Solar Advice From One Local Rochester Area Business to Another

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

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

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?

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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