Leadership in Solar

Twelve days until Christmas. Can you believe it? I can almost hear the drummers drumming, and I find myself more excited for Christmas in my 40’s than I ever was as a kid. Why? I guess it’s because I have a 10 year old who still believes, and it’s amazing….no, it’s awesome….to see things through his eyes.

As we get closer to the festivities, and the parties, and the gifts, and the food (let’s be honest, the food is one of the best parts of the holidays), I also find myself being thankful for so many things. The health of my family, lifelong friendships, my 8 siblings, the warmth of a wood stove, a job I truly love, and in a top-notch industry.

Back in January, the team at Solar Power World once again announced their “Leadership in Solar” program. Nominees from 10 categories were in the running with voting going through the end of October. The categories spanned the industry and included Components, Consulting, Distributors, Enclosures, Installation, Inverters, Measurement, Panels, Racking & Mounting, and finally, Software.


EcoFasten Solar found itself in the Racking & Mounting category for the 3rd year in a row. We kept an eye on things throughout the year, but you never really can tell who the winners will be until they’re “official”, and in print.

Last week we were elated to finally see the results. We won! We “exemplify solar leadership.” What an honor to be recognized this way, knowing that our peers voted for us. It tells us that what we work for, what we strive for – innovation – is noticed. It also tells us that we’re doing something right in designing, engineering and manufacturing solar roof mounts that meet the needs of solar installers. We try to stay ahead of the curve, designing systems that will make the installers time on the roof that much easier, that much faster, and without a lot of parts that are difficult to figure out.

We pride ourselves on forward thinking – anticipating the needs of installers and always keeping in mind that installers want no-hassle systems that are easy to understand, easy to install and easy to order. Not only are our manufacturing & engineering teams on their game, it’s the entire EcoFasten staff, from shipping, to Customer Service, Marketing (hey, that’s me!), Animations, Accounting, Sales, we’re all in it to win it and we all enjoy coming to work every day. Really. We enjoy it. We work hard and we play hard.

Companies that were either voted in or not should also be recognized. Together, we make the solar business stronger, smarter, and more widespread. We ALL exemplify solar leadership in our own ways, and for that, we should all give ourselves a pat on the back and high fives all around.


Let’s say a collective “congrats” to these 9 companies, each of which also exemplifies solar leadership in their respective categories, and were chosen by all of us as this year’s top vote-getters.

Components: S&C

Consulting: Envect

Distributors: Backwoods Solar

Enclosures: Sabre Building Systems

Installation: Baja Carports

Inverters: Pika Energy

Measurement: Flex-Core

Panels: Axitec LLC

Software: Aurora Solar

Thank you for voting, and Happy Holidays to you all!





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Industry leader EcoFasten Solar designs, engineers, and manufactures patented, watertight solar roof mounts. The company provides mounting solutions that are easy to install, cost-effective, rugged in fabrication, and unsurpassed in quality. Comprised of a seasoned and growing team of professionals with talent, ability, and drive, all EcoFasten Solar products are precision-designed with the installer in mind. 


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