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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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!
You loved our first solar energy comic book about the MegaWatts - a team of superheroes that bands together to defeat global warming! Now we want to know, what happens next? Submit your ideas and we will choose one story to be made into a special comic books sequel!