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What You Need to Know about Solar, Storage, and Microgrids – Solar Webinar Recap

REC Solar recently participated in a webinar on Renewable Energy World that invited several experts to discuss the U.S. landscape for solar PV with microgrids, and energy storage. The panelists included: Peter H. Asmus, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research. … Continue reading

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Video: Groundbreaking for 12 MW Kaua’i, HI Solar Project

On July 26, 2014, REC Solar and the KIUC Utility held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 12 MW solar project on the island of Kauaʻi. A 6 MW lithium-ion battery system will also be installed alongside the array to store … Continue reading

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Beating the Heat: Hampton Inn Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44% with New Solar Carport

It’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer … Continue reading

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Evaluating Commercial Solar: Payback, ROI, NPV, and IRR

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 … Continue reading

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Really Fast Commercial Installs: Two REC Solar Time Lapse Videos

Below are two time-lapse videos filmed at two REC Solar installations. The first is from IKEA’s southwestern US distribution center in Tejon, California. The 1.8 MW DC system covers 216,000-square-feet of the expansive rooftop, and produced 3.05 million kWh of … Continue reading

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