REC Solar’s Sustainability Scholarship

June 26, 2017
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.
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Using Solar Carports as Hail Protection

June 19, 2017
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.
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How to Calculate the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit

January 27, 2014
If you’re buying a solar energy system today, one of the most generous solar incentives that you’re entitled to is the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). But not everyone who goes solar is eligible to receive it, and for those who do, there are different ways to calculate it. Below is a FAQ layman’s guide to the solar federal ITC, but please confirm all of this information with your tax adviser.
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Q&A with Jana Ganion, Sustainability Director at Blue Lake Rancheria

April 26, 2017
At REC Solar, we are often fortunate to work with incredibly passionate organizations driven to make an impact in the world. Jana Ganion and Blue Lake Rancheria are a perfect example. REC Solar had the pleasure of building a 500kw solar array as part of a microgrid solution. This solar system, which includes energy storage, is helping power government offices, economic enterprises, and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities across 100 acres.
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Understanding Your Energy Bill

March 9, 2017
Energy bills can be confusing to read and understand. We created a quick guide to your energy bill, defining where your charges for electricity, demand and delivery come from. Our guide also explains how solar offsets each part of your bill.
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Q&A with Clean Energy Collective, a Community Solar Leader

February 27, 2017
Clean Energy Co. (CEC) builds, operates and maintains community-shared clean energy facilities. CEC is pioneering the model of delivering clean power-generation through medium-scale facilities that collectively serve participating utility customers. Their proprietary software automatically calculates monthly credits for members and integrates with the utilities' existing billing system.
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Determining When Solar Makes Sense for Your Business

February 8, 2017
Solar has been around for several decades, but many people still do not know whether their business is a good candidate for solar, or when they should consider investing. In our latest educational guide called “Determining When Solar Makes Sense for Your Business,” REC Solar shares lessons learned to help you pinpoint the best time to invest.
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REAP Grants for Agriculture Solar Projects

January 31, 2017
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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