With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Sigora Solar is humbled to be recognized by Solar Power World as the Most Forward-Thinking Company of 2019. This award celebrates solar installers devoted to making progress in energy and beyond for a more sustainable future. Sigora Solar also achieved a rank of #1 Solar Company in the state of Virginia and #30 among the top residential solar companies in the United States on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.
Sigora Solar was founded in 2011 and now boasts over 150 employees with operations in 13 states across the country. The company’s unique ‘Produce and Reduce’ package includes a complimentary energy efficiency audit, performed by a BPI Goldstar-certified team, that identifies the home’s inefficiencies. Customers then receive customized energy efficiency upgrades to maximize their home’s performance and energy savings, along with a Pearl Home Certification, documenting all the improvements. No money down, low interest financing options, and production guarantees make Sigora’s ‘Produce and Reduce’ package accessible and affordable to the masses and allow homeowners to experience immediate monthly savings.
Sigora further differentiates itself as a top company through its ‘One for One’ program running in rural Haiti. Through a collaboration with its sister company, Sigora Haiti and the non-profit Hummingbird Academy for Disaster Preparedness and Renewable Energies (HADPRE), Sigora provides free electricity to one home in Haiti for every residential installation performed in the U.S. For every commercial installation in the U.S., a Haitian clinic or school receives free electricity for 5 years. Through this partnership, 25,000 people, who previously had no access to electricity, now have 24/7 access to clean, reliable electricity. For the first time, these localities are booming and entrepreneurial activity continues to increase as people return to the region to start their own businesses.
As Sigora Solar CEO, Logan Landry, explains: “We are a humble family here at Sigora Solar, but that doesn’t take away from the immense pride each one of us has in our work. Not only are we empowering our customers, but we’re giving them the opportunity to also empower a family in Haiti by providing them with electricity.”
“Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It’s a great time to be a solar installer, and we’re happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list.”
The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year.
Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Sigora Solar is the largest solar provider in the Commonwealth. The privately-owned company was launched in 2011, ranked as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies, and now been awarded 2019’s Most Forward-Thinking Company in America by Solar Power World. Sigora Solar is the only solar provider in Virginia offering businesses and homeowners solar systems paired with energy efficiency, with no-money-down financing options. Sigora Solar works with customers throughout the Mid Atlantic to reduce their energy bills, sustain the quality of their environment, and shape the future of energy production and conservation. Sigora Solar’s sister company is Sigora Haiti, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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