Solar power firm ranks among top installers

Darin Carei

Atlasta Solar Center in Grand Junction once again ranks among the top solar system installers in the United States in a list compiled for Solar Power World magazine.

Atlasta Solar ranks 284th among the more than 400 companies on the 2020 Top Solar Contractors list. Atlasta Solar has made the list eight years in a row.

Darin Carei, principal owner of Atlasta Solar, attributed the success of the company in part to the ongoing support of customers in Western Colorado. “We are grateful to have such a supportive and involved community, to which we attribute our successful ability to continue to operate during this time of business as unusual.”

The list ranks contractors in the commercial, residential and utility markets for number of kilowatts of photovoltaic power installed during the previous year.

“All contractors featured on the 2020 list reported strong 2019 installation numbers and are continuing to stand tall this year,” said Kelsey Misbrener, senior editor of Solar Power World. Contractors reported the best quarter ever for installations in the first quarter, but expected year-over-year decreases in the second quarter as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Atlasta Solar employs 27 workers who installed a total of nearly 1,478 kilowatts of solar power in 2019. Since its founding in 1979, the company has installed 8,173 kilowatts of solar power.

Atlasta Solar operates offices at 1111 S. Seventh St. For more information, call 248-0057 or visit