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What’s the most important advocacy group to your organization?

— Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of GRID Alternatives (No. 153 overall)

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Rivera home installation 2.5 kW Sacramento, California = UTILITY CONTRACTOR = RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR = COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTOR = EPC = INSTALLATION SUBCONTRACTOR = ELECTRICAL SUBCONTRACTOR = DEVELOPER

= OFF-GRID CONTRACTOR = ROOFTOP CONTRACTOR

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

36

Sustineo

123

San Diego

2007

27

150,133

8,903

37

GCI Solar

125

Huntington Beach 1986

160

60,000

8,600

38

SunPower by Stellar Solar

127

Oceanside

1998

75

40,100

8,362

39

SolarMax Technology

129

Riverside

2008

300

42,953

8,323

40

American Solar Direct

135

Anaheim

2009

134

36,681

7,953

41

Renova Energy

137

Palm Desert 2006

151

30,855

7,854

42

PermaCity

144

Los Angeles

2003

12

50,000

7,000

43

West Coast Solar

145

Brentwood

2007

29

20,000

7,000

44

NRG Clean Power

151

Canoga Park 1987

120

19,000

6,500

45

GRID Alternatives

153

Oakland

2001

350

31,205

6,442

46

SunSystem Technology

154

Rancho Cordova 2013

155

8,630

6,280

47

M.B. Herzog Electric

155

Paramount

1974

220

39,245

6,245

48

Alternative Energy Systems

156

Chico

2003

85

34,365

6,155

49

Milholland Electric

158

El Cajon

1990

45

19,200

6,150

50

Freedom Solar Services

164

Murrieta

2011

120

11,500

5,800

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Bringing renewable energy technology and jobs to communities most impacted by climate change, pollution and underemployment takes everyone working together. By partnering with coalitions of community-based advocates, we’re able to bring a variety of energy access issues to the table. In California, energy and environmental justice advocates like Greenlining, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and the Coalition for Clean Air came together to help pass Senate Bill 535 in 2012, which directs money from the state’s cap-and-trade program to solar and other clean air efforts serving environmentally disadvantaged communities. The leadership of front-line communities will continue to be key to a successful transition to clean energy.

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