Colorado Springs earns No. 13 spot on list of top 20 solar cities in America

Monday July 11, 2016 0 comments Tags: Colorado Springs, BuildFax, residential solar, Holly Tachovsky, Michael Herzig

ASHVILLE, N.C. -- Colorado Springs placed No. 13 on a list of the top 20 American cities with the fastest-growing residential solar activity since 2010.

BuildFax, a company that delivers data-driven insights for smart property decisions, today announced its first annual ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. cities for solar activity.BuildFax_logo

BuildFax said solar activity across the nation increased by 29 percent between 2014 and 2015 alone, and has increased by more than 300 percent since 2010.

“It’s so exciting to see this uptick in solar activity,” said Holly Tachovsky, BuildFax CEO. “Especially because it’s fueled by technology, passionate people, and green initiatives.

“We have a unique vantage point, this sort of bird’s eye view of building permits as they’re filed across the country. So we notice these trends, especially in these emerging fields.”

Nevada, California and Texas dominated the top 20 list.

“The global solar market has grown in 10 short years from 2.6 gigawatts deployed in 2007 to an estimated 67 gigawatts in 2016,” said Michael Herzig, president and founder of Locus Energy.

The following are the top 20 fastest-growing U.S. cities for residential solar activity according to BuildFax:

No. 1-- Reno, NV

No. 2 -- North Las Vegas, NV 

No. 3 -- Henderson, NV 

No. 4 -- El Paso, TX

No. 5 -- Baltimore, MD 

No. 6 -- Las Vegas, NV 

No. 7 -- Sacramento, CA 

No. 8 -- Dallas, TX 

No. 9 -- Stockton, CA 

No. 10 -- Fort Worth, TX 

No. 11 -- Albuquerque, NM 

No. 12 -- Chula Vista, CA 

No. 13 -- Colorado Springs, CO 

No. 14 -- Anaheim, CA 
No. 15 -- New York, NY 
No. 16 -- San Diego, CA 
No. 17 -- Fremont, CA 
No. 18 -- Charlotte, NC 
No. 19 -- Oakland, CA 
No. 20 -- Riverside, CA