REC Solar Partners with MySpace to Recharge the Democratic National Convention
Released on: August 27, 2008, 9:11 am
Press Release Author: Natalie Rozier / REC Solar
Press Release Summary: Collaboration between innovative energy integrator and social networking giant seeks to raise awareness about solar power initiatives
Press Release Body: Denver, Colorado (August 27, 2008)- REC Solar (www.recsolar.com), an industry-leading provider of residential and commercial solar electric systems, has teamed up with MySpace.com (www.myspace.com) to acquaint Democratic convention participants with solar energy through a solar-powered recharging station fueled entirely by the sun. Home to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado proudly boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year.
Free to the public, MySpace's Solar Recharging Stations, powered by REC Solar, will allow passersby to charge their iPods, cell phones, laptops and other gadgets using solar power. While waiting for their respective technologies to recharge, kiosk visitors are encouraged to learn about solar energy, mingle with other alternative power enthusiasts and enter to win one of many REC Solar giveaways.
"We are excited to be working with REC Solar in providing clean energy during the convention," said Lee Brenner, Director of IMPACT and Executive Producer of Political Programming at MySpace.
Throughout the duration of the Democratic National Convention, the REC Solar-powered recharging portal is expected to provide over 1,000 watts of alternative energy to Denver patrons. The solar-powered recharging station will be conveniently located at the following intersection along downtown Denver's commercial hub, the 16th Street Mall: . Arapahoe Street and 16th Street, near the D&F clock tower and ESPN Zone
"REC Solar\'s vision is to make solar electricity part of the mainstream energy supply. To make that shift in paradigm a reality, we recognize that we must reach out to the next generation of energy consumers in their preferred online medium," said Angiolo Laviziano, President and CEO of REC Solar. "With the assistance of MySpace, the Solar Recharging Stations are designed to not only raise awareness of alternative energy sources that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, but also to encourage a sense of community, both online and offline." According to the California Solar Initiative (CSI), for the past two years REC Solar has installed more solar electric systems in the United States than any other company. With several million watts of solar installed, REC serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Oregon residents and business owners. Founded in 1997, the company specializes in grid-tied solar electric design and installation, offering affordable solar solutions for all residential and commercial customers. REC Solar is committed to lowering the cost of solar power through efficient processes, innovative products, and outstanding customer service.
The MySpace Solar Recharging Station will be manned with representatives from both MySpace and REC Solar between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Monday, August 25th through Thursday, August 28th. For more information about REC Solar, please visit www.recsolar.com or call 1-888-OK-SOLAR (888-657-6527).
About REC Solar, Inc. REC Solar, Inc. is an industry-leading solar solutions provider specializing in grid-tied residential and commercial installations. With a local presence in all major solar markets in the United States and with millions of watts installed, REC Solar is committed to lowering the cost of solar power through efficient processes, innovative products, and outstanding customer service. REC Solar is among the nation's largest solar integrators and currently operates offices throughout 5 states (CA, CO, HI, OR and NJ). For additional information on REC Solar visit www.recsolar.com or call 1-888-OK-SOLAR (888-657-6527).
About MySpace.com MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a positive impact on the world. MySpace has created a connected global community by integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, e-mail, music streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups, college communities, and member forums. MySpace\'s international network includes more than 29 localized community sites in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, India, Japan, and New Zealand. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corp. (NYSE:NWS)