2016 was an amazing year for us at Sun Solar. So much growth and accomplishment took place this year and we couldn’t have done it without our customers, supporters, business partners, and our dedicated employees. Let’s look at some of the most memorable moments of 2016:
In January 2016, Sun Solar partnered with Smart Energy Solutions to bring our customers even more energy efficiency-beyond their solar panels! Smart Energy Solutions’ services continue to be a key component for our business in that it reduces our customers’ energy needs which significantly reduces the cost of their systems. We are the only solar company in the state of Missouri to offer this service.
This summer we witnessed the 2016 American Solar Challenge, when the race made a pit stop in Republic, MO. Impressive stuff!
In August, we successfully launched and hosted ‘Solar Day’ at the Farmer’s Market in Farmer’s Park, which included a live demonstration of a solar panel installation. Around 100 people attended to watch the demonstration and learn first-hand how solar is powering businesses and homes all over this Ozarks.
We were fortunate enough to receive multiple awards of recognition in 2016:
Ranked # 156 on the Inc. 5000’s List of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
Secured 1st place in Missouri for Fastest-Growing Energy Companies
Secured 2nd Place in Missouri for Fastest-Growing Companies Overall
Ranked #9 for Fastest Energy Company Growth in U.S.
Ranked # 195 on Solar Power World’s 2016 Top Solar Contractors
Here are some notable installations of 2016 we’d like to mention:
Greenfield School District
O’Reilly Auto Parts (12 locations including: Willard, Joplin (2), Noel, Forsyth, Hollister, Ozark (2), Seneca, Webb City, Branson, & Sparta)
Farmer’s Park, Springfield
Holiday Inn Express, West Plains
WAIT! There’s more!
Our CEO, Caleb Arthur, testified multiple times this year at Senate hearings in Jefferson City, on behalf of Missouri residents to remove barriers on the free market for solar panels.
Our Houston, MO Headquarters relocated to a larger office to accommodate growth.
We opened our new Columbia, South Carolina office on March 1st!
Our Springfield branch experienced so much growth that it too had to move to a larger facility this spring!
We celebrated Earth Day with the amazing kiddos at Price Elementary.
We celebrated our 4th birthday in May!
We hosted Renew Missouri’s ‘Renew and Recaptivate’ event in our warehouse on June 30th.
We introduced the world to Sunny Day (pictured below). You’re welcome for that.
We showed Girl Scout Troop 70791 how to save energy in their homes.
We dominated the Mannequin Challenge.
That pretty much sums up how FANTASTIC this year was for us. We are looking forward to 2017!