May 3, 2017
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.
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.
April 21, 2017
Earth Day was created back in 1970 after a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. The original intent of Earth Day was to have a day set aside for the public to think and learn about the environment.
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.
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.
January 26, 2017
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) helps business owners finance projects that improve energy efficiency through renewable energy improvements on their property. PACE financing is bundled under a property’s assessment and is paid on the property’s tax bill.
January 10, 2017
Taylor Farms is North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods. The company focuses on innovation by consistently developing new products and improving production methods. Taylor Farms is family owned and based in Salinas, California with twelve operating companies and distribution facilities throughout North America.
December 8, 2016
The long-anticipated PG&E NEM 1.0 cap will be reached in the next few weeks. PG&E has been interconnecting about 3-3.5MW per day on average and with 34MW left at the time of this writing, the expectation is that before the end of the year, NEM 2.0 for PG&E will be in place.
November 11, 2016
Hawaii's mandate to achieve 100% clean energy by 2045 places the state at the forefront of solar and renewable energy adoption in the United States. Since 2007, REC Solar has been a leader in commercial solar on the islands. Recently, the solar landscape in Hawaii has seen several changes that include the end of the energy buyback program, meaning solar customers can no longer sell excess power back to the utility.
August 26, 2016
According to data from the Rocky Mountain Institute, the largest non-fixed operating expenses for businesses are utility costs. Other operating expenses include labor, rent or marketing. When a business is looking for ways to improve cash flow and reduce overall operating costs without cutting back on staff, reducing advertising spend or trying to find cheaper rent, energy is “the final frontier” of where brands can conserve.
April 25, 2016
You have questions or concerns about choosing the right solar company to handle your projects. We have answers.
February 24, 2016
The prodigious growth of solar power in the United States has turned what was once a boutique industry into a multibillion-dollar asset class. Cumulative installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the US has exceeded 20 gigawatts, with thousands of projects scattered across the country.
January 26, 2016
The number of U.S. businesses with solar energy installations grew to a new high in 2015. Enterprises ranging from family-run companies to some of the country’s biggest corporations are producing their own energy, cutting operating expenses, and achieving environmental sustainability.
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