Category Archives: Utility

Is the Solar Microgrid Future Already Here?

Yes, we live in a utility grid dominant world right now that is mainly powered by fossil fuels and nuclear power. And yet, more and more microgrids powered by solar and other renewable technologies are coming on line or are … Continue reading

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REC Solar Is Now Focused Exclusively on Commercial Solar

We have some big news here at REC Solar. As of February 4th, 2014, we’re now focused exclusively on the commercial and large scale solar markets. The change in focus comes as the commercial solar market is poised for major … Continue reading

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What’s a Solar REIT?

Recently, the IRS made a so-called “private letter ruling” that—under certain conditions—allowed solar equipment to be a “good asset” as part of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT.) While this ruling is promising news for financing commercial solar projects, it’s … Continue reading

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Community Solar: No Roof Required

Community solar is a hugely-interesting and dynamic area of solar policy in 2013. Where they exist, such programs offer significantly-expanded access to clean energy’s many benefits. No roof required. In a true community solar program, customers “subscribe” or purchase an … Continue reading

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California Leads the Way in Solar Power

During his first year in office, California Governor Jerry Brown hasn’t just signed the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the nation (33% of electricity from renewables by 2020) into law, he’s also called for the deployment of 12,000 megawatts … Continue reading

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