4 Ways Rochester Businesses Can Benefit From Solar Energy

  • October 8, 2018

Regardless of industry, businesses are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line, meet the needs of their customers, and save money in the process. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a resource that met all of these objectives and then some? And wouldn’t it be nice if said resource was practical, affordable, and good for the environment? Luckily, there is. Renewable energy sources, such as solar, can help businesses of all sizes thrive in several ways. Check out these four impactful ways that local Rochester area businesses can benefit from going solar. Real cost savings It’s no…

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How Many Solar Panels Does Your Rochester Business Need?

  • October 8, 2018

How many solar panels does a business need to go solar? Well, that depends. This is a great question to ask, however it doesn’t have a straightforward answer. Solar energy systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, especially for businesses, where energy needs can vary drastically depending on industry. Here are three factors that we use to determine the size of the solar energy system needed to power your business:  Your monthly utility bill This is one of the most important things to consider, in addition to your annual utility expenses. It’s also important to take a look at the monthly electric rate and…

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B Corp Best for the World 2018 Honoree

  • September 27, 2018

The role of businesses in society has changed. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with turning a profit, a business can no longer afford to focus solely on financial return – purpose has also become an extremely important factor in the public’s eye.  As a B Corp Best for the World 2018 Honoree for energy and environmental services, we’re proud to say that we are working diligently to meet our community’s expectations by using our platform as a force for good. And as we celebrate this major recognition, we can’t help but be grateful for all the customers and partners that…

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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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