2018 Year in Review

  • March 27, 2019

As we come to the end of Q1 2019, we wanted to share GreenSpark’s 2018 in Review. We're thrilled with our ability to help so many of our neighbors find the right solar option for them. Read on for the full stats of how we did as a business in 2018. 200+ Residential installations, over 1,635+ kWs (DC) or about 1,635,000 kWh production/year Residential Environmental Impact 2,500,000 lbs of co2 emission reduction annually OR equivalent to driving 2,800,000 fewer miles each year OR 147,400,000 number of smartphones charged OR carbon sequestered by 19,100 tree seedlings grown for 10 years OR…

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Three Reasons Businesses Are Going Solar

  • March 25, 2019

Though they get talked about the most in the news these days, it’s not just big corporations--Google, Walmart, Apple, Intel, IKEA, and more--that are making the shift to solar. Western NY businesses, municipalities, and institutions like Rochester Regional Health, RIT, General Motors, Heritage Christian Services, the University of Rochester, and the Town of Williamson, among many others, have invested in local solar with GreenSpark. We’ve worked with companies and organizations of all sizes to help them find the right solar solution for their needs. In our 16+ years of experience, we’ve seen a number of reasons as to why local…

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ROC BioTech Professionals Networking at NextCorps

  • November 1, 2018

Rochester IEEE Young Professionals, in combination with ROC City BioBeers and NextCorps, is co-hosting a networking meet-up for Rochester area Biotechnology professionals at the NextCorps offices in the Sibley Building. Whether you work for a startup or a large company in the Rochester area, come utilize this free opportunity to grow your professional network in the Biotechnology space. Appetizers will be served courtesy of GreenSpark Energy and Rochester IEEE. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the cash bar. Please register for free through the IEEE Ticket portal. Registered IEEE members will receive a free drink…

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How Does it Feel to Have A Local Business Powered by Solar Energy?

  • October 30, 2018

Ever wonder what it feels like to be the owner of a solar-powered business? Listen to Doug and Joan Allen of Long Acre Farms as they share what it’s like to have a local business powered by the sun!  We installed a 72.8kW solar array at Long Acre Farms in the Spring of 2015. The ground mounted solar array is expected to cover over 100% of the farms’ electric load and pay for itself in just five years. The array will save the farm, which hosts a winery and ice cream shop, over $300,000 over the expected life of the…

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Solar Advice From One Local Rochester Area Business to Another

  • October 29, 2018

Do you wish you could talk to another business owner that’s already gone solar with GreenSpark and learn about their experience? Here’s your chance. Listen to Doug and Joan Allen as they give advice to businesses considering solar. We installed a 72.8kW solar array at Long Acre Farms in the Spring of 2015. The ground mounted solar array is expected to cover over 100% of the farms’ electric load and pay for itself in just five years. The array will save the farm, which hosts a winery and ice cream shop, over $300,000 over the expected life of the system.…

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Fisher Goes Green Sustainability Fair

  • October 9, 2018

Come learn about sustainability in our community, on campus, and around the world. Bring your electronic waste to be properly recycled (See the acceptable materials list.) Up-cycle a t-shirt. Meet environmental non-profits. Learn about solar power. Join a campus group. Sample products from local food and farmers markets. Register to vote. Visit the home energy training center. Try sustainable coffee. And more!

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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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