SUNation in Top 100 Nationwide Solar Contractors 12/26/2012 By Frank Andorka Solar Power World, the solar industry’s leading media resource with its print publication, web site and social media outlets, today released the industry’s most definitive ranking of solar installers. The Top 100 Solar Contractors list offers the industry a look at how they stack up against their peers across all solar markets “Óresidential, commercial and utility systems. The ranking includes companies small and large, privately owned and publicly traded. Coming in at No. 78 is Oakdale, NY-based SUNation. “We would like to congratulate the 100 companies who made our list through their hard work and dedication to the solar industry,” says Frank Andorka, editorial director at Solar Power World. “We hope that these companies will serve as an inspiration not only to their peers and solar industry colleagues, but to the general public as well. We believe this inaugural Top 100 will become a benchmark for the industry and further help solidify solar as a leading power source.”Other key findings in the survey: ¥ SUNation is the only Long Island-based solar installer on this year’s list. ¥ California had the most companies on the list with 24. New Jersey came in second with 11, and Pennsylvania ranked No. 3 with 7. ¥ The Top 100 companies installed a combined 1.3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power in 2011. The average number of MW installed was 13.2. ¥ The Top 100 companies employ 25,868 workers, or approximately 22% of the 119,000 solar workers projected to be in the industry by the end of the year. Solar Power World launched the Top 100 Solar Contractors program on Aug. 1, 2012. By its closing in mid-October, 195 companies had completed the application process. Solar Power World analyzed the numbers and created lists based on the number of megawatts companies installed in 2011 and their market segment “Ó residential, commercial or utility. An interactive list of Top 100 is on Solar Power World’s website: www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2012-top-100-solar-contractors.