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Monica Niehaus

Melink is Solar Power World’s 2021 Greenest Contractor.

Melink Solar is featured on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors List and receives Solar Power World’s “Greenest Contractor” Award.  Solar Power World magazine’s annual list includes Ohio-based, commercial solar design and build firm.

Cincinnati, Ohio — Every year, Solar Power World nominates one solar firm for the "Greenest Contractor" Award.  One company that stands out amongst all others in the U.S. for walking the talk. 

Melink has been at the forefront of the clean energy revolution for years.  In 2010, the company committed itself to achieving LEED Platinum EB (existing building) certification and eventually net-zero energy at its headquarters.  Melink installed a solar array on its rooftop to offset the electrical load.  Then, when giving tours of the super-green building, visitors became fascinated by the idea that Melink could generate their own power onsite.  This inspired Melink to build its own solar division.

Melink Solar moved into a brand new net-zero energy HQ2 building in 2020, next to HQ1.  It’s a state-of-the-art building with a super-insulated envelope, smart LED lighting, shade control, an innovative geothermal HVAC system, and a solar canopy with charging stations supporting its growing fleet of electric cars.

As one of Ohio’s most experienced EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) firms, Melink Solar gains national ranking as a top solar contractor in 2021 from Solar Power World Magazine.  In 2020, Melink installed over 15 megawatts, and total installed capacity since 2010 is 74 MW.

Solar Power World has recognized the efforts of solar contractors across the United States in its 2021 Top Solar Contractors List, where local solar installer Melink Solar ranked first as an EPC headquartered in Ohio. Solar Power World interviewed Steve Melink, founder of Melink, and shares a Q&A that addresses how Melink is improving the industry and providing inspiration for more and more net-zero carbon facilities.  

Melink Solar is a commercial solar EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) firm offering turnkey solutions with projects across the U.S. The firm specializes in designing and building roof mounts, ground mounts, and solar parking canopies.

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Monica Niehaus

About Monica Niehaus

Monica Niehaus joined Melink in 2020 and currently serves as a Business Development Manager. Monica is responsible for developing partnerships with accounts to grow solar and geothermal energy solutions in the commercial building sector.