REC Solar, a leading provider of home and commercial solar electric systems in the United States, has taken the lead in the movement for emissions free driving by stepping forward to help sponsor the movie Revenge of the Electric Car.
On Oct. 13, REC Solar hosted an advanced VIP screening of the feature film in Los Angeles – a week prior to the film’s premier on Oct. 21. More than 100 luminaries from diverse, but complementary industries including solar, electric vehicle (EV), utilities, government, media and entertainment were in attendance.
By hosting the showing, REC Solar says it is working to call 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.
A solar + EV ‘revolution’ “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 onto streets in the U.S. Many EV enthusiasts, called “Revengers” by film promoters, also embrace solar power, expressing interest in installing solar systems for their homes, if they have not yet done so.
“REC Solar customers are experiencing the benefits of EV and solar today,” said Lee Johnson, CEO of Mainstream Energy. “Our partnerships with charging station manufacturers, automotive companies, and others are making it easier for homeowners, businesses and government agencies to attain the economic and environmental benefits these solutions provide.”
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.” The film’s screening schedule can be found at RevengeoftheElectricCar.com.
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