What Makes a Good Solar Site?

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.

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New Financing: Clean Energy Credit Union Partnership

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.

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The GreenSpark Quality Difference – Part 2

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.

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Not all Solar is Equal – The GreenSpark Quality Difference

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..

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Is Solar Good for the Grid?

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.

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Solar All Year

Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, solar can help save you money. Net metering is one reason why solar is such a good deal for homeowners and business owners in Rochester. It allows you to save money on your energy bills all year long–even during gloomier months.

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The Climate Bill: An Overview

Congress recently passed the largest climate bill in U.S. history with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) becoming law on August 16th, 2022. The provisions of the IRA include many new solar incentives for businesses, municipalities, non-profits, rural companies, low-income communities, and more.

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