More: Read Arkansas Business’ 2023 list of the state’s largest solar contractors.
Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock led all Arkansas companies on Solar Power World’s 2023 list of top solar project contractors in Arkansas.
The company, led by CEO Bill Halter, a former Arkansas lieutenant governor, was named the magazine’s top solar contractor in Arkansas and the 12th largest commercial solar developer in the United States.
According to the magazine’s website, Scenic Hill was the 24th largest solar contractor of any kind in the nation. The rankings were based on total megawatts of projects installed in the state in 2022. Seal Solar of Arkansas was third on the list of solar companies operating in Arkansas, behind Scenic Hill and ADT Solar, a division of the ADT Corp., a publicly traded company based in Boca Raton, Florida.
Scenic Hill installed 13,776 megawatts of power in 2022, according to the magazine; Seal installed 8,620 megawatts in Arkansas and Rogers-based residential developer Shine Solar installed a total of 12,891 megawatts, but just about half of those megawatts were in Arkansas. Delta Solar of Little Rock was seventh on the state list at 1,781 megawatts.
Halter told Arkansas Business on Thursday that the recognition was an honor for the company and a credit to his team and clients who chose Scenic Solar as their developer. “This is equivalent to the Fortune or Forbes list in the solar industry,” he said. “It’s quite an honor.”
In May, Arkansas Business listed Scenic Hill as the state’s largest solar developer with over 130 MW of AC solar power plants that are operational, under construction, or under contract. This total body of work exceeds the combined amounts of the second, third and fourth place solar power competitors in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Business list had Entegrity of Little Rock in second place with 54 megawatts in operation or development, and Today’s Power Inc. a subsidiary of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, at fourth behind Seal with 26 megawatts in operation or development.
Entegrity has proposed a solar array system for the Little Rock school district and Today’s Power is planning a system for the city of North Little Rock.
AEV Solar of Little Rock was 10th on the Arkansas Business list at 3.75 megawatts, and Perihelion Solar of Fayetteville was 10th at 0.97 megawatts. Others on the top 10 list have offices in Arkansas but are based out of state.
“Scenic Hill Solar is committed to driving positive change in renewable energy and providing innovative solar solutions in Arkansas and beyond,” Halter said.
The company has completed or is working on projects for the University of Arkansas System, Producers Rice Mill of Stuttgart, Stephens Inc. of Little Rock, Bank OZK of Little Rock, and dozens of cities, schools and water districts.
Halter said Scenic Hill partners with clients “through every step of the solar power process,” including design, engineering, construction and operation.