Commercial Solar Blog

One of the biggest concerns of anyone going solar is the upfront cost and/or how to finance it. With commercial solar systems, you basically have four main options: Purchase with Cash or a Loan; Solar Lease; Solar Power Purchase Agreement (Solar PPA); or Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).

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Even the most die-hard environmentalists can find it difficult to go the extra green mile during the holidays. There are so many gifts to find and non-green things to do! But don’t pout or shout. Just check out REC Solar’s 10 easy ways to be green for the holidays.

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If you live in one of the 16 states plus Washington DC with a Renewable Portfolio Standard, then going solar may generate more than just clean energy—it can also generate cash from your utility through “SRECs.”

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At first glance, using a ballasted solar racking system seems like an easy choice because there will be no roof penetrations. However, depending on the structure of your roof and other environmental factors such as wind, an attached racking system may be a better choice, and possibly less expensive.

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REC Solar installs commercial solar accross the United States plus Puerto Rico, but our headquarters has
always been in the beautiful central California coastal town of San Luis Obispo on Fiero Lane, just off Broad Street. Why do we love San Luis Obispo so much? Here are our four top reasons:

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Yes, the world has Tesla and the Nissan Leaf, but those cars are only electric cars that run off batteries charged by the grid. But what if a car could drive 1800 miles on pure solar power? They already can.

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REC Solar has been installing solar for over 15 years now, so not much surprises us in the solar news world. However, when we saw these 5 surprising solar facts come across our radar recently, we just had to share:

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After a three-year delay, an Obama administration official recently confirmed that a solar PV system with American-made solar panels are being installed on the White House. But did you know that this isn’t the first time that the White House has used some type of solar power? In fact, President Obama will be the third president to utilize solar energy.

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A very important solar energy policy called “net metering” is being attacked by slick commercials in Arizona and California, and it’s important for solar owners and potential solar customers to know the facts.

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There’s great solar incentive news for Oregon businesses in Portland General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power service areas: Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) has raised its upfront solar electric incentive.

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