For immediate release: June 15, 2012
Clean Energy Collective and REC Solar, Inc. Announce Partnership to Expand the Availability of Community Solar Nationwide
REC integrates CEC's community solar solutions to serve residential, commercial and utility-scale renewable energy demand
CARBONDALE, Colo. (June 12, 2012) -- Community-owned solar garden pioneer and market leader Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced today a new partnership with San Luis Obispo, Cali.-based REC Solar, Inc. (REC). The relationship extends CEC's innovative community solar ownership model to a national level by leveraging REC's well-established utility business development network and sales and marketing programs.
The partnership allows REC to expand its business by integrating CEC's community solar solutions to serve national residential, commercial and utility-scale renewable energy demand.
"We've built our business on turnkey solar solutions that couple new technologies with our deep project development experience to reduce costs," said Lee Johnson, CEO of REC Solar, Inc. "With CEC's innovative model we can now tap a powerful new avenue to take our reliable, inexpensive solar energy solutions to the mainstream."
REC Solar will work to make CEC's community solar solutions available to utilities throughout the United States, greatly broadening the number of electricity consumers with access to affordable, accessible solar ownership. CEC will also partner with REC Solar to utilize REC's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services within CEC-driven opportunities.
REC Solar will also leverage their deep penetration within residential and commercial solar sales, including its bricks and mortar branches in various key solar states, to widen and accelerate the adoption of the CEC's proven community solar model.
"Community solar arrays are the most cost effective solar solutions available today," stated Paul Spencer, CEC's founder and CEO. "We share REC Solar's goal to make solar part of the mainstream energy supply, and our new partnership will help make great strides to that end."
Clean Energy Collective's community solar model allows every customer in a utility, including renters, those with poorly sighted properties and individuals of all income levels, to participate in local renewable energy production without having to build a costly system of their own, and reap the benefits directly on their monthly electric bills through the utility. Members receive all of the rebates and tax incentives of home-sited systems up-front, and can buy a single panel for as little as $535, or as many as needed to completely power their home or business.
About REC Solar, Inc.
REC Solar, Inc., a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Corporation, is a national leader in solar electric system design and installation. Focused on making solar affordable and simple, REC Solar specializes in residential, business, government and utility projects, offering a local presence in all major solar markets in the U.S. By providing innovative products, efficient processes, and integrated services, REC Solar is committed to delivering high-quality systems while lowering the cost of solar power for all. In 15 years of business, REC Solar has installed more than 8,000 systems nationwide in excess of 100 megawatts. For more, visit RECSolar.com or call (888) 657-6527.
About the Clean Energy Collective
The Clean Energy Collective is a developer of community-based renewable energy facilities and a national leader in community power generation. The Colorado-based company has pioneered the model of delivering clean power-generation through large-scale facilities that are collectively owned by participating utility customers. The CEC's proprietary RemoteMeter® system automatically calculates monthly credits and integrates with existing utility billing systems, enabling all utility customers to easily have clean, renewable power credited directly on their monthly utility bills, without modifying their home or office. www.EasyCleanEnergy.com or (800) 646-0323.
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