RECs to the Rescue
Greenwave is dedicated to providing Californians with as many green-energy options as we can. Ideally, we’d all have solar panels on our roof, or some other renewable resource into which we could directly plug our utility meters.
But that’s not always possible. And given the nature of electricity generation and storage, “real” green power is nearly impossible to deliver directly to those who want it.
When you flip the switch, all electricity is the same. Energy produced by renewable sources is sent into the power grid where it mixes with electricity generated by conventional, fossil-fuel sources. There’s no way to separate the “green” electrons from the “brown” ones.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are financial instruments through which consumers can “green” their electricity use, no matter where they live.