US-based PV installer, REC Solar is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this week.
The company boasts good customer relations with business from Main Street, farms and ranches, government agencies including the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Agriculture, large multi-national businesses including Costco, IKEA, Nestle and DuPont and thousands of homeowners across America.
Over the company’s 15 years in business, REC Solar has installed 118MW of solar, consisting of over 8,700 installations in 16 states, ranging from California and Colorado to New Jersey and Florida. In the past year REC Solar has posted rapid growth, with nearly five times as many megawatts installed last year alone as in its first 10 years of business. The company has more than 800 employees with 17 offices in six states and is a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Corporation.
Founder Judy Staley said: “The keys to our longevity have been keeping customer service and quality as core business values. Our customer service feedback consistently ranks among the best in the industry, and we’ve found having both operational experience and a top-notch workforce is key to making design, permitting, financing, and installation seamless for our customers. At the same time, solar is a long-term investment, and our permanence gives customers confidence that we’ll be there to assist with maintenance and service if needed.”
Founder Fred Sisson continued, “We’re thriving after fifteen years in a roller coaster industry because our team is committed to making customers happy. By offering value and showing that we understand our customers’ needs, we’ve broadened our customer base from early adopters to large, mainstream industries like agriculture and the military to maintain strong growth.”
Ethan Miller,VP and GM of Regional Business said, “REC Solar is committed to investing in innovative programs like simple financing, community solar and aisle-crossing technological and construction partnerships to make going solar easy and straightforward. We’re continuing to build a trusted, reliable brand that moves with the market to take solar to the mainstream. We look forward to celebrating again in another 15 years.”
Fifteen years in business represents unusual longevity for the solar industry. GTM Research Analyst Andrew Krulewitz commented, “The solar industry has proven highly volatile for both manufacturers and installers. Though demand for solar has grown tremendously in the past few years, the industry landscape has become increasingly competitive. We're now seeing a shakeout of less-competitive firms at all points on the value chain.”
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, REC Solar has launched a promotion through the end of the year. Refer a friend or neighbour to REC Solar, and if they go solar before January 15, you receive US$1,000.