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October 27, 2022
Author : Alex Bustillos
The Alberta-based contractor PCL Construction has experienced significant growth in terms of revenue and headcount in its solar construction department. A significant part of the firm's work is in the United States.
According to a press release, PCL's Solar Division's income exceeded $500 million last year, an increase of about 60% from 2020. In the same time frame, the solar sector team at PCL nearly quadrupled in size, going from 119 to 214 employees.
In fact, PCL has also increased its solar activities across the United States and Canada as the demand for renewable energy rises.
The business manager for PCL's solar division, Rodolfo Bitar, anticipates continued high demand for solar projects and believes solar work is essential to PCL's expansion as a business. He explains, "Government support for renewable energy here in the U.S. is significant and opens the door for many more products and opportunities.”
Andrew Moles, the director of Solar for PCL Construction, also said, “The demand for high-performing solar facilities will only increase in the coming years as the world transitions away from carbon-producing forms of energy generation. PCL has risen to the challenge by assembling an outstanding renewable energy team ready to meet the needs of this ever-growing market."
For significant participants in the IT and utility industries, PCL has so far negotiated more than $2 billion in solar energy projects. Among its most notable projects are:
As per Brad Hise, operations manager for PCL, U.S. Solar, the team at PCL improves its capacity for adaptation and its capacity for seeing chances for innovation with each project.
He says, “Not one of the more than 50 solar projects built by PCL has been the same. Each time we take what we learned to streamline processes, serve as better advisors to our clients, and move the standard for excellence on solar projects even higher. Our diverse experience is one reason PCL has built a reputation as the go-to name in solar construction.”
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