Bonterra solarHONOLULU – Bonterra Solar has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list. With a three-year growth rate (2010, 2011, 2012) of 568 percent, Honolulu-based Bonterra was ranked number 801 out of 5,000 companies nationwide.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies,” said Bonterra Solar President Christian Adams. “Over the past three years Bonterra has experienced incredible growth. This acknowledgment demonstrates Bonterra’s continued commitment to our clients and the community.”

To be included on the list, businesses have to meet several qualifications, including having generated revenue of $100,000 in 2010 and at least $2 million generated in 2013.

Founded in 2009 by principals Andrew Yani and Blair Herbert, Bonterra Solar established business practices that would put it in a unique position to become one of Hawaii’s leading solar companies, despite ever-increasing competition brought on by the boom in home and commercial photovoltaic (PV) installations.

In 2011, the company expanded with the creation of a Commercial Division supplying solar services to major Island businesses such as Simply Storage Hawaii and the iconic Aloha Island Mart in Kahala. Bonterra’s financial growth has also been stimulated by its pioneering role in PV installation in high-rise condominiums and large commercial buildings.

“As a solar company, our success and growth comes from being able to help our clients to save on their energy bills, appreciate the unique products, services and warranties that Bonterra provides and be part of the tremendous movement to green energy in Hawaii,” said principal of Bonterra Solar Andrew Yani.

“Our goal at Bonterra is to continue our rapid growth by offering innovative financing options that allow more home and business owners to enjoy the benefits of solar power,” said principal of Bonterra Solar Blair Herbert.

Bonterra Solar Hawaii is a leading installer of cost-effective residential and commercial solar systems that reduce electricity costs and maximize returns on clean energy investments with few, if any, upfront expenses. In 2014, Bonterra was named the 17th fastest-growing small business in Hawaii in the Pacific Business News’ “Fastest Fifty” competition. In 2013, Bonterra was named one of the nation’s top 250 solar contractors by Solar Power World, a national solar industry publication. In 2010, Bonterra was chosen to be the solar installation company for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Kaupuni Village, the first net-zero energy community in the nation. Bonterra also was selected by Gentry Homes as its exclusive installer of solar systems on new homes. To learn more about Bonterra Solar, visit