Everything You Need to Know About Residential Battery Storage

As Rochester embraces renewable energy, we at GreenSpark Solar continue to help empower homeowners with sustainable solutions. One crucial aspect of this transition is residential battery storage, which ensures reliable access to solar energy, even during a grid outage. Here's everything you need to know about the ins and outs of residential battery storage and common questions asked by homeowners in our area.

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Introducing: The Tesla Powerwall 3 for Battery Storage Backup

GreenSpark Solar is excited to introduce the Tesla Powerwall 3 to its suite of battery storage solutions. The Powerwall 3 revolutionizes home battery storage for solar energy customers, making whole-home backup possible for many homeowners. As demand for residential energy storage in the Rochester area continues to grow, the team is excited to share some of the differentiators, cost implications, and current financial options for adding the Tesla Powerwall 3 to a new or existing solar array.

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Let’s celebrate Earth Month together! Earth Month is a great time to amplify our efforts and showcase our current initiatives to build a sustainable future for our planet and community. Earth Day, April 22, allows like-minded companies and peers to advocate for climate change solutions and bring awareness to the detrimental effects of climate change on our planet. But it shouldn’t stop there. 

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Demystifying Net Metering: What New York Solar Customers Need to Know

Whether you're new to solar or a long-time solar energy consumer, you may have encountered the term "net metering" or “net energy metering.”" Many questions and misconceptions exist about what it is, how it works, and its future in monitoring solar energy production and consumption. So, we're answering all the basics about net energy metering (NEM) and digging into some essential industry policy updates that could impact New York State solar customers in the near future.

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GreenSpark Solar Named a 2024 NYSERDA Gold Quality Solar Installer

GreenSpark Solar is proud to be named one of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s 2024 Gold Quality Solar Installers. NYSERDA is a trusted source for “objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975." Funding through REAP is an important step that rural businesses of all industries can take this year to protect themselves against unpredictable rate hikes, all while saving money. With additional state and federal incentives, eligible businesses can save up to 100% of the project cost if they switch to solar in 2024. With solar energy, farms and businesses can protect themselves against unpredictable rate hikes, all while saving money and taking an important step toward energy independence and resiliency.

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B Corporations CVE North America and GreenSpark Solar Announce Operational Launch of Wheatfield Community Solar Project in New York

New York, NY, February 6, 2024 – CVE North America (CVE), in partnership with GreenSpark Solar (GreenSpark), announces the operational launch of a 5.6 megawatt (MW) community solar project in Wheatfield, NY. This project is the first to achieve operational status of a five-project community solar portfolio in construction by CVE and GreenSpark. This key milestone marks a significant stride in bringing equitable and sustainable energy solutions to New York State to support its renewable energy initiatives.

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GreenSpark Solar & Pivot Energy Team up on 33MW of Solar Energy

GreenSpark Solar (GreenSpark) and Pivot Energy (Pivot) are in the process of installing seven solar projects totaling over 33 megawatts (MW) across New York State. Pivot Energy, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a national solar provider focusing on developing, financing, building, and managing solar and energy projects. It has been a privilege working with Pivot, a national leader in the development of solar projects and another certified B Corp. Pivot aims to be a leader in the solar industry that helps increase equitable access to clean energy for businesses and communities.

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Why Winter is a Great Time to Switch to Solar

While going solar in the winter may seem like a crazy idea, it is actually the best time to go solar! By signing a contract in the earliest months of the year, your system will be installed and switched on during the spring and summer months when there is the highest amount of energy-producing sunlight. Our team developed these top 5 reasons why going solar in the winter is the best decision. Keep reading to find out!

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10 Questions You Might Have About Solar Farms

Through its nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York State requires 70% of electricity to come from renewable energy systems by 2030. As a result of solar-friendly policies and the increasing economic appeal of renewable energy, you may have noticed more “solar farms” popping up in our communities. Here are some FAQs regarding those solar farms you see while driving along the highway or down your neighborhood road.

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Seneca Nation Solar Program Wins National Award
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Seneca Nation Solar Program Wins National Award

Exciting News! The Seneca Nation Residential Solar Project, a partnership between GreenSpark and the Seneca Nation, has been voted the Project of the Year, a national award recognized by Solar Builder Magazine. Solar Builder is a leading industry publication highlighting the construction of solar projects nationwide while sharing the latest industry products, trends, and research.

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