CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - Signal Energy, a major design/build general contractor providing engineering, procurement and construction services to the North American renewable energy industry, has been named the No. 2 solar installer of 2012 by Solar Power World magazine. The "Top 100 Solar Contractors" lists companies according to their annual and total solar photovoltaic megawatt installations. Recent projects include utility-scale solar in solar hubs like California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico; including one of the largest utility-scale projects in its home state of Tennessee.
"Solar Power World's recognition of Signal Energy as a top solar contractor honors our extensive track record in renewable energy project management and construction," said Ben Fischer, president and CEO of Signal Energy. "We are committed to building long term relationships with our customers so we can continue to play a key role in igniting our country's solar renaissance."
Signal Energy's 2011 total installed solar capacity was the second highest in the country, according to Solar Power World's "Top 100 Solar Contractors" ranking. Since 2010, Signal Energy has installed over 150 MW of utility-scale solar.
Signal Energy is building the nation's clean energy future by helping developers bring large-scale, innovative solar energy projects to market. The company credits its focus and expertise on preconstruction value engineering as a contributing factor to its top solar contractor ranking.
"Developers can realize large short and long term economic paybacks if they commit time and resources to value engineering each aspect of the engineering and construction of a solar project early in the development process," added Fischer.
Signal Energy provides engineering and construction for utility-scale renewable projects ranging from 5 MW to over 140 MW for world-class energy developers, including Southern Company, Juwi, S-ENERGY, ENEL, BP Alternative Energy, Chevron, Amonix, Valero Energy, DeWind Co., SunEdison, Noble Environmental Power, WKN, Vestas and John Deere Energy.
Signal Energy currently has over 60 MW of solar projects in progress. Since its formation in 2005, Signal Energy has completed over 40 utility-scale renewable energy projects.
About Signal Energy
Signal Energy is a leading full service design/build contractor providing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for utility-scale renewable energy projects across North America. Signal Energy is the renewable energy subsidiary of EMJ Corporation. For more information visit: www.signalenergy.com.
About Solar Power World: www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2012-top-100-solar-contractors.