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Sep 21

Congratulations REC Americas 2023 Customer Excellence Award Winners!

High-performing installers and distribution partners are honored for their commitment to providing the ultimate customer service experience and installation of REC's award-winning solar panels.

The 2023 Customer Excellence Awards recognize REC certified solar installers and distributor partners in the U.S. who exceed customer expectations with exceptional customer service, sales, installation and promotion of REC.  The Customer Excellence Awards program includes several award categories across each region: Installer of the Year, Best Residential Project, Soalr Service Award, Brand Champion, Outstanding Solar Sales and Outstanding Solar Sales MVP. 


Best Residential Project (West) – First Response Solar

Santa Rosa, California

45 X Alpha Pure 410W = 18.45 kW


Best Residential Project (Central) – Eland Electric    

Green Bay, Wisconsin

20 X Alpha Pure 410W = 8.2 kW


Best Residential Project (East) – Summit Energy

Stoughton, Massachusetts

14 X Alpha Pure-R 420W = 5.88 kW


Solar Service Award – Taylor Energy AND Greentech Santa Rosa

Taylor Energy installed a 10.2 kW system for the Living Room, a women’s shelter in Santa Rosa, CA that serves 1,200 women and children each year. Installed in partnership with Greentech Santa Rosa, REC, Enphase and IronRidge.


Brand Champion – Astrawatt Solar

Based in Kansas City with 13 locations across the US, Astrawatt Solar is an REC brand champion. Astrawatt promotes RECs premium solar modules and celebrates successful solar installations, consistently posting high-quality customer stories and installation photos shared with over 4,700 Facebook followers and 800 Instagram followers.


Outstanding Solar Sales (West) – OneSource

Since 2018 OneSource has been one of REC’s longest standing distribution partners in California and has helped us become the premium module for Residential in Southern California.

We’re thrilled to have OneSource as a strategic distribution partner helping us continue to bring REC to the market.


Outstanding Solar Sales (Central) – Greentech Minneapolis

Greentech Minneapolis represents channel partnership like no other.  Their sales team leads with REC to enable brand loyalty and partnership for REC’s Minnesota market. 

We really appreciate what the Greentech Minneapolis team has done for REC in the Upper Midwest and are honored to present the Outstanding Solar Sales award for the Central region to Greentech Minneapolis!


Outstanding Solar Sales (East) – US Renewable Solutions

US Renewable Solutions is a truly exemplary partner. They represent us expertly in the field, acting as an extension of our sales team, with deep product knowledge and a true passion for our brand; they exceed our expectations at almost every turn; and they are made of up a team of truly kind and good people. We are so grateful for the partnership, and we are honored to present them with the Outstanding Solar Sales Award for the East.


Outstanding Solar Sales MVP – Greentech San Diego

Greentech San Diego has grown to become the largest single Greentech location partnering with REC in the Greentech network and are also the single largest distribution location for REC across all partners for the United States.  From local contractors to some of the nation's largest installation companies, Greentech San Diego has been leading the charge across the Greentech network. 


Installer of the Year (West) – A&R Solar

A&R has distinguished themselves as a premiere solar installer for the Pacific Northwest over the last year by a commitment to customer service, quality, and partnership with REC.

A&R moved over to REC last summer and has seen their sales continue to grow quarter over quarter with one of the highest referral rates around, which is a testament to a quality company using a quality panel.

Installer of the Year (Central) – All Energy Solar

With nearly 15 years in the solar business, REC is proud to partner with Minnesota based All Energy Solar.  All Energy has been proudly waving the REC flag since the release of REC’s original Alpha series back in 2019. 

REC is proud to honor All Energy Solar for a second straight year with the Central Installer of the Year award!


Installer of the Year (East) – Lumina Solar

Lumina Solar is a truly exemplary partner, in every sense of the word. They are an honest shop which has organically grown their installation business into a hyper-successful powerhouse in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

They are one of our largest installation partners and yet they have never sacrificed quality in the name of their growth.

We are so grateful to have Lumina Solar as partners and we are thrilled to give them the award of Installer of the Year for the East.


Installer of the Year (Southeast) – PES Solar

PES Solar is one of Florida’s strongest residential solar and storage contractors.


Installer of the Year (National) – Blue Raven Solar

Blue Raven Solar was founded with one goal in mind; to provide homeowners with a simple and affordable way to get the BEST solar technology. REC is honored to be selected as part of the PV system technology to provide the BEST to American homeowners. 

We are excited to see this alignment of our companies continue to grow our partnership and are proud to present the National Installer of the Year award to Blue Raven Solar!

The REC Americas Certified Solar Professionals Program provides exclusive benefits and business opportunities to tiers of installers who meet certain qualifications, including REC’s high standard of excellence. In addition to business-supporting perks, members of these exclusive tiers can extend the benefits they receive, such as special pricing and preferred access to in-demand and new products, like the just-launched REC Alpha Pure-R modules, to consumers. For more information for installers, visit: REC Americas Certified Solar Professionals Program.