List of the 350 largest renewable energy developers in the United States [2024]

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Get access to our list of the most important renewable energy developers from the United States (like Scout Clean Energy, Dominion Energy, etc.) as an excel file for 499,99€. Developers create new renewable assets like solar parks and wind farms. The list includes further information (like executives’ names, contact details, etc.).  The list includes free-of-charge updates and additional entries for one year, sent out via email.

Last update: 02nd of January, 2024

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Wind energy developers from the United States

List of 10 renewable energy developers in the United States

1. Recurrent Energy (Austin, Texas)

Recurrent Energy, based in Austin, Texas, is one of the largest utility-scale solar and energy storage project development, ownership, and operations platforms. To date, the company was founded in 2006 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc.. They have completed the development of 3 GWh of battery storage and 9 GWp of solar projects across six continents. The company is active in 11 countries and employs more than 180 people. Most recently, in January of 2024, Recurrent Energy completed a sale of 100 MW / 200 MWh Battery Energy Storage in South Australia.

2. Apex Clean Energy (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Founded in 2009, Apex Clean Energy has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry. The company supplies power to utilities, corporates, and the public sector under long-term power purchase agreements. Apex offers services through origination, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies. With a diversified pipeline of 60 GW the company is building up one of the largest clean energy portfolios in the United States. Recently, in January 2024, Apex Clean Energy entered a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Microsoft for electricity from the Wheatsborough solar project in Ohio, with a total capacity of 125MW. Construction began in August 2023, and the solar farm is anticipated to be commissioned in the first half of 2025.

3. First Solar (Tempe, Arizona)

First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and managed to become a known expert in the solar energy industry – as both a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels and developer of solar projects around the world. Founded in 1999, First Solar is publicly listed (NASDAQ: FSLR) and has installed more than 25 GW of energy. In June 2021, the firm announced that it will expand its manufacturing capacity by building a new facility in Ohio which is expected to start operations in 2023.

4. Dominion Energy (Richmond, Virginia)

Founded in 1983, Dominion Energy serves about 7 million customers across 18 states in North America and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. The publicly-traded company (NYSE: D) employs more than 16,000 employees and is one of the leading solar developers in the United States. Apart from energy generated through the sun, Dominion Energy uses on- and off-shore wind and hydro power to produce energy. To date, the company has developed more than 3,100 MW of renewable energy.

Update 2024: The US Department of Interior approved Dominion Energy’s construction and operations plan of the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. Submitted in December 2020 to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the offshore wind farm, situated 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, is set to feature 176 Siemens Gamesa 14 MW wind turbines, with installation slated to start in 2024.

5. Invenergy (Chicago, Illinois)

The Chicago-based developer Invenergy is a global player in the renewable energy field. With a total of 184 projects in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, the company has developed over 29 GW of renewable energy. Founded in 2001, Invenergy generates most energy through onshore-wind energy. Additionally, the company offers sustainable energy solutions regarding solar power, natural gas, energy storage, and clean water.

6. Scout Clean Energy (Boulder, Colorado)

Scout Clean Energy is a renewable energy developer from Boulder, Colorado. The company has over 50 projects all over the United States, focusing on onshore wind an solar energy projects. Founded in 2016, the project developer already has a portfolio of over 1,200 of operating wind energy projects. As a portfolio company of Brookfield, a global asset management firm, Scout is backed up by one of the most important green infrastructure players worldwide.

7. Hexagon Energy (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Hexagon Energy is a developer from Charlottesville, Virginia, and has developed more than 6,500 MW of renewable energy. Their portfolio includes six different types of energy solutions: wind, solar, wave, biomass, geothermal, and energy storage. Around these, Hexagon Energy operates mainly in North America. Most recently, the company received approval for a 600 MW solar plant in Illinois which will power roughly 116,000 homes once completed.

8. Nova Clean Energy, LLC (Chicago, Illinois)

Nova Clean Energy is one of the smaller but still highly relevant players in the renewable energy industry. The company is backed up by Bluestar Energy Capital and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The renewable energy project developer focuses on solar energy assets and develops and constructs utility-scale solar projects all over the United States.

9. Rosendin Electric (San Jose, California)

Rosendin Electric has more than 100 years of experience as an electrical contractor. In recent years, Rosendin ventured into the renewable energy sector as an active developer. Based in San Jose, California, Rosendin Electric develops projects throughout the United States and Canada. In their portfolio are three types of renewable energy solutions: on-shore wind energy, solar power, and energy storage. Rosendin Electric has completed over 75 solar projects and over 120 wind generation projects – summing up to an installed capacity of 26 GW.

10. LS Power (New York City, New York)

With its main office in New York, LS Power focuses on the North American power and energy market. As one of the first solar developers in the United States, the company has grown its services to wind, hydro, and energy storage projects over the past years. Since 1990, LS Power has developed more than 11 GW of renewable energy. Moreover, LS Power is active as an infrastructure investment manager and has more than $10 billion in equity capital.

Solar energy developers in North America

Renewable energy developers in the United States USA renewable energy developers map

Almost every large-scale renewable energy installation in the United States is based on the work of a renewable energy developer. Developers acquire land plots, realize the installation of PV-panels or wind energy generators, connect the installation to the grid and subsequently sell it to renewable energy investors. Our list is the most extensive database of North American renewable energy developers and gives a great overview of companies with a renewable energy project pipeline.

Using the list to sell and lease land plots to renewable energy developers

After deciding to sell or lease a land plot to renewable energy developers – for instance in especially sunny or windy areas – it is essential to get an overview of all relevant green energy development firms who might have an interest in acquiring (or leasing) the land. Our list is tailored to get an extensive and helpful overview of potential developers and business partners.

Research and transaction analysis

In order to compile our list, our team screens every possible renewable energy deal in the United States, analyzes the involved parties and adds them to our database. Every project developer in our list can also be found in our directory. In case we missed a relevant North American renewable energy developer, you can submit a new listing here. In case we made an error on a certain firm – for instance not mentioning the installed capacity – you can always report an error on the respective page. Through crowdsourcing, we consequently improve our list.

Included columns in our renewable energy developer list

  • Company Name
  • Legal form
  • URL
  • Country
  • City
  • Postcode
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Onshore Wind
  • Offshore Wind
  • Solar
  • Hydro
  • Tidal
  • Hydrogen projects
  • Energy storage
  • Biomass
  • IPP
  • PPA
  • LinkedIn Management
  • Management
  • Regional Focus
  • Founding year
  • Installed capacity in MW

Picture Sources: Chuttersnap & American Public Power Association via Unsplash (07.03.2023)