Why 2018 is the Best Year Ever for Residential Solar Energy Systems in Rochester

  • June 8, 2018

It’s crunch time folks! There’s no time like the present, and this is especially true when it comes to making the switch to solar in the Rochester Area. It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through 2018 already, so that makes now the best time to go solar and start enjoying the benefits. Don’t wait until tomorrow when you can start making a big difference in your personal finances, your home’s efficiency, and the health of the environment today. Here’s why: Protection against volatile rate hikes Nothing stays the same, especially energy rates. What you’re paying for electricity now…

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5 Benefits of Sustainable Building and Home Construction

  • June 1, 2018

The environmental movement doesn’t have to be confined to recycling empty cans and reducing paper waste at the office. While these small steps contribute to making a big difference, sustainable building is allowing businesses of all sizes to reduce their costs and their environmental impact from the ground up – literally. Also known as green building, sustainable building is the application of eco-friendly, resource-efficient construction processes designed to reduce the overall environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime. Construction and many of its operations can have can extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment, the community, the economy,…

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How to Whip Your Rochester Electric Bill Into Shape

  • June 1, 2018

Is it time for your high electric bill shape up or ship out? Well, if your utility costs are anything like average U.S. home, then the answer is a big, fat yes. According to the U.S Energy Information Administration, the average monthly electric bill in the U.S. is well over a hundred dollars or more, with this amount nearly doubling in some states. Where you live is a big part of how much you pay – or overpay – for electricity. The good news is that there are plenty of simple things you can do as a homeowner or renter…

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Rochester Commercial Solar Real Estate Benefits

  • May 14, 2018

Things are about to get real in California’s real estate industry. In a bold push towards increased sustainability, the five-member California Energy Commission recently voted in favor of requiring solar panels on the construction of most new homes. The new mandate won’t take effect for another two years, however it’s already making waves throughout the Golden State’s construction, real estate, and solar industries. California has long been considered a national leader and trendsetter in clean energy initiatives, and this most recent piece of legislation is aimed to set the bar even higher. Although it will add thousands of dollars to…

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Why Solar Makes Sense for Sustainable Landscaping in Rochester

  • May 14, 2018

Solar energy is being used to power life on Earth in a number of new and exciting ways – from homes, to businesses, to farms, and even flights around the world. And it keeps getting better. As solar technology continues to improve and become even more accessible, solar energy is being used in a variety of new applications, such as lighting for sustainable landscape designs. What is sustainable landscaping and why is it important? Sustainable landscaping was born from increasing environmental concerns and includes a series of strategic methods designed to reduce environmental impact while preserving the overall aesthetic and…

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Oh Hail No: How Well Do Solar Panels Fare in Unfair Weather?

  • May 11, 2018

Our region experiences a range of seasonal weather conditions, which is just one of many reasons why Western NY is so beautiful. We get it all – from picture perfect summer days to cold, snowy winters and almost everything in between. Whether they're roof mounted or on the ground, solar energy systems are tough enough to withstand all of the above while continuing to generate clean, money-saving energy. They’re designed with the elements in mind, which means they can handle pretty much anything Mother Nature has in store. Here’s how well solar panels hold up in gnarly, unpredictable Western New…

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Solar Energy

  • May 7, 2018

The Sun has the power to meet – and exceed – the energy demands of modern life, while preserving the environment we all rely on; an environment that’s currently threatened by pollution, climate change, and the rapid consumption of precious natural resources. While solar may not be able to solve all of the environmental challenges we face, it still has an enormous amount of potential in providing practical, cost saving energy solutions that protect the health of our planet. And that’s a pretty big start. You may already know a few things about solar and the sun, but did you…

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Commercial Solar in Rochester: Why Partner With GreenSpark Solar?

  • April 27, 2018

As a local business, trust us when we say that making the decision to go with commercial solar is one of the best investments you can make – for your business, for your community, and for the planet. We wouldn’t be saying this if we didn’t use clean, local energy to power our own office in Ontario. Powering your business or institution with solar is an investment that goes far beyond real financial returns, though that’s a pretty sweet part of the deal. If you’re considering going solar, consider partnering with GreenSpark Solar, your trusted solar installer. We have a…

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3 Ways Solar Energy is Powering a Cleaner, Greener Kind of Craft Brew

  • April 12, 2018

The growing popularity of speciality craft and home brews has breathed new life into the beer industry, creating a fierce yet friendly competition in the battle of the best brews. Craft and home brewing is changing the way we think of and enjoy beer, applying new-school technology to a process that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Today’s consumers want beer that tastes good, but they also want to enjoy a beer they feel good about drinking. Enter sustainable brewing. Powered by clean, renewable energy sources such as solar, sustainable breweries are laying the foundation for the future of American brewing.…

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Vines and Sunshine: Why Solar Energy is the Perfect Wine Pairing

  • April 12, 2018

Galileo Galilei, the famous Italian philosopher turned Renaissance polymath, was a pretty smart guy. Like really, really smart. Not only did he know a great deal about...pretty much everything, but he also knew a lot about wine. Go figure! According to the Father of the Science, “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Well, that pretty much sums it up. There’s actually a great deal of science that goes into winemaking, and the sun plays an integral role in both the quality and flavor of the grapes that eventually become wine. The right amount of sunlight is crucial to creating a…

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