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How do you keep up with industry developments and how they affect your customers?

— Jim Kurtz, president of RER Energy Group (No. 121 overall)

2016 PENNSYLVANIA STATS • 5-kW solar payback time: 12 years • Solar installed in 2016: 37.8 MW • Total solar jobs: 3,061 • 2016 solar investment: $98.10 million

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= OFF-GRID CONTRACTOR = ROOFTOP CONTRACTOR

TOTAL KILOWATTS OVERALL RANK COMPANY FOUNDED EMPLOYEES INSTALLED INSTALLED RANK CITY KILOWATTS IN 2016 1

RER Energy Group

121

Reading

2009

15

24,273

9,123

2

Paradise Energy Solutions

138

Paradise

2009

67

25,120

7,800

3

Pinnacle Exteriors

245

Allentown

2011

18

6,940

2,470

4

SolareAmerica

295

Upper Darby

2010

8

15,000

1,500

5

Energy Independent Solutions (EIS Solar)

344

Pittsburgh

2008

19

4,697

1,127

6

KC Green Energy

372

Lancaster

2009

12

6,912

912

7

Moore Energy

382

Southampton

2008

20

5,140

850

8

Solar States

396

Philadelphia

2008

20

2,030

700

9

Exact Solar

409

Yardley

2005

8

1,827

604

10

Pennsylvania Solar Energy

413

Canonsburg

1999

8

6,346

590

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In order to appropriately serve our clients and succeed with our goal to both provide attractive returns to investors and maximize savings for solar clients, we have to stay on top of industry developments and have regular conversations with organization leaders (like the PUC and PASEIA here in Pennsylvania). We make it a priority to understand market forces and industry regulations that may impact our projects. For example, it is our understanding that a recent PUC ruling on lowering net metering paybacks will only apply to projects without any original load. Our work is always on behalf of existing clients with active meters looking to save through solar. Therefore, these projects will not be impacted by a ruling of this nature.

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