SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — REC Solar, a leader in solar system design and installation, has 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.

With its partnership with Sunrun, a leading home solar company, REC Solar said New Yorkers can go solar without high upfront costs and reduce their electric bills from day one. Homeowners don’t have to own the panels. They can 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.”

REC Solar said it brings to New York more than 15 years’ experience designing and installing more than 9,000 solar electric systems across the country — from Hawaii to New England. 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.”

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Publication date: 4/8/2013