June 03, 2020
The Federal Solar Tax Credit (ITC) allows you to deduct some of the cost of installing a commercial solar system from your federal taxes. It’s one of the most generous incentives for going solar.
Commercial Solar Step 2: How to Use Renewables Incentive Programs to Fast-Track the Solar Interconnection Process
May 20th, 2020
Solar and energy storage incentives, programs, tariffs and rebates like net energy metering or NEM, SGIP, RES-BCT and more are pivotal to commercial-scale solar PV projects. The hitch is determining what’s available and planning for timely renewable energy grid interconnection. Discover what it takes to make your commercial solar installation a success.
April 22nd, 2020
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, climate change solutions that lower emissions and reduce your carbon footprint are more essential than ever. We’re sharing some tips and tools for adopting more sustainable energy solutions and habits.
February 25th, 2020
Just as no two businesses are identical, commercial solar PV systems vary by business, energy requirements, site conditions and a multitude of other factors. Despite their differences, all solar projects do follow a common development path from beginning to completion -- and the steps to create successful projects are largely the same. Discover what it takes to make your commercial solar installation a success.
February 12th, 2020
The growth of commercial solar and solar-plus-storage projects has surged since 2015 – thanks in part to flexible financing programs, new procurement options and steadily decreasing equipment costs. In part two of this financing commercial solar series, explore the possibilities and select the right investment strategies to make your sustainable energy investments a success.
February 5th, 2020
The growth of commercial solar and solar-plus-storage projects has surged since 2015 – thanks in part to flexible financing programs, new procurement options and steadily decreasing equipment costs. In part one of this series, discover the trends that are making solar and sustainable energy projects more financially viable than ever before.
December 18th, 2019
Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are electric utility-initiated power outages designed to reduce the risk of starting wildfires. As the climate changes, temperatures rise and droughts become deeper and longer, these outages are expected to be increasingly common over the next decade. Despite these and other utility grid outages, communities and businesses do not need to shut down when grid power is off. Microgrids provide a solution for resiliency during these unsure times, keeping the power on and operations running.
December 13th, 2019
Is your commercial solar installation not performing to expectations? Our project development expert Mike Borger explains how you can repower solar to improve commercial solar performance and even expand its capabilities.
December 3rd, 2019
Our project management experts Kathi Czahar and Dan Hicks explain the entire solar interconnection process, how it can impact your project timeline and the best practices for success.
October 4, 2019
REC Solar's rate and policy expert Kaitlin Marin explains energy demand charges, how they can impact the operating costs of your business, and what options are available to reduce demand charges ranging from energy storage, load shifting, demand response and more.
September 12, 2019
If you’re buying a solar energy system today, timing is everything - particularly as one of the most generous US Federal solar incentives, the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), is set to decrease at the end of 2019 and expire completely 24 months later.
April 16th, 2019
In honor of Earth Day, REC Solar is pleased to release the long-awaited sequel to the Megawatts comic book. “Blackout” was written and submitted by Gavin Hiller during our comic book contest for kids and really demonstrated a keen understanding for the role renewable energy and microgrids have in keeping the power on!
March 12, 2019
In 2007, when we first began working in Hawaii, the State did something nearly unthinkable. It made a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to below 1990 levels by 2020. A new study finds that Hawaii is well on track to make (and potentially exceed) that ambitious goal this year.
December 13, 2018
2019 Deadline Approaching! Energy costs for the agriculture industry keep rising and more companies are turning to solar energy to reduce those expenses. For companies that choose solar, the payback can be in as few as 3 years. Some companies choose to pay cash or use loans through their local bank or Farm Credit to finance their project.
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