Energy Acuity is the leading provider of power generation and power delivery market intelligence. Below are the Top 10 U.S. Solar Start-Ups by Developed or Owned, Pre-Construction, Under Construction, and/or Operating Solar Capacity (MW). This list has been exported from the Renewables Platform inside of the Energy Acuity Product Suite.


Source: Energy Acuity Renewables Platform

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Top 10 Solar U.S. Start-Ups by Developed or Owned, Pre-Construction, Under Construction, and/or Operating Solar Capacity (MW)


1.) Intersect Power
Capacity: 3763.08
Location: San Francisco, CA

Intersect Power develops renewable energy assets from initial idea to construction – including all aspects of siting, permitting, interconnection, power marketing, procurement, and finance.  The Intersect Power team has developed, financed and constructed over 2GWp of renewable assets. Our current pipeline includes 1.2GWp+ of contracted late stage projects and 4GWp+ of uncontracted assets in various stages of development and power marketing.

2.) ForeFront Power
Capacity: 3401.38
Location: San Francisco, CA

The ForeFront Power has more than a decade of renewable industry experience, serving business, public sector, and residential customers around the world. Their team has developed over 800 MW of capacity across more than 1,000 projects, targeted on delivering the most impactful behind-the-meter, community solar, and wholesale solutions. ForeFront Power is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a global energy infrastructure and investment leader.

3.) SunChase Power LLC
Capacity: 2370.00
Location: Austin, TX

SunChase Power LLC is a renewable energy company focused on developing utility-scale and large industrial behind-the-meter solar energy projects.  They work with landowners and large industrial electricity users to identify promising locations for profitable solar energy projects and bring those projects to market. SunChase’s management team played key roles in the development of more than 4,000 megawatts of operating renewable energy projects.  They bring decades of experience to the development process, including in-depth expertise managing: site selection and acquisition; permitting and environmental due diligence; interconnection analysis and applications, and power purchase agreement negotiations.

4.) Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC
Capacity: 775.53
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Founded in 2016, Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC is focused on renewable energy project development, operating assets, and services. Today, Longroad owns and operates nearly 700 MW of wind and solar projects across the United States in addition to operating and managing a further 552 MW of wind and solar projects on behalf of third parties. The Longroad team has developed and financed 3.8 GW of utility-scale renewable projects since 2004.

5.) Solar Prime
Capacity: 690.00
Location: Denver, CO

Solar Prime and its trusted partners bring decades of experience in utility-scale solar development, project finance, asset management & operation, and grid integration.  We have over a gigawatt of development projects in Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Texas, as well as, solar project experience in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico.  Solar Prime has experience working with a broad range of customers including large utilities / IOUs, municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, and corporate entities.  They actively leverage our relationships with trusted partners in the industry to minimize costs and successfully construct solar projects. Solar Prime is a private Colorado company that prioritizes the environment, land stewardship, and energy independence.

6.) Arevia Power
Capacity: 690.00
Location: Redwood City, CA

The founders of Arevia Power have developed, financed and installed over 900MWs of solar PV projects since 2008. The company operates as a project Owner / Developer and manages projects through entire life cycles, start to finish, including but not limited to the following key activities: Market and Site Identification, Site Control Permitting, Interconnection Revenue, Contract Procurement, Financing, Construction, & Operations. The team’s experience in solar development and various development structures/engagements allows the company to create, acquire and partner on utility-scale solar PV projects within U.S. mainland territories and neighboring island markets – Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.

7.) Core Solar, LLC
Capacity: 676.50
Location: Austin, TX

Core Solar’s deep technical expertise, energy experience, and industry relationships create a unique platform for delivering exceptionally successful solar projects. Core Solar’s principals have seven decades of collective experience developing, constructing, structuring and operating thousands of MW of energy projects. Core Solar has comprehensive project development capabilities including Transmission, Real Estate, Legal, Tax Incentives, Environmental, Permitting and Title.

8.) 7X Energy Inc.
Capacity: 641.25
Location: Austin, TX

7X Energy (7X), headquartered in Austin, Texas, has quickly grown into one of the more successful solar PV developers in the United States. 7X’s development, technical, and software expertise accelerates the project site selection and evaluation process while lowering energy costs and minimizing risk for its customers and investors. Recently announced, 7X jointly developed the largest solar project in Texas, the 315 MW Phoebe Energy Project, whose power was purchased by Shell Energy NA. The company is 100% employee-owned and consists of a diverse team of seasoned industry veterans focused on the development and sale of renewable energy to commercial and wholesale customers.

9.) Open Road Renewables
Capacity: 602.00
Location: Austin, TX

Open Road Renewables is a renewable energy company focused on the development of utility-scale clean energy projects in the United States. Their experienced team is on a mission to make the promise of clean energy and economic security a reality for communities across the country. Open Road Renewables specializes in building utility-scale projects that connect directly to the electric transmission grid and, thanks to their larger scale, produce cheaper electricity than smaller distributed projects. Their projects are optimally sited while generating the lowest cost of energy possible. Utility-scale renewable energy is no longer just a compelling environmental opportunity; large renewable projects are beginning to achieve price parity with traditional forms of power generation like coal and natural gas, but without the fuel supply vulnerability that can create significant volatility in power markets. This allows Open Road Renewables to develop cost-effective projects that support local economies and provide local jobs while providing clean energy and energy independence for generations to come.

10.) Solunesco LLC
Capacity: 521.70
Location: Reston, VA

SolUnesco develops renewable energy projects, leveraging local knowledge and local boots on the ground. They coordinate a diverse group of stakeholders, including connecting rural landowners with new revenue opportunities through sustainable, cost-competitive energy generation, and, working with the community to ensure responsible development.


SourceRenewables Platform (Solar & Wind)


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