Seneca Nation Leaders of Renewables, by Danny Resch

  • January 16, 2018

The Seneca Nation of Indians have always respected and relied on their land. They continue to hunt and fish in the wilderness, run and play on Lacrosse fields, and grow vegetables they call Deohako, "the life supporters.” More recently they have been powering their lives with clean renewable energy. They are people proud of the cultural, educational, and economic efforts they take to preserve their great heritage and beautiful homeland. The Nation of nearly 8,000 citizens has recently taken steps to continue this preservation work, a process GreenSpark was happy to help guide. Working with momentum from their 1.5 megawatt…

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B Corporation Conference Recap

  • December 11, 2017

Written by Land Developer, Rachel Clar In early October, 550 members of the mission-based business movement gathered in Toronto for our guiding organization’s annual conference.   We are united in the belief that business can be used as a force for social good - to paraphrase Ghandi, that we must be the change that we want to see in the world.   This year’s theme was Inclusivity, as B-Lab is encouraging its worldwide membership to take on a specific call to action called The Inclusive Economy Challenge.   This challenge is defined by a voluntary commitment to work toward improving scoring on…

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Amicus Solar Cooperative and Amurtel Partner to Bring Solar Outreach Systems to Puerto Rico

  • November 27, 2017

BOULDER, CO and WAITSFIELD, VT: Amicus Solar Cooperative, a purchasing cooperative of solar energy companies including GreenSpark Solar, and Amurtel, a non-profit working in disaster relief, are partnering to build Solar Outreach Systems (SOS) to bring dozens of desperately needed portable solar energy systems to power critical areas in Puerto Rico. Millions of Americans living in Puerto Rico (Boriqueñas) remain without power due to Hurricane Maria, many still without passable roads, access to clean drinking water, in need of basic supplies, and unable to receive medical care they would otherwise have with functional electricity.  At an 18-degree latitude, Puerto Rico…

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Being Thankful

  • November 21, 2017

2017 has been a wonderful year for GreenSpark. We just celebrated being the #1 fastest growing company in 2017, we added 20 new employees to our roster, and we will have added 19 more megawatts of clean energy to the grid by the end of this year alone! We are so incredibly grateful for these accomplishments, among others. In addition to these wonderful things, we are grateful to have our very own National Guard, Ted Courtney, back in the U.S. and back with our GreenSpark team after serving on the ground in Afghanistan for the past year. Ted, thank you…

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Canvassing: First Impressions by Zach Davis

  • November 14, 2017

I have only been with GreenSpark for a short time, but already, my outlook on grassroots organizing and going door to door has transformed. I think there is a stigma surrounding going door to door. You can picture it: the smooth-talking, greasy salesman just looking to rip you off and take your money. At least, that's what I always pictured when I thought of going door to door. I just pictured countless doors slamming in my face; people running and diving beneath their beds to hide when they saw me coming down the street. What I imagined, however, couldn't have been…

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Top 100 Local Media Coverage

  • November 6, 2017

We're so lucky to live in a community that celebrates local businesses and entrepreneurship. Here are just a few of the clips and articles from local media covering the Top 100. Thanks to 13Wham for creating this amazing video for the Top 100. "Top 100" Honored by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 13 WHAM SunCommon NY Top 100 Business Profile on the Democrat and Chronicle site Chamber Top 100 video, RochesterFirst.com Rochester Top 100's No. 1: SunCommon NY's Uncommon Success, Democrat and Chronicle

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GreenSpark Awarded the Number One Spot on the 2017 Rochester Chamber Top 100

  • October 25, 2017

We are incredibly proud and humbled to announce that GreenSpark Solar was awarded the No. 1 spot on this year’s Top 100 list of fastest-growing companies in the Rochester area by the Rochester Chamber. We are excited about the opportunity to showcase our company to the Rochester business community because as our CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Schulte says, we are “in love with the economy of Rochester, it’s a rebuilding economy, which is the perfect time for us to be engaged.”   In 2002, five college friends hatched Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. (SED) in Schenectady, NY. Through evolution and innovation,…

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Faces of GreenSpark NY: Meet Our Customer, Messner Carpet

  • October 2, 2017

We had the privilege to sit down with Ted Messner of Messner Carpet, one of our cutting-edge commercial solar clients, to talk renewable energy. Messner Carpet had a unique challenge when considering their install - they are located in a historical building in a preservation district. We were happy to help them navigate the challenge. Read along to see how their solar experience has been thus far. Q: Why should companies care about clean/solar energy? A: Energy is something almost all businesses cannot function without.  As we progress into the future with a majority of people’s energy being generated from a…

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Superhero at GreenSpark

  • July 31, 2017

GreenSpark Superhero: Linden Speranza Here at GreenSpark, we believe in superheroes. That's because we see many every day at work! Every once in a while we like to recognize the members of our family that go above and beyond to be team players. Our most recent Superhero is Linden Speranza! She has only been a GreenSpark employee for nine months, but she is constantly impressing us with her work ethic, her positive attitude, and her ability to lead difficult projects through regulation nightmares. Driving a project forward, on time and on budget, is tricky business. Balancing the needs of all…

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Faces of GreenSpark: Meet Mary

  • July 26, 2017

We're so proud of our "family" here at GreenSpark and we want to give you a chance to get to know who we are and the source of our pride. So, every couple of weeks we feature one of our colleagues in our Faces of GreenSpark blog series. This week, we chatted with Mary Nicholas, Manager of Community Organizing. She's a gem. See what she had to say. Q: Why should people care about clean/solar energy? A: "Going solar is one of the most empowering actions you can take as an individual to make a positive impact on the local…

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