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Knobelsdorff NameD AS 2023 Top Solar Contractor

(Goodhue, MN) July 25, 2023 — Knobelsdorff was recognized for its increased effort to expand solar in the U.S. market by taking a top spot on the 2023 Top Solar Contractors List, released today by Solar Power World.

The Top Solar Contractors List is developed each year by industry magazine 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 the number of kilowatts they installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific services, markets and states. KE is ranked as the No. 2 EPC in the state of Minnesota and No. 54 in the nation.

“Renewable energy accounts for a quarter of U.S. electrical generation, now far exceeding electricity produced by burning coal,” said Kelsey Misbrener, managing editor of Solar Power World. “Solar power is an important member of that renewable makeup, and companies on the Top Solar Contractors List are all contributing to our country’s shift to cleaner electricity. We are honored to recognize them each year for their necessary work putting green kilowatts on roofs, over parking lots, in desert locations and across water reservoirs. Every project is making a difference.”

The United States reported its strongest first-quarter ever in Q1 2023 for solar panels installed, and industry analysts expect the solar market to triple in size over the next five years. The industry will stay busy, and companies on the Top Solar Contractors List will be the ones with their boots on the ground — or roof.

KE employs more than 300 workers who engineered, procured and constructed more than 73,370KW of solar power in 2022. Since its founding in 1988, the company has installed more than 100 solar projects in Minnesota alone. When it comes to renewable energy, the KE team is the brightest part of the job. The solar consultancy team, EPC and O&M team collaborates to tailor and execute solutions fit for any operation – and have a long track record to prove it. The KE approach always provides the exact right people for the job, whether that job requires EPC, O&M, commissioning and testing, or everything in between.


For 35 years, Knobelsdorff has provided specialty contracting services, including electrical, automation, renewable energy and power services, to the food and beverage, grain, feed, flour and fertilizer, greenhouse, industrial and manufacturing, mining and cement, pet food, renewable energy and renewable fuel, oil and gas markets nationwide. As a family-owned, privately held company, our growth can be attributed to our commitment to our core values – our commitment to safety, putting our people first, leading with passion and our dedication to our performance. With two regional offices and five satellite offices, Knobelsdorff performed work in 28 states in 2022. 

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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