Clean Solar named to Silicon Valley Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Companies

October 19, 2015 – San Jose, CA – The Silicon Valley Business Journal released their list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Silicon Valley and Clean Solar, a local residential and commercial solar installer, ranks at #21. Companies are ranked by taking the average of the percentage revenue growth from the periods of 2012 to 2013 and from 2013 to 2014. Clean Solar is reporting 152% growth, which ranks them at #21 overall. In fact, Clean Solar is the highest ranked solar company on the list, making them the fastest growing private solar company in Silicon Valley.

Clean Solar CEO, Randy Zechman, states “Being one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley is an honor. And a solar company is the perfect example as Clean Solar’s growth matches the growth of the solar industry in general.”

On a much larger scale for growth in 2014, Clean Solar was also named to INC. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. and ranked at #2,203 overall. The INC. rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the three-year period of 2011 to 2014, of which Clean Solar has reported growth of 177%.

Adding to these accolades for growth in 2014, this year marked Clean Solar expanding its commercial solar division into the North Bay and expanding its residential territory into the East Bay cities of Tracy and Mountain House.

Zechman continues, “Our growth is best credited to our customer service as we are, undoubtedly, the top-rated solar installer in the Bay Area”.

Extensive criteria needed to be met in order for a company to be considered for the Silicon Valley Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Companies award including: being privately held and headquartered in “Silicon Valley” as defined by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, having at least $500,000 in sales in 2012, and having a three-year sales history with a revenue increase in fiscal year 2012 over 2014. Additionally, all financial documentation is verified by an outside auditor.

The full list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies can be seen here:

About Clean Solar

Clean Solar continues to be at the forefront of exceptional customer service in an effort to change the way home and business owners 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