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Press Release: ION Solar Recognized as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company

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July 23rd, 2021

The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. ION Solar has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking ION Solar at No. 8 in residential rooftop contractors on the 2021 Top Residential Solar Contractors List.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by 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 the number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific services, markets, and states.

“Not even COVID-19 closures and slowdowns could prevent the solar industry from installing fantastic numbers last year. The Solar Power World team is so glad to recognize over 400 companies on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list that not only survived a pandemic but thrived in spite of it.”

— Kelly Pickerel, Editor and Cheif of Solar Power World

Industry Growth Despite Pandemic Distress

Subsequently, the U.S. solar industry grew 43% in 2020, installing more panels than any other year on record. The residential market saw an 11% increase, which is remarkable considering the difficulties of home solar projects through pandemic precautions.

With ION’s over 500 employees, they have been able to grow the ION Family each year, 2020 being no exception. Since its founding in 2013, ION Solar has installed 101,612,815 watts of solar and climbing. Regardless of setbacks, 2020 was yet another impressive year for ION Solar.

ION Solar’s State Rankings Review

As ION Solar expands its’ reach across the nation, the company maintains a steady hand in quality for its customers. This is evident by their stronghold as the number one residential solar contractor in three of their eight states.


As the top residential rooftop contractor in Utah, ION is prepared to grow its legacy. This Utah native company is ready to make an even bigger name for itself in 2021.


ION Solar has been a major player in the Colorado market, landing number one in residential and installed nearly twenty-five percent of their 2020 kilowatts in the rocky mountain state.


ION positioned itself in the fourth place for the state of Nevada, installing nearly five thousand kilowatts in residential solar contractors. ION Solar put their money where their mouth is and showed the people of Nevada that their solar is as good as their poker face.


The lone-star state does everything bigger and that includes the kilowatts installed in their communities. ION Solar hit eighth in residential for the state of Texas.


Virginia completed ION Solar’s final number one spot in residential solar contractors. Continuing their push into the east coast, come end of 2021 ION plans to hold their top spot.

North Carolina

Following suit, this east coast market landed sixth in residential homes with high expectations of increasing installed kilowatts in the beautiful tar heel state of North Carolina.

New Mexico

ION Solar broke another top five in New Mexico, after having installed just over 2700 kilowatts in the desert heat. With nearly unlimited sunny days, solar panels are going to become a standard in New Mexico. ION is prepared and motivated to help save people money.


Oregon is ION’s newest market, in 2020 amid the pandemic the teams and leaders were able to install nearly 100 kilowatts and snag sixth place. Disregard Oregon’s famous gloomy skies, ION Solar is here to show how much solar can help their homes and wallets.

ION Solar extends its gratitude; not only to those who comprised the list but to the customers that made it possible. Contact ION Solar today to receive a quote and become a part of the ION Family.

About Solar Power World 

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development, and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors, installers, developers and EPCs — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

Media Contacts

ION Solar

Jackie Wright – Social Media & Marketing Manager


Solar Power World

Kelly Pickerel – Editor in Chief



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