The Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List includes Hawthorne-based solar firm, which employs 70 local professionals

HAWTHORNE, NJ—Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but local installer Pfister Energy is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. Pfister Energy achieved a rank of 98 out of 500 solar companies.

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 list was released July 26.

“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.

Pfister Energy employs 70 workers, who installed 10,000 kW of solar in 2015. Since its founding in 2005, the company has installed 55,000 kW of solar. As a design-build construction firm, Pfister oversees all phases of the projects including design, engineering, financing, install, and maintenance. Pfister provides onsite energy solutions from clean (lighting retrofits and control systems) to renewable (solar, wind, thermal) energy resources with an emphasis on stacked technologies.

Wayne Pfisterer, President of Pfister Energy noted, “We strive to provide world-class solutions, service and support to our clients and are excited to be recognized in Solar Power World’s list of Top 500 Solar Contractors.”

Pfister Energy works amid a burgeoning 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 Pfister Energy—firms doing the work to bring clean 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 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.