SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--(REC Solar, a leader in solar system design and installation with more than 9,000 solar electric systems installed nationwide, today announced a major expansion into New York state. REC Solar now offers turnkey solar solutions to residents across the state, with an initial focus on Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange Counties.)--
“New Yorkers can now save money on day one with solar”
As New Yorkers can be a skeptical bunch, REC Solar has released a list of the top five New York solar myths to celebrate its expansion into the Empire State.
NY Solar Myth 1: Solar is too expensive
Solar has never been cheaper—solar costs fell 15 percent last year alone, according to a recent report from SEIA and Greentech Media. From 2001 to 2012, electricity costs increased 35 percent, while the price of solar electric systems dropped nearly 70 percent. Thanks to REC Solar’s partnership with Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, New Yorkers can go solar without high upfront cost and slash electric bills from day one. Homeowners don't have to own the panels. They get a solar system installed on their roof and just pay a low rate for the power.
“Solar used to come with a hefty upfront cost,” said Peter Awn, REC Solar Northeast Regional Sales Manager. “Today most of our customers pay little or nothing down to enjoy a dramatically reduced electric bill. It’s a compelling proposition that’s basically risk-free.”
NY Solar Myth 2: Installing solar is a hassle
Going solar is as easy and hassle-free as replacing an appliance. REC Solar can install solar panels on a rooftop in as little as three days, and takes care of all permitting, planning and interconnection processes. REC Solar’s customer satisfaction rates are among the highest in the industry. In 2012, the company was recognized with the Angie’s List’s Super Service Award.
NY Solar Myth 3: New York isn’t sunny enough for solar
Look no farther than our friends to the south—New Jersey is a top-five residential solar market with a comparable climate. Additionally, consider that as New York State enjoys 180 days of sunshine a year, while the country with the most solar on the planet—Germany—only gets 64 sunny days annually.
NY Solar Myth 4: Solar hasn’t caught on in New York
New York is a fast-growing solar market. It’s already the 10th biggest solar state in the U.S. with over 60 megawatts installed just in 2012. That’s enough solar to cover nearly 400 football fields. With strong public support, New York is expected to be a top-five residential solar market this year, rivaling solar powerhouses like California, Arizona and New Jersey.
NY Solar Myth 5: It’s hard to find qualified solar installers in NY
REC Solar brings New York more than 15 years’ experience designing and installing more than 9,000 solar electric systems across the country—from sunny Hawaii to snowy New England to the stormy Caribbean. That comes out to more than 140 megawatts of solar power, enough to power more than 23,000 homes.
“New Yorkers can now save money on day one with solar,” said Awn. “We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners in New Jersey hedge against rising utility rates and save money, resulting in satisfied customers who referred us to friends and family in New York. Thanks to this strong word-of-mouth buzz, launching our best-in-class turnkey solar solutions to New York was a natural decision.”
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 9,000 systems nationwide in excess of 140 megawatts. For more, visit RECSolar.com or call (888) 657-6527.