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Financing Commercial Solar: What is the Best Option for Your Business? (Part 2)

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.
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Financing Commercial Solar: What is the Best Option for Your Business? (Part 1)

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.
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Microgrids Mitigate the Impact of Public Safety Power Shut-offs & Grid Outages

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.
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RE100: How to get to 100% renewable energy

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.  
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How to Calculate the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit in 2019

April 18, 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.  
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Announcing our new comic book sequel “Blackout”

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!
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Hawaii is on Track to Cut Emissions to Below 1990 Levels

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.
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REAP Grants for Agriculture Solar Projects

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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What to do With Snow on Solar Panels

December 10, 2018
One of the myths of solar is that it doesn’t work in cold climates. In fact, solar panels are more efficient -- produce more energy with the same amount of sunlight -- in colder climates, such as Colorado and New Jersey, two leading states for solar installations. The downside of winter is that there are fewer hours of daylight, so there are fewer hours of solar production. And then there’s the occasional snowstorm...
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