Daryl Zeis's Blog Posts

REC Solar - March 24, 2014

How Solar Reduced a California Farm’s Electric Bill by 75 Percent

A solar system installed by REC Solar at a California vineyard. Today’s farmers are increasingly using the sun’s energy to grow more than just fruits and vegetables. Solar power systems...

- February 18, 2014

What's a Utility Demand Charge and How Commercial Solar Can Help

If you’re an operations manager of a commercial building or industrial facility, then you probably know that a major portion of your monthly bill can come from so-called “demand charges.”...

REC Solar - January 31, 2014

Why Wal-Mart, Staples, Apple, and Other Top Brands Are Going Solar

Wal-Mart, the number one retailer in the United States, also turns out to be the number one retail brand when it comes to solar installations, but it’s not alone. According to Solar...

REC Solar - December 12, 2013

Commercial Solar Financing: Leasing Your System vs. Owning It

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...

REC Solar - November 22, 2013

On a Commercial Roof, Should My Solar Arrays Be Ballasted or Attached?

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...

REC Solar - October 11, 2013

Governor Brown Signs California ‘Shared Renewables’ Legislation

California’s Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 43 into law last week, creating a new "shared renewables" program whereby the state’s investor-owned utilities – PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E...

REC Solar - October 10, 2013

The “Other” Type of Commercial Financing: PACE

When a big box store, winery, or factory thinks about going solar, they often finance through a solar power purchase agreement (solar PPA). It allows your business to go solar with...

REC Solar - October 09, 2013

Small-Scale ‘ReMAT’ Feed-in-Tariff (Finally) Launches in California

Nearly four years after former Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 32 – creating a new small-scale ‘feed-in-tariff’ program – into law, PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E opened new Renewable...

REC Solar - October 04, 2013

Energy Trust of Oregon Raises Business Cash Grant Incentives for Solar

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...

REC Solar - September 24, 2013

Long Island Power Authority Revives Solar Pioneer Program

In mid September, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will open the Solar Pioneer Program to new residential solar applications, with $5 million in funding. Given the sharply-reduced...

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