How to Calculate the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit

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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2019 Deadline Approaching! 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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‘Tis the Season for Snow and Solar Panels. What To Do?

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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Announcing the Winner of our Solar Energy Comic Book Contest!

October 16th, 2018
We had so many amazing submissions for our Megawatts comic book sequel contest! All the submissions had compelling characters and really great storylines about renewable energy, so it was a really tough decision to pick only one for our next comic book. But we are excited to announce our official winner!
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Solar Panels ROI Payback Calculator

May 1, 2018
How much your business saves over the 25 to 30 year lifetime of a typical commercial solar system depends on many factors, including how you finance it, federal and local incentives, your utility rate, and the amount of sunshine available on your commercial rooftop.
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