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Daryl Zeis's Blog Posts

REC Solar - December 02, 2014

The Perfect Storm: Why Now is the Time to Seize the 30% Credit on Commercial and Industrial Solar

Although the 30% business investment tax credit (ITC) for installing solar expires at the end of 2016, the window for taking advantage of the ITC is actually much sooner. Unless Congress...

REC Solar - October 07, 2014

Massachusetts Raises Solar Net Metering Cap for Businesses and Municipalities

The Red Sox may not win the Pennant again in 2014, but there’s still some good news if your business or municipality wants to install solar in Massachusetts: In a last-minute legislative...

REC Solar - September 09, 2014

Update: SCE Utility Rate Returns for 25% More Solar Savings through Decreased Demand Charges

12/18/Update: As expected, the California Public Utilities Commission has finally approved a settlement with solar advocates to increase the cap on its Option R rate from 150 megawatts...

REC Solar - August 26, 2014

What You Need to Know about Solar, Storage, and Microgrids

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...

REC Solar - August 19, 2014

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 Kaua?i. A 6 MW lithium-ion battery system will also be installed...

REC Solar - July 31, 2014

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent 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...

REC Solar - July 19, 2014

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,...

REC Solar - June 09, 2014

New Program Solves the Stranded Solar Meter Problem for California Farms

SB 594, a law that went into effect in PG&E utility territory February 2014, now allows property owners to aggregate the electricity load of multiple utility meters scattered throughout...

REC Solar - May 19, 2014

Three Key US Commercial Solar Tax Incentives Fighting for 2014 Extension

You can never truly predict what legislation will actually pass through Congress and get signed by the President. Nevertheless, there are several expiring solar tax benefits in the...

REC Solar - May 05, 2014

Believe It or Not, Solar Is Getting Hot in Minnesota

You might think that a northern state like Minnesota wouldn’t be a hot market for solar energy, but solar works great in northern and colder climates. To capture that solar potential,...

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