Commercial Solar Blog

QA with Dennis Elliot Cal Poly

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. The 18.5-acre solar farm is slated for completion in winter of 2017. It will include more than 16,000 individual solar

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blue lake rancheria client spotlight

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. Named a “Climate

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earth day interactive workbook solar

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. At REC Solar, we want to do our part to help educate everyone, including kids, about the environment. In honor of Earth Day, we’ve put together an educational yet fun workbook for kids that explains solar

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REC Solar Blog Featured Image - Understanding Your Energy Bill

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. Submit the form below to download the full two-page guide.

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rec solar clean energy collective guest post

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. REC Solar has partnered with CEC to build a portfolio of projects in Massachusetts and Colorado. We invited CEC’s Director of Public Affairs, Tim Braun, to give us an

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REC Solar - Determining When Solar Makes Sense for Your Business Blog Heading

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. Submit the form below to download the full two-page guide.

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REAP Grants for Agriculture Solar Projects

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. Both cash and  loan payment options allow companies to take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit as well as

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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. This allows for zero dollars upfront for a solar installation and allows for the cost of the installation to be spread across up to 20 years, or the life of the solar installation.  If a building is sold,

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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.   REC Solar recently completed a solar installation at the Taylor Farms facility in Dallas, Texas, which is one of several solar projects for Taylor Farms. Beyond solar,

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Solar Customers

The past year in solar has been defined by significant disruption that has ultimately helped the industry mature and offer better customer solutions. Here are a few examples:   Policy maturation is driving energy innovation. For example, in September, Hawaiian Electric Company’s customer grid supply program reached capacity, meaning customers either must store their excess energy generated by solar, or release it. This is expediting the adoption of energy-plus-storage solutions. We discussed the implications of

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