California Renewable Energy Credits
One Renewable Energy Credit (REC) represents the green attributes of 1,000 kWh of renewable energy produced. Utilities need to purchase RECs in order to get in compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements. California has one of the most aggressive RPS targets in the country, calling for utilities to get 33% of their energy from renewables by the year 2020. To sell California RECs the Generating Unit must be registered into WREGIS (Western Renewable Energy Generation Information Systems) the state sponsored REC registry, and certified by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Leaf Exchange, CA REC Experts
Since the summer of 2010, Leaf Exchange has been the premier source for simple and objective news and education on California Renewable Energy Certificates. Our service was designed specifically for California solar system owners. We have registered several hundred systems into WREGIS and partnered with many of the most reputable installers in the state.