Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes the Reading based solar firm making the list as the top PA solar developer for the fourth year in a row

Reading, Pennsylvania – RER Energy Group has again been recognized by Solar Power World magazine as the number one solar developer in Pennsylvania, and number 18 nation-wide, out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.

According to Jim Kurtz, President of RER, “we try to listen to our client’s needs and design, build and finance solar arrays that save our clients the most money based on their financial and physical limitations. This focus on the customer has fueled our growth, with annual installations up from 9.123 MW in 2016 to 13.254 MW in 2017. That annual growth, combined with our installed footprint which stretches throughout the United States and Mexico continues our reputation as a stable, financially astute partner people can turn to in the marketplace.”

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar companies 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.

Loretta Ottinger, Senior Project Developer for RER, describes part of RER’s growth; “Seven or eight years ago, solar started making sense for many commercial and non-profit organizations as a solution to reduce or eliminate their reliance on utilities for electricity and save a considerable amount of money. In addition to meeting these expectations, we have had many repeat customers once they see how little maintenance is needed on their initial array. In fact, for the past few years over 50 % of our business last year was repeat business from highly satisfied clients looking to do more solar projects with RER.

Ms. Ottinger continued, “So far in 2018, we have seen substantial interest from organizations who understand that the 30% solar tax credit (also known as the Investment Tax Credit-ITC) on solar systems will be reduced if their project installation is not started in 2019. As it takes time to properly design, finance and permit a large solar array, smart organizations are making sure they start this process in 2018.”

Ms. Ottinger concluded with, “2018 is trending to be an even more significant year of solar projects for our clients than last year, and our team is truly enjoying helping organizations save money from the fuel provided by the sun.”

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About RER Energy Group
RER Energy Group is an industry leader in providing cost-effective, high-quality solar systems throughout the United States and Latin America. The company has developed more than 40 megawatts of solar energy, obtaining over $30 million in grant proceeds for commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, and non-profit customers. For more information, visit

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