ECC Solar serves homes and businesses in Las Cruces. It installs grid-tied and off-grid solar systems, as well as backup equipment. The company also offers small-scale utility PV systems for community projects and electric cooperatives. ECC Solar was founded in 1991 by Cary Lane, a former engineer at a Department of Energy PV test facility, where he worked on product development with manufacturers. Cary leverages this experience and his access to industry research to determine the ideal solar products for a particular application.