GreenSpark is providing the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services for six projects across Central and Upstate New York, owned by Pivot Energy, totaling 27.8 MW. The projects are all tracker systems, which means the solar panels move with the sun in order to maximize production. It has been a privilege working with Pivot, another Certified B Corp that focuses on providing a positive impact on society as measured by environmental stewardship, social leadership, and responsible governance (ESG) factors.
GreenSpark has been installing renewable energy for over 20 years, with solar energy as our focus. When going solar, it’s important to choose a team of experts who specialize in the industry. This will ensure your solar array is installed using industry-best equipment and practices so that you can get the most out of your system. Look for accolades such as NYSERDA Quality Installer, Solar Top Contractor, NABCEP and B Corp certifications to know that you are working with the most skilled installers available.
At GreenSpark, we’d love it if everyone could go solar, but unfortunately, not every site is viable for a solar array. This blog will cover some things to look out for at your home if you are interested in going solar.
GreenSpark is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Clean Energy Credit Union, a values-driven lender, to bring an exclusive new financing opportunity to homeowners. Industry-specific loans through the GreenSpark and Clean Energy Credit Union partnership provide community members with some of the strongest rates available.
GreenSpark Solar has been around for over 20 years, and so have many of our employees. GreenSpark is a B Corporation, which impacts our employee retention rate: our people stay! When choosing a solar company, choosing a business you can trust and feel good about is crucial. With GreenSpark, you can trust that our employees are the most knowledgeable and experienced in the region.
In 2020, Cornell announced a 1 MW power purchase agreement on the rooftop of five new buildings of their North Campus Residential Expansion. GreenSpark was chosen to design, engineer, and construct the solar arrays, and the project is owned by Kendall Sustainability Infrastructure with GreenSpark as a tax equity partner. This second phase of the project brings another 725kW to the Cornell campus. The solar power from this total project will reduce Cornell’s carbon footprint by providing about 35% of the power needed for the new buildings, and the energy represents a tenfold increase in the on-campus rooftop solar capacity.…
Must Stash It, a self storage facility in Canandaigua, made the switch to solar in 2022 with a 10.36kW roof-mount array. This project installed by GreenSpark Solar was funded in part through the NYSERDA NY-Sun program.
GreenSpark Solar has been around for over 20 years and we’re not going anywhere. As the most experienced renewable energy company in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region, we’ve earned the title of NYSERDA Quality Installer numerous years, many of our installers are NABCEP certified, and we’re also a member-owner of Amicus Solar Cooperative. Our experience isn’t limited to just solar, we also install EV charging stations and battery storage systems for home and for businesses, large and small. Read on to see why these titles set us apart from the competition..
In this series, we sit down with employees here at GreenSpark to ask them what it's like working here and what they think sets GreenSpark apart from the competition.
There are many advantages to going solar, and you’ve heard them before: reduced emissions, decreased energy bills, more jobs, environmental benefits: the list goes on! But did you know that solar is also good for the health of the electrical grid, which financially benefits our communities? Many people don’t often think about where their electricity is coming from when turning on the lights or starting the coffee maker in the morning. But, the electricity generated to make your household items work is often traveling hundreds, even thousands of miles. This travel takes up energy, resulting in the loss of available energy for the consumer. You may hear this referred to as transmission loss, which is pretty inefficient. A key solution to combat transmission loss is called distributed generation, which uses localized energy sources, like solar power, to generate electricity closer to where it’s being used.