REC Solar launches in New York state
Friday, Mar 22, 2013
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.
“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.”
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.”
Source: Business Wire