What Can Rochester Businesses Expect From Going Solar?

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

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

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

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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4 Ways Rochester Businesses Can Benefit From Solar Energy

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?

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

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

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

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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Town of Williamson

Project Size: 1.5MW Ground Mount Completed: June 2015 Williamson became the first town in the state of NY to supply 100% of all municipal loads with solar energy after GreenSpark Solar developed, designed, and installed a 1.5MW solar array at the town’s capped landfill. The project will be owned long term by Kenyon Energy and was built in partnership with Namaste Solar.

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