Clean Solar named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2nd year

SAN JOSE, CA – August 14, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, Inc. magazine ranked Clean Solar, a residential and commercial solar panel installer, on its annual, exclusive ranking of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Clean Solar ranked #55 for the fastest-growing company in the energy industry, also the fastest-growing industry this year. Clean Solar also ranked in the top 400 for companies in California, the fastest growing state this year. In fact, for the second consecutive year, Clean Solar is the only energy industry company in the San Jose-metro area to make the list.

The Inc. rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the three-year period of 2011 to 2014. To qualify for the list, companies must be privately-held and have generated revenue of at least $100,000 in 2011 and at least $2 million in 2014. With a 2014 revenue of $8.4 million, Clean Solar is reporting revenue growth of 177%, ranking them at #2,203 overall on the list. The company is also reporting 237% growth in workforce over the same three years.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this rapidly growing solar industry,” says Clean Solar CEO, Randy Zechman. “As one of the nation’s fastest growing companies for a second year, we would not have this growth if it weren’t for our customer service, quality standards, and exceptional workforce.”

This honor follows Clean Solar recently being awarded one of the “Bay Area Top Workplaces” for the second consecutive year, one of Solar Power World’s “Top Solar Contractors” for the second consecutive year, “Best in Silicon Valley” for the fourth consecutive year, and achieving its 100th 5-Star Yelp review.

About Inc.

Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, visit

About Clean Solar

Clean Solar continues to be at the forefront of exceptional customer service in an effort to change the way homeowners look at solar.  Clean Solar is the Bay Area’s leading residential and commercial solar installation company. Home and business owners receive comprehensive, custom solar solutions to meet their specific electricity needs.  Along with custom solutions, Clean Solar also offers many financial options including PACE and $0 down solar leases. They are top rated on review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List and have numerous awards as the Best Bay Area Solar Installer. Clean Solar is headquartered in San Jose, California, and was founded by Randy Zechman and Jeff Ritchey in 2007. For information about Clean Solar, visit

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Leslie Gaynor – Director, Marketing

Devraj Grewal – Marketing Coordinator