REC Solar achieves 10,000 residential solar installations milestone

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Greentech Lead America: REC Solar, a company specializing in solar electric system design and installation, has installed 10,000 residential solar systems nationwide.

REC Solar has installed more than 160 megawatts of residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar throughout the U.S. and its territories, with 50 megawatts coming online in the past year alone.

The solar provider also announced it has increased residential system orders to 110 percent year over year. The company’s installation teams are completing up to 15 residential systems every working day.

REC Solar’s residential solar business is slated to jump 70 percent in 2013, while the overall residential solar market is projected to grow 35 percent in the same time.

“Ten thousand residential solar installations is an impressive milestone and reflects the success of our core values and strategic vision,” said Paul Winnowski, CEO at Mainstream Energy, REC Solar’s parent company. “Our strong tradition of implementing innovative strategies to consistently exceed customer expectations is powering our business forward into a period of unparalleled growth.”

REC Solar recently expanded its national reach by entering key emerging residential markets, including New York and Hawaii, while growing operations in existing markets, including California’s Inland Empire.

The company also entered channel partnerships with large national retailers, increased availability of innovative financing models, focused on reducing soft costs and consistently strong customer reviews and word of mouth.

REC Solar received the Angie’s List Super Service Award earlier this year.

Earlier in February REC Solar also got an enhanced certification for potential-induced degradation (PID) resistance. The PID-resistance test, certified by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), subjected the solar panels to some of the harshest PID-test conditions in the industry including: negative voltage of 1,000 Volts, ambient temperature of 60°C, relative humidity of 85 percent and test period of 96 hours.

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