Solar employs 23 workers, who installed 680 kilowatts of solar in 2015. Since its founding in 2000, California Solar's team has installed over 5.5 MW of solar. The company is proud of its consistent ability to deliver systems that pay for themselves in five years or less. "We see so many of our customers pleasantly surprised by not only the rapid pay back, but the considerable tax credits they gain. This is really a win-win-win situation, with customers, the environment and our local economy all benefiting,." notes Brandon Davis, California Solar Sales Manager.

California Solar is part of a burgeoning green-tech business market. The U.S. solar market is expected to grow 119% 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 California Solar--these firms are doing the day-to-day work of delivering clean, affordable energy to the public.

"No one can deny that local companies are supporting the growth of the solar industry and the economy as a whole," Zipp said. "Our Top Solar Contractors are the face of the industry--meeting homeowners and business leaders on doorsteps every day."

About California Solar
California Solar Electric Company, located in Grass Valley, California, was founded in 2000. California Solar designs, installs and services solar energy systems. California Solar has installed some of California's first grid-tied solar systems and some of the most unique commercial solar systems in the country. As Nevada County's first SunPower Elite Dealer, our solar installers have been hand-picked for exceptionally high quality work, proven experience, and best installation practices. Locally owned and operated, we proudly practice triple bottom-line ethics: people, planet, and profit. Visit

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.

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