RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS), a solar project design and installation firm headquartered in Monterey, California, announced it has surpassed the 1 GW installation milestone. RPCS completed well over half a gigawatt of solar projects in 2019 alone, which is an increase of more than 200% over 2018, and more than 200 projects in 19 different states in the U.S.
Despite market holdup due to the uncertainty surrounding tariffs and the step-down of the solar investment tax credit, RPCS successfully grew its pipeline for 2019, 2020, and 2021.
RPCS Chief Sales Officer Alex Smith said:
“We’re thrilled to reach this gigawatt milestone—almost 400 projects of hard work and great memories, with many more to come. The numbers are fun to celebrate, but the meaningful part is that our company has grown to well over 150 individuals, all dedicating their careers to our single focus of being the best team in the solar industry. In the next five years, we’ll see our numbers grow even more because our focus won’t ever change.” .
Among other notable achievements this year was the company’s recognition as a Top Solar Contractor for the second year in a row by Solar Power World Magazine, the industry’s leading resource for news and information regarding solar PV installation, development, and technology. RPCS achieved a rank of No. 15 overall out of 415 solar companies, moving up on the list from No. 18 the previous year. RPCS holds the reigning position in the state of Georgia at No. 1, in addition to being ranked the No. 15 Utility Contractor, the No. 4 Installation Subcontractor, and the No. 11 Contractor in their home state of California.
Early this year, RPCS began offering customers a stocking services option with the opening of two locations in California and Texas, an endeavor that has already proved advantageous since its initiation in January.
Concurrently, RPCS implemented their Safe Harbor strategy to help project developers, financers, and owners to take advantage of the highest possible ITC rate for projects built in the coming years.
With 2020 on the horizon, the company remains more committed than ever to advancing the growth of solar energy—for the next gigawatt and beyond.
Source: Press Release by RP Construction Services, Inc. Photo credit: © RP Construction Services, Inc. 7.6 MW solar project by RP Construction Services in Barnwell, South Carolina.