In 2022, Congress passed the largest climate bill in U.S. history, the Inflation Reduction Act, carrying with it several incentives, investments, and climate goals set to help strengthen local economies, reduce carbon emissions, increase local green jobs, advance environmental justice, and make clean energy a reality in the present, not just the future. As we settle into 2023, join us in celebrating our collective impact toward securing a more sustainable future. Similarly, we challenge you to join us in committing to doing more in the year ahead. Consider incorporating goals and actions, no matter the size, to live more sustainably and keep us moving in the right direction.
As the number of solar arrays or “solar farms” increases within our communities, GreenSpark receives more and more questions about how it all works. So we wanted to take a moment to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) around those fields of solar panels you may see off the side of a highway or somewhere in your town.
In this series, we sit down with employees here at GreenSpark to ask them what it's like working here and what they think sets GreenSpark apart from the competition.
Oh, what a year it has been! We’ve added new team members, a ton of solar, created a heck of a lot of community and environmental impact, and so much more. GreenSpark is proud to be a part of this local business community and we’re grateful every day. We’re excited to share some of our highlights from 2022 with you. 2022 was a year of massive growth for GreenSpark, and 2023 is already scheduled to be our biggest solar year yet. We’re continuing on our journey of creating a more sustainable future for our region and beyond.
We recently visited with Must Stash It, a recent commercial solar customer and self-storage local business. Here's what they had to say about going solar with GreenSpark.
At GreenSpark, our employees care about our planet and our company's mission. Our COO, George McConochie, says, “At GreenSpark, we are sincere in our belief that solar energy is a force for positive change, and as such, we feel a moral obligation to ‘practice what we preach.’ Employees at GreenSpark should be able to harness the benefits of the work we all do, so we incentivize those investments with significant discounts. We also use employee installations as opportunities for company-wide training, testing out new technologies, and for recycling/upcycling old or slightly used equipment that still has significant life remaining.” GreenSpark’s Junior Accountant, Lori Pulvino, recently went solar. Below is what she had to say about her experience.
There are many myths floating around about the solar industry and what it means to go solar here in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. In this post, we'll outline the truth around solar.
GreenSpark has been installing renewable energy for over 20 years, with solar energy as our focus. When going solar, it’s important to choose a team of experts who specialize in the industry. This will ensure your solar array is installed using industry-best equipment and practices so that you can get the most out of your system. Look for accolades such as NYSERDA Quality Installer, Solar Top Contractor, NABCEP and B Corp certifications to know that you are working with the most skilled installers available.
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.
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.