REC Solar Expands to California's Inland Empire

National solar installer to help IE residents slash high electricity costs with solar

FONTANA, Calif.--REC Solar, a national leader in solar electric system design and installation, today announced it will open its 11th office in California to meet the growing demand for solar in the Inland Empire (IE) region of Southern California. Residents of the Inland Empire can go solar with little to no upfront costs, saving money on their electricity bills immediately. REC Solar will hire up to 50 sales and marketing professionals in the Inland Empire region to meet local demand for solar.

"With abundant sunshine, the Inland Empire is an ideal place for clean, affordable solar energy to thrive," said John Bumgarner, Regional Sales Manager for REC Solar. "REC Solar has already worked with over 150 homeowners in the region to install solar systems that reduce electricity costs. With a 100 percent satisfaction rate from local customers, we've made the decision to open a regional office and hire area residents to better serve this expanding market."

Thanks to a partnership with solar financing company Sunrun, Inland Empire homeowners can go solar with no to low upfront costs and reduce their energy bills from day one. Area residents can also finance their solar installations through HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, a program sponsored by the Western Riverside Council of Governments that offers low cost, fixed rate financing for solar and efficiency home upgrades that is repaid through an assessment on homeowners' property tax bill. As of spring 2013, more than 6,000 homeowners had been approved for HERO PACE financing.

Inland Empire homeowner and REC Solar customer Tom Abbas, commented, "The first time REC Solar installed solar on my home in San Diego six years ago, I thought the excellent customer service and painless construction process were due to a great crew. But after working with REC Solar again to install solar on my vacation home in Palm Springs, and enjoying another superb experience, I realized that the company puts an unparalleled focus on customer service everywhere they work. And, by going with a zero down lease option in Palm Springs, I started saving money on electricity bills from day one."

Contact REC Solar for more information about going solar in the Inland Empire.

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 11,000 residential and commercial systems nationwide in excess of 160 megawatts. For more, visit or call (888) 657-6527.

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