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AGT Named 2020 Top Solar Contractor of the Year

2020 Top Solar Contractor of the Year

Advanced Green Technologies Named Florida’s Top Commercial Solar Contractor for 9th Year in a Row by Solar Power World

Advanced Green Technologies (AGT), is honored to be recognized by Solar Power World magazine as the top commercial solar EPC company in Florida and ranked 153 out of 407 solar panel installation contractors in the nation on the magazine’s recently-released 2020 Top Solar Contractors list.

With more than 5.842 megawatts installed in 2019 and more than 250 megawatts installed to date, AGT leads the commercial solar EPC category in the State of Florida with the number one spot for the ninth year in a row. The recognition follows a number of large-scale solar panel installation projects AGT completed in 2019 including a 1.4 MW Solar Carport at United Therapeutics in Jacksonville, 24 solar roofs at the Beacon Hill Apartment Complex in Orlando, and 1 MW solar roof at JJ Taylor Distribution Center in Fort Myers.

In 2020, AGT is working hard to complete several high-profile solar panel installation projects including a 1.6-megawatt solar roof consisting of 4,022 panels the new headquarters for COSTEX Tractor Parts in Miami, Florida. The system can provide an annual savings of more than $200,000 per year. Another project highlight includes the installation of a 60-foot long solar canopy shade structure at the Concours Club in Miami to protect its luxury cars from the sun while producing 428,386 kilowatts of energy annually (the equivalent of powering 35 average U.S. homes for one year).

AGT continues to grow its presence in the state of Florida, recently acquiring a 32,000-square-foot office and warehouse in the Tampa Bay area that allows it to grow solar panel installation capabilities. The new facility will help support growth, adding new high in-demand jobs. The company established a Tampa presence in 2015, buying roofing contractor Roth Bros. of Florida. Since then, the contractor has added more than 40 jobs, bringing the area’s staff to over 70 roofing and solar employees.

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 2020 list was released on July 21.

See 2020 Top Solar Contractor Ranking

“We are beyond proud of the hard work the AGT team continues to do day in and day out to be the top installer of commercial solar EPC in the Sunshine State,” said AGT President Michael Kornahrens. “2020 has been a challenging year, causing issues from supply chain delays to tightening tax equity markets. Solar is critical to Florida’s future and AGT is committed not only to working hard to install more solar panels in the state, but also to be a leader in advocating for initiatives that stabilize our industry.”

AGT Named Florida’s Top Commercial Solar Contractor for 2015

Advanced Green Technologies Earns Top Solar Contractor Ranking

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Ranked #1 in Florida for fourth consecutive year; 29th in the nation for commercial solar installations

Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) earns the Top Commercial Solar Contractor ranking in the State of Florida for the fourth consecutive year, and 29th in the nation by Solar Power World for 2015, the solar industry’s leading media resource.

The top solar contractors’ list was created by Solar Power World four years ago to offer the industry an inside look at how solar companies stack up against one another. Starting with only 100 contractors in 2011 the list has grown to 500 for 2015 and broken down into multiple categories including residential, commercial and utility markets.

With more than 43 Megawatts installed for 2014, AGT leads the industry as the highest-volume commercial solar contractor in the State of Florida and 29th in the nation. This ranking is the fourth consecutive year that AGT has earned the top honor. Additionally,  the ranking marks an upward swing not only for the company but also for the Florida solar energy market as a whole, signifying demand for both rooftop and solar carport solutions. Rankings are based solely on annual kilowatts installed.

“We’re proud to continue to be the top commercial solar contractor in the state, building sustainable projects that help organizations meet their bottom line while producing clean energy,” said AGT President Michael Kornahrens.  The projects we completed in 2014 demonstrates solar energy’s potential to improve sustainability for Florida’s private sector and is a shining example of our company’s decades of experience handling complex projects in all sectors,”

The Solar Power World ranking came on the heels of another big honor for the company in 2015.  AGT’s sister company, Advanced Roofing Inc. was recognized by the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association with the First Place Award for Sustainability and the Best Overall Project of the Year Award for its roofing, waterproofing, and solar project scopes at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

Read the UM Frost School of Music case study, click here.

To view a complete list of the 2015 Top Solar Contractors rankings, click here.

AGT wants to remind commercial building and business owners in Florida the most important financial incentive for installing solar energy systems, the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit will be significantly reduced by the end of 2016.  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.  After 2016, the cost of going solar will rise by at least 20%.  This increase can equal up to $1 Million in additional costs.  The proposal, due diligence, and corporate decision-making process for a solar project takes several months.  Now is the time to begin on the path toward energy independence, financial savings, and environmental sustainability.

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