3 Easy Ways Rochester Manufacturers Can Go Solar and Save Big

  • June 15, 2018

The industrial and manufacturing industries include a variety of different sub sectors, many of which are intricately tied to the overall health of both the economy and the environment. And while each sub sector is distinctly unique, there is one thing they all have in common: substantial energy use. Factories, manufacturing facilities, and similar work spaces that fall within the industrial or manufacturing sector require a great deal of electricity to operate, let alone meet their production goals. Regardless of sub sector, the manufacturing process is extremely energy intensive, which can easily cause a facility’s energy costs to skyrocket. Fortunately…

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3 Common Roof Types for Residential Solar in the Rochester Area

  • June 15, 2018

Whether it’s in a field, on a plane, or even floating in a reservoir, solar energy systems can be successfully installed just about anywhere. Roofs however, are one of the most common spaces for solar panel installation, and this is especially true for residential solar energy systems. While it’s entirely possible for a homeowner to have a ground-mounted solar energy system, many homeowners lack the space needed to make this a reality. As such, roof-mounted solar panels are pretty much the norm. But not all roofs are created equal, with some being better suited for solar panels than others. So…

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Why Commercial Solar Energy Systems Make Sense for Rochester Manufacturers

  • June 8, 2018

The cost of doing business is going up, especially if you’re in the manufacturing industry. This is due to a number of reasons, with rising fuel and energy rates being a contributing factor. And in an increasingly competitive marketplace where demand is high and production deadlines are tight, manufacturers are spending more money than ever to keep up. As solar energy continues to gain traction within the residential sector, the commercial sector is experiencing a solar boom of its own – and for good reason. This is especially true for businesses that require large amounts of power to operate, such…

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Why 2018 is the Best Year Ever for Residential Solar Energy Systems in Rochester

  • June 8, 2018

It’s crunch time folks! There’s no time like the present, and this is especially true when it comes to making the switch to solar in the Rochester Area. It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through 2018 already, so that makes now the best time to go solar and start enjoying the benefits. Don’t wait until tomorrow when you can start making a big difference in your personal finances, your home’s efficiency, and the health of the environment today. Here’s why: Protection against volatile rate hikes Nothing stays the same, especially energy rates. What you’re paying for electricity now…

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5 Benefits of Sustainable Building and Home Construction

  • June 1, 2018

The environmental movement doesn’t have to be confined to recycling empty cans and reducing paper waste at the office. While these small steps contribute to making a big difference, sustainable building is allowing businesses of all sizes to reduce their costs and their environmental impact from the ground up – literally. Also known as green building, sustainable building is the application of eco-friendly, resource-efficient construction processes designed to reduce the overall environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime. Construction and many of its operations can have can extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment, the community, the economy,…

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How to Whip Your Rochester Electric Bill Into Shape

  • June 1, 2018

Is it time for your high electric bill shape up or ship out? Well, if your utility costs are anything like average U.S. home, then the answer is a big, fat yes. According to the U.S Energy Information Administration, the average monthly electric bill in the U.S. is well over a hundred dollars or more, with this amount nearly doubling in some states. Where you live is a big part of how much you pay – or overpay – for electricity. The good news is that there are plenty of simple things you can do as a homeowner or renter…

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Rochester Commercial Solar Real Estate Benefits

  • May 14, 2018

Things are about to get real in California’s real estate industry. In a bold push towards increased sustainability, the five-member California Energy Commission recently voted in favor of requiring solar panels on the construction of most new homes. The new mandate won’t take effect for another two years, however it’s already making waves throughout the Golden State’s construction, real estate, and solar industries. California has long been considered a national leader and trendsetter in clean energy initiatives, and this most recent piece of legislation is aimed to set the bar even higher. Although it will add thousands of dollars to…

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Why Solar Makes Sense for Sustainable Landscaping in Rochester

  • May 14, 2018

Solar energy is being used to power life on Earth in a number of new and exciting ways – from homes, to businesses, to farms, and even flights around the world. And it keeps getting better. As solar technology continues to improve and become even more accessible, solar energy is being used in a variety of new applications, such as lighting for sustainable landscape designs. What is sustainable landscaping and why is it important? Sustainable landscaping was born from increasing environmental concerns and includes a series of strategic methods designed to reduce environmental impact while preserving the overall aesthetic and…

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Oh Hail No: How Well Do Solar Panels Fare in Unfair Weather?

  • May 11, 2018

Our region experiences a range of seasonal weather conditions, which is just one of many reasons why Western NY is so beautiful. We get it all – from picture perfect summer days to cold, snowy winters and almost everything in between. Whether they're roof mounted or on the ground, solar energy systems are tough enough to withstand all of the above while continuing to generate clean, money-saving energy. They’re designed with the elements in mind, which means they can handle pretty much anything Mother Nature has in store. Here’s how well solar panels hold up in gnarly, unpredictable Western New…

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Solar Energy

  • May 7, 2018

The Sun has the power to meet – and exceed – the energy demands of modern life, while preserving the environment we all rely on; an environment that’s currently threatened by pollution, climate change, and the rapid consumption of precious natural resources. While solar may not be able to solve all of the environmental challenges we face, it still has an enormous amount of potential in providing practical, cost saving energy solutions that protect the health of our planet. And that’s a pretty big start. You may already know a few things about solar, but did you that... Solar is…

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