By May Ortega
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In a tight competition to be the best, New Mexico’s SunPower by Positive Energy Solar received the second-highest ratings for solar installers nationwide.

Leading industry reviews website SolarReviews.com announced the company received 4.9 out of five stars based on more than 260 customer reviews, according to a release from SunPower. The quality of installation, products and customer service are among the site’s review criteria.

The solar electric system installation company came into its present form in January 2016 when Santa Fe-based B Corp. Positive Energy Solar teamed up with SunPower in a move that CEO Regina Wheeler said would give consumers higher-quality installations and systems.

“We are a value-based company and we’ve built our business on a 20-year reputation of high customer satisfaction,” said SunPower by Positive Energy Solar Marketing Director Karen Paramanandam in a statement. “When you choose SunPower by Positive Energy Solar, you are choosing the most reliable, qualified solar professionals in the industry, offering outstanding customer service, and a fully customized solar solution. We are proud to bring this honor to the solar industry in New Mexico.”

Positive Energy Solar is one of only two companies in the state authorized to sell SunPower products, and is now one of about 20 SunPower Master Dealers in the country.

SunPower generated $12.98 million in 2015 and was r anked as the second highest-grossing solar and renewable energy company in New Mexico. The company was ranked No. 2 on Albuquerque Business First’s Solar and Renewable Energy Companies List.