The solar industry is built on the backs of driven, innovative and passionate people who won’t let every tariff dip or policy change distract us from our mission to help businesses save money by going solar.
REC Solar is thrilled to announce the winner of our 2017 Sustainability Scholarship, Will Snyder of Cal Poly. If you would like to read Will’s winning essay addressing the prompt “The Value of Sustainability”, follow the link in the post. Congratulations to Will and all of the scholarship applicants.
Happy 20th Birthday, REC Solar! Today we celebrate the hundreds of customers across the United States who have been empowered in the last 20 years to rethink their energy strategy, reduce energy expenses and transform how they do business. We’re humbled and thrilled to have been a part of their journey and we are excited for the next 20 years.
REC Solar was founded in 1997 by a duo of dreamers from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a leading university within the California State University program. REC Solar believes that the college students of today are the renewable energy advocates and innovators of tomorrow. In order to promote discussion about the importance of renewable energy and its role in providing a sustainable future, REC Solar is offering a $1,500 Sustainability Scholarship this fall to one student in the California State University (CSU) school system.
Several of our large commercial clients across the country have been hit hard in the last year with hail storms, causing significant damage to automobiles. This can impact any company whose employee’s vehicles are parked outside, or businesses like car dealerships that have millions of dollars of inventory sitting on a lot. A recent hailstorm in Colorado left many dealerships with hundreds of cars damaged, closing the dealerships down until they could repair or replace the vehicles. This has a major impact on insurance premiums for these businesses.
Applied Medical is a global company that designs, develops and manufactures medical devices for customers in more than 75 countries. The company recently worked with REC Solar to install nearly 3 megawatts of solar at their corporate headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and at a nearby distribution center.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a nationally-ranked university known for their philosophy of Learn by Doing. The university is committed to leadership in sustainability in both academics and operations. In April 2017 Cal Poly and REC Solar announced that we are working together to bring a 4.5 megawatt (AC) solar farm to the campus.