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Swinerton was the largest solar EPC contractor outside China in 2019

U.S. San Diego-based EPC Swinerton Renewable Energy was the largest EPC contractor outside China last year with 5.0 GW of deployed solar, according to Wiki-Solar. In 2018, the company reached the second position in the ranking with 4.1 GW of installed PV plants.

Wiki Solar’s ranking includes all EPC activity for PV projects above 4 MW in size that have been deployed over the past year at the global level, outside of China.

US thin-film module manufacturer First Solar, India’s Sterling & Wilson and Juwi, and Germany’s Belectric occupy the next three positions in the ranking, with 4.46 GW, 2.81 GW and 12.30 GW of deployed PV, respectively.

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“German EPCs Belectric, Enerparc and juwi have been in the top 10 for years,” said Wiki-Solar founder Philip Wolfe, “and are now joined by Spain’s ACS Cobra, which has shot up the list as it builds its 850 MWp project – presently Europe’s largest – in and around Escatrón, Zaragoza.”

The results confirmed what Wolfe had predicted last year, when he said: “First Solar, which has now largely discontinued its EPC activities, may well lose its #1 position this year.” Last year, the panel maker reached the first position with 4.31 GW of solar deployed across 58 projects.

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Source: pv magazine