Borrego Solar Sees 40% Jump in Installation Capacity in 2014

Published in PV-Tech

PV systems developer Borrego Solar Systems saw a record year in 2014 — with a 40% increase in total MW installed from 2013.

Borrego’s installations from 2014 now accounts for 30% of the company’s total installed capacity over its 35 years of operation.

According to GTM Research, Borrego possessed the highest market share of commercial-scale solar in the US for the first half of 2014 with a mark of 7.3%.

Mike Hall, CEO at Borrego Solar, said: “The fact that we were able to achieve 40 percent year-over-year growth in 2014 is a testament to the strong team we’ve built and the quality customers we’ve partnered with in the government, education, technology, and waste management sectors.”

Borrego installed multiple renewable energy projects across the United States in 2014, led by the 17MW First Wind project in Massachusetts and a 8.3MW portfolio developed under Southern California Edison’s California Renewable Energy Small Tariff program,

David Meyers, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Borrego Solar, said: “This is an exciting time for us and our industry as a whole, because we’ve hit a critical mass. As a result, our customers are more informed, the demand for our services has increased, and we’re hiring nearly 30 percent more staff in the coming year to meet it.”

It doesn’t appear that Borrego is slowing down in the near future, as the company currently has 200MW of projects under contract and through various stages of development, including New Hampshire’s largest solar project — a 944kW system in Peterborough located on the site’s waste water treatment plant.

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