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Advanced Green Technologies Named Florida’s Top Commercial Solar Contractor for 8th Year in a Row

Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) was recently recognized by Solar Power World magazine as the top commercial solar EPC company in Florida and ranked 217 out of 415 solar companies in the nation on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.

With more than 2.2 Megawatts installed in 2018 and more than 250 Megawatts installed to date, AGT leads the commercial EPC category in the state of Florida with the number one spot for the eighth year in a row. The recognition is attributed to a number of large-scale projects completed by AGT last year, including installing a 1,083.285 kW solar system on the massive 123,000-square-foot, 35-feet high roof at J.J. Taylor Distributing and a 201 kW rooftop solar array at Dairy-Mix.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year. The 2019 list was released on July 23.

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We are extremely proud of our team for leading AGT to once-again being recognized as the top commercial solar EPC in the State of Florida,” said AGT President Michael Kornahrens. “Solar is critical to Florida’s future and I am thankful for my team’s commitment to solar and their hard work in making our company one of the best in the industry.”

While there was a lag in demand for solar last year due to uncertainty in the market following President Trump’s tariffs, solar is seeing a brighter future in 2019.  Demand has increased this year by 150% due to the expiring 30% tax credit. AGT reminds business owners of the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit set to be reduced at the end of the year.  Currently, you can subtract 30% of all solar energy system installation costs directly from your federal income tax payments, making for a quick return on investment.  The 30% Solar Investment Tax Credits will be reduced to 26% in 2020, and 22% in 2021 before dropping permanently to 10% for commercial projects and 0% for residential projects.

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Advanced Green Technologies Earns the Top Commercial Solar Contractor Ranking in Florida for the Fifth Consecutive Year–44th in the Nation

For the fifth year in a row, Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) earns the Top Commercial Solar Contractor ranking in the State of Florida, and 44th in the nation by Solar Power World magazine, the solar industry’s leading media resource. The Top 500 Solar Contractors List is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the U.S. and Canada. The companies on the list are growing the economy, providing jobs and offering electricity consumers a choice about how they get their power. The list was released on July 26.

Solar energy is a renewable resource with great potential to significantly reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national solar industry association. AGT is a sister company to Advanced Roofing Inc., one of the nation’s largest commercial re-roofing companies, and specializes in the design, procurement, and construction (EPC) of solar energy systems. The company employs 25 workers plus a large crew of contractors who installed nearly 48 megawatts of solar in 2015. Since its founding in 2007, the company has installed 222 megawatts of solar carports, ground mount, and rooftop solar.

AGT works amid a burgeoning business market. The U.S. solar market is expected to grow 119% this year, according to global research firm GTM Research. While a majority of solar electricity is produced at large, utility-scale solar power plants, the greatest number of solar jobs are located with companies like AGT—firms doing the work to bring clean energy to the public.

We’re excited for the continued growth of solar and are proud to be the Sunshine State’s top solar contractor, building sustainable projects that help businesses meet their bottom line while producing clean energy,” said AGT President Michael Kornahrens.

The Solar Power World recognition comes on the heels of another big honor for the company last month. ARI and AGT received First Place for Sustainability for the third year in a row for its work building the massive 2.25-megawatt solar carport at Lockheed Martin’s Clearwater campus at the 2016 Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA) S.T.A.R. awards program.

Read the Lockheed Martin Solar Carport Case Study, click here.

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