Al Bucknam Joins REC Solar as Chief Executive Officer

Al Bucknam Joins REC Solar as Chief Executive Officer

October 13, 2014 | San Luis Obispo, CA for immediate release
Solar Veteran to Lead Expansion of Comprehensive Solar Solutions for Businesses

REC Solar, a solar solutions provider and energy partner for businesses, today announced the appointment of Al Bucknam as chief executive officer. Bucknam will accelerate company growth by expanding REC Solar’s offerings for all aspects of the commercial solar market, including adding development capabilities, providing a range of financing models to customers and securing additional capital resources to drive down project costs.

“Al has a deep understanding of what businesses need to achieve peace of mind about going solar, as well as the operational skillset to make that a reality,” said Angiolo Laviziano, REC Solar board member. “Importantly, he is also committed to the high standards of integrity and accountability that we hold paramount at REC Solar. Al is the ideal leader to help more businesses join the solar revolution and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Bucknam brings more than 25 years of executive experience working across solar, energy and logistics. Most recently, he was CEO of SunDurance Energy, a leading developer, designer and builder of megawatt-scale solar projects based in Edison, NJ. SunDurance has built over 70 MW of solar projects and was ranked seventh among commercial solar installers nationally. Before that, Bucknam held senior positions in strategy and corporate development with Plug Power, a leader in the commercialization of fuel cell technology. He began his career with transportation company Ryder System, Inc., where he worked in strategic planning, operations and finance. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Chemistry from Middlebury College.

“REC Solar has successfully completed a significant strategic transition to focus solely on commercial projects,” said Bucknam. “To enter our next phase of growth, I look forward to working with our outstanding team to make the switch to solar energy simple and profitable for more businesses. It’s an exciting time for commercial solar and I believe REC Solar is extremely well-positioned for significant expansion in this space.”

About REC Solar

REC Solar is the only renewable energy provider focused exclusively on businesses and backed by Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the world. Incorporating experience from more than 550 successful commercial solar installations over 20 years, REC Solar tailors financing and technology solutions to immediately deliver bottom line savings. REC Solar makes commercial solar simple, working seamlessly with customer operations to deliver clean energy for decades. For more, visit or call 844-REC-SOLAR (844-732-7652).

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