REC Solar, a national leader in solar electric system design and installation, today announced its nationwide residential solar installations increased by 65 percent in 2013 over the previous year. REC Solar’s residential installation pace notably exceeded the growth rate of the broader U.S. residential solar market, which was up 49 percent over Q3 2012 according to a recent U.S. Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

“As the residential solar industry matures, the competitive landscape will continue to intensify,” said Pavel Molchanov, energy analyst at Raymond James. “Recognized brands like REC Solar are well-positioned to lead the industry as consumers seek reliable names in a crowded market.”