REC Solar Kicks off "Revenge of the Electric Car" Movie Sponsorship with VIP Advanced Screening in LA
Solar and electric vehicle industry luminaries celebrate inevitable collision of two rapidly growing sustainability movements for a cleaner, more secure world
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. ó October 18, 2011 ó REC Solar, a leading provider of home and commercial solar electric systems in the United States, took a lead in the movement for emissions free driving by announcing their sponsorship of the movie "Revenge of the Electric Car." On October 13th, REC Solar hosted an advanced VIP screening of the feature film in Los Angeles – a week prior to the film's premier on October 21st. More than 100 luminaries from diverse, but complementary industries including solar, electric vehicle (EV), utilities, government, media and entertainment were in attendance.
Other events such as National Plug-in Day are also bringing the electric vehicle center stage. By hosting the showing, REC Solar is calling attention to the ultra-sustainable intersection of solar and EV industries. When EVs are solar-charged, they are essentially "running on sunshine," reducing greenhouse gases and lessening dependence on fossil fuels for a more secure, sustainable world – while at the same time delivering economic benefits to their drivers.
"The industry is now forecasting one million electric vehicles to be on the road by 2016 which won't just have an impact on [fossil fuel usage], but also on the environment when used with a solar system. The more solar energy is used with electric vehicles, the cleaner the environment becomes," said Angiolo Laviziano, co-founder of Mainstream Energy, parent of REC Solar. "It is exciting to see the energy revolution unfolding in front of our eyes."
As soon as 2012, nearly 125,000 electric vehicles are expected to roll into traffic. EV enthusiasts, called "Revengers" by film promoters, also embrace solar power with most expressing interest in installing solar systems for their homes, if they have yet to do so.
"The convergence of solar and electric vehicles is happening today," said Lee Johnson, CEO of Mainstream Energy. "REC Solar already has customers experiencing the combined benefit of EV and solar, and we are focused on helping more of our residential and commercial customers meld and benefit from the two technologies. We are forging partnerships with charging station manufacturers, automotive companies and other partners to help deliver these economic and environmental benefits to the thousands of commercial, government, and residential customers we serve."
"Revenge of the Electric Car," from director Chris Paine who also brought us the 2006 film "Who Killed the Electric Car?," takes viewers behind the scenes of Nissan, General Motors and Tesla Motors to chronicle key players in the race to create the cleanest vehicle. Filming started in 2007 and didn't stop until each company's electric cars were sold to the public. Paine has said, "You can't kill an idea whose time has come." View video of introductory speeches to the REC Solar VIP screening here. The film's screening schedule can be found at Revengeoftheelectriccar.com.
About REC Solar
REC Solar is an industry leading solar power provider specializing in grid-tied residential and commercial installations. With a local presence in all major solar markets in the USA and thousands of kilowatts installed, REC Solar is committed to lowering the cost of solar power through efficient processes, innovative products and outstanding customer service. REC Solar has more than a dozen offices in six states (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona and New Jersey). For additional information on REC Solar visit www.recsolar.com or call 888.OK.SOLAR(888.657.6527).