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MKD Electric Recognized as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company


Elgin, IL – August 16, 2021 — The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing, due to wider acceptance of renewables and increased concern over climate change. MKD Electric has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking MKD Electric at No. 59 on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific service, markets and states.

“Making the Top Solar Contractors list is an important moment for MKD Electric as we’ve continually worked to expand our services for customers across a number of key industries – solar being one of our specialties,” said Michael Wesa, President of MKD Electric. “Since we started working in solar, we’ve steadily seen our volume rise as customers recognize us as an industry leader for the value we bring in project management, design, installation and O&M services. We far exceed our competitors in that area, and it shows.”

In addition to being ranked No. 59 overall on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list, MKD also earned impressive marks being ranked the No. 1 ranked Illinois Contractor, No. 6 ranked Electrical Subcontractor and No. 10 Nationwide for Commercial Contractors.

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% in 2020, installing more solar panels on homes, businesses and across the country than any other year on record. The residential market saw an 11% increase, which is remarkable considering the difficulties of maneuvering home solar projects through pandemic precautions.

The federal government passed a two-year extension on the solar investment tax credit (ITC) at the end of 2020, which will further accelerate solar adoption across all market segments. After installing 19.2 GW in 2020, research firm Wood Mackenzie expects the U.S. solar market to quadruple by 2030.

MKD Electric employs more than 450 workers nationwide, and in addition to solar projects, is dedicated to remaining an industry-leading industrial electrical instrumentation and engineering contractor.

About MKD Electric

MKD Electric is a full-service, nationally recognized electrical, instrumentation, and systems integration contractor boasting more than 450 employees. MKD designs, builds, installs and maintains clients’ systems, projects and facilities through continued emphasis on safety, quality and service, utilizing industry-leading training initiatives and relationship focus. 

About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

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