Commercial Case Studies

Learn about our recent work and partnerships with businesses in our area. GreenSpark is proud to help organizations across the Greater Rochester region and throughout New York State make the switch to solar energy.

Farming & Agriculture

Purple Painted Lady

The Purple Painted Lady turned green in 2021 with a 61kW solar array consisting of 156 panels. The solar array was designed and installed by

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Young Sommer Winery

Completed in 2015, this 20.67 kW roof mount installation in Williamson, NY for our friends at Young Sommer Winery covers 100% of the winery’s electric load

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Long Acre Farms

Long Acre Farms, GreenSpark Commercial Solar GreenSpark installed a 72.8 kW solar array for Doug and Joan Allen at Long Acre Farms in the Spring

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Fox Farms

Fox Farms in Williamson, NY made the switch to solar in 2014. GreenSpark helped the apple and fruit farm find the right solar system for

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Whittier

Whittier Fruit Farms

Whittier Fruit Farms, GreenSpark Commercial Solar GreenSpark installed two solar arrays totaling 9.4kW at Whittier Fruit Farms in July 2013. The installation marked GreenSpark’s first

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Schools & Universities

Cornell University

In 2020, Cornell announced a 1 MW power purchase agreement on the rooftop of five new buildings of their North Campus Residential Expansion. GreenSpark was

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University of Rochester

  GreenSpark Solar was hired for the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of this 335kW solar array and integrated 392 kWh energy storage project on the

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MacArthur CSD

Funded by NYSERDA, this 372kW array was completed in 2015 for MacArthur Elementary. Located on the south side of Binghamton, NY.

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Solean

GreenSpark Solar was the General Contractor for this 7.412 MW solar project built in the town of Olean, a small city near the Pennsylvania border.

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Clarkson University

GreenSpark installed a 2.31MW solar array for Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in the fall of 2014. The solar array spanned 12 acres of land just outside the Village of Potsdam

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Municipalities

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Town of Ontario

GreenSpark installed a PowerCharge Platinum dual port electric vehicle (EV) charging station for the Town of Ontario. This pedestal-mounted station was funded through NYSERDA’s Charge Ready NY program

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Village of Lima

The Village of Lima partnered with GreenSpark solar for their 447.12 kW system. The project is owned by Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, with the Village of Lima entering a 25-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA).

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Town of Irondequoit

The Town of Irondequoit received funding for two solar projects through NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program. GreenSpark Solar provided the turnkey solar package for the

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Village of Brockport

This 645.84kW solar array for the Village of Brockport offsets the electricity needs of multiple buildings, including Seymour Library, three fire stations, the visitor center, Department of

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Developers & Institutions

Catalyze

GreenSpark Solar is proud to partner with Catalyze, out of Boulder, CO, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for six projects. The projects span several locations throughout New York State, totaling 30.2 MW.

It has been a privilege to work with Catalyze, and we look forward to bringing more local, clean energy to our region!

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CVE North America

GreenSpark is providing the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services for five New York State projects owned by CVE North America, totaling over 26 megawatts (MW). As part of the New York Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) program, all five projects will be community solar installations and receive funding from the NYSERDA’s NY-Sun program that aims to make solar energy more accessible to homes, businesses, and communities.

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Catalyze

This 6.5 MW solar array, located in Geneseo, NY, is owned by Catalyze, who partnered with GreenSpark to provide the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services. This project consists of 12,012 modules and is an all-tracker system, which means the solar panels move with the sun to maximize production.

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Pivot Energy

GreenSpark is providing the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services for six projects across Central and Upstate New York, owned by Pivot Energy, totaling 27.8 MW. The projects are all tracker systems, which means the solar panels move with the sun in order to maximize production. It has been a privilege working with Pivot, another Certified B Corp that focuses on providing a positive impact on society as measured by environmental stewardship, social leadership, and responsible governance (ESG) factors.

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270 on East Apartments

The 270 on East Apartments project in Rochester, NY consists of a 73kW roof-mount solar array installed by GreenSpark in 2022. The project is owned by Dyno Group, a Licensed Contractor and NYS-Certified MBE located in Buffalo, NY.

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Rendering of PUSH Buffalo's newest affordable housing project with GreenSpark-installed solar panels

PUSH Buffalo

GreenSpark Solar is partnering with PUSH Buffalo to bring clean solar energy to their new affordable housing project.

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Novis Renewables, LLC

GreenSpark provided the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services for five projects owned and developed by Novis Renewables, LLC, totaling 37.5 MWs. The projects span

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Mark IV Solar Array

Mark IV Enterprises

Mark IV Enterprises, one of the largest locally-based real estate developers and property management firms in the Greater Rochester area, hired GreenSpark for their 132.7

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Lodestar Energy

GreenSpark was the trusted EPC provider for Lodestar Energy’s 2020 portfolio consisting of 18 MWs across Central New York. The portfolio included a 5.2 MW,

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Home Leasing

2.2 MW solar array is located in Ontario, NY. GreenSpark designed, developed, and installed the array, which will generate electricity for Home Leasing Affordable Housing Communities throughout the Greater Rochester area.

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Heritage Christian Services

https://youtu.be/8UPF6bQ-UPQ Heritage Christian Services, a non-profit agency that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, offsets 100% of their electricity needs in the Rochester region

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Private Practices

Hilton Family Dentistry

Hilton Family Dentistry made the switch to solar in 2019 with a 24kW roof-mount array installed by GreenSpark. The project received funding from NYSERDA’s NY-Sun program.

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Bateman Orthodontics

Bateman Orthodontics utilizes their 35.1kW solar array to power their practice in Rochester, NY. Interested in what we can do for you? Let’s talk. Go Back See

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York Animal Hospital

Based in Livingston County, the York Animal Hospital provides a number of services to the Greater Rochester area. Their decision to go solar helps them

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Webster Chiropractic

Webster Chiropractic, GreenSpark Commercial Solar Completed in 2015, this installation in Webster, NY covers 58% of Webster Chiropractic’s electric load with a lifetime savings of

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Manufacturing & Technology

Mount St. Mary’s Abbey

GreenSpark installed this 160 kW solar array for Mount St. Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, MA. The solar array powers Trappistine Candy, which is run by the nuns of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey. The solar array reduces the electricity bill by more than 60%, helping Mt. St. Mary’s Abbey achieve their renewable energy goals and free up funds to invest back into their community.

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Must Stash It

Must Stash It, a self storage facility in Canandaigua, made the switch to solar in 2022 with a 10.36kW roof-mount array. This project installed by GreenSpark Solar was funded in part through the NYSERDA NY-Sun program.

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1809 Studios

1809 Studios, located in Macedon, New York, has been solar-powered since 2019. The 12kW rooftop solar array, installed by GreenSpark and funded in part by NYSERDA, adds to the uniqueness of this re-purposed, 19th century Erie Canalside Tavern.

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Corning Inc.

‘Corning has added five long-term community solar agreements with Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure for solar projects engineered and constructed by GreenSpark Solar. Corning functions as an

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Harbec Plastics manufacturing solar array and wind turbine

HARBEC Plastics

GreenSpark has installed three renewable energy projects for HARBEC and the community, in the Wayne Industrial Sustainability Park (WISP) complex. The projects include a 248kW

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General Motors

As part of its commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2050, General Motors contracted GreenSpark Solar to develop, design, and install a 465kW solar array at its plant in Rochester, NY.

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Upstate Door

Upstate Door first made the switch to solar in 2015, with a 400kW ground-mount array installed by GreenSpark. In 2021, GreenSpark installed an additional 322kW

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R.D. Specialties

R.D. Specialties, GreenSpark Commercial Solar Completed in 2018, this installation in Webster provides an average annual savings of $8,500 and a lifetime savings of $210,000.

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Messner Flooring

Messner Flooring installed a 21.4kW solar array at their store in the Village of Pittsford in the summer of 2016. The array was the first solar project built

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EPC Portfolio Partners

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI)

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI) chose GreenSpark as their local partner in building over 45 MWs across 15 projects, including a 17 MW portfolio of new solar capacity in 2020. KSI owns the portfolio, ranging from 4 MWs to 7 MWs, which serve communities across the greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, & Plattsburgh regions.

Examples

Townsend, NY

Plattsburgh, NY

Orange, NY

Pivot Energy

GreenSpark is providing the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services for six projects across Central and Upstate New York, owned by Pivot Energy, totaling 27.8 MW. The projects are all tracker systems, which means the solar panels move with the sun in order to maximize production. It has been a privilege working with Pivot, another Certified B Corp that focuses on providing a positive impact on society as measured by environmental stewardship, social leadership, and responsible governance (ESG) factors. 

Examples

Ticonderoga, NY

Delevan, NY

Verona, NY

Ticonderoga, NY

Lodestar Energy

GreenSpark was the trusted EPC provider for Lodestar Energy’s 2020 portfolio consisting of 18 MWs across Central New York. The portfolio included a 5.2 MW, 5.6 MW, and 7.3 MW solar array totaling nearly 50,000 panels.

Examples

Nichols, NY

Spencer, NY

Nichols, NY

Novis Renewables, LLC

GreenSpark provided the primary engineering, procurement, and construction services for five projects owned and developed by Novis Renewables, LLC, totaling 37.5 MWs. The projects span across several locations throughout New York State. 

Examples

Manlius, NY

Fayetteville, NY

Oriskany, NY

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