2021 Top Solar Installer: Shawn Reynolds, Solar Impact

In acknowledgement of the 10th anniversary of Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors list, the editorial team proudly recognizes four individuals for Top Solar Champions awards. These special awards highlight four individuals working at Top Solar Contractor companies who have gone the extra mile in their jobs and solar advocacy efforts.

The 2021 Top Solar Installer award-winner is Shawn Reynolds, commercial construction manager at Solar Impact.

Shawn Reynolds’ passion for exceeding customer expectations no matter the obstacles in his path makes him this year’s Top Solar Installer.

During the pandemic, Reynolds led his team to complete a significant project with Hillsborough County, Florida, despite budget and construction constraints. The 720-kW portfolio on the county’s public libraries was completed on time, while Reynolds was also in charge of multiple other jobs nearly two hours away.

“Shawn is an example of not only a master of his craft, but someone who truly cares about the success of his team, his company and doing the right thing for our customers. He not only embraces but embodies our core values.”

– Alex Finchum, director of sales and marketing, Solar Impact

After installation, the array experienced some module failures that could have harmed the company’s working relationship with the county. Instead, Reynolds stepped in to quickly replace the broken equipment to ensure the client was satisfied.

The successful project helped Solar Impact reach even more clients in the Tampa/Hillsborough area and has more than tripled the company’s installations in the region.

In addition to his dedication to projects from start to finish and beyond, Reynolds is also committed to training the next generation of installers. He teaches Sante Fe College’s Electrical Construction Apprenticeship program, which many of Solar Impact’s workers have taken. He’s always willing to drop what he’s doing to answer questions about solar installation and electrical work.


The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors awards program is part of our annual Top Solar Contractors list.