Why We Need Your Utility Bill

  • August 30, 2018

At GreenSpark, going solar is a lot easier, simpler, and more affordable than you think. Turnkey and Transparent: In addition to handling the entire process from start to finish, including financing and determining what federal grants and tax incentives can be applied to your project, one of the ways we take the guesswork out of going solar is by being completely transparent at all times. That means no surprises whatsoever – well, you might be surprised to learn how much you can save with solar and how affordable it is to make the switch. Finding the Right Fit: Before you sign…

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Our Community Solar Development in the Greater Rochester Area

  • July 18, 2018

We’re working hard to bring a variety of solar options to the Greater Rochester Area, and you can read more about how we're making Community Solar a reality in this recent Democrat and Chronicle article. Community Solar is fairly new and has a great deal of potential, but installing these types of large scale solar projects is easier said than done. Yet again, we’ve never been the type to back down from a challenge! For example, each town has unique rules and regulations pertaining to solar energy development in that area. We work closely with each town to learn, understand,…

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3 of the Best Roof Types for Solar Panels in Rochester

  • June 22, 2018

Whether it’s in a field, on a plane, or even floating in reservoir, solar energy systems can be successfully installed just about anywhere. Roofs however, are one of the most common spaces for solar energy systems to be installed, and this is especially true for homeowners. 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 what…

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3 Cool Ways Renewables Are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

  • June 22, 2018

Also known as the Industrial Revolution, the technology and manufacturing boom of the late 19th century was a game changer for the American economy. Unfortunately, all that boom was a bust in terms of causing some pretty serious environmental consequences. And although manufacturing has come a long way to improve its sustainability, there’s always room for improvement. But that’s where the power of renewable energy applications comes into play. Renewable energy sources, such as solar, have the potential to completely revolutionize the manufacturing industry as a whole. In fact, they already have. As more and more businesses make the switch…

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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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