Asheville, NC (July 20, 2021) – Blue Ridge Power, a leading full-service engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) company for solar energy projects, announced
today that it has been named as one of the country’s “Top Solar Contractors” by Solar
Power World magazine. Ranked #6 for “Top Solar EPCs,” #1 for “Top North Carolina
Contractors” and #8 for the “Top Utility Contractors,” Blue Ridge Power is one of more
than 400 companies on the 2021 list, employing more than 550 people across all aspects
of its EPC services.
“We’re incredibly honored to be recognized as a top solar contractor in our first official
year operating as Blue Ridge Power,” said Chris Dunbar, CEO of Blue Ridge Power. “The
industry is poised for immense growth and we’re lucky to have top talent in-house as well
as key partner relationships to bring our utility-scale solar and storage projects online.”
Ranked by installation completed in 2020, Blue Ridge Power installed 961,485 kW of solar
power last year. The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power
World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States.
“Not even COVID-19 closures and slowdowns could prevent the solar industry from
installing fantastic numbers last year,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power
World. “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
As a leader in the solar industry, Blue Ridge Power has more than 370 solar projects
operating or in development in sixteen states coast to coast including Oregon,
Massachusetts and North Carolina. Its in-house team, global supply chain, battery
storage expertise and fleet of industry-leading equipment allows for the company to
create turnkey solutions for large-scale solar and storage projects.
For more information on Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors list, visit Solar Power
World and pick up the July 2021 issue. Companies are listed by state/territory, market
and service and according to the kilowatt capacity that has been developed and installed
in the previous year.
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 — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow
their businesses and do their jobs better.
About Blue Ridge Power
Blue Ridge Power is a full-service EPC company for renewable energy projects across the
United States. The company brings integrated engineering, a qualified professional labor
force and an expansive fleet of equipment to serve the needs of its clients looking for a
turnkey solution for solar and solar + storage projects. Merging the talents of the EPC
team at Pine Gate Renewables and Horne Brothers Construction, Blue Ridge Power was
formed to create a best-in-class company that is a leader in the solar industry. Based in
Asheville, NC, Blue Ridge Power currently oversees more than 1GW of operational assets
and has 700MW under construction, with 2,500MW in the pipeline for construction in
2021-2022 around the country. For more information, visit blueridgepower.com.
Tami von Isakovics