Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value?


It is likely that you have heard a lot of talk in recent years about the benefits of adding solar panels to your home. The fact is that recent years have seen many homeowners choose to invest in solar panels as a way to reduce their carbon footprint as well as their electric costs, which caused the solar industry to grow by 59% each year…

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Solar by CIR Only Local Company to Receive 2020 NYSERDA Quality Designation


We’re pleased to announce that Solar by CIR is the only local solar installer to receive the 2020 NYSERDA Quality Solar Installer designation.  The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, offers information and funding aimed at helping New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.  Contractors that earn the NYSERDA Quality Solar…

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How long does it take to Install Solar Panels?


A common question property owners often have when considering solar panels is simply, “how long does it take to get solar panels installed?”.  As is the case with many things, it’s a simple question with a complex answer, and that answer depends on the following factors.  We’ll cut to the chase: an actual install will take 2 or 3 days. But that’s just a small…

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Choosing the best solar panels for your home


There are a number of things that factor into deciding to go solar. It’s important to understand how much energy you want to produce and whether or not your property is suitable for producing that amount of energy. Generally speaking, if you have an average electric bill of $50 or more and a roof that faces south, you’ve got a suitable property. Even without the…

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Here’s why you should get at least 3 quotes before going solar.


As is the case with most big purchases, research is key to getting a great deal. Getting multiple quotes on a solar panel installation is no exception. It is estimated by EnergySage, an online resource that helps customers research and compare solar installation companies, that customers who get 3 or more quotes save an average of 10% off the overall cost of going solar. Which,…

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