Concord, NH Although New Hampshire lags far behind other New England states in solar policy and overall adoption, it is home to the region’s top solar company, according to the latest rankings from Solar Power World magazine. ReVision Energy, a full-service energy transformation company with a long history in New Hampshire and Maine, was recently ranked the #1 rooftop solar contractor in New England and #14 nationwide by the industry’s leading publication.
“We are incredibly proud of our team of world-class solar designers, engineers, electricians, and installers,” said Phil Coupe, one of the company’s co-founders. “Every single day we are focused on accelerating the transition to clean, renewable solar electricity and helping Granite Staters achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability.”
Although ReVision Energy earned top marks, it is certainly not alone. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), New Hampshire is home to some 85 solar companies that employ 1,184 people, spurring $155 million in solar investment in the state.
The explosion of solar companies doing business in the state corresponds to a rapid rise in the number of homeowners and businesses that have chosen to go solar instead of paying some of the highest electricity rates in the country for imported fossil fuels. Of the 57 megawatts of total solar electricity installed in New Hampshire through 2016, SEIA reports that more than half (31 megawatts) was installed last year alone. ReVision Energy credits the rapid rise in solar adoption to increasing awareness of the costs of climate change as well as the desire to save thousands of dollars by transitioning off fossil fuels.