How Does it Feel to Have A Local Business Powered by Solar Energy?

  • October 30, 2018

Ever wonder what it feels like to be the owner of a solar-powered business? Listen to Doug and Joan Allen of Long Acre Farms as they share what it’s like to have a local business powered by the sun!  We installed a 72.8kW solar array at Long Acre Farms in the Spring of 2015. The ground mounted solar array is expected to cover over 100% of the farms’ electric load and pay for itself in just five years. The array will save the farm, which hosts a winery and ice cream shop, over $300,000 over the expected life of the…

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Net Metering for Rochester Area Businesses: What is it and Why is it Important?

  • October 30, 2018

As a business owner or executive, you know a good deal when you see one, which is why you’re interested in learning more about commercial solar. Net metering is one reason why solar is such a good deal for Rochester business owners – it allows you to earn money, save on energy costs, and make a big difference in your company’s bottom line. What is net metering? Simply put, net metering is a billing system used by utility companies that allows solar energy system owners to bank credits for any excess electricity they add to the grid. These credits can…

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Seasonal Solar Panel Maintenance in Rochester

  • October 30, 2018

Solar panel maintenance is important, but unlike cars or household appliances that need regular tune ups in order to remain in good working order, solar panels require very little maintenance throughout their lifespan. And it gets even better – as your trusted solar installer, GreenSpark performs necessary system maintenance. You don’t have to lift a finger when it comes to maintaining your home’s solar panels, unless of course, it’s to give us a call. Seasonal preventative maintenance can go a long way in terms of supporting the efficiency and longevity of your solar panels. Here are a few examples of…

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Solar Advice From One Local Rochester Area Business to Another

  • October 29, 2018

Do you wish you could talk to another business owner that’s already gone solar with GreenSpark and learn about their experience? Here’s your chance. Listen to Doug and Joan Allen as they give advice to businesses considering solar. We installed a 72.8kW solar array at Long Acre Farms in the Spring of 2015. The ground mounted solar array is expected to cover over 100% of the farms’ electric load and pay for itself in just five years. The array will save the farm, which hosts a winery and ice cream shop, over $300,000 over the expected life of the system.…

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5 Ways to Help Get Company Stakeholders on Board With Solar

  • October 26, 2018

As solar-savvy professional, you’re probably well aware of the benefits of solar energy for businesses. You’re familiar with the cost and environmental benefits. You know about the generous federal incentives and tax credits. You understand that consumer trends lean towards companies that have sustainable business practices in place. You get it. The only problem? Your company’s decision makers and stakeholders may not be totally sold on the idea of solar for one reason or another. In order to show them all of the benefits solar can provide to their organization, you have to talk their language and broach the subject…

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3 Spooky Reasons to Power Your Rochester Home With Solar

  • October 26, 2018

Halloween is right around the corner, and with that comes lots of delightfully frightful fun. And while most things about this exciting time of year are entertaining, some things are just downright spooky and scary, like continuing to use fossil fuels and other traditional energy to power your home when you can use clean, affordable solar energy. On the surface, that might not seem that bad, but here a few scary facts – You’re spending more money than you have to Not only is solar energy affordable, but there are a variety of generous federal incentives and tax credits that…

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What Can Rochester Businesses Expect From Going Solar?

  • October 24, 2018

So what’s it really like for a Rochester business to go solar? In particular, what are some of the benefits local business owners can expect from making the switch? Instead of telling you, we’ll let Joan and Doug Allen from Long Acre Farms share their experience! We installed a 72.8kW solar array at Long Acre Farms in the Spring of 2015. The ground mounted solar array is expected to cover over 100% of the farms’ electric load and pay for itself in just five years. The array will save the farm, which hosts a winery and ice cream shop, over…

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3 Ways Your Personal Decision to Go Solar Affects Public Health

  • October 22, 2018

Although most Americans care deeply about the environment, it can be easy to take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when it comes to our individual carbon footprint. This is especially true when considering how our carbon footprint fits into the larger picture of community and public health. As a homeowner, making the decision to go solar is a personal one, however powering your home with clean, local energy has a big impact on public health. Here’s how your personal choice to go solar can improve public health: Reduce water scarcity Water is a basic need for human…

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4 Simple Ways Rochester Businesses Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

  • October 22, 2018

Being “green” or eco-minded isn’t just something you do at home or as a side hobby; it’s a way a life! That means that all the wonderful eco-initiatives you practice at home to reduce your carbon footprint can and should be practiced at your job. In addition to improving the health of the environment, wonderful things happen when companies reduce their carbon footprint, such as energy savings that result in cost savings, improved employee satisfaction, a better public image, and closer ties to the community. Here are a few simple ways to create a culture of sustainability at your workplace:…

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3 Reasons Why Rochester Homeowners Shouldn’t Wait to Go Solar

  • October 8, 2018

It’s often been said that patience is a virtue, and while this is generally true in most circumstances, patience isn’t necessarily “virtuous” when you’re considering whether or not to go solar. In fact, hemming and hawing about the idea might cost you in the long run.  If you’re a Rochester area homeowner that’s waiting for a better time to go solar, here are a few reasons why there’s no time like the present to make the switch: Meaningful cost and energy savings This is probably the most obvious and pressing reason to go solar. Why wait to start saving money…

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